Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: November 2014



 

Trimble acquires Nexala to boost rail solutions portfolio
Tracking player Trimble has announced its acquisition of Nexala, a specialist in providing remote monitoring services to the rail transport industry.
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TomTom acquires Fleetlogic to strengthen European telematics position
Dutch asset-tracking player TomTom Telematics has bought Fleetlogic to strengthen its position in the European telematics sector.
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Novatel, SCG target Middle Eastern telematics and telemetry markets
M2M player Novatel Wireless has struck a distribution agreement with Middle Eastern IT solutions provider Server Corner Globaltech (SCG).
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Government initiatives, cost concerns to drive telematics take-up in China: Frost & Sullivan
While telematics has been slow to take off in the Chinese market because of high prices, government initiatives combined with the fuel efficiency features of telematics are now proving to be a strong pull for commercial vehicle operators in the country, according to the latest research from Frost & Sullivan.
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Telefonica to launch fleet management service in key markets
Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica has revealed plans to launch a new plug-and-play fleet management service in Spain, Germany and the UK, indicating it hopes to extend the service to Latin American markets in the near future.
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CalAmp begins shipping trailer tracking unit for oil and gas industry
M2M player CalAmp has begun shipping a new trailer tracking unit aimed at monitoring the status and location of vehicles and other mobile assets in the oil and gas industry.
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Knight Transportation renews $900,000 contract with ID Systems
Truckload carrier Knight Transportation has renewed a fleet management contract with ID Systems worth more than $900,000.
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Massachusetts school takes fleet management service from LoJack, TomTom
An independent school in Massachusetts is hoping to save time and cost on transporting students to various activities through the use of fleet management technology developed by LoJack and TomTom.
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Radiant provides asset-tracking service to Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is using asset-tracking technology from Radiant RFID to track IT assets and test equipment at its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
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Nestle uses Apptricity M2M technology to improve inventory management
Food company Nestle is using an asset-tracking system from Apptricity to improve the management of freezers at its international ice cream division.
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Logistics player TouchStar joins Verizon Partner Program
Logistics software player TouchStar has become the latest member of Verizon’s Partner Program, saying the move will allow it to add M2M data communications to its product suite.
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Areva to partner with Semtech on inventory management service
Power company Areva has revealed it is to use LoRa (long range) radiofrequency technology developed by Semtech to improve site management and asset tracking at industrial facilities.
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ASAP Systems develops asset-tracking service for schools
Asset-tracking player ASAP Systems has developed a smart inventory system for tracking equipment used in schools.
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Walmart extends asset-tracking contract with ID Systems
Remote-tracking specialist ID Systems says that retailer Walmart has extended its asset management contract for a period of three years.
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Automakers agree on measures to secure data generated by cars
Two U.S.-based groups representing some of the world's biggest automakers have agreed on privacy standards for securing vast quantities of data generated by the dozens of tiny computers and tracking systems used in modern vehicles.
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Shipments of DMS using interior facing cameras to hit 6.7 million in 2019: ABI
Global shipments of factory-installed driver monitoring systems (DMS) based on interior facing cameras are set to reach 6.7 million by 2019, according to a new study by ABI Research.
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SAP unveils Connected Logistics software for IoT applications
German software giant SAP has unveiled three new products for use in the Internet of Things area, including a set of logistics software that is intended to support the monitoring of traffic within and around transportation hubs, such as ports.
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Orbcomm announces $130 million takeover of SkyWave
Satellite and M2M player Orbcomm has announced plans to acquire SkyWave Mobile Communications for a fee of $130 million, which provides a range of satellite-based M2M services for customers operating industrial vehicles, vessels and industrial equipment.
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TankLink launches tank monitoring service for oil and gas, chemical industries
Remote inventory management player TankLink has launched a new wireless monitoring service for the oil and gas and chemicals markets.
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u-blox launches positioning module for road vehicle and navigation apps
Hardware player u-blox has launched a new positioning module aimed at road vehicle and high-accuracy navigation applications.
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Australian commercial vehicle telematics market to grow 25% to 2020: Frost & Sullivan
The commercial vehicle telematics market in Australia is set to grow at a compound annual rate of 25% between now and 2020, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

BMW develops street lights with electric car-charging sockets
BMW has developed street lights equipped with sockets to charge electric cars, it said on Friday, and will run a pilot project in Munich next year that uses existing local authority lighting networks.
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Tele2, L&T target M2M opportunities in transportation industry
Telecoms operator Tele2 says it has formed a M2M partnership with Indian engineering services player L&T Technology Services that will address opportunities in the transportation industry.
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Road King uses Telit to speed up ready-mix concrete deliveries
Fleet management player Road King Technologies is using technology supplied by Telit to speed up the supply of materials in the ready-mix concrete industry.
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LoJack, TomTom launch telematics service in Canada, Mexico
Fleet management players LoJack and TomTom have teamed up on the launch of a GPS-based telematics service in Canada and Mexico.
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ID Systems wins $7 million asset-management contract with global airline
Tracking specialist ID Systems has signed an asset-management contract with a global airline that is potentially worth more than $7 million.
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Crawford County takes fleet management service from thingtech
Authorities in Crawford County, Georgia, have been using vehicle and asset tracking technology developed by thingtech to improve fleet management operations.
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M2M Spectrum Networks, GlobeRanger to provide asset tracking for Texas Sheriff’s Office
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.
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