Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: June 2014



 
 

Brewery company improves logistics with beer-monitoring M2M tech
Drinks company Feldschlosschen Beverages Group has begun using M2M technology from Swisscom to improve its logistics by monitoring beer tanks delivered to customers.
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Fleet-management tech lowers fuel costs by 15% for BJB Lift Trucks
Fleet management player Masternaut says its technology has allowed BJB Lift Trucks to reduce fuel costs by as much as 15%.
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ID Systems claims container-management service boosts customer revenues
M2M asset-management player ID Systems has announced deal worth more than $700,000 with one of the largest truckload carriers in North America.
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Pisa launches intelligent parking service to improve traffic management
German telecoms incumbent Deutsche Telekom says it has launched an intelligent parking service in the Italian city of Pisa aimed at improving traffic management and aiding long-term planning by local authorities.
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Novatel, Raco launch telematics service in LatAm
Module maker Novatel Wireless and mobile virtual network operator RacoWireless have together launched a telematics service in Latin America that will allow organizations to monitor driver behavior and vehicle diagnostics.
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Urban Insights aims to improve transportation systems through predictive analytics
Cubic Transportation Systems has launched a new business focused on making use of big data and predictive analytics generated by Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to bring about improvements in the transportation industry.
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Vodafone targets "connected cars" with Italian deal
Vodafone is buying an Italian car electronics maker for 145 million euros ($197 million), seeking to get ahead in the race to connect more products to the internet and offset slowing growth in its core mobile phone business.
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RenoNorden uses M2M from Telia and Ricoh to improve garbage collection
Swedish garbage disposal company RenoNorden has revealed it is using M2M technology from telecoms operator Telia and IT provider Ricoh to connect its trucks, improving the service it offers to customers and lowering costs.
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Entigral, ID Integration to launch “smart manufacturing” services
Asset-tracking players Entigral and ID Integration are partnering on the sale of so-called “smart manufacturing” services to companies in the US aerospace, government and manufacturing sectors.
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Davra M2M tech to generate “intelligence” from vehicle tracking, other applications
A new M2M service developed by Davra Networks will allow organizations across a range of vertical markets to track their equipment and make improvements based on analyzing performance data.
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Arrow to distribute Maxtena tech for asset tracking
Arrow Electronics is to begin distributing a range of wireless technologies from Maxtena that will help customers in the industrial equipment market to better monitor their assets.
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Improving connectivity to spur take-up of fleet management, other M2M services in Nigeria: IDC
Usage of M2M technology to support the use of security management, fleet management and point-of-sale devices in Nigeria is set to grow rapidly as connectivity services improve, according to the latest research from IDC.
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Michelin beefs up smart tire solutions with $596 million takeover of Brazil’s Sascar
European tire maker Michelin is to pay €440 million ($596 million) for Brazilian digital fleet-management player Sascar as it looks to step up its development of smart tire solutions that would reduce logistics costs for companies across a range of vertical markets.
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AT&T to pilot location services for combating asset theft, credit-card fraud
US telecoms giant AT&T is to pilot a new location-based service that could help track the movement of equipment, and tackle the problem of stolen assets, as well as prevent incidences of credit-card fraud.
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Trimble bolsters portfolio of mining solutions with MIS acquisition
Tracking specialist Trimble has announced a takeover of Australia’s Mining Information Systems (MIS) aimed at expanding the range of monitoring services and inventory control applications it offers to companies in the mining sector.
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Flaircomm and Gemalto target Chinese carmakers with monitoring tech
Hardware players Flaircomm Microelectronics and Gemalto have teamed up on the development of a telematics control unit aimed at Chinese car manufacturers and designed to monitor oil pressure, car speed and engine status for drivers and logistics managers.
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Omnicomm, WTrack to launch fuel-monitoring service in Brazil
Brazilian fleet managers are to be offered services allowing them to track their vehicles while more accurately monitoring fuel consumption in real time, thanks to a new partnership between sensor maker Omnicomm and telematics player WTrack.
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Uber snags $1.2 billion in new funding; seen valued at $18 billion
Uber Inc has raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a funding round valuing the fast-growing rides-on-demand service at $18.2 billion, one of the highest valuations ever for a Silicon Valley startup.
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IBM to build Internet of Vehicles platform in China
IT giant IBM is to work with China’s TransWiseway on the development of a connected vehicles platform that government authorities can use to improve traffic management and safety.
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TireStamp, Telit promise logistics savings with tire monitoring system
TireStamp is using technology from M2M module maker Telit to support its development of tire pressure monitoring systems that promise huge savings and efficiency improvements for logistics and fleet managers.
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Oceaneering bolsters subsea asset-tracking service with AIRSIS takeover
Engineered products provider Oceaneering has announced a takeover of asset-tracking specialist AIRSIS as it looks to enhance the range of services it offers on offshore drilling rigs and vessels engaged in subsea activities.
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ROAMWORKS enters Tanzania with fleet-management offer
M2M logistics specialist ROAMWORKS has launched a range of fleet-management services in the fast-growing Tanzanian market.
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