Zonar Systems receives Edison Award

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Updated Apr 8, 2011

Zonar Systems’ ZPass has been recognized at the internationally-known 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards. ZPass received the Edison Award in the Innovative Services for Health, Wellness, and Safety category — one of twelve categories honored by the Edison Awards.

According to the Edison Awards website, the awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

ZPass utilizes a combination of passive radio frequency identification (RFID), GPS tracking, wireless communications and Ground Traffic Control, Zonar’s web-based fleet management portal, to help school districts ensure the safety of bus-riding students by providing districts with real-time information about when and where students entered and exited the bus.

“We are both proud and honored to be the only telematics company recognized with this prestigious award,” said Chris Oliver, vice president of marketing at Zonar Systems, which provides electronic inspection, tracking and operations solutions to public and private fleets.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards were judged by roughly 2,000 members of the not-for-profit Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics.

Winners of the awards were announced at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York.