WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY), a leading provider of enterprise asset management technology and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. Management Commentary "Our results for the third quarter and first nine months of this year were highlighted by strong gross margins and lower operating expenses, reflecting the continued success of our profitability initiatives," said company chairman and CEO, Kenneth Ehrman. "In fact, our operating expenses for the first nine months of this year marked the lowest level since 2009, driving a significant improvement in our cash used in operating activities from $7.5 million last year to $1.3 million this year. However, while the improvements in gross margin and operating expenses are encouraging, our topline results have not met expectations. A key reason for this is related to the product issues we experienced in 2015—issues that we have successfully addressed—which caused certain customers to exclude our solutions from their 2016 budgets. "Nevertheless, our team has worked incredibly hard this year to regain customer confidence and reestablish sales momentum with key enterprise accounts. This is demonstrated by the orders we began rolling out in late Q3 and early Q4 with enterprise customers, including Michael Foods and a Fortune 10 global industrial manufacturer. These types of roll outs are consistent with our strategy of getting major customers to accelerate their quarterly buying activity. Based on orders already secured from new and existing customers, along with additional orders that we expect to receive when customers exhaust their year-end budgets, we believe our revenue in the fourth quarter will be higher on a sequential basis. We continue to believe we have a scalable business model that enables us to achieve accelerating growth and profitability as we penetrate our customer base and pipeline.