Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: May 2014


BlackBerry IoT service to offer “better logistics data”
Smartphone maker BlackBerry has outlined plans for a series of Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives that would help manufacturers in need of better logistics and control data, besides benefitting other organizations through the use of M2M technology.
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Bosch, MongoDB target retail supply chain, manufacturing in M2M tie-up
Bosch Software Innovations and database provider MongoDB have announced plans to work together on providing big data services to the retail supply chain and manufacturing industries.
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Telefonica to support management of city services in Valencia
Spanish telecoms incumbent Telefonica has won a contract to blanket the city of Valencia with sensors allowing authorities to manage a whole range of municipal services, including traffic, street lighting, policing, cleaning and waste collection.
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Intel says IoT delivering ROI benefits for logistics players: IT Pro
Semiconductor giant Intel has said organizations that have embraced M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have seen improvements in supply chain management that have already resulted in significant bottom-line benefits, according to a report from IT Pro.
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Deutsche Telekom enhances fleet-management service for Continental
German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom has revealed it is collaborating with automotive specialist Continental on the rollout of a cloud-based fleet-management system in the US.
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Asia-Pacific cold chain management to benefit from EROAD, Euroscan tie-up
Companies in the Asia-Pacific dry and refrigerated goods transport sectors are being offered a new cold chain management service thanks to an alliance between technology players EROAD and Euroscan.
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CargoNet and LoJack partner to improve supply chain security
Supply-chain technology players CargoNet and LoJack say they have teamed up to help companies in the transportation and supply chain sectors overcome existing fragmentation around the collection, analysis and distribution of cargo theft data and analytics.
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u-blox tech strengthens Ctrack’s vehicle-tracking offer
Fleet-management and vehicle-tracking service provider Ctrack says it partnership with hardware player u-blox has allowed it to provide the highest levels of connectivity and reliability to fleet operators.
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New cold-chain business spurs sales growth at Orbcomm
Takeover activity combined with growing sales of its fleet-management and asset-tracking services have spurred impressive revenue gains by satellite player Orbcomm over the first three months of the year.
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Asset-tracking focus boosts M2M revenues at Novatel
Hardware specialist Novatel Wireless has reported strong growth in revenues from its M2M activities in the first quarter, on the back of major contract wins in the fleet-management and vehicle-tracking sectors.
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Axeda, Salesforce offer deeper insight into asset usage
M2M platform provider Axeda has teamed up with cloud-computing player Salesforce to help service organizations develop a clearer understanding of how equipment is being used by customers.
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Northgate, TomTom launch fleet-management service in Spain
Vehicle leasing company Northgate Flexible Renting is hoping to cut fleet-running costs for customers in Spain through a new tie-up with TomTom Telematics.
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Demand for 3G, 4G modules boosts Sierra Wireless earnings
Sierra Wireless has flagged growth in sales and earnings for the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong demand for its 3G and 4G embedded modules among customers in the automotive, energy, networking and mobile computing sectors.

Deutsche Telekom snags Daimler deal worth “several hundred million euros”
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom says its T-Systems IT business has won a major automotive contract with Daimler that represents one of the largest systems integration deals in the company’s history.

Brazil slashes taxes operators pay on M2M SIMs
Brazilian authorities are reported to have given a boost to the local market for M2M services by slashing the taxes that operators must pay on M2M SIMs.

Gemalto supports remote monitoring, maintenance for ADLINK
Gemalto has revealed that its M2M software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is being used to support remote PC monitoring and real-time maintenance for computer specialist ADLINK.