March 28, 2016 11:55 ET

Spike by ikeGPS Wins Best in Show Award at ISA Sign Expo 2016

ISA Sign Expo Attendees Can See Spike Live on Show Floor

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwired - March 28, 2016) -  ikeGPS announces that Spike, a laser measurement solution, takes top honors with the Innovation Award from the ISA International Sign Expo 2016, which will take place April 20-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The ISA International Sign Expo 2016 is the largest U.S.-based sign and graphics show, attracting 18,000 attendees and nearly 600 exhibitors.

Exhibitors were allowed to submit new products that positively benefit sign and graphics companies. The products were evaluated by a panel of industry experts in three areas: innovation, impact and improvements in product or process, resulting in greater efficiency or quality. The panel named ikeGPS the most innovative product showcased on the ISA Sign Expo 2016 trade show floor.

"As the sign and graphic industry's leading event, the trade show floor always features the latest innovations," says Iain Mackenzie, ISA vice president of meetings and events. "Those products named Innovation Award winners, including the top pick, ikeGPS, offer the best of the best as chosen by our independent panel. These winners certainly give ISA Sign Expo 2016 attendees an opportunity to explore true innovations, ones that can transform the way they work or improve the products they offer to their customers."

Spike allows sign and digital graphics professionals to quickly capture accurate measurements of the width, height and area of signage locations by taking a photo with a smartphone or tablet and the Spike device. A ladder, bucket truck and tape measure are no longer required to take measurements for estimates, saving sign companies time and overhead costs on a traditionally lengthy process.

The measurements of the sign or graphic location are saved with the Spike photo and can be shared with customers, designers or production team to create job estimates and design proofs, assess installation and complete permit applications. If additional measurements are needed, users can refer to their saved Spike photos at any time to make modifications using the Spike mobile app or Spike Cloud. There's no need to return to the site for further measurements or estimations.

"ikeGPS first introduced Spike to the sign and graphics industry last year at ISA Sign Expo. At the time, we had tremendous feedback from a few dozen early adopters, but we were still young in understanding the complex ecosystem and the business impact that Spike could bring to every sign shop, larger or small," says Jeff Ross, chief marketing officer of ikeGPS. "In only a year, Spike has become the go-to tool for site surveys and estimations. With a prosperous sign supply reseller network, great franchise partnerships, and more than 2,000 sign professionals using Spike today, ikeGPS is proud and honored to accept this distinguished ISA award."

ISA will present ikeGPS with the Best in Show Award at the ISA Sign Expo 2016 Chairman's Reception Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at B.B. Kings in Pointe Orlando. To see Spike live at the ISA Sign Expo, ikeGPS invites attendees to visit booth 1352 for a demo. 

About ikeGPS
ikeGPS is changing the way the world is measured, utilizing its smart laser measurement solutions to capture, record and export measurement data. Numerous vertical industries and field data collection-based professionals use ikeGPS products to modernize the way measurements are taken and shared. ikeGPS's product portfolio includes IKE and Spike.

IKE is an all-in-one, configurable hardware and software solution that increases accuracy and quality while reducing costs for electric utilities, communication companies and engineering service providers engaged in aerial fiber deployments, joint-use applications and utility pole-related construction projects. IKE solutions have also been successfully adopted by public safety, civil engineering, transportation, federal and city governments, and intelligence agencies for a variety of field data collection needs.

Spike is a comprehensive but simple-to-use smartphone measurement solution. The Spike device, Spike mobile and Web apps, and commercial smartphone or tablets work together to change the way measurements are taken and shared. From a Spike photo, a user can capture measurements, including height, width, area, length and target location. Measurements and location data are saved with the picture and can be easily shared in real time or uploaded to the Spike cloud for further analysis. Spike has been rapidly adopted by numerous industries, including construction, real estate, and sign and graphics for property inspection and building measurements.

ikeGPS is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand, and is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under the stock symbol IKE. The company's global sales, marketing and customer support teams are based in Broomfield, Colorado, with a regional office in Seattle.

About ISA
The International Sign Association represents manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on-premise signs and sign products from the United States and 60 countries around the world. ISA and its Affiliated Associations work to support, promote, and improve the worldwide sign and visual communications industry, which employs more than 200,000 American workers and has an economic impact of $37.5 billion.

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