The two conference sessions addressed questions about enterprise applications in the exploding field of M2M, or the Internet of Things. Moderated by Beecham Research CEO Robin Duke-Woolley, the sessions covered topics such as Long Term Connectivity, Small Vs Large Deployments, and Customer Service.
Asset-tracking player Spireon has formed a strategic partnership with Sprint that will address opportunities in the fleet-management area.
The companies say they will collaborate on providing the Spireon (Irvine, CA, USA) FleetLocate-branded solution to fleet operators using the Sprint (Overland Park, KS, USA) network.
FleetLocate is designed to help fleet operators improve their productivity and operational efficiency through more effective management of assets.
The number of service vehicles equipped with telematics technology will rise to 25 million globally by the end of 2019, representing a penetration rate of 30%, according to a new study from ABI Research.
The market-research company says take-up is being driven by regulatory and service compliance demands and as companies look to preserve their shrinking profit margins.
Lockheed Martin has introduced a wireless automatic identity technology allowing its customers to track munitions and other assets in harsh and sensitive environments.
The technology – developed in collaboration with Visible Assets – uses magnetic fields to track assets in locations that are unsuitable for traditional radio frequency technologies.
Telekom Austria has expanded its portfolio of M2M offerings with the launch of six new telematics products aimed at specific industry sectors.
The products have been developed in partnership with Austrian telematics player CEplus (Timelkam, Austria) and will allow customers to monitor equipment through the use of sensors and a cloud-based software platform.
International telematics company Octo Telematics has expanded its operations into Canada with the launch of new usage-based insurance programs in Ontario and Quebec.
The company is well established in the US market as a provider of telematics systems and services to the auto and insurance industries, but has been looking for a new opportunity given the rising adoption of services by US auto insurers.
New Zealand’s International Telematics and Gen-i have formed an M2M partnership aimed at providing fleet-management services to some of the world’s biggest transportation operators.
The tie-up brings together remote-tracking specialist International Telematics (Auckland, New Zealand) and the ICT service division of Telecom New Zealand (Auckland, New Zealand), the country’s biggest telecoms operator.
Stephen Brown, the executive director of customer relations for International Telematics, said he viewed Gen-i as a “long-term premium technology partner”.
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.
Juniper Research has weighed into the M2M forecasting game with its own prediction that service revenues in the industry will reach $20 billion globally in 2015, as players focus on simplifying the process of rolling out M2M technology for end users.
However, in a new report, the market-research company says that monetization opportunities will differ significantly by vertical market.
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.