It was a busy week in the Machine to Machine Solutions sector. Here are some of the major stories.
Guavus, a provider of big data analytics solutions, is acquiring Neuralitic Systems. Neuralitic is a provider of mobile analysis and data intelligence that allows Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to generate new revenue by improving subscriber acquisition, conversion and retention.
In another story, Telefónica Digital, a large telecommunications company, has introduced Smart M2M, a Web-based platform for the connectivity, management and control of machine-to-machine communications. The Smart M2M Solution is equipped with advanced features such as real-time monitoring of traffic type, volume and consumption, technical supervision of lines (maps of connected devices and advanced diagnostics) and localization. It also offers innovative fraud detection.
TMCnet also reported that with costs of deploying RFID technology decreasing, more companies are showing interest in the technology. RFID technology can reduce warehouse and distribution costs and improve forecasting and planning. For instance, the famed British retailer, Marks & Spencer, has expanded its RFID supply contract with Avery Dennison to include home wares and clothing. Marks & Spencer has contracted with Avery Dennison for nine years.
Also, Quake Global, Inc., a provider of satellite and terrestrial asset tracking and monitoring technology to the M2M market, has acquired ODIN Technologies. ODIN is a major player in RFID software, service and solution development with more than 500 projects worldwide, 10 patents and more than $30 million invested in RFID software for the healthcare, government, aerospace and financial services markets.
And Trimble is offering a new feature for its Connected Farm app that can report how crops are faring—and how much fertilizer they need for optimal growth. The free app for smartphones and tablets can be used to enter NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) readings taken with the company’s GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor and then used to calculate nitrogen application rates.