Telit HSPA+ M2M module enables connectivity in personal trackers

On Tuesday, Telit Wireless Solutions, the U.S.-based mobile technology arm of Telit Communications, announces that its HE910, a pentaband HSPA+ M2M module, enables connectivity in the personal tracker from WH Electronics Inc., a provider of electronic controllers and systems for the automotive Industry

Legislation largest driver for telematics

Telematics is quickly becoming a major vertical in the machine-to-machine (M2M) marketplace, but according to Cyril Zeller, senior sales director of the global telematics segment at Telit, telematics is growing but it is nowhere compared to where it should be.


There are numerous well-known projects and collaborations going on in the telematics sector, but these projects have yet to see large-scale deployments.

CeBIT: Analysts weigh in on 2G, 3G in M2M

On Thursday at the M2M Zone conference at CeBIT, top analysts in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry weighed in on the 2G versus 3G and 4G debate in M2M.  Overall, it seemed everyone agreed that a viable option would be to keep 2G and instead turn off 3G networks.

SAP presents e-car project results at M2M Zone conference

On Thursday during the M2M Zone Conference at CeBIT, Dr. Martin Przewloka, senior vice president and global head of internet applications and services at SAP Research, presented the results from the SAP Future Fleet project.

FreightWatch launches its first GSM GPS tracker

This week at CeBIT, FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a provider of embeddable, covert tracking solutions, introduced its latest portable, battery-powered assisted-GPS tracker. The Geo F5 Global AGPS Tracker operates on GSM/GPRS cellular coverage worldwide.

Orga Systems showcases Wind-to-Home billing at CeBIT

This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Orga Systems, a provider of real-time billing portfolios, is demonstrating its Energy & Service Billing Platform, which is able to bill energy usage in line with hourly spot market prices and is being shown in a “Wind-to-Home” scenario.

CeBIT: Vodafone Germany, BMW sign five-year telematics deal

This week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, Vodafone Germany announced a five-year deal with BMW to fit all its vehicles with mobile SIM chips for telematics services. The deal involves fitting SIM cards within the vehicles at the assembly plant.

Is security talked about too much in M2M?

On Tuesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, the M2M Zone listened as executives spoke about security in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry.  All the panelists on the roundtable seemed to agree that too much emphasis and concern is being placed on the privacy of M2M applications.


 “We are far too concerned about some of these things,” says Larsh Johnson, founder and CTO of eMeter Corporation (San Mateo, Calif., USA). “Everything smart means everything private.”

2G in M2M depends on devices says Deutsche Telekom

On Tuesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, the M2M Zone spoke with Jürgen Hase, vice president of Deutsche Telekom’s M2M competence center, who said that the move from 2G to 3G in M2M will not take place in the next six months or a year, but will depend primarily on the M2M device capabilities. 

Regulation large obstacle in asset tracking

On Tuesday at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, the M2M Zone got a chance to speak with David Wigglesworth, vice president of data services at Iridum, on topics surrounding machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in satellite communication.  One major sector of M2M that Iridium is involved in is asset tracking, and according to Wigglesworth, the largest obstacle facing asset tracking today is regulation.

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