Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: July 2014



 
 

PTC targets industrial internet with $170 million Axeda buy
Software player PTC has agreed a $170 million takeover of Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Axeda as it looks to address emerging industrial internet opportunities.
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UK’s Stadium to pay up to $13.6 million for asset-tracking player United Wireless
Electronics player Stadium Group has acquired asset-tracking specialist United Wireless for a maximum fee of £8 million ($13.6 million) in cash and shares.
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AudioEye and PearTrack team up on voice-controlled asset tracking
Logistics managers in a variety of sectors are to be offered a new asset-tracking service allowing them to carry out tasks by issuing a voice command instead of inputting data using a keyboard or touchscreen interface.
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South Africa’s Britehouse to help enterprises automate business processes
South African business process automation specialist Britehouse says it has developed a ‘big digital’ advisory offering partly aimed at helping large and medium-sized enterprises gear up for the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Fleet-tracking tech helps Transtar recover stolen goods
Logistics company Transtar Transportation has been able to recover stolen assets worth as much as $120,000 thanks to the use of fleet-tracking technology provided by NexTraq.
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Vehicle telematics to account for 40% of cellular M2M by 2017: ABI
Telematics technologies used to support a range of in-vehicle services will account for as much as 40% of cellular M2M connections by 2017, according to the latest data from ABI Research.
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Infobright provides business insights to logistics players
Analytics provider Infobright has flagged several major contracts with companies catering to the financial services, logistics and transportation sectors, saying the new customers are using its technology to derive business insights from machine-generated data.
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Arkados smart factory tech to bolster productivity for Tatung
Software and hardware design specialist Arkados has licensed the use of its “smart factory” technology to consumer electronics company Tatung, which plans to use the system to bolster the efficiency and productivity of its operations.
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Senaya launches enterprise logistics asset-tracking service
Senaya has launched a new enterprise logistics asset-tracking service for companies seeking automated and timely information on non-powered and reusable assets.
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RF Controls wins asset-tracking contract with Lockheed Martin
Tracking specialist RF Controls has been awarded a contract to provide an asset-tracking system for an entire production facility managed by Lockheed Martin.
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Sweden’s Automile partners with Telit on fleet management offer
Working in partnership with M2M module maker Telit, a Swedish start-up called Automile has built a new telematics platform it says has the potential to reinvent fleet management for businesses.
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South African enterprises turn to M2M for logistics gains: Frost & Sullivan
South African enterprises are increasingly turning to M2M technology to automate processes, as well as boost visibility and control assets, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
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WABCO to provide fleet management to Saudi Arabia’s Almarai
Vehicle technology player WABCO has won a contract to provide fleet-management services to Saudi Arabia’s Almarai, one of the world’s largest dairy companies.
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Australia’s CBH takes asset-tracking service from Wi-Tronix
Remote-monitoring specialist Wi-Tronix is to provide asset-tracking services to Co-Operative Bulk Handling (CBH), a grain logistics co-operative in Australia.
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Swing to make use of Orbcomm’s trailer-tracking tech
Logistics player Swing Transport says it will make use of trailer-tracking technology from satellite company Orbcomm to support its fleet of more than 1,000 dry van trailers.
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Turkcell to launch connected car service in Subaru, Volvo vehicles
Turkish telecoms operator Turkcell has launched a connected car platform providing a range of location-based services to drivers.
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Trimble to provide asset-tracking service for California wastewater utility
California’s Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) has announced a deal to use Trimble’s tracking technology to monitor the performance of wastewater assets and improve inspection work in the field.
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Axiros and Bull to help customers streamline business processes with M2M tie-up
Software players Axiros and Bull have formed a strategic partnership aimed at developing M2M technologies that could be used to support intelligent transport systems and smart city applications, among other services.
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PINC unveils new IoT service for improved supply chain management
Software player PINC Solutions has launched a new enterprise yard management system (YMS) allowing customers to track trailer shipments across multiple facilities and manage their supply chains more efficiently.
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Hong Kong retailer boosts inventory management with smart shelf tech
Two Hong Kong-based technology players have developed what they call a ‘smart shelf’ service providing real-time inventory data to one of the country’s jewelry retailers.
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Tele2, NetComm aim to transform asset management in new tie-up
Swedish operator Tele2 has flagged a new M2M partnership with hardware player NetComm Wireless whose goal is to transform asset management capabilities in areas such as industrial automation, security, smart cities and healthcare.
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Nine tenths of logistics players to have ‘external’ M2M strategy by 2016: Vodafone
Just 17% of players in the transportation and logistics sector are currently using M2M technology, according to Vodafone’s latest M2M barometer report, up from 12% last year, but the figure is expected to reach 57% by 2016.
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Wenco, Omnicomm enhance fleet management tech for mining companies
Wenco International Mining Systems has introduced a new fuel efficiency system aimed at lowering costs for organizations in the mining sector.
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Usage of fleet management services will double by 2018 across Eastern Europe: Berg
The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets across Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe will rise to 5.9 million by 2018 from 2.9 million at the end of 2013, according to new research from Berg Insight.
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Crossflight improves logistics service with TomTom M2M tech: Bauer
Crossflight has made improvements to the courier service it provides by developing a more sophisticated logistics system using M2M technology from TomTom Telematics, reports Bauer Consumer Media.
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Pedigree launches fluid-level monitoring service for tanker trailers
Organizations transporting crude, produced water, acid, jet fuel and a variety of other liquid chemicals are being offered a new service allowing them to remotely monitor the fluid levels in moving tanker trailers and ensure proper handling is taking place.
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DoCoMo M2M tech to simply manufacturing, inventory-management tasks
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has taken the wraps of a new connectivity service that supports cross-border communications and should provide a major spur to organizations hoping to simplify manufacturing and inventory-management tasks by means of M2M technology.
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Filipino operator Smart offers M2M to streamline enterprise operations
Filipino telecoms operator Smart has introduced new M2M services designed to help enterprises streamline various operational processes and improve coordination between workers deployed in the field.
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Google sets sights on TVs, cars and watches, beyond mere smartphones
Google Inc's Android software is coming to cars, televisions and watches this year, as the Internet search giant races against Apple Inc and other tech companies to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of Internet-connected devices.
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Smart waste technologies to generate $6.5 billion in 2023: Navigant
So-called smart waste technologies designed to improve the collection of municipal solid waste are expected to generate $6.5 billion in revenue by 2023, according to a new study from Navigant Research.
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