Kore Wireless has begun offering network services to customers of Taiwan’s ATrack following the establishment of a new agreement between the MVNO and telematics hardware player.
The tie-up will give ATrack (Taipei, Taiwan) customers access to Kore’s (Alpharetta, GA, USA) network facilities in more than 150 countries thanks to the US company’s range of partnerships with network operators around the world.
Module maker Telit has reported soaring revenues and profits for the 2013 financial year thanks to strong demand for its expanding range of M2M services.
Net income shot up from $3.88 million in 2012 to $10.87 million in 2013, while revenues increased by 17.3%, to $243 million, over the same period.
Results were boosted by the takeover of cloud specialist ILS Technology (Boca Raton, FL, USA) in September, but also reflected organic growth in each of the EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.
The deployment of smart-city technologies and intelligent transportation services (ITS) is set to become a key policy area for local governments, according to a new study from ABI Research.
Penetration of ITS technologies in smart cities will range from 20% (in the case of autonomous vehicles) to 98% (traffic management) by 2025, according to the market-research company.
Numerex says it has completed its deployment of M2M technology for ETwater, which has developed an innovative “smart irrigation” service allowing customers to save on water usage.
The technology upgrade carried out by Numerex (Atlanta, GA, USA) involved the use of the M2M player’s FAST-branded cloud service and the introduction of a web-based management portal.
Numerex claims the use of FAST will allow ETwater (Novato, CA, USA) to provide faster and more reliable wireless connectivity and help ETwater’s customers to boost return on investment.
Westbase Technology is to begin distributing Vodafone’s MachineLink 3G router, which has been designed for use across a number of vertical markets globally.
In a statement the company said the router would provide M2M connectivity in areas covered by 2G and 3G cellular networks, and could be “mass deployed” to connect remote assets, premises, equipment and vehicles using Vodafone’s (Newbury, UK) network or infrastructure available from Vodafone partners.
Managed services player Wireless Logic says it has carried out a “major overhaul” of its SIMPro platform, which allows users to remotely control a range of activities through SIM-connected devices.
Besides mainstream features like provisioning, tariff selection and personalized billing, the new platform supports applications including activation profile settings – allowing devices to be developed and configured directly on to new SIMs.
The company says this is especially important because configuration of SIMs to specific profiling can be a very time-consuming process.
Satellite and M2M specialist Orbcomm has acquired Euroscan Holdings in a bid to boost its presence in Europe’s transportation and heavy equipment sectors.
Euroscan (Hoensbroek, Netherlands) develops systems to monitor compliance with regulations on refrigerated transportation temperatures and serves customers in the global food and pharmaceuticals industries.
Orbcomm (Rochelle Park, NJ, USA) said the terms of the acquisition would be made available in forthcoming public filings, but it expects the takeover will strengthen its portfolio of services.
Kore Telematics has taken over Jazz Wireless Data to expand its footprint and expertise in the M2M connectivity area.
Under the deal, whose terms were not disclosed, Kore (Alpharetta, GA, USA) will acquire a “six-figure” subscriber base from Jazz (Raleigh, NC, USA), which provides M2M networking services in North America.
Scandinavia’s Tele2 has announced a deal with CSL Dualcom under which it will provide connectivity services for security, healthcare and general M2M applications in the European region.
CSL Dualcom (Harefield, UK) has developed a platform that allows alarm signals to be delivered securely and reliably to control centers, and claims to have pioneered the move from wired to wireless technology in this area.
The tie-up with Tele2 (Stockholm, Sweden) will allow it to improve the process of deploying and managing connectivity solutions from start to finish.
M2M Zone exhibitors gathered at this week’s CeBIT tradeshow in Hannover, Germany unveiled details of some exciting new products and services, while others provided updates on their strategies for addressing the ever-expanding M2M opportunity. Below we provide summaries of the main announcements.