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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Double Digit Growth Expected for Refrigerated Transportation Market

According to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global refrigerated transport market is projected to reach over $93 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 15.2% from 2014. It is no surprise that the industry is experiencing double digit growth. With

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ORBCOMM and Komatsu Renew Services Agreement

ORBCOMM’s leadership in the M2M and heavy equipment telematics market has once again been confirmed with its most recent announcement. Komatsu, the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earthmoving equipment has extended its 14-year relationship with ORBCOMM to deliver

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Telematics: Australia Vehicle Insurers Told to Embrace It or Lose It

According to the global head of insurance for technology company CSC, Australian insurers are at a crossroad – adopt vehicle telematics products to monitor the driving behavior of their customers or lose market share in their lucrative car insurance business.

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Transforming Manufacturing with a Little Help from the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is on track to dramatically transform manufacturers’ products, services, and operations in 2015, according to IDC Manufacturing Insight. Two types of IoT applications will resonate with manufacturers, those that support the process and those that

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The Ins and Outs of Vessel Tracking from Space with Satellite AIS

Portvision Director of Products Dean Rosenberg recently wrote a blog post that did a great job of capturing how Automatic Identification System (AIS) evolved and where it stands today. If you are new to AIS and want to learn a

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Heavy Equipment: Are You Ready for “Servitization”?

According to Vodafone’s “M2M Adoption Barometer 2014”, “servitization” is part of the next wave of the M2M evolution and it is the process where equipment manufacturers make the shift from selling machines to selling the service.  “Servitization” is not a

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Tumbling Oil Prices Provide Opportunity for M2M Tracking Applications

As crude prices continue to tumble, so do the number of operational US oil rigs. Energy giant Baker Hughes recently reported that the number of oil and gas rigs in use in the US fell to 1,633—the lowest level since

Posted in 4. Oil & Gas / Utilities, 5. M2M/IoT Trends

How Smart Devices Power a More Efficient Grid for Utilities

Power outages and delays in service repairs are costly events for utility companies—when consumers lose power, utilities lose money. Faults along the power distribution network that result in interruptions to the service are often caused by broken tree branches, damage

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Transportation Rate Outlook: Will 2015 Be a Good Year for U.S. Logistics Managers?

It is hard to tell whether it is going to be a good year for U.S. logistics managers this year. In a recent article by Logistics Management magazine, new forecast data from the Institute for Supply Management suggests that U.S.

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SCADA Application Nets IoT Evolution Award

We’re happy to announce that IoT Evolution Magazine, the leading publication covering the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, honored SkyWave’s SCADAconnect application with the 2014 IoT Evolution Excellence Award. The award honors innovative products that support the availability of information being deduced,

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