CTIA 2015 Recap: What Mattered Most

September 14, 2015By
Janice Partyka writes from CTIA in Las Vegas.

About 30,000 attendees sweltered in Las Vegas for CTIA’s Super Mobility show this past week. Attendance was flat from last year, but the exhibit floor and meeting rooms bustled. The energy of the show focused on M2M and Internet of Things (IoT). In past years, the connected vehicle was a highlight, but not so this year. Wearable technology was scant. Those looking for the big product introductions of the past were disappointed. However, CTIA’s keynote speakers added focus and vision into the show, reminding us of the drive and vigor that built the industry. read more

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AT&T and Telogis Expand Efforts to Connect Fleets

September 10, 2015By

AT&T and Telogis, a SaaS-based connected vehicle technology provider, have announced a collaboration to offer solutions for companies with mobile workforces. Connecting vehicles of all sizes from small trucks to 18-wheelers and heavy equipment, the combination of AT&T’s global network and Telogis’ telematics, compliance, and mobile and navigation software creates full-fleet solutions for businesses around the world. The announcement was... read more

AT&T Announces New Personal Security App, Connected Car Collaborations at CTIA

September 10, 2015By

It wasn’t enough for AT&T Mobility President & CEO Glenn Lurie to make just one major announcement during his keynote address at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Thursday. He had to make several. Most significantly, AT&T used the stage in front of a packed crowd, including their biggest competitors, to introduce new personal security, fleet tracking and connected car solutions. On... read more

Kika M2M Launches Theft AL3RT for Polaris eBikes

September 9, 2015By
The AL3RT asset tracker is designed for the power sports industry and runs on the AT&T network.

Kika Enterprises announced at CTIA Super Mobility this week that its AL3RT asset protection unit will be available as an accessory for Polaris electric bikes worldwide, beginning January 2016. The AL3RT trackers will be sold at sports dealerships in the United States. Powered by AT&T, AL3RT is a stand-alone, customizable asset locator and fleet management tool designed for theft protection of on-... read more

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Mobile World Congress Sees Rise in Indoor Location Companies

March 26, 2015By

This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the biggest ever, with 95,000 attendees and thousands of booths, conferences and people with sore feet walking a cavernous exhibition hall. While the Geneva Auto Show ran close to the same dates, connected vehicle companies and technology were prominently featured. What was interesting, however, was the rise of indoor positioning companies and mobile advertising agencies with interest in location. read more

2014: Big Move to Retail Indoor Location Market

December 18, 2014By

This year was filled with hope and some success for the location industry. In what was probably the biggest deal, Qualcomm bought United Kingdom-based CSR for $2.5 billion — at the same time, spinning off its own location beacon company, Gimbal. While the connected car continued to get a lot of press at the biggest trade shows, indoor location technology... read more

AT&T, LG to Collaborate on Connected Cars

November 20, 2014By

Since the AT&T Drive Studio opened in January 2014, twelve companies have joined AT&T there in an effort to collaborate and develop new services for the connected car of the future. The latest company to join is LG Electronics, which signed on November 18. AT&T Drive Studio is a connected car center for innovation and research. Its sponsorship agreement with LG allows the companies... read more

CTIA Connected Car Panel Highlights Safety, Innovation

September 10, 2014By

When comedian Larry Wilmore started out Day 2 at CTIA Super Mobility Week by reporting from a connected car on the show floor, he was only half joking when he said, “It’s almost like you’re driving in a smart phone, and with smart phones getting bigger it’s not too far off. I think I saw an HTC this size.” The... read more

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