Soracom Introduces ecoSIM Cards, Significantly Reducing Plastic Waste

Soracom Introduces ecoSIM Cards, Significantly Reducing Plastic Waste

New IoT SIM cards deliver advanced performance while saving over 4 tons of plastic from landfills with every million shipped.

Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is shipping the majority of its SIM cards for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity as ecoSIMs, produced from 100% recyclable ABS plastic and using over three times less disposable material than traditional SIM cards.

The ecoSIM, which supports all standard form factors (2FF, 3FF, 4FF), is saving more than 4 tons of plastic for every million SIMs shipped.

As technology has progressed and device size has decreased in the IoT, the functional size of a SIM slot has also been reduced significantly but the plastic housing around the SIM card has not. Standard SIM cards are made in the size of a credit card. By reducing the amount of plastic around the … Read the rest

Fibocom’s MA510 Module to Support 450 MHz LTE-M and NB-IoT Application

Fibocom’s MA510 Module to Support 450 MHz LTE-M and NB-IoT Application

Fibocom, a global leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solution and wireless communication modules, announced that its LTE Cat M module MA510-GL supports 450 MHz spectrum to further satisfy the need for the global IoT market, promoting the allocation of the 450 MHz band.

The 450MHz spectrum has risen in importance in recent years, as it provides a broader scope of connectivity at a lower cost for network users. According to the Mobile IoT Deployment Map of GSMA, both LTE-M and NB-IoT are widely deployed around the world, especially in Europe and America.

Based on Qualcomm platform, Fibocom MA510 module is a high-performance IoT module not only supporting 450 MHz but also LTE Cat M1/Cat NB2/EGPRS, which is fully compliant with 3GPP Release 14. Besides, with built-in GNSS, MA510 is pin-to-pin compatible with Fibocom LTE Cat M module 510 family, allowing customer to immigrate easily between different technologies … Read the rest

Picking The Right Siding For Your Home

Businesses around the globe were hit so hard by the economic crisis that several businesses had to seek monetary assistance from the government in order to survive.

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Getting Things Done (GTD), the powerful efficiency concept from David Allen, is often applied to our task list and our email inbox, but rarely to more complex processes like our sales pipeline. I played with Zoho CRM and immediately felt that it did everything that we needed it to do, and did it very easily. It managed our whole sales pipeline, from the leads to potentials, to nurturing the whole deal, and closing the win. : Sales-force customer relationship management is another costless CRM web-based service; you don’t need to download any software. The free personal version is for only one user. You can register there for free. These companies realize that having access to the right data is a … Read the rest

The public carsharing fleet will reach 971,000 vehicles worldwide in 2025

The public carsharing fleet will reach 971,000 vehicles worldwide in 2025

According to a new research report by IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of users of carsharing services worldwide is forecasted to grow from 71.9 million people in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5 percent to reach 190.3 million people in 2025.

Berg Insight forecasts that the number of vehicles used for carsharing services will grow at a CAGR of 16.0 percent from 463,000 at the end of 2020 to 971,000 at the end of 2025. The carsharing fleet grew 10 percent worldwide in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic but the performance varied on regional level. “Several carsharing operators’ expansion plans were put on hold during 2020 but are now continued in 2021 instead”, said Martin Svegander, Senior Analyst at Berg Insight. Carsharing operators have in the past year adjusted their operations to accommodate new mobility needs during the COVID-19 pandemic such as longer … Read the rest

Sequans and AmericanPharma Technologies Team Up to Protect Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments

Sequans and AmericanPharma Technologies Team Up to Protect Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments

Sequans Communications S.A. has joined forces with AmericanPharma Technologies and is providing the cellular IoT connectivity solution for AmericanPharma Tech’s PharmaWatch™ vaccine monitoring system that is currently protecting Covid-19 vaccine shipments and storage around the country.

PharmaWatch is connected by Sequans’ Monarch technology, enabling it to upload its vaccine temperature monitoring data to the portal every 5 minutes via a secure and reliable cellular LTE-M network transmission.

“PharmaWatch provides one of the most important IoT monitoring solutions active in the world today and we are proud that our Monarch LTE-M technology is providing the network connectivity,” said Didier Dutronc, EVP and GM, Massive IoT, Sequans.

“PharmaWatch monitors vaccine temperature and other data and automates compliance reporting, and our Monarch module gives PharmaWatch the reliable, always-on network connection it needs to enable this critically important IoT application.”

“We chose Sequans’ Monarch to connect PharmaWatch because it allowed us to meet the Read the rest

How Does IoT Accelerate Your Company’s Digital Journey? The Competitive Advantage of IoT

How Does IoT Accelerate Your Company’s Digital Journey? The Competitive Advantage of IoT

By Rebecca Wislie, Sr. Product Manager, Services at Black Box Corporation.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming our world in powerful ways, and companies in many types of industries stand to benefit greatly through improved, data-driven decision-making, and accelerated business processes. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at IoT and its potential for enhancing competitive advantage. We’ll also offer advice for companies as they embark on their digital transformation through IoT, including what to look for in a solutions integrator partner.

“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things, using data they gathered without any help from us, we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce waste, loss, and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing, or recalling and whether they were fresh or past their best.” – Kevin Ashton, former Executive Director of Auto-ID … Read the rest

AWS and Microsoft are not yet market leaders in IoT, but soon will be

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By Matt Hetton, Founding Partner at Transforma Insights.

Transforma Insights recently published a report comparing the capabilities of the three hyperscale cloud providers, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft, in the provision of tools for enterprise digital transformation.

This included analysis of their capabilities across eleven technology families, of which Internet of Things was weighted as the most important. The analysis looked at capabilities across all the various functions required to implement IoT, including hardware, software, solutions, systems integration, field services, and much more.

Overall, the hyperscalers scored well in their ability to deliver IoT, although they aren’t anywhere near as dominant as they are in addressing Artificial Intelligence, or Edge Computing, two fields in which these three companies are dominant. Nevertheless, these three make a strong showing. Their hardware capabilities are somewhat limited, but with some recent significant integrated offerings (i.e. comprising hardware and services) such as AWS Monitron … Read the rest

Dealing With And Killing Cimex Lectularius, The Bed Bugs

This requires clear communication between the doctor and the patient. Learn from experienced consultants. It will be your business identity so take time before you decide on a name.

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Harnessing the benefits of CRM is one of the major requisites of a business. All above mentioned virtues are the important facts while we practice professional ethics as a professional. Business ethics won’t make a sense to lead a meaningful life. It is a must to implement professional ethics in a professional’s life. Professional ethics will act as a standard to keep a healthy life of a social wellbeing. The first step of leveraging your most talented consultants over a broader range of projects requires a relatively small amount of effort, but the payback is significant. You want to leverage your technical architects, your business architects, and your thought leaders, and to a much lesser degree, your … Read the rest

Fleet Management: How to reduce the chance of trucking accidents

Fleet Management: How to reduce the chance of trucking accidents

Trucking accidents can be life-altering for the victims, with most victims typically being in the second vehicle rather than the truck itself. Fleet managers have a responsibility to ensure their teams are as safe on the roads as possible. Thankfully, there are plenty of strategies and procedures that can be put in place to reduce the chance of accidents.

Regular vehicle maintenance & training

According to PolicyAdvice, the most common causes of truck accidents are mechanical faults, with tires and brake issues being at the top of the list. With this in mind, one of the easiest ways to reduce the chance of an accident is regular, compulsory maintenance of every vehicle in the fleet. Maintenance should be the responsibility of the whole business, from the operators to the drivers.

As well as regular maintenance, drivers should check the whole vehicle prior to each departure to make sure everything is … Read the rest

Semtech Accelerates Technology Deployments Aimed at a Smarter, Sustainable Planet

Semtech Accelerates Technology Deployments Aimed at a Smarter, Sustainable Planet

LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol leveraged to remedy environmental challenges and drive global change.

Semtech Corporation is amplifying its mission to make the planet a smarter, more connected and sustainable place by providing an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

With solutions deployed globally, Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol help reduce environmental impacts and remedy challenges facing the global community spanning wildlife protection, sustainable farming, combating COVID-19, water conservation to high-risk flood monitoring.

Mohan Maheswaran, president and CEO, Semtech, said:

“By investing in LoRaWAN and LoRa, we’re showing the world that Semtech is committed in our efforts toward sustainability, and developing technology solutions that improve environmental consciousness and conserve resources. LoRa devices’ easy-to-deploy capabilities have the potential to bring connectivity to all, creating a smarter and safer planet.”

Semtech continues to develop products and enable solutions that create greater efficiencies and connections to care for communities, people … Read the rest