Gemalto to support fleet-management solution from Morey

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.

Leidos to deploy another 20,000 smart meters for United Power

Technology player Leidos has extended its contract to provide smart-metering services to United Power for another ten years.

The contract extension will see Leidos (Reston, VA, USA) deploy another 20,000 meters to support the utility’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project.

A rural electric cooperative, United Power (Brighton, CO, USA) provides service to nearly 70,000 homes and businesses in Colorado.

The second phase of the smart-meter rollout will use Leidos’ smart-grid-as-a-service (SGS) technology and get under way in October 2013.

Autotech Council & Telecom Council: Autonomous Vehicle

Start Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014
End Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014


This ½-day, executive-format meeting is open to members and guests of the Telecom Council and Autotech Council. The agenda highlights a few larger vendors who are leading the segment forward and brings dozens of undiscovered companies to the stage as well. As always, we include plenty of time for networking, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies. 

Kore, Multi-Tech to advise M2M players on 2G shutdown

Kore Telematics has launched an educational program in partnership with modem maker Multi-Tech Systems aimed at supporting M2M players facing a shutdown of 2G networks.

Leading US operators AT&T (Dallas, TX, USA) and Verizon Wireless (New York City, NY, USA) have both announced plans to switch off their 2G networks over the next few years and run all voice and data traffic over 3G and 4G infrastructure.

The plans have generated concern among companies that currently use those 2G networks for their M2M services.

Lantronix to provide professional services to M2M customers

Device maker Lantronix has set up a new professional services business aimed at assisting customers with the development and introduction of customized M2M applications and solutions.

The company said the range of services spanned minor engineering to large, enterprise-level projects and included developing fully customized versions and deployments of Lantronix (Irvine, CA, USA) products.

Target to accelerate $100 million chip-enabled smart card program: CFO


Target Corp, which suffered a massive data breach during the holiday shopping season, is speeding up a $100 million program to implement the use of chip-enabled smart cards to protect against cyber theft, a senior company executive said.

In an opinion piece on Monday in the Hill newspaper on the eve of his much-awaited appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan said the retailer's goal was to have the technology in place by early 2015, more than six months ahead of schedule.

Pristine, Wound Care Advantage use Google Glass for patient care

One of the main attractions of wearable technology is its potential usefulness in the healthcare community, but it is not immediately obvious how Google Glass – a set of M2M-enabled spectacles developed by the internet giant – could be deployed in such a setting.

However, a software company called Pristine (Austin, TX, USA) claims to have developed commercially available software based on Google Glass that is compliant with healthcare regulations and could be used to improve the treatment of wounds.

Pamlico Capital takes majority stake in VRI

Telehealth monitoring specialist VRI has been taken over by Pamlico Capital, noting it is well positioned for future growth through new and strategic customer relationships.

Pamlico (Charlotte, NC, USA) has acquired a majority interest in the company but says chief executive Chris Hendriksen and president Andy Schoonover will retain significant stakes and continue to manage the growth of the company.

Detailed terms of the transaction were not revealed.

healthPERX expands service with eDocAmerica tie-up

Telehealth program healthPERX has formed a partnership with eDocAmerica aimed at expanding its services through the addition of “board-certified health specialists” for what it claims is nearly every medical need.

The organization says the tie-up with eDocAmerica (Little Rock, AR, USA) – described as an “online doctor ‘house call’ for routine medical questions and information – will make it the most convenient and cost-effective telehealth program currently available in the US.

GlobalMed launches app to eliminate need for CT scans

Telemedicine developer GlobalMed has launched a new cloud application aimed at eliminating the need for unnecessary CT scans and radiation exposure – especially among children.

Branded CapSure Cloud, the application works by making an initial CT scan available to all healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care.

Once images have been uploaded to a secure server from the originating hospital, they can be shared with specialists at the receiving hospital.

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