Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Kore pushes location-based tracking services in Asia Pacific markets

Steve Rogerson
June 4, 2015
 
Managed wireless network services provider Kore launched its Position Logic location-based applications service for the Asia Pacific market at this week’s CommunicAsia conference in Singapore. Greg Roth, the Georgia, USA, company’s product line manager, also delivered a presentation at the conference on bringing the IoT to life.
 
This follows the company’s recent partnership with Malaysian-based GPS location technology company Active Telematics to offer global M2M connectivity services.
 
“Position Logic provides critical technology that will enable advanced location-based solutions for our partners in Asia,” said Kore executive vice president Felix Lluberes. “The possibilities for fleet management, security asset tracking and GPS tracking software are limited only by the imagination of the service provide.”
 
The Position Logic LBS tracking application is for companies that want to deliver a turnkey, private-labelled service in their market, including fleet management and security providers. It provides precision technology and customised services, including hosted services, software as a service and enterprise services, on a global scale. Already serving over 300 customers and more than 160,000 devices in Latin America and the USA, this is now being released in the Asian market.
 
“Kore has a proven reputation for delivering industry-leading M2M services across a geographically wide array of regions,” said Kore CEO Alex Brisbourne. “The launch of Position Logic in Asia increases our portfolio of M2M and IoT in this area and furthers our goal of creating the pre-eminent independent provider of broad-based M2M services on a global basis, supported from our locations in Singapore and Australia.”
 
The partnership with Active Telematics will help facilitate connectivity to both satellite and cellular networks on GPS tracking devices between Singapore and Thailand, with expansion into other parts of Asia planned for the future. Users of Active Telematics services can retrieve real-time data analysis for applications such as truck and fleet tracking, personal tracking, wearables, insurance monitoring and remote asset management, delivering increased business efficiencies.
 
Director of Kore Asia Pacific Thomas Mooney said the partnership would promote the growth of Active Telematics tracking products into new south-east Asia markets.
 
“Our global connectivity and experience in fleet tracking has Kore positioned as a world leader,” he said. “Working with growing companies such as Active Telematics means we can help locally based businesses expand their footprints and offerings to meet the growing demands of M2M.”
 
Active Telematics officially launched its Active Roam service in partnership with Kore at last month’s Malaysian International Bus, Truck & Components Expo in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Co-founder and managing director of Active Telematics, Omar Hatmi said the partnership was an opportunity to explore M2M and possibilities outside of its current service offering with the reliability and expertise of Kore. “Active Telematics is about solving every day operational problems,” he said. “Imagine our customer’s delight that they are able to see cross border fleet activity without paying for exorbitant roaming data charges.”