Monthly Archives: October 2015

Droughts and Wildfires: The Burning Need for Remote Monitoring

In the wake of last summer’s droughts and wildfires that forced the government of British Columbia to impose strict water restrictions, it came to light that the province didn’t have a good understanding of the underground water supply it was

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Cold Chain Monitoring Improves Food Distribution Safety, Compliance

Did you know that food distribution represents an enormous part of the US economy, representing over $235B in sales in 2014? How about that 47% of a typical American family’s food spend is on ‘food away from home’, and that

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Telematics Takes Center Stage at the ATA Management Conference & Expo

This week, American Trucking Associations hosted leaders from across the industry at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition, a four-day event that addressed several key issues including the driver shortage, highway safety and the growing role of technology in transportation

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How AIS is Used to Save Lives and Improve Maritime Safety

Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a technology that has been adopted by vessels for collision avoidance. Broadcasted AIS messages are captured by other vessels, satellites or terrestrial-based radios, and this location and course information can be mapped and used to

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Managing Freight and Data: A Look Back at the McLeod User Conference

“Fleets don’t just manage freight, they also manage data.” That was one of the keynote messages from Tom McLeod, founder of McLeod Software at the company’s User Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. Carriers and shippers have weathered a lot of change

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Dual-Mode Tracking Aids Brazilian’s Trade Mission Across 35 Countries

Equipped with his ideas, his unique style and a bright yellow van complete with a hybrid tracking solution, Brazilian entrepreneur Klaus Nixdorf traversed 35 countries in the Americas to spur dialogue on trade and opportunities in his own country. For

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O rastreamento com modo dual auxilia a missão comercial em 35 países

Com suas idéias, seu estilo único e uma van amarela brilhante, toda equipada com uma solução de rastreamento híbrido, o empresário brasileiro Klaus Nixdorf percorreu 35 países nas Américas para estimular o diálogo sobre comércio e oportunidades em seu próprio

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ORBCOMM to Acquire WAM Technologies

ORBCOMM today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of WAM Technologies LLC (WAM), an affiliate of Mark-It Services, Inc. Based in Skillman, NJ, WAM is a leading provider by market share

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Next-Level Reefer Control Arrives as Cargo Volumes Increase

From onions to seafood, refrigerated ocean cargo volumes are expected to grow in the coming years. According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, a growing middle class in Asia, superior traceability and documentation in the European supply chain and changing tastes and

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Video: Enter the World of M2M with ORBCOMM

YBLTV’s Erika Blackwell caught up with ORBCOMM CEO Marc Eisenberg at last month’s CTIA Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. The two discussed the company’s latest innovations in connecting the world’s assets and the evolution of the M2M industry over the

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