ikeGPS Wins the Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product Award
ikeGPS has won the Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product award at the 2013 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards dinner on Friday May 17, 2013. The event was held at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland with over 700 people in attendance. The 12-person judging panel included Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Craig Nevill-Manning, director of engineering for Google, and Cisco’s senior vice president, Howard Charney.
Besides the hardware aspect, the judges selected ikeGPS for the value-added ikeTools and ikeDesktop software included, the solutions-focused business model, and the potential market-size.
“This is testament to great progress across every function of the company over the past 12 months. At ikeGPS we strive to make beautiful revolutionary measurement solutions for our customers in the utilities and defense sectors. We are beginning to take a clear market leading position with these niche industry-focused solutions and applications. I am enormously proud that our work together has had such a positive impact”, said Glenn Milnes, CEO, ikeGPS.
The high-tech industry is an integral part of New Zealand’s economy and a key driver of economic growth. It is the third largest export earner in the country, generating over $7 billion in annual revenue, comprises more than 8,800 companies across the electronics, software, telecommunications, creative technology and biotechnology sectors, and employs more than 40,000 people. The high-tech sector is growing at twice the rate of the NZ economy as a whole. Complete list of winners.
ikeGPS has grown from an idea of a New Zealand engineer surveying radio sites in Kenya to a company delivering mobile geospatial solutions across the globe, quickly becoming a global player in the utility and defense segments with laser-camera-GPS technology and measurement and 3D modeling software solutions.
The ikeGPS team is committed to producing innovative solutions for customers in a wide range of industries. Its technology is used by utilities, defense forces, intelligence groups, energy companies, state and local governments, police, and federal authorities.
ikeGPS has headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand and operates offices in the U.S. and the U.K.