IoT Solution Powers M2M Logistics and Fleet Management
Gemalto, a provider of digital security products, announced the introduction of an innovative internet-of-things (IoT) solution used to optimize vehicle and fleet management.
Digital Communications Technologies, a provider of wireless GPS logistics devices, selected Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M module to provide internet protocol-based high-speed connectivity for a state-of-the-art vehicle logistics app suite.
The solution improves fleet productivity, vehicle performance, and logistics applications as well as smart powertrain operations and vehicle security applications. Using the solution, fleet managers can optimize travel routes and distribution schedules, manage cargo temperature, promote safe driving habits, and can quickly pinpoint the vehicle’s location for theft recovery.
“With Gemalto’s advanced M2M solution, our latest Syrus GPS device is flexible and powerful enough to be used for a wide variety of applications, all from a single device design,” said Ignacio Escallon, managing director of DCT. “Our partner provided the technology and engineering expertise needed to help us deliver innovative features and enhanced security applications to support over 75 partners developing Syrusmart fleet apps.”
Gemalto’s machine-to-machine (M2M) technology enables a unique IP address for each vehicle that supports DCT’s secure integration with a selection of downloadable fleet and smart vehicle apps. Gemalto’s solution collects data from sensors embedded throughout the vehicle that measure dynamic elements such as driver ID, GPS location, acceleration, time, distance, heading changes, speed, shock, and cargo temperature. Data is sent to the cloud where it is transformed into actionable intelligence and accessed via a secure web interface and mobile apps.
“Gemalto’s Cinterion Java M2M module allows the DCT device to utilize open-source application programming interfaces [APIs] which greatly simplifies app development and integration,” said Juan Lazcano, head of M2M sales for North America at Gemalto. “Without the need for unique software, firmware or script for each implementation, customers can quickly and seamlessly expand solution features and capabilities without complicated and time consuming engineering updates.”
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