Connecting doctors and patients like never before

Healthcare looks vastly different today than it did a decade ago. And in a world where we can order groceries by speaking to an Amazon Alexa device or monitor the security of our front porches from miles away, why shouldn’t it? Telehealth is a crucial part of a connected frontier centered on improving lives, and that’s where Trapollo comes in.

Trapollo, a Cox Business company, offers a suite of connected health services to medical companies, providing telehealth and remote patient monitoring services.

From initial platform setup to asset tracking to patient support, Trapollo operationalizes connected health at scale. At its heart is the Trapollo Management Console, a package of software built specifically for telehealth programs. This software integrates with medical providers’ electronic medical record (EMR) systems to ensure clean, documented, actionable data.

Acquired by Cox Communications in 2015, Trapollo fits well within Cox’s portfolio of tech solutions as the company works to build a better future for the next generation. Through Trapollo, Cox removes the technical headaches from telehealth so that medical providers can focus on what they do best: caring for patients.

Read more about our acquisition of Trapollo below, or visit our website to get a glimpse of the people and businesses Behind the Code.

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Cox Acquires Trapollo, Enters Home Connected Health

Sept 2015

ATLANTA — Cox Communications announced acquiring Trapollo, a leading provider of managed services that enable healthcare providers, home health agencies and insurers to successfully deploy telehealth and remote health monitoring solutions.

“We believe that the home will be an increasingly important node within the healthcare delivery architecture,” said Asheesh Saksena, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Cox Communications. “The Trapollo acquisition allows us to play a more strategic role in the deployment of healthcare technologies in the homes of patients across the country.”

Based in Sterling, Virginia, Trapollo designs, deploys and manages large scale nationwide telehealth and remote health monitoring programs for chronic disease management, independent living, and employer health and wellness programs.

“Becoming a part of Cox is a unique opportunity for our company, employees and customers,” said Todd Leto, co-founder and chief executive officer, Trapollo. “With Cox’s long-term commitment and shared vision, we will have the resources to provide our existing and future customers with the solutions necessary to successfully design and implement effective remote health monitoring programs.”

Trapollo will retain its current leadership and brand while benefiting from the track record that Cox has of building successful businesses across a variety of industries.

The acquisition of Trapollo is another example of Cox’s commitment to bringing world-class healthcare to the home through innovative telehealth and home health solutions. Earlier this year, Cox announced the formation of Vivre Health, a strategic alliance with Cleveland Clinic, and an investment in HealthSpot, a pioneer in patient and provider driven telehealth technology.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 10 times, including the last nine years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

About Trapollo
Trapollo LLC is the leading integrator of remote health monitoring solutions designed for chronic disease management, independent living, and employer health and wellness programs. Trapollo designs, deploys, and manages large scale nationwide programs for insurance providers, health systems, home health organizations, and government agencies. With offices in Northern Virginia, Trapollo is focused on the explosive field of Telehealth/Remote Health Monitoring. Trapollo’s customers rely on their purpose built software application combined with their logistics services to manage every aspect of remote monitoring programs. Trapollo draws from its broad portfolio of products and services to design and implement programs that cover every stage of the remote health monitoring lifecycle, including but not limited to: product selection and acquisition, program financing, asset and logistics management, in-home installations, user training, monitoring, triage services, customer and technical support, and patient-to-patient transfers of the equipment. For further information, please see our web site at www.trapollo.com.

TechStars group photo in front of Ponce City Market

Growing the future ‘tech stars’ of tomorrow

When it comes to launching a business, a helping hand goes a long way. Techstars helps entrepreneurs get a leg-up with their startups, acting as an accelerator for early-stage companies by providing education and funding. Cox Enterprises, the sponsor of Techstars Atlanta, is helping ground the city as a rising tech hub and incubator for young businesses.

How does it work? Applicants from around the world vie to participate in Techstars Atlanta, and 10 startups are selected to participate in the 90-day program. During these 90 days, the selected entrepreneurs have the opportunity to work in a creative space in midtown Atlanta, receiving mentorship and guidance from a network of business experts – including Cox team members – to learn best practices for growing their businesses.

It all culminates with a pitch presentation in front of Cox executives and potential investors. Think Shark Tank, but without billionaires fighting each other.

Cox also partnered with Techstars in 2019 to launch the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator, a program that specifically supports startups addressing environmental and social issues. This is a great example of how Cox is not only dedicated to helping innovative startups thrive, but also to building a cleaner, brighter tomorrow.

Learn more about Techstars Atlanta below, or visit our website to get a glimpse of the people and businesses Behind the Code.


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TECHSTARS FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ANNOUNCEMENT

The inaugural class of Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars is here! The class includes a diverse mix of entrepreneurs who are harnessing technology to tackle some of the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time.

The 10 for-profit, mission-driven companies chosen to participate are aiming for positive impact in a variety of ways, including promoting physical activities for children, providing in-home STEM education, turning agricultural waste into electricity, and providing shared housing for young innovators.

About the Program
Techstars’ three-month accelerator program will provide the founders with hands-on mentoring and funding while plugging them into Techstars’ global network of entrepreneurs and investors.

Cox is instrumental in helping the entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market. We match them with corporate mentors and other business leaders and experts who can help boost their early-stage businesses.

“The future of business is solving environmental and community challenges that have the potential to make the world a better place,” said Maury Wolfe, senior director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs at Cox Enterprises. “By partnering with entrepreneurs, we help scale their impact, build companies and products that matter and drive innovation that will be a force for good.”

This year’s program culminates April 29 with a Demo Day event, where company founders will pitch their business to a crowd of supporters and potential investors in Atlanta.

Get to know the 2020 class:

  • ACT House: A premier co-living incubator enabling young innovators to grow their skills, develop entrepreneurial mindsets and create new products and services.
  • BestFit: An app that provides students with the resources and insights to find colleges that are an academic, social and financial fit.
  • Blue Studios: Provides STEM classes for kids on their schedules in the convenience of their own homes.
  • Civic Dinners: Offers a thoughtfully designed series of conversations on key topics that can help organizations build a more inclusive culture with employees, stakeholders, customers and the greater community.
  • Kai XR: Creates inclusive and accessible mixed reality spaces that allow kids to explore, dream and create.
  • EnMass Energy: A micro-utility focused on generating baseload electricity using agricultural waste products, designed to reduce energy poverty and mitigate climate change.
  • Forefront: A premier training provider helping Fortune 1000 firms and emerging tech companies adapt to the future of work and its diverse workforce.
  • Healthy Hip Hop: Encouraging students and teachers to get active through music, movement and a message.
  • Invincible: Inspiring families living with health issues through creative approaches to solve old problems.
  • Make Music Count: An innovative math curriculum that teaches students how to master fractions, graphing and algebra through popular music on the piano.

The Social Impact Accelerator is the second accelerator in the partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises. We also fund and support startups and entrepreneurs through other Atlanta-based partnerships, including Techstars Atlanta, Engage, Endeavor and Startup Runway.

For more information about Cox Enterprises’ involvement in the venture ecosystem, visit www.coxenterprises.com/innovation.

Connecting devices – and people – through Cox2M

Cox Communications has long been a frontrunner in connecting people and technology, so it’s no surprise that Cox is a leader within the Internet of Things (IoT). Cox2M, which is Cox Communications’ IoT business line, allows companies to connect nearly any asset from anywhere. It’s a unified, one-stop-shop package that combines connectivity, software, and hardware.

Businesses can easily integrate Cox2M into their existing structures and leverage its machine-learning capabilities to get real-time analytics about customers and inventory.

What does Cox2M look like in action? A great example comes from within Cox’s own ecosystem. Manheim, a wholesale vehicle auction company owned by Cox Automotive, uses a custom Cox2M application to implement live tracking of cars across sprawling auction lots. Other applications include healthcare, agriculture, real estate, retail, and energy.

Thanks to IoT, the world is becoming more and more connected; and thanks to Cox2M, businesses can become smarter about digital efficiency.

Read more about Cox2M and its inception below, or visit our website to get a glimpse of the people and businesses Behind the Code.


Cox Launches “Cox2M” Connected Asset Services to Power Smart Businesses, Cities

July 2019

ATLANTA – Cox Communications announced the launch of Cox2M, the company’s new connected asset services business line.
Via its core broadband telecom services, Cox connects more than six million people and businesses to the things they care about most. Cox2M unleashes even greater potential of a connected world by giving businesses and cities the data and tools they need to improve processes, resulting in operational efficiencies and better customer experiences.

Cox2M solutions provide a turnkey ability to monitor and track commercial assets, enabling customers to connect nearly any asset, anywhere: inventory, equipment or infrastructure, everything from cars to power lines. Customers can then easily monitor the location, condition and status of their assets and receive real-time intelligence and notifications of any issues, facilitating frictionless interactions among people and things.

“Cox connects millions of people and businesses today, and we’re constantly thinking about how to deliver powerful new outcomes through that experience,” said Sujata Gosalia, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Cox Communications. “With Cox2M, we will play an even more significant role in supporting the smart businesses and smart cities of the future.”

Cox Automotive is an early adopter of Cox2M Connected Asset Services. Manheim is using a custom Cox2M application that delivers real-time tracking of vehicles across auction lots. The solution was piloted last year and will now be implemented across the U.S. and Canada to connect more than 500,000 vehicles. This is currently the largest LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) commercial IoT deployment in North America. Other Cox Automotive brands are also considering the platform for additional applications.

“Simply put, Cox2M will improve how Manheim, and potentially other Cox Automotive brands, do business,” said Sandy Schwartz, president of Cox Automotive. “Connected devices are transforming entire sectors, including the automotive industry, and Cox2M gives us access to real-time data that lets us work smarter and create a better customer experience.”

Custom asset management solutions can be tailored to meet the needs of multiple industries, including:

  • Transportation, fleet management
  • Cities and campuses
  • Energy companies, utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Retail
  • Real Estate

Cox2M provides sensors that collect data from a variety of connected assets and enable organizations to track, monitor and manage these mobile and fixed assets at a lower cost. The platform bundles connectivity, hardware and software into one cohesive package, which eliminates the need for organizations to manage multiple vendor relationships. Cox2M is an open solution that easily integrates into an organization’s existing systems and processes, creating a seamless IoT (Internet of Things) experience. The solution includes advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities to provide real-time customer insights that inform business and operational decisions.

Cox2M was incubated in Cox’s New Growth organization over the last two years and is led by Cox Communications Executive Director Barak Weinisman. For more information, visit Cox2M’s website.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 12 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

A ‘Clutch’ technology for drivers

Let’s say that you enjoy driving a small sedan for your workday commute, but you’re going furniture shopping this weekend and need more cargo space to bring your new stuff home. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to switch your car as needed? Vehicle subscription services – which are quickly gaining popularity with both car enthusiasts and everyday drivers – allow you to do just that.

Clutch Technologies, a part of Cox Automotive, is a platform that powers this kind of service. It’s the framework behind car subscriptions, providing the intelligence and tools needed to make them happen. Dealer groups, mobility services, and auto manufacturers like Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz use the platform to make subscriptions available to customers.

For example, Clutch provides data on subscribers’ needs and behaviors, using artificial intelligence to help dealers identify the right car for each driver. It offers data on market supply and demand to help sellers determine the right time to remove vehicles from their fleets. And Clutch provides tools to ensure seamless experiences, such as finance and insurance integrations, and logistical workflow tools to aid with delivery.

As Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, Clutch Technologies is poised to accelerate the future of the auto industry.

Read more about Cox Automotive’s acquisition of Clutch below, or visit our website to get a glimpse of the people and businesses Behind the Code.

Cox Automotive Establishes Mobility Solutions Group, Accelerates Effort with Acquisition of Clutch Technologies

Aug 2018

Cox Automotive Mobility Solutions Group to Focus on Fleet Solutions and Consumer Mobility

ATLANTA — Cox Automotive is bringing together its investments and solutions supporting the future of mobility with the formation of a new business division: Mobility Solutions Group. For years, Cox Automotive has been investing in technology and services that position the organization to deliver advanced fleet management solutions and support evolving consumer mobility. The new business division, which is focused in part on mobility as a service, will house these solutions and investments, as well as newly acquired Clutch Technologies, a technology platform powering subscription access for the automotive industry.

“Cox Automotive is continually evolving – delivering digital retailing solutions for the immediate term while developing and investing in solutions that will fuel new models for consumer mobility and enable fleet management solutions well into the future,” said Sandy Schwartz, president, Cox Automotive. “The future of mobility as a service is a massive business opportunity, with some estimates at well in excess of $1 trillion by 2030. Our goal is to grow our presence in that part of the business and help all our partners and clients successfully navigate the many new opportunities.”

Cox Automotive is bullish on the future of automotive subscriptions. In 2014, the company created Flexdrive, a vehicle subscription technology and services company. A joint venture with Holman Enterprises since 2017, Flexdrive enables dealers and fleet owners to offer on-demand vehicle subscriptions to consumers via mobile devices. With Clutch, a consumer-focused subscription technology platform that is now part of the Cox Automotive family of brands, the company’s reach and expertise expands further. Clutch Technologies was invented and incubated as part of Cox Enterprises’ Innovation Fund. Cox Enterprises is the parent company of Cox Automotive.

Cox Automotive Mobility Solutions Group will be led by President Joe George, who previously served as the interim president of the Media Solutions Group, made up of brands Autotrader, Dealer.com and Kelley Blue Book. David Liniado, vice president of new growth and development, Jenny Bedard, head of finance, and Vince Zappa, president of Clutch Technologies, will report to George and help build a team to further develop Cox Automotive’s mobility capabilities.

“Cox Automotive has played a large role in introducing vehicle subscriptions to the marketplace,” said George. “And, we’re already pros at reconditioning, managing vehicles as assets, perfecting the consumer experience and developing elegant software solutions to make complex operations more efficient and profitable. We’re looking forward to helping clients disrupt the traditional car buying and ownership models in ways that are advantageous for their businesses.”

In addition to investing in automotive subscriptions businesses, Cox Automotive is delivering fleet services through relationships with car-sharing and ride-hailing companies such as BMW’s ReachNow, Getaround and Lyft. Cox Automotive has invested in new mobility and autonomous players including Ridecell, a ride-sharing and car-sharing technology platform, and Ouster, a maker of LIDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles. Cox Automotive has also invested in Getaround, a consumer car-sharing platform that empowers users to instantly rent and drive great cars shared by people in their city.

As consumers increasingly turn to shared fleets to meet their mobility needs, it will be essential for fleet owners and operators to ensure the maximum in-use time for their vehicles. From servicing vehicles quickly to reducing cleaning time between riders or drivers, the processes will need to be executed efficiently. Today’s technology and processes don’t account for the shifting paradigm in consumer mobility, and Cox Automotive is uniquely positioned to deliver the physical and digital solutions to fill that gap.

For example: Manheim, with its 78 physical locations that span 6,500 acres across the U.S., has already invested $27 million in its reconditioning operation since 2015. The vehicle remarketing company reconditioned 2.9 million vehicles last year alone at Manheim facilities. One-stop recon capabilities benefit fleet owners who need vehicles quickly cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.
Additionally, RMS Automotive has helped sell more than 1.4 million vehicles globally through digital Private Stores for OEMs, captives and other large vehicle portfolio owners. In fleet management, vehicle portfolio management is the disciplined approach to managing a portfolio throughout its lifecycle and is critical to profitability. As part of that, RMS Automotive helps fleet owners with remarketing and knowing exactly when to sell units and for what price in order to increase portfolio returns and residual values. RMS Automotive’s AI-powered Optimization product suite provides fleet owners the vehicle-specific insights that drive data-driven decisions and improve overall portfolio performance.

Clear signs of how the automotive industry is being transformed by technology can be seen in the 2018 Cox Automotive Evolution of Mobility study, which will be published later this month. Mobility services are beginning to be more widely embraced by consumers as an alternative to traditional vehicle ownership with ride-hailing usage nearly doubling and car sharing and vehicle subscription services gaining traction.

Research shows that consumer attitudes about the necessity of vehicle ownership are gradually changing, with 39 percent of respondents saying access to mobility is necessary, but owning a vehicle is not, a 5 percent increase since 2015. For urban consumers, 57 percent indicate access to mobility is more important than vehicle ownership, a 13 percent increase since 2015. This means increasingly more consumers are prioritizing technology solutions that provide easy mobility over traditional vehicle ownership.
By bringing together its investments and technologies into a new business division, Cox Automotive can more quickly capitalize on the shift from vehicle ownership to usage.

What the Clutch acquisition means
Subscription access is now available in 26 states across the U.S. through Clutch’s growing roster of partners including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche as well as approximately 30 dealer groups. Clutch was one of the first to offer the ease and accessibility of vehicle subscriptions in 2014.

“Cox Automotive’s formation of the Mobility Solutions Group will accelerate our plans to activate subscription access across the entire automotive industry by integrating the Clutch technology platform into Cox Automotive’s core business,” said Zappa. “The combined power of our technologies will fuel great advancements for our clients and consumers alike.”

How the Clutch platform works
The Clutch platform provides the intelligence, capabilities and tools required to deliver vehicle subscriptions, including:

  • A white-label solution that extends the customer relationship outside of the showroom and into consumers’ driveways.
  • Management of vehicles using Clutch’s patent-pending technology which uses artificial intelligence to assign the right vehicle to every subscriber while maintaining a low ratio of vehicles to paying subscribers, thus keeping costs in check.
  • Powerful data on subscribers’ needs and behaviors. The Clutch platform learns, remembers and anticipates what is important to every subscriber in order to build deep, trusted relationships.
  • Subscription workflow tools to facilitate easy operational integration and delivery.

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, 40,000 auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. coxautoinc.com

About Clutch
Clutch’s mission is to enable vehicle subscription across the automotive industry. Clutch’s fully integrated platform handles all of the consumer interaction along with the management and workflow tools required to deliver a branded vehicle subscription service. Today, Clutch’s technology is powering flexible subscription services for dealers and OEM’s in 26 states across the country. Learn more about Clutch at driveclutch.com.

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