Telematics enables UPS fleet to avoid driving 63.5 million miles in 2010

In the latest edition of its annual Sustainability Report, UPS stated it has reduced the amount of fuel it’s using to deliver each package in the United States.

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Module makes it easier to add Wifi to products

Digi International has introduced the XBee Wi-Fi, an embedded module that enables low power, serial-to-Wifi networking in the XBee form factor.

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Antenna improves factory-built M2M equipment

Quarterwave has released the Theta E1 2.4GHz antenna for machine-to-machine applications.

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Vehicle tracking brings savings for 70% of fleets, says survey

Vehicle tracking is now a critical operational tool for many fleets, according to the Ctrack Vehicle Tracking Survey 2011, with 70% of users cutting operational costs and almost 6 out of 10 increasing productivity.

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Embedded Mobile and M2M: With Opportunity Comes Threat

Embedded Mobile (EM) encompasses a host of devices and services using wide-area mobile network technologies to provide communication between machines themselves (M2M) and people.

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Green Party in Canada calls for halt to smart meter installations

The Green Party of British Columbia (BC) in Canada has called for smart meter installations to be stopped until a proper energy plan has been developed.

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Kirk to captain M2M for Cycle 30

Cycle 30, a provider of hosted order-to-cash billing services and a subsidiary of General Communication, has appointed Michael Kirk to the position of director of M2M markets.

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Five Arm devices support M2M segments

Atmel has added five devices to its Sam 9 Arm 926-based family of microcontrollers for applications in M2M, industrial and building control, HVAC, point-of-sale terminals, printers and medical devices, smart grid with data concentrators, and human machine interfaces.

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White Paper: Embedded Mobile – Telecoms Fraud & Security Management

This brand new White Paper, by Praesidum Consultancy Group, the business consultancy division of WeDo Technologies, focuses on the risks M2M services can cause operators in terms of fraud and revenue assurance

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Smart metering to drive M2M growth

Smart metering will account for over 40% of the 400 million M2M connected devices by 2016, according to a Juniper Research report.

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Access points provide OEMs with embedded options

Quatech has expanded its device networking line with the industrial grade Airborne 802.11 b/g access points with options for embedded modules for integration into OEM designs and external metal enclosures.

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iMetrik M2M Launches its Cellular Gateway With Local Area Connect

iMetrik M2M has completed the development of its Cellular Gateway product which combines Wide and Local Area capability, into a unit designed to offer a ‘plug and play’

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Green regulations drive M2M wireless network services market

The machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless network services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27 per cent from 2010 to 2014, according to a report by Technavio.

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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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