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.
US internet-technology giant Cisco has taken the wraps of a new platform aimed at helping companies to better manage the data being generated by so-called Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Branded IOx, the platform allows applications to run directly at the edge of the network, says Cisco (San Jose, CA, USA), and will allow companies across a variety of sectors to develop, manage and run software applications directly on Cisco devices, including its routers and switches as well as IP video cameras.
A group of 11 mobile operators in the Asia-Pacific have banded together to form an M2M alliance aimed at offering a “one-stop-shop” experience for M2M deployments in the region.
The alliance members are drawn from the Bridge Alliance – a partnership of 31 mobile operators that have been working together on the launch of enterprise and roaming services – and have logically named the new group the Bridge M2M Alliance.
Google Inc has unveiled a set of fashionable prescription frames and shades for its Glass Internet-connected eyewear in an image makeover to give it broader appeal before a mass launch in the United States later this year.
Google (Mountain View, CA, USA) also announced a deal with Vision Service Plan (Rancho Cordova, CA, USA), the largest U.S. optical health insurance provider, that will allow consumers to get prescription lenses specially fitted to the device.
M2M module maker Telit is supporting the rollout of a new bicycle taillight featuring an embedded tracking device in Brazil.
Pioneered by local company Nastek Tecnologia (Campo Grande, Brazil), the Yon Bike Lamp – as it is branded – incorporates a GSM/GPS tracker in a bike taillight, allowing users to track a bike’s whereabouts and monitor riding statistics using smartphones.
The device features Telit’s (London, UK) GL865-QUAD module and is able to communicate over GSM and GPRS networks.
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.
Etisalat and du are to provide mobile health services to the Ministry of Health as part of a wider mhealth program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reports the Emirates News Agency.
The deal will see the two state-backed operators work with authorities on the development of mhealth products related to health and wellbeing, and is aimed in particular at supporting patients with diabetes as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Oil and gas companies will this year be among the first organizations in the Middle East to deploy services integrating mobility with intelligent solutions such as M2M and unified communications.
Such is one of the headline predictions from IDC about the development of the Middle East’s business network services market in 2014.
GE has indicated that it is partnering with communications platform provider Trilliant on the provision of SaaS-based smart-grid services to Holly Springs in Mississippi.
The city is one of several to have signed up to GE’s (Fairfield, CT, USA) Grid IQ Solutions as a Service, along with Skiatook in Oklahoma, Norcross in Georgia and Leesburg in Florida.
All are looking to enhance operational efficiency, improve reliability and increase customer engagement through the use of the GE service.
Silver Spring Networks has demonstrated its commitment to open standards and interoperability by revealing that a key wireless standard has been certified for use across its product portfolio.
The standard in question is IEEE 802.15.4g, a global standard designed to harmonize a variety of wireless infrastructure systems – as well as specify standard power levels, data rates, modulations and frequency bands for smart energy networks.