Less CO2 emissions, increased safety in traffic and improved life for patients is enabled by the recently launched technical platform solely built for reliable M2M data communication. Products, devices and vehicles are increasingly equipped with embedded mobile connectivity to further enhance product offering, enable new services and cut costs.
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, 1.4 percent of the mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication at the end of 2009.
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, 1.4 percent of the mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication at the end of 2009. The shares in the EU and the US were 2.4 percent and 4.3 percent respectively.
KPN and Garmin, the world’s biggest producer of navigation systems, have signed a multi-year agreement that makes mobile data communication between different devices and machines possible. KPN will provide special SIM cards that will be used in Garmin’s new portable navigation system, the nüvi 1690. Users of this system get direct links to current online information such as the weather, traffic and petrol prices.
COSCON Logistics, a global leader in the logistics industry and the leading logistics provider in China, announced that it will begin real-time, GPS tracking and monitoring of shipper conveyances. The program, which is the first large-scale commercial GPS-based tracking system launched thus far in China, will provide COSCON shippers and customers with improved supply chain execution, efficiency and security.
Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues, is ramping up its presence in the Machine to Machine (M2M) space, with the launch of a global service platform to help companies deploy and manage large, wireless M2M projects.
Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company, announced product availability of the first asset and shipment monitoring device that combines a Global Positioning System, active Radio Frequency Identification and Satellite Communications. Savi’s hybrid ST-694 GlobalTag provides defense, public sector and commercial customers with continuous monitoring and precise location information of supply chain assets most anytime and anywhere, including areas where there is no terrestrial reader infrastructure.
Airbiquity, a global leader in wireless connected services, and Telenor Connexion, a leading global provider of M2M connectivity solutions, today announced a joint strategic partnership to enable vehicle connectivity for connected services applications in automotive, portable navigation and fleet solutions across Europe.
Mobistar, the market leader for Machine-To-Machine applications in Belgium, has been selected as ‘International M2M Center (IMC)’ for ‘Machine-To-Machine connectivity’ within the France Télécom group. For a two-year period minimum, Mobistar will be a supplier for Machine-To-Machine SIM cards in the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) market and the international M2M deals and will provide the associated services for the France Télécom group.
W-Fi supplier Ekahau announces that its Wi-Fi location tracking software is being integrated into GPS receivers designed by NavSync, a division of The Connor-Winfield Corp.