M2M company Gemalto has won a deal to provide secure connectivity services for a fleet-management solution developed by US telematics designer Morey.
Gemalto (Amsterdam, Netherlands) said its technology would provide “actionable intelligence”, allowing enterprises using the Morey (Woodridge, IL, USA) product to track assets, optimize utilization and manage inventory for mixed fleets.
Slovakian telecoms incumbent Slovak Telekom has launched a cloud-based fleet-management service in a clear sign of its interest in developing a portfolio of M2M services.
Branded Telekom Fleet, the solution allows enterprises to manage fleet activities, providing detailed information about the movement of vehicles, fuel consumption and driving behavior.
Telekom Fleet uses GPS technology to support the remote-monitoring functionality, and allows customers to view information through a web interface on computers and mobile devices.
Telematics player PeopleNet has incorporated a weight station bypass application developed by Drivewyze into its onboard devices.
The PreClear app comes with a complimentary weigh station cost-analysis too, a nationwide “Weigh Station Heads Up” notifications system and a bypass service subscription option.
PeopleNet (Minneapolis, MN, USA) said it was rolling out the app after conducting a successful beta test that included devices installed on trucks from some of the most well-recognized fleets in the US.
Enigma Telematics has launched an Android version of its Skyline asset-tracking app, designed for the tracking, tracing and monitoring of company vehicles and equipment on the go.
The UK-based company says the app is immediately available for customers of Skyline, its web-based tracking platform.
The company had already developed an iOS tablet version for the iPad and iPad Mini and says the new Android app can similary be downloaded free of charge for use on seven- and ten-inch tablets.
Switzerland’s u-blox has launched a new series of modules based on its next-generation chip technology and capable of satisfying new requirements in vehicle and asset tracking, navigation, anti-theft devices and point-of-sales terminals.
The company said it had introduced its MAX, NEO and LEA GNSS modules in M8 –its next-generation, multi-constellation positioning platform.
M2M player Sierra Wireless has agreed a $21 million takeover of In Motion Technology aimed at bolstering its position in the transit and commercial fleet markets.
The takeover is subject to normal regulatory sign-offs and the approval of In Motion (New Westminster, Canada) shareholders, but expected to close in early March 2014.
Sierra Wireless (Vancouver, Canada) plans to fund the purchase from its existing cash balance.
Sigfox claims to have deployed the world’s largest intelligent-parking service in Moscow in collaboration with smart-city partner Worldsensing.
The two companies teamed up in Russia in November 2013, deploying 4,000 sensors in Moscow to support the introduction of services aimed at reducing traffic in what is one of the most congested cities in the world.
They now claim to have installed a total of 11,000 sensors across the Russian capital.
Asset-tracking player Telogis has announced an upgrade to its cloud-based software platform allowing customers to more easily analyze the data they gather from workers, vehicles and assets in the field.
Branded Fleet 11, the upgrade includes mobile application enhancements and new maps that are optimized for mobile devices, says the company, allowing supervisors to easily visualize vehicles, assets and workers.
Telematics penetration in the construction industry is set to exceed 30% globally by 2019, according to ABI Research.
Although penetration is currently quite low, operators are beginning to realize the benefits as more original equipment manufacturers include telematics solutions as standard in their vehicles, notes the market-research company.
Satellite and M2M player Orbcomm has expanded its presence in the Canadian market through a deal with mobile operator Rogers.
The tie-up will see the two companies jointly market the availability of Orbcomm’s (Rochelle Park, NJ, USA) range of asset tracking and monitoring services over Rogers’ (Toronto, Canada) cellular network.
Having won approval as a Rogers Supported Reseller, Orbcomm says it plans to target customers in Canada’s transportation and distribution, heavy equipment, and oil and gas industries.