How mobile IoT location is changing the IoT landscape

The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly embedded itself in our world for the last decade plus and will only increase its penetration in both the consumer and enterprise spaces. The proliferation of IoT has been driven by several factors, says Ed Chao, CEO of Polte, including growing internet reach, cloud & edge computing, lower sensor costs,

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Fundamentals of creating efficient and cost-effective IoT based asset tracking solution

Asset tracking blog overview The purpose of the asset tracking system is to improve workflows, reduce inventory loss, and introduce process optimisation to improve overall operational efficiency and productivity.

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Quickfire Interview on Tracking the Location of Things with KORE’s Peter Van Den Houten

Location data is necessary in a wide range of industries. But is the value of location data for innovation, operations, compliance, security, and profitability fully understood?

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Rohde & Schwarz collaborates with PoLTE to speed growth of cellular-connected IoT device ecosystem

Rohde & Schwarz is collaborating with PoLTE Corporation, a provider of cellular-based location solutions, to enhance the robustness and accuracy of cellular location technologies. PoLTE and Rohde & Schwarz aim to strengthen the cellular IoT ecosystem and expand the opportunity for new IoT use cases.

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Huawei and Vodafone announce opening of world’s first Narrowband IoT Open Lab

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Vodafone Group announce the opening of an Open IoT Lab to work on the development of products and applications relating to Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology.

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Huawei and Vodafone partner to create ‘world’s first’ strategic NB-IoT Open Lab

Huawei and Vodafone have agreed to establish NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) Open Lab.

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Up to 70% of global population will be mobile users, says 10th annual Cisco VNI mobile forecast

Since 2000, when the first camera phone was introduced, the number of mobile users has quintupled. By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70% of the global population, according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020).

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Zebra Technologies to acquire Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions for US$3.45bn

Lincolnshire, and Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, April 15, 2014 — Zebra Technologies Corporation and Motorola Solutions, Inc. have definitively agreed that Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for US$3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. 

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From Norwegian sheep to African elephants: Satellite-based M2M collars help track livestock

(Blog) — Keeping track of valuable livestock grazing in remote regions is a daily challenge for farmers. Losing livestock to predators or through illness not only affects that year’s revenue but, as Gavan Murphy of Globalstar says, it can have a profound impact on the quality of the breeding foundation for future herds.

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SeeControl launches ThingTracr GPS tool 'for anything that needs to be tracked'

San Francisco, USA (PRWEB) — SeeControl is rolling out ThingTracr, a hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) GPS tool “for monitoring anything that needs to be tracked”. The solution offers precise location tracking and historical analytics reporting for things of interest using a small, attachable GPS unit that requires no tools or wiring. The tracking service reportedly can

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QUAKE Global and SkyWave bring satellite M2M solutions to Russia's heavy equipment market

San Diego, California, USA (BUSINESS WIRE) — QUAKE Global Inc. and SkyWave Mobile Communications have introduced Q-Pro, an M2M solution designed to operate on the Russian Federation’s Inmarsat satellite network.

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Verizon to expand into mHealth, cars and home automation as it buys Hughes Telematics for US$612m

New York and Atlanta, USA. June 1, 2012 – Verizon Communications Inc. and Hughes Telematics, Inc. today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon will acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc. (HTI) for $12.00 per share in cash, or a total of $612 million. The transaction will expand Verizon’s capabilities in the automotive and fleet telematics

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Sprint expands asset-tracking solutions to help beat FBI forecast of global cargo fraud losses

According to the FBI, experts estimate that cargo thefts in 2012 will be worth as much as US$30 billion in losses. So, to provide enterprises, fleet owners, government agencies and other organisations with more choices in asset protection, US-based mobile network operator (MNO) Sprint is expanding its portfolio of products from Omnilink,

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SkyBitz acquisition by Telular creates “largest pure player asset tracking company in the world”

Telular Corporation has announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire SkyBitz, Inc. They claim that the combined companies will create the largest “pure player” asset tracking and management company in the world.

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Companies join forces to offer shipment tracking

Web-based applications for international shipping and Customs management provider Acelynk is working with Sensorlogic to produce a smart shipment tracking and Customs compliance offering for companies conducting high-volumes of international trade.

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Onasset updates tracking software platform

Onasset Intelligence announced the latest version of its Vision software platform at the M2M Evolution Conference in Austin, Texas, last week.

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