Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: April 2019

 
Sierra Wireless uses IoT to help Annexia with asset tracking




Annexia, a specialist in low-power asset tracking devices, has chosen fellow Canadian company Sierra Wireless’ smart IoT connectivity for global deployment of its NStar asset tracking and management product.
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DSV to buy Panalpina for $4.6bn




Danish logistics company DSV is buying its Swiss rival Panalpina in a deal worth around $4.6bn to create what will be one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies with a pro forma revenue of approximately DKK118bn.
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Polte integrates location technology into Fleetilla asset tracking

Texas-based Polte's location technology has been integrated into Fleetilla's asset tracking and freight visibility offerings.
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Inmarsat forecasts IoT deployment at IMC Hannover Messe event




Martin Kaufmann (pictured far right), a senior director at mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat, predicted that $2.5m would be the average ship owner investment over the next three years in IoT products and services. He was speaking at the IoT M2M Council (IMC) conference at this month’s Hannover Messe in Germany.
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Via video monitoring guides autonomous delivery vehicle




Wuhan-based Aisimba Technology demonstrated an autonomous delivery vehicle using a video monitoring system from Taiwanese electronics company Via Technologies at this month’s New Energy & Intelligence Vehicle Forum in Shanghai.
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QAD stitches supply chain tools for leather goods maker




Maroquinerie Thomas, a French luxury leather goods maker, is using cloud-based production planning, procurement planning and analytics to optimise its supply chain. The technology comes from California-based QAD.
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SenRa and MyDevices IoT aids cold-chain monitoring in India

SenRa, an Indian LoRaWan service provider, and Californian IoT firm MyDevices have launched IoT in a Box for the Indian market with the initial roll-out focused on providing end-to-end commercial refrigeration monitoring.
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Controlant temperature probe suits digital cold chains

Iceland-based Controlant, an independent provider of wireless IoT temperature monitoring and automated services for digital cold chains, launched the PR-T80 digital temperature probe at last week’s LogiPharma event in Switzerland.
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UPS adopts blockchain to boost ecommerce




Blockchain technology from Inxeption is helping UPS customers set up, sell and ship products online. The two companies announced a platform integration called Zippy that helps businesses market and distribute their products on multiple online channels, from one secure place.
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Blackberry expands asset-tracking line




Blackberry has launched Radar H2, an intelligent, data-driven asset monitoring device that can help automate operations, improve use of trailers, containers, chassis and other remote assets, and ensure assets are safe and secure.
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Verizon Connect improves visibility of driver status




With the European launch of Verizon Connect’s digital tachograph, fleet managers can download digital tachograph files and driver activity from anywhere, helping drive European tachograph regulation compliance, increase vehicle uptime and streamline day-to-day processes.
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Oracle adds to supply chain management cloud service




To help global organisations create more responsive and efficient supply chains, Oracle has added to its supply chain management cloud.
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Orbcomm provides temperature monitoring across Lidl fleet




Orbcomm has been selected by food retail chain Lidl to provide temperature monitoring across its 3PL transport network of 400-plus refrigerated lorries and trailers in the UK.
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Laird cold-chain probe combines LoRa and Bluetooth LE




Designed for cold-chain management applications such as agriculture and food safety monitoring, the Sentrius RS1xx external series probe from Ohio-based Laird Connectivity is said to make it easy to monitor environmental data.
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NimbeLink helps Telus deploy asset tracking on LTE-M




Canadian telco Telus is introducing countrywide asset tracking on its LTE-M network using technology from Minneapolis-based NimbeLink, a developer and marketer of cellular-based IoT products and services.
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Neeco launches IoT asset tracker and monitor




Czech company Neeco ICT has launched Trexee, an IoT asset-tracking and monitoring system to reduce costs and downtime, enable predictive maintenance, and improve asset management across all markets.
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Airport asset-tracking market to grow at 17% CAGR




The global installed base of airport asset-tracking systems will reach 0.4 million units in 2023, according to market watcher Berg Insight; the global installed base of active airport asset-tracking systems was less than 0.2 million units in 2018.
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