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April 12, 2022 – Reykjavik, Iceland, and San Francisco, California —Controlant and Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), have been awarded the ‘2022 GLOMO Award for Best Innovation for COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Recovery’ for their collaboration in providing a connected IoT temperature monitoring gateway for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The award was announced on March 2 during a virtual ceremony co-hosted by Sasha Twining and Justin Springham from Mobile World Live.
“The GLOMOs recognise the most innovative organizations in our ecosystem. The winners are changing how people, communities, and businesses interact and evolve in a digital-first world,” said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd. “This win affirms achievements of the highest merit, as judged by peers across the entire industry.”
Controlant’s Cold Chain as a Service solution gives pharmaceutical companies the real-time control they needed to ensure a robust, efficient vaccine distribution process. The powerful combination of IoT, cloud-enabled analytics, API connectivity, and advanced operational services, means companies can automate their business processes and optimize communication through technology.
COVID-19 vaccines require strict temperature control along every mile of the supply chain to ensure quality and integrity, and to satisfy regulatory compliance. Real-time supply chain monitoring solutions from Controlant offer complete visibility into shipping, distribution and warehousing, all of which reduce risk of spoilage, meaning a very significant reduction in product waste.
“It’s been a roller coaster ride for the biopharmaceutical industry, racing first to come up with COVID-19 vaccines and then to distribute them safely. During a time of unprecedented disruptions in the global supply chain, Controlant produced nearly a million cellular cold-chain data logger devices, using Telit modems, to secure the efficient distribution and quality of billions of vaccine doses. Winning this award is testament to the hard work of a great many people and to the strength of our partnership with Telit,” said Erlingur Brynjulfsson, CTO and co-founder, Controlant.
“During a time of rapidly-changing cellular ecosystem and infrastructure, we are very pleased with our collaboration with Controlant’s R&D and product teams, employing Telit module technologies,” said Martin Krona, SVP, EMEA, Telit. “Despite a period of severe material shortages and production challenges during various waves of virus outbreaks and regional lock-downs, Telit and its suppliers and production partners engaged in unprecedented collaboration to deliver all vaccine units in record time and enable the vaccination campaigns to be implemented without any disruption in the supply.”
The GLOMO Awards, chaired by Shaun Collins, Executive Chairman of CCS Insight, are adjudicated by over 200 independent industry experts, analysts, journalists, academics, mobile operator representatives, and CTOs; and are widely recognized as the most prestigious accolade in the mobile industry.
Further information about winners and nominees of the GLOMO Awards 2022: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/mobile-awards
Telit simplifies onboarding of connected ‘things’ with a portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules; cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services; edge and cloud software; and data orchestration, IoT and Industrial IoT platforms. With over two decades of pioneering IoT innovation experience, Telit delivers award-winning, secure, integrated IoT solutions for many of the world’s largest enterprises, OEMs, system integrators and service providers, so they can connect and manage IoT at any scale.
Controlant’s mission is to improve product quality, safety and sustainability of the supply chain. Our automated Cold Chain as a Service® solutions deliver value across the supply chain by dramatically increasing the visibility of product quality conditions and location, while minimizing waste. Controlant’s real-time monitoring enables real-time control for pharmaceutical and food and beverage companies to make their operations significantly more reliable and cost-effective. We provide automated, pay-as-you-go visibility with real-time tracking, mission-critical analytics, and cost-reducing services for quality, compliance, and tangible ROI. With IoT, cloud-enabled analytics, API connectivity, and advanced operational services, our customers can automate their business processes and optimize communication through technology.
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