I.D. Systems Acquires CarrierWeb, Adds Key Technology, Increases Customer Base, and Enters New Market SegmentsCompany Positioned as Turnkey Logistics IoT Technology Provider
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSY), a leading provider of enterprise asset management and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology, has acquired the U.S.-based assets of telematics provider CarrierWeb, an Atlanta-based provider of real-time in-cab mobile communications technology, electronic logging devices (ELDs), two-way refrigerated command and control, and trailer tracking. CarrierWeb’s U.S.-based assets will be integrated into the I.D. Systems logistics visibility solutions group, called PowerFleet® for Logistics. The acquisition closed on January 30, 2019.
Growth and Expansion
With the acquisition, I.D. Systems adds 9,000 net new subscribers to its platform. The acquisition allows I.D. Systems to offer a full complement of highly-integrated logistics technology solutions to its current customers and prospects, and immediately adds more than 70 customers, including the Customized Distribution Division of foodservice industry leader Performance Food Group (PFG). “The CarrierWeb assets immediately allow us to sell complete bumper-to-bumper telematics solutions, with higher monthly revenues, covering in-cab, refrigerated trailers, dry van and containers,” said Chris Wolfe, CEO of I.D. Solutions. “This transaction allows us to address what the market and our customers have been asking for — a complete, fully-integrated offering.”
An Unmatched Single Source of Fleet Management Tracking Technology
I.D. Systems and CarrierWeb offer complementary services that together allow for an unparalleled single source of fleet management tracking technology. The CarrierWeb solutions will be integrated into I.D. Systems’ recently launched line of logistics telemetry solutions, which include a suite of interoperable sensors, an interactive voice-user interface, and a first-of-its-kind image-based cargo visibility detector. These robust technological platforms enhanced I.D. Systems tracking, monitoring, and reporting capabilities to provide freight transportation providers, shippers and supply chain stakeholders with powerful insights to make smarter and faster decisions. CarrierWeb’s patented technology is designed to better manage transportation workflow, streamline data operations and management for mobile communications. CarrierWeb’s key products offer a range of innovative solutions for truck, dry trailer, refrigerated trailer, and driver monitoring and management:
- ReeferMate® is a standalone cost-effective solution that enables users to monitor and remotely manage refrigerated trailers and cargo;
- CarrierMate™ is an advanced touch screen electronic on-board recorder / electronic logging device (AOBRD/ELD) that also provides a driver-preferred ELD for regulatory compliance.
I.D. Systems is committed to the integration and future development of the CarrierWeb technology platform. The new PowerFleet® for Logistics division is led by Norm Thomas, who joined I.D. Systems in 2018 from PeopleNet, where he led professional services, software engineering and integration technology. Previously, Thomas served as a senior executive at CarrierWeb, as well spent more than 10 years at U.S. Xpress in a range of senior roles, including Chief Technology Officer. To learn more about I.D. Systems, www.id-systems.com/. For more information on the company’s Logistics Visibility Solutions, visit www.logistics-visibility.com/.
About I.D. Systems
Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Texas, Florida, Germany, and the United Kingdom, I.D. Systems is a leading global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets such as industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers, and cargo. The Company’s patented technologies address the needs of organizations to monitor and analyze their assets to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and improve profitability. For more information, visit www.id-systems.com.
CarrierWeb provides, real-time in-cab mobile communications, with an easy-to-use fully compliant ELD solution, driver workflow and activity capture for private and for-hire fleets seeking an ELD solution. The U.S. Headquarters that was acquired is based in Atlanta, Georgia. CarrierWeb focuses on providing mobile communications at an inclusive lower fixed cost combined with innovative solutions, flexible custom reports and exceptional customer service that allow its customers to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. CarrierWeb integrates with major TMS solutions and has a proprietary powerful middleware that facilitates a rapid direct integration with in-house ERP systems. For more information, visit www.carrierweb.com.
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