Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: October 2014



 
 

Iridium to provide M2M connectivity for Trimble outside North America
Satellite operator Iridium has announced a tie-up with Trimble under which it will provide M2M connectivity for the tracking specialist outside the North American region.
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CIMC, Globe Tracker target logistics industry in new tie-up
Supply chain management specialists CIMC and Globe Tracker have announced a strategic partnership to develop asset management services for the container shipping, trucking, railway and logistics industries.
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Zebra completes $3.45 billion takeover of Motorola enterprise business
Zebra Technologies says it has completed its takeover of Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.45 billion in cash.
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Sprint and Monnit offer monitoring service for businesses
US mobile operator Sprint and sensor player Monnit have unveiled details of a new wireless service designed to help businesses remotely monitor their business facilities, processes and activities.
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Tele2 and Cubic to develop M2M services for automotive sector
Scandinavian network operator Tele2 has teamed up with cloud services specialist Cubic Telecom to develop M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) services for companies in the automotive sector.
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Commercial telematics subscriber numbers to hit 25 million this year: ABI
The number of commercial telematics subscribers globally will reach nearly 25 million this year, according to the latest study from ABI Research.
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Thailand’s AIS launches M2M tracking service for enterprise customers
Thai operator AIS has launched an M2M tracking service that will allow enterprise customers to monitor the whereabouts of high-value goods and develop new products for advertising and promotional activities.
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Laird opens telematics facility in Shanghai to serve automotive sector
Electronics giant Laird has opened a new telematics manufacturing facility in Shanghai to serve the global automotive market.
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VMware, Jasper target enterprise sector in new IoT collaboration
Virtualization specialist VMware and M2M platform player Jasper have teamed up to develop new Internet of Things services that will enable enterprise customers to monitor and manage their connected devices.
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ID Systems to introduce asset-tracking tech in Toyota lift trucks
Fleet management player ID Systems is to provide vehicle management services (VMS) to a leading US specialty retailer as part of a deal with Atlanta-based Toyota Forklifts.
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AGT International introduces IoT platform, logistics applications
Swiss analytics player AGT International has launched a new analytics platform designed specifically for the Internet of Things market.
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Commercial fleet management deployments to number 7.1 million units by 2018: Berg
The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe will grow from 3.65 million in 2013 to 7.1 million by 2018, according to new research from Berg Insight.
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Deutsche Telekom targets German carmakers in China
Deutsche Telekom is appealing to German carmakers with operations in China through its recently announced joint venture with China Mobile.
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Verizon and GE announce industrial internet tie-up
GE and Verizon have announced plans to become M2M partners with the aim of exploring opportunities in areas including remote monitoring, diagnostics and predictive maintenance.
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NEC’s M2M tech to improve waste collection service in Santander
Japan’s NEC has revealed it is working on a smart waste collection service in the Spanish city of Santander that could reduce costs by cutting down on unnecessary trips to refuse bins.
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Lilee launches new telematics system for transport industry
Lilee Systems has launched a new telematics system for the transportation industry, saying it will support mobile and fixed applications in hi-rail, locomotive and wayside environments.
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Back-end software integration a challenge for fleet managers: ABI
Back-end software integration continues to bedevil fleet managers using M2M technology to track assets, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Tesla unveils all-wheel drive Model S, 'autopilot' features
Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations.
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Saia sees logistics benefits in AT&T’s M2M technology
Trucking and logistics company Saia LTL Freight is using M2M technology and network services from AT&T to simplify its work processes and reduce costs.
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Hirschmann launches module for global container tracking
German asset-tracking specialist Hirschmann Solutions has unveiled a new container and trailer-tracking module that can provide customers with details of movement, temperature and vibration, as well as location data.
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Orbcomm introduces chassis monitoring for transport sector
Satellite player Orbcomm has introduced a new chassis tracking solution for the transportation industry.
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Kit Check unveils monitoring product for hospital pharmacy kits
Medication tracking player Kit Check has launched a new monitoring product designed to improve the safety of hospital pharmacy kits.
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Cisco to bring smart city expertise to Guadalajara
Cisco has revealed it is to help the Mexican city of Guadalajara develop into a smart city, making use of technologies that will deliver improvements in traffic planning and waste management for local authorities.
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France’s Orange signs connected car deal with Tesla
French telecoms incumbent Orange has signed a connected car deal with electric car maker Tesla Motors.
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GE launches new M2M service to support wastewater, industrial sectors
GE has put a new M2M technology called Equipment Insight at the heart of a recently launched services program aimed at bringing about logistics and other operational improvements in the wastewater industry and other industrial sectors.
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Elecsys to run 4G asset tracking technology over AT&T network
M2M hardware developer Elecsys has flagged a new partnership with AT&T that will allow it to make use of the US operator’s national and international networks to provide its technology.
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NetComm introduces low-cost CDMA router for equipment monitoring
M2M device maker NetComm Wireless has introduced a new router designed to work on Verizon’s CDMA network and aimed particularly at customers wanting to monitor industrial equipment and other assets.
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SkyBitz unveils GPS tracking service for North American market
Asset-tracking specialist SkyBitz has begun offering a new GPS monitoring service that will operate on 3G and 4G networks in the North American market.
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Lack of legislation chief barrier to autonomous vehicle adoption: ABI
Legislation and liability issues are expected to remain the main obstacles to the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology over the next decade, according to a new study from ABI Research.
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Connected cars: Is AT&T leaving Verizon in its rear-view mirror?
Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier known for its widespread coverage, is falling behind its biggest rival in what many are betting will be the next big thing in the wireless industry: connected cars.
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