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Can IoT help us avert the world’s 2050 food crisis?

The world today has a vast problem with food waste. The UN estimates that, on our current path of food consumption and waste, by 2050 we will reach a tipping point and the world will be in a food crisis. Here, Jeremy Cowan reports from Ireland on companies that are partnering to prevent this. (more…)

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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan. (more…)

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Integrating IoT players with e-SIM

The telecom sector is one of the top spenders in IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Investment in the IoT sphere is gradually becoming the core strategy in the digital transformation journey of many telecom operators. (more…)

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Ease of Use and Mobile First are at the heart of Digi’s new M2M strategy

With IoT Now granted sole access to Digi’s normally closed customer conference, we ask the CEO and COO their strategy for growing an M2M hardware provider. In Part 2 of Jeremy Cowan’s report the new emphasis is on service and scalability. (more…)

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Anglian Water expands UK vehicle tracking solution with Ctrack after improvements in road safety and fleet efficiency

Anglian Water has extended its vehicle tracking solution with Ctrack across a further 500 vans within its fleet having already achieved a host of benefits in terms of road safety, fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility. A year after the initial 750 vehicles were fitted, the number of road accidents across Anglian Water’s commercial fleet operation had fallen by 14% , while fuel efficiency improved by 10% and carbon emissions dropped by 4%. (more…)

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Logistics integrator GateHouse wins GPS contract for real-time tracking of truck deliveries

Transport logistics integrator GateHouse of Denmark has won a strategic contract for its real-time multi-GPS tracking platform ghTrack. (more…)

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Two thirds of drivers are now ‘comfortable’ with vehicle tracking technology, research shows

Telematics is getting the green light from drivers these days. New research suggests there is an untapped opportunity for M2M telematics providers, with almost three quarters of work vehicles yet to have telematics systems installed. (more…)

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Next IoT innovation may come from new hackathon-incubator hybrids like the NTx App Challenge

The inaugural NTx Apps Challenge has awarded US$80,000 to five teams of web entrepreneurs who created sustainability apps to address four key municipal growth challenges; water conservation, waste and recycling, smart energy, and transportation. The winners were announced during an award ceremony at The Treehouse in Addison, North Texas, USA.

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Logistics SaaS meets the Internet of Things in Singapore

Logistics company IFL Pte Ltd is using an Internet of Things (IoT)-integrated logistics operations SaaS (software as a service) to help manage day-to-day logistics processes. Here, Shamir Rahim (pictured), CEO of Sypher Labs explains the necessity of such a tool in logistics. (more…)

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Svevia signs a three year contract for a GPS-based monitoring system with B&M Systemutveckling

Stockholm, Sweden, July 2, 2014 – Svevia, Sweden’s largest contractor in winter road maintenance, has signed a contract for a GPS-based management and monitoring system for the next three years. The assignment has been awarded to B&M Systemutveckling AB in Uppsala in collaboration with Mowic AB. (more…)

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