MRO Magazine

Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics to Adopt Spike, Signage Measurement Tool


June 8, 2015
By Business Wire News

BROOMFIELD, Colo.

ikeGPS (NZX: IKE) announces an agreement with Franchise Services, Inc. (FSI) to provide advanced signage measurement technology to FSI’s brands of marketing, sign and print centers Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics.

Under this agreement, Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics locations can enhance their business processes with Spike, a laser accurate Smartphone measurement solution. Spike allows sign makers to quickly and easily measure signage locations by capturing the width, height and area of a space from a picture with a Smartphone or Tablet. This technology saves sign companies time while cutting costs, and there’s no need for a ladder or tape measure to create estimates.

Sign makers can also save measurements on Spike and send dimensions via email to customers or designers to create proofs, assess installation or complete permit applications. Photos are available for remeasuring at any time, so there’s no need to return to the site for additional signage estimating.

“We have one Spike for each of our centers,” says Greg Mullis, production manager of PIP Triad in Burlington, North Carolina, and Greensboro, North Carolina. “Now, instead of sending a production employee to conduct a site survey, our sales team can meet with the customer, take photos of the space using the Spike tool, and easily capture all the necessary measurements for their estimates. This has resulted in being able to drastically speed up and streamline our estimating process.”

“With ikeGPS, our franchisees have access to the industry’s latest technology that not only saves time and money but also improves efficiency,” says Dave Sigafus, director of business development at FSI. “By offering faster turnaround times on estimates, our Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics locations can better serve the needs of our customers seeking high-quality yet affordable signage solutions.”

ikeGPS will exhibit Spike at FSI’s upcoming 2015 Vendor Show at the Walter E. Washington Convent Center in Washington, D.C., July 30-31. Show attendees can visit ikeGPS at booth 624 for live Spike demos and a special vendor offer.

About ikeGPS

ikeGPS is changing the way the world is measured, utilizing its smart laser measurement solutions to capture, record and export measurement data. Electric utility, telecom, government, engineering, construction, real estate, signage, and other field data collection-based professionals use ikeGPS products to modernize the way measurements are taken and shared.

Spike, a laser accurate Smartphone measurement solution, and GE MapSight, an all-in-one customizable field data collection solution, uniquely combine intelligent software and hardware into comprehensive but simple-to-use tools. With an ike photograph, you can capture measurement, distance, location and other data in real time, significantly improving business process, user productivity and safety.

ikeGPS is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand and is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under the stock symbol IKE. The company’s sales and marketing organization is based in Broomfield, Colorado, which supports global efforts in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit www.ikegps.com.

GE is a trademark of General Electric Company and is under license by ikeGPS Ltd, 42 Adelaide Road, Wellington 6021, New Zealand.

About Franchise Services

Franchise Services, Inc., (FSI) is a franchise management company that owns the franchise brands, Sir Speedy, PIP, Signal Graphics, MultiCopy and TeamLogic IT. Franchise Services has a 40-year history managing award-winning brands that support the small- to medium-sized business market. The company’s brands and worldwide affiliates encompass more than 400 locations in 13 countries.

FSI’s brands have received numerous awards and recognition including; the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 400, Franchise Times Fast 55, Franchise 50 and the International Franchise Association’s Franchisee of the Year Award.

ikeGPS, Inc.
Jeff Ross, CMO, +1 303-222-3218 x700
jeff.ross@ikegps.com