Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: December 2019

 
Verizon and Domo demo IoT asset tracking at AWS Re:Invent

At this month’s AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Verizon and Domo demonstrated data-to-outcome, enterprise-grade IoT asset tracking with Amazon Web Services.
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DHL puts people first in digitalisation strategy




Logistics giant DHL says it is putting people first in its Strategy 2025 to prepare the company for increased digitalisation, according to Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, speaking at its smart warehouse in the Netherlands.
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IMC to discuss NIST IoT plans at CES




The IoT M2M Council (IMC) will be running a panel at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the news that the IoT has been identified as an area of focus for the US federal Lab to Market process by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).
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Goodyear pilots smart tyres in European logistics




Tyre maker Goodyear has initiated a smart tyre pilot programme with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe.
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Intel targets lidar camera at logistics industry




Intel is targeting the logistics industry with its RealSense L515 lidar camera, which it claims is the world's smallest and most power-efficient, high-resolution lidar that captures millions of depth points per second.
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Maersk invests in IoT start-up Onomondo




Danish transport and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk has invested in local start-up Onomondo, a cellular operator for the IoT, and aims to integrate Onomondo’s connectivity into its global business.
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T-Systems reduces latency for edge computing




Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems is offering a platform with extremely low latency for secure and powerful edge computing for production and logistics applications, including automated guided vehicles.
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Bolloré deploys autonomous robots in Sydney warehouse




French logistics provider Bolloré Logistics is deploying autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in its Sydney warehouse. This is said to be the first AMR implementation by a 3PL in Australia. The technology comes from local firm Cohesio Group.
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Samsara uses IoT to track luggage




At next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, New Jersey firm Samsara Luggage will unveil an IoT tracking system to help travellers locate their luggage.
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IBM AI monitor tracks high-value assets




IBM has announced the Maximo Asset Monitor, an AI-powered monitor designed to help maintenance and operations companies better understand and improve the performance of their high-value physical assets.
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Digital Matter supplies GPS trackers for Malaysia Sigfox network




Australian connected device firm Digital Matter is supplying more than 11,000 battery-powered GPS tracking devices so Xperanti IoT can deliver affordable asset tracking in Malaysia on the Sigfox LPWAN.
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UPS deploys HerdX blockchain to track meat products




UPS is using blockchain technology from Texas-based HerdX to track meat products. The companies made the announcement at a dinner in Tokyo eating beef that had been tracked from the USA to Japan.
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KPMG blockchain platform enables global trade

Professional services network KPMG in China, Australia and Japan has launched Origins, a blockchain-based track-and-trace platform to support industries including agriculture, resources, manufacturing and financial services.
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CalAmp integrates IoT into wooden pallets




Californian technology company CalAmp is working with Pallet Alliance to provide an IoT-enabled wooden pallet system to improve supply chain and logistics visibility
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MIT algorithm helps delivery robots navigate




Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a navigation system to help delivery robots find their way to someone’s house and front door without mapping the area in advance.
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SpotSee RFID tag monitors impact damage




Texas-based IoT supply chain damage monitoring firm SpotSee has launched a device that combines impact-damage monitoring with RFID technology.
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Asset tracker iBasis joins IMC as sustaining member

IBasis, a Massachusetts-based specialist in shipping and asset tracking, has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) as a sustaining member to support its global operating footprint and take advantage of the IMC's marketing and research platforms.
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