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TMCnet Machine to Machine Solutions Week in Review


December 08, 2012

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

It was a busy week in the Machine to Machine Solutions sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.

This week, GPSTrackIt has introduced an Android (News - Alert) app for fleet tracking. The app allows Android users to locate, monitor and track fleet vehicles. GPSTrackIt can run reports to view driver behavior for an individual, a group or an entire fleet.

TMCnet reported that there appears to be a shift toward integrations and low-cost connected navigation for the next couple of years in Europe and Russia, according to a Frost & Sullivan analysis of the automotive navigation and telematics services market. Also, smartphone replication technology and smartphone-based navigation options for cars will dominate the market soon, the study adds.

eCall in Europe and ERA-GLONASS in Russia is expected to lead the region to become one of the biggest markets for telematics systems in the world. Navigation systems in Europe will reach 19.3 million units by 2016, with smartphone navigation subscribers growing to 413.2 million.

TMCnet also reported that RivieraWaves, a wireless connectivity silicon Intellectual Property (IP) provider, has received IEEE (News - Alert) Wi-Fi 11n certification for its new scalable Wi-Fi 802.11ac silicon IP. RivieraWaves provides a wireless IP portfolio in the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sectors.

RivieraWaves can be used in wireless connectivity for the mobile, medical, sports and fitness, watch, entertainment, metering, industrial markets and other wireless sensor-based applications. It is suited for diverse applications such as smartphones, tablets, computers, digital TVs and set-top boxes.

Also, Location Based Technologies has partnered with EE, a provider of mobile and fixed-broadband communications services in the United Kingdom, through the Orange and T-Mobile (News - Alert) brands.

The companies will promote PocketFinder GPS products in the United Kingdom.

And IDO Security has partnered with Berkeley Varitronics (News - Alert) Systems, (BVS), with each company marketing and reselling BVS' PocketHound and Wolfhound-PRO handheld cell phone detector models. IDO Security's MagShoe scanner will also be marketed through this deal. MagShoe is a “shoes-on” weapons metal detection system. This system identifies metal items hidden in footwear. It can be done up to four centimeters above the ankle. PocketHound is a sensitive cell phone detector.


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