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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: February 2014

Deutsche Telekom launches cloud-based M2M service for machinery operators
Deutsche Telekom is launching a new cloud-based service allowing companies to manage and monitor M2M devices with greater ease.

Kore to provide M2M connectivity for AirIQ
Asset-tracking player AirIQ is to use M2M connectivity services from Kore Telematics to support services for customers in North America and Europe.
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Raco, Inmarsat partner on fleet management
M2M player Raco Wireless is to distribute fleet-management services from satellite operator Inmarsat in the Latin American market.
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DCN, Oberthur partner on remote monitoring
M2M player Device Cloud Networks (DCN) is partnering with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to support the remote-monitoring services it provides to OEMs and enterprise customers.
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Telematics-equipped service vehicles to number 25 million by 2019: ABI Research
The number of service vehicles equipped with telematics technology will rise to 25 million globally by the end of 2019, representing a penetration rate of 30%, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Lockheed Martin introduces tracking for munitions, sensitive assets
Lockheed Martin has introduced a wireless automatic identity technology allowing its customers to track munitions and other assets in harsh and sensitive environments.
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Telekom Austria ramps up telematics with industry-specific offers
Telekom Austria has expanded its portfolio of M2M offerings with the launch of six new telematics products aimed at specific industry sectors.
Octo Telematics launches operation in Canada
International telematics company Octo Telematics has expanded its operations into Canada with the launch of new usage-based insurance programs in Ontario and Quebec.
Digi International supports remote-monitoring for rail operators
M2M player Digi International is to support the rollout of new asset-tracking services for rail systems by long-standing partner OEM Technology Solutions.
Infospectrum, T-Mobile launch roaming-free asset-tracking service
Asset-tracking specialist Infospectrum says it has teamed up with wireless operator T-Mobile US on the launch of a new set of location-based services that can be used globally without incurring roaming charges.
Globalstar launches low-power chipset for remote monitoring
Satellite player Globalstar claims to have introduced the world’s lowest power-consuming satellite network chipset, saying the technology is ideally suited to a broad range of M2M devices and applications, including remote monitoring and tracking.
New Zealand players team up on telematics
New Zealand’s International Telematics and Gen-i have formed an M2M partnership aimed at providing fleet-management services to some of the world’s biggest transportation operators.
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ID Systems wins $935,000 remote-monitoring contract in China
Remote-monitoring specialist ID Systems says it has received a purchase order worth $935,000 from a Chinese customer that is one of the world’s biggest consumer packaged goods companies.
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Gemalto to support fleet-management solution from Morey
M2M company Gemalto has won a deal to provide secure connectivity services for a fleet-management solution developed by US telematics designer Morey.
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KPN, Dyzle launch monitoring service for food, pharma sectors
Dutch telecoms incumbent KPN has teamed up with logistics player Dyzle on a real-time monitoring service for the food and pharmaceuticals industries.
KPN describes the partnership as part of its "innovation drive" to help customers in the food and pharmaceuticals sectors improve efficiency and comply with local health regulations.
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Red Lion, Facelco to support Colombia's EPM
Red Lion Controls and Facelco say they have won a deal to provide remote connectivity services to Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM), one of Colombia's biggest utilities.
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Sierra Wireless agrees $21 million takeover of In Motion
M2M player Sierra Wireless has agreed a $21 million takeover of In Motion Technology aimed at bolstering its position in the transit and commercial fleet markets.
Sigfox supports world's largest intelligent-parking service in Moscow
Sigfox claims to have deployed the world's largest intelligent-parking service in Moscow in collaboration with smart-city partner Worldsensing.
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