Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: August 2014



 
 

CalAmp to supply advanced asset management tech to Masternaut
M2M player CalAmp has announced an agreement with Masternaut under which it will supply the fleet management company with advanced telematics services to support the tracking and monitoring of trailers, heavy equipment and industrial machinery.
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Trimble forms alliance with 3Gtms to advance transportation strategy
Tracking specialist Trimble has teamed up with software provider 3Gtms to advance its transportation industry strategy.
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Pointer wins $1.3 million cargo tracking deal in Africa
Asset-monitoring player Pointer Telocation has secured a $1.3 million contract to provide cargo-tracking services to a customer in Africa.
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India’s Cyient acquires start-up Invati in IoT move
India’s Cyient is to acquire a majority stake in start-up data sciences company Invati Insights to strengthen its portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) offerings targeting the aerospace, utilities, communications, transportation, energy and oil and gas industries.
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Globe Tracker, RTE to develop refrigerated container tracking service
Denmark’s Globe Tracker International has formed a strategic alliance with remote monitoring company Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE) to develop a tracking and monitoring service for refrigerated containers set for intermodal transportation worldwide.
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William Frick launches RFID label for inventory tracking by utilities
Radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology developer William Frick & Company has expanded its product line-up with the inclusion of a new “insulator label” aimed at electric utilities.
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GE touts “data lake” approach to industrial asset management
GE says it has teamed up with big data player Pivotal to create what it calls a “data lake approach” to the storage and analysis of data that could allow industrial companies including airlines, railroads, hospitals and utilities to improve the productivity of their assets and operations.
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RMD Technologies to launch temperature tracking for refrigerated food
A Florida company called RMD Technologies has joined forces with Verizon to develop a technology for tracking the temperature of refrigerated food, helping to prevent costly spoilage and to protect consumers against food-borne illnesses.
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London Underground aims for 30% operational efficiency boost with IoT: Cisco
The UK’s London Underground transport system has been investing in Internet of Things (IoT) technology with the aim of improving operational efficiency by as much as 30% over the next three years, according to a report published by Cisco.
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AgoraBee claims new asset-tracking tech will dramatically lower costs
Swiss asset-tracking player AgoraBee has launched a new radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology aimed at reducing the cost of monitoring everything from high-value trailers, trucks and their cargo to everyday items like ladders and tools.
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Trimble again tops ABI ranking of commercial vehicle telematics players
Trimble, Telogis and TomTom have topped the latest ranking of commercial vehicle telematics players compiled by ABI Research.
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Eurotech unveils M2M gateway for demanding transportation requirements
Electronics player Eurotech has launched a new M2M gateway it says will meet more demanding transportation industry requirements.
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AT&T boasts airline approval for cargo tracking service
US telecoms giant AT&T has revealed that several major airlines have now approved the use of its technology for tracking cargo devices on aircraft.
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Decker to use Orbcomm for refrigerated fleet management
Transportation player Decker Truckline has signed up to use tracking and monitoring technology from Orbcomm for its fleet of 800 refrigerated trailers.
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Numerex supports LTE for asset management and remote monitoring
Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Numerex has announced its launch of support for LTE technology in response to growing demand for higher-speed services for applications such as real-time asset management and remote monitoring.
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Retailers look to M2M for inventory management: IDC
Retailers are growing increasingly interested in the potential for M2M technology to improve inventory management, according to a new study from IDC.
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Fleetmatics claims user base hits 500,000-vehicles mark
UK fleet management player Fleetmatics says that its subscriber base has now grown to around 500,000 vehicles.
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Hacking group wants to play nice with automakers
A group of well-known hackers and security professionals are trying to build better ties with the auto industry in an effort to enlist their help in improving vehicle security, one of the hottest areas of cyber research.
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Telecom Italia, ABO Data partner on connected industry offerings
Italian software player ABO Data and Telecom Italia are to collaborate on the development of M2M offerings aimed at improving industrial efficiency, starting with a service that will support end-to-end management of vending machines in the food and beverage sector.
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Oman’s Mahd Telecom targets container tracking following Orbcomm deal
Omani operator Mahd Telecom says it plans to address underserved markets such as refrigerated and dry fleet container tracking, having received regulatory approval to provide M2M services in the country in partnership with satellite provider Orbcomm.
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Boston Globe looks to improve delivery operations with LoJack service
US newspaper The Boston Globe is aiming to improve its fleet management and delivery operations through use of asset-tracking services provided by LoJack.
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Knight expands asset-tracking deal with ID Systems
North American truckload carrier Knight Transportation is to expand its deployment of trailer fleet management solutions from ID Systems.
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Cargo tracking devices to number 4.1 million by 2018: Berg
The number of tracking devices deployed in cargo loading units hit 1.5 million globally in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is projected to reach 4.1 million by 2018, according to new research from Berg Insight.
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Airbiquity expands European connected car presence with NAVX tie-up
Connected car player Airbiquity has formed a partnership with Europe’s NAVX, which provides information on fuel stations and parking, as it looks to expand its presence in the European market.
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