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IoTevolutionworld Embedded M2M Solutions Week in Review

By Rory Lidstone September 15, 2012

It was a relatively mellow week for the embedded M2M solutions sector, possibly because the entire industry was so focused on the launch of the iPhone 5. However, there were still a few noteworthy headlines.

First, the M2M Fastrack Xtend dual serial port IESM board was released as an expansion for FXT modems, enabling customers to add a second satellite communications link. This IESM daughterboard includes a Sierra Wireless high-accuracy GPS module and two additional serial ports.

The Fastrack Xtend is primarily meant to act as a backup satellite communications link for FXT003/009 modems using the Q9612 Iridium SBD modem or the Q1200 Orbcomm modem. As such, users can extend the use of their FXT modems beyond cellular coverage.

Next up, Nick Mitchell, vice president of global sales at Trimble, a company that deals mostly in GPS and other telematics technologies, spoke with TMC this week about the benefits of telematics solutions. He pointed out that telematics can be helpful in a number of different situations, especially to companies that have higher operational fleet costs.

Telematics solutions, for example, can help better plan operations to reduce fuel costs, even helping managers decide which vehicles to purchase and how many to have in a fleet. This was just one example of the benefits Mitchell pointed out; the full article has more.

Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) began optimizing its services for management of sustainable groundwater resources this week. To do this, SWS is using M2M communications modules from Telit Wireless Solutions with the Schlumberger Diver-NETZ solution.

This solution integrates superior field instrumentation with wireless communication and data management, with the aim of streamlining project workflow. “Thanks to our solution, time and costs associated with groundwater monitoring are now dramatically reduced while the total number of data samples can be increased,” stated Peter Westerhuis, general manager, Schlumberger Water Services.

Lastly, the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) issued a contract to Eurotech, a supplier of embedded technologies, for a rugged and reliable platform sufficient for use on trains. In the first phase of the $60-million contract, Eurotech will supply its ISIS ICE sub-system which boasts low power draw and high performance.

"The Eurotech ISIS is certified and meets our stringent requirements for operations in harsh environments,” said Judith Decker, vice president, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Group, SAIC.

That wraps up this week in review. Be sure to head over to the main Embedded M2M Solutions Channel for more news in this sector.

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