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First 5G deployments signal a new standard for transport and logistics communications

Although pioneering mobile operators, such as AT&T and Verizon in the US and SK Telecom in South Korea, are beginning their 5G deployments now, widespread, global coverage will take a few more years to emerge. Even so, it’s time for organisations to make their preparations because vehicles, plant equipment and other machines being placed into service today will have lifespans that extend well into the 5G era and 5G offers compelling benefits for IoT-enabled devices and services. (more…)

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Abu Dhabi completes smart city project using Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT

Software AG announced the successful completion of a wide-ranging smart city project with its partner, Technology Strategies Middle East (TSME). Cumulocity IoT has been used as the foundation IoT (Internet of Things) platform of choice in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. (more…)

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Airports present a promising niche for IoT-enabled asset tracking technology

A wide range of asset types can be found in a typical airport. Ground handling generally involves the use of various types of ground support equipment (GSE) which are used to service the aircraft between flights. Over the years, an increasing number of companies (more…)

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Actility, Abeeway, Cisco and Tracktio show IoT geolocation in the Port of Barcelona

Here’s the inside story on the deployment and testing of a location and tracking solution for Internet of Things devices in the Port of Barcelona, Spain. As Actility tells IoT Now Transport360, it is using a low power wide area network, which it believes is an ideal communications technology for industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. (more…)

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IoT enables asset tracking across the entire supply chain

Having the ability to track exactly where any mobile asset is in the entire supply chain is particularly useful when looking for items that have been stolen or lost. The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used to create a more efficient and agile network to support mobile asset tracking, thereby delivering a wide range of business benefits, writes Benoît Tournier, the marketing director for Mobile IoT Solutions at Sierra Wireless. (more…)

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Cold chain monitoring and IoT – More than just temperature control

Cold chains are susceptible to mechanical breakdowns, traffic delays, theft, human error, and numerous other factors. With IoT, issues can be handled in real time, with an entire infrastructure reacting as a single unit. (more…)

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IoT heats up across the cold chain

The scale of the cold chain market is enormous and with increased consumer focus on fresh food, it is becoming an attractive market for IoT. A ready-made or even government-mandated business case is always a substantial help in generating interest and achieving deployment volumes and IoT is starting to see this in cold chain deployments, writes George Malim. (more…)

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Reducing logistics costs via a pull-based, vertically integrated supply chain

Neil Hamilton, VP, business development, Thingstream, says the combination of IoT and vertically integration order processes can achieve a leaner supply chain and ultimately say goodbye to the phrase, ‘out of stock’. Here’s how to get started. (more…)

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SensLynx announces new GPS tracking business model for independent resellers

Though still a young company, SensLynx has quickly established itself as one of the foremost brands in the fleet and asset management industry. Some of the credit goes to its co-founders, both of whom have long-standing track records as executives with other wireless entities and top tier fleet tracking companies.

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Tracking to overcome a load of economics

When it comes to fleet telematics, it is often not just the fleet that needs to be tracked, but also the loads. As Tomer Lavie, SVP EMEA Sales, Telit, writes, load tracking has been taken to new extremes, based on economics, in Germany’s forests. (more…)

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