Discrete Wireless changes name to Nextraq

GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management company Discrete Wireless has changed its name to Nextraq. The company has also added one-minute reporting and 12-month customer data retention to its standard offering.

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Etisalat and Telefónica announce the signing of a strategic multinational agreement

The two operators have jointly announced that they have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to enter into a broad-based cooperation. The partnership is designed to allow

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US Navy adopts Digi wireless tracking system

Inteligistics is to use the IDigi device cloud, Connectport X wireless gateways and XBee Zigbee modules to enable wirelessly its intelligent, asset tracking system for the US Navy.

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Management software boosted for IPv6

Arris Group’s Servassure Advanced performance management software has been upgraded to handle IPv4, IPv6 and dual-stack devices for data collection as well as real-time requests.

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IMetrik M2M adds technology leadership

IMetrik M2M has made two senior technology appointments IMetrik M2M has made two senior technology appointments – Jonathan Barratt as chief technical officer and Medhat Mahmoud as VP of technology and strategy.

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Cinterion and Digital Communications Technologies announce rollout of M2M fleet tracking product

Cinterion and Digital Communications Technologies (DCT) have announced several deployments of DCT’s Syrus GPS SY2210, a tracking, tracing, and reporting device

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Network powers automotive insurance application

Agnik, a data analytics company for distributed, mobile and embedded environments, has selected the Kore Telematics M2M network to power its usage-based automobile insurance application.

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Smith moves from Wireless Logic to Three

Jon Smith has left Wireless Logic to become wholesale sales manager for M2M and data services at mobile operator Three.

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Telenor Connexion enables Stepac real-time wireless monitoring of “what’s cool” all over the world

Stepac, a supplier of real-time cold chain monitoring and tracking solutions to the fresh produce industry, has developed ‘Xsense’ specifically for perishable foods. The solution, which contains Telenor Connexion’s embedded connectivity,

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LTE antenna delivers 70% efficiency

Taoglas has launched the PA700A Viking antenna, an LTE, septa-band, surface mount antenna that delivers over 70% efficiency in a design that is claimed to be significantly smaller than current wide-band antennas.

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Partnership aims to cut supply chain risks

A partnership between OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of M2M wireless asset tracking, sensing and control products, and Flemming Cargo Securement (FCS) is helping transportation and logistics companies reduce risk in the supply chain and intervene when cargo is compromised during transit.

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Consumers Want Mobile Phones to Connect to Their Cars and TVs, Amdocs Global Survey Reveals

People are demanding more connectivity and higher quality of service – and are ready to pay for it, according to Amdocs research into consumer attitudes. The company recently released the results

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How much would you pay for remote health monitoring?

Population keeps growing and healthcare costs keep increasing – up to 9% of GDP (and even 16% in the US). 75% of the cost is coming from a few chronic diseases. Aging population is increasing the burden.

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Pocketfinder finds its way to Mexico and Latin America

Location Based Technologies (LBT) is to provide its Pocketfinder family of location devices and services to Mexico and Latin America through Radiomovil Dipsa (America Movil).

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RF Monolithics sees the Future in distribution

M2M and wireless communications-enabling technology company RF Monolithics has signed a worldwide franchise distribution agreement with Future Electronics, under which Future will provide global sales, design support and fulfilment services for RFM certified RF modules, short-range IC radios and RF components.

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Berg Insight says smart-meter penetration in Europe will reach 52% by 2016

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.4 percent between 2010 and 2016

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