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M2M Spectrum Networks, GlobeRanger to provide asset tracking for Texas Sheriff's Office

Iain Morris
November 5, 2014

M2M Spectrum Networks has revealed that it will work with existing partner and RFID specialist GlobeRanger during a pilot project for the Sheriff’s Office in Val Verde County, Texas.

The aim is to help the Sheriff’s Office track vehicles, officers and assets through the use of M2M technology, with GlobeRanger (Richardson, TX, USA) providing supplying RFID applications for the project.

A subsidiary of Japan’s Fujitsu (Tokyo), GlobeRanger will contribute software and technical expertise to support the rollout of asset-tracking services by M2M Spectrum Networks (Phoenix, AZ, USA), which is trying to position itself as an operator specializing in the M2M sector.

“This announcement is another significant milestone in M2M Spectrum Networks’ mission to provide the first licensed, dedicated M2M network in the US, and to deliver the applications and network reliability, scalability, and flexibility at a cost that the industry’s customers require,” said Barclay Knapp, the chief executive of M2M Spectrum Networks.

“We are doubly pleased to be working with GlobeRanger, who we have been working with since our inception, and who are leaders in the important RFID platform segments.”

GlobeRanger’s technology is already used in some of the largest RFID deployments in the world, including rollouts by the US Defense Logistics Agency and Flora Holland (Aalsmeer, Netherlands).

Its iMotion-branded platform forms the basis of a number of deployments in supply chain operations, logistics, perishables tracking and healthcare.

“We can’t wait to get started on this exciting project with M2M Spectrum Networks and Val Verde County,” said George Brody, the chief executive of GlobeRanger. “Our leading-edge RFID and sensor-based solutions combined with M2M Spectrum Network’s best-in-class data transmission backbone will deliver a program that will ensure that Sheriff's Office assets don't fall into the wrong hands.”

“I am confident that this project will set the standard for law enforcement asset tracking,” added Brody.

The Sheriff’s Office project was recently approved by county commissioners and is set to last for at least 18 months.
 
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