PeopleNet Video Intelligence Wins Minnesota High Tech Association’s Tekne Award

November 16, 2017 Jake Wallace

Prestigious award honors Minnesota’s top technology companies

MINNEAPOLIS — November 16, 2017 — PeopleNet® (, a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, won the 2017 Tekne Award in the Communications Technology category for its Video Intelligence solution. The annual awards program, organized by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), honors Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. Winners were announced during an awards ceremony on Nov. 15.

“We’re thrilled to have our industry-leading Video Intelligence solution recognized with such a prestigious award and are proud to lead Minnesota’s innovative technology community,” said PeopleNet president Brian McLaughlin. “Our Video Intelligence system is transforming how fleets operate, providing a critical way to help improve driver safety and prevent future accidents as well as reduce liability.”

The Communications Technology category honors a product or service with demonstrated impact on interactive forms of communication including the internet, mobile technologies, social media and other telecommunications-based technologies or applications. PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence solution was selected by a panel of judges out of three finalists in the category.

“It is an honor for Video Intelligence to be the recipient of a Tekne Award,” said Jim Angel, Vice President of Video Intelligence Solutions for PeopleNet. “Our team is dedicated to continually evolving and improving our solution to help our customers and their drivers stay safe on the roads.”

PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence System offers tomorrow’s technology when it comes to fleet safety and security – all in one simple, fully-integrated solution. The system utilizes forward, side and new rear-facing cameras to create a near 360-degree view around the cab of the truck. Launched in 2016, PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence was the first solution on the market to fully integrate with a fleet management system. PeopleNet’s Onboard Event Recording (OER) allows video to be triggered by company-controlled settings, including sudden acceleration or hard braking. These videos are then displayed in the PeopleNet Fleet Manager, a secure online web portal for back-office communications and carrier fleet management functions.

“Each year, MHTA seeks out companies and people leading the way in innovation in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “These advancements are changing the way people all over the world live and work, and the Tekne Awards recognize those achievements.”

More information about PeopleNet Video Intelligence is available at:

About PeopleNet

PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet’s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit or call (888) 346-3486.


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