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Growth Estimated for M2M and IoT Sensors but What About Security?

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Compass Intelligence has released its latest report on “Sensors in M2M & IoT: A Global Analysis for Growth Opportunities and Solutions” and here is a quick summary of what they say: Today the market is estimated at $5.2 billion and

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Posted in 1. Transportation, 5. M2M/IoT Trends Tagged with: , , ,

Satellite M2M for Event-Based SCADA Applications

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As the popularity of satellite M2M devices for remote tracking, monitoring and control has increased, SCADA system integrators are increasingly trying to find new applications for these low-cost alternatives to satellite broadband terminals. At ORBCOMM, our system integrators in the

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

Telematics a Recurring Theme at European Transportation Show

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What is the current load on my axle? Is my trailer couple or uncoupled with the truck? What is the current temperature in the cooling body? These were just some of the telematics-related questions that OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are

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Posted in 1. Transportation, 5. M2M/IoT Trends Tagged with: , , ,

Charting the Course for AIS and Big Data

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I recently had the opportunity to attend the AIS Summit in Hamburg, Germany and I made some interesting observations about this maritime technology. Automatic Identification System (AIS) may have been originally designed for collision avoidance but of the over twenty

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TCA 2015: Trucking Data Analytics Helping Reduce Fuel Consumption and More

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This week I am at the 77th Annual Transport Carrier’s Association (TCA) Annual Convention in Florida and the show floor is busy. Carriers, fleet owners and vendors of all types are getting together to discuss their most pressing issues and

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

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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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Posted in 1. Transportation, 5. M2M/IoT Trends Tagged with: , ,

Tumbling Oil Prices Provide Opportunity for M2M Tracking Applications

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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

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

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

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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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Internet of Things (IoT) in Infancy, But Poised for Growth in Canada

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Telecom provider @TELUSBusiness recently worked with @IDC to benchmark the state of the Internet of Things (IoT) for Canadian businesses and they came up with some interesting findings. Of the 209 organizations surveyed by phone and web: 6% have adopted IoT

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Is “Big Data Analytics” the Real Next Big Thing?

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Take a look at these statistics: There will be 5,200 gigabytes of data for every human on the planet by 2020 – The Economist We are generating more than 2.5 billion gigabytes of data every day – Forbes Wal-mart has

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