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Mobile World Conference 2017: Soracom launches IoT connectivity services in Europe

BARCELONA, Mar-2-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Soracom announced this week at Mobile World Conference its launch of IoT connectivity services in Europe and confirmed commitment to growing IoT by eliminating the barriers related to security, price, speed-to-value and scalability that currently limit IoT development.

The Internet of things offers endless possibilities. With IoT adoption growing quickly, developers are finding that security and scalability remain key challenges. For start-ups and developers, typical enterprise-grade solutions are out of reach, and more affordable solutions often lack crucial security features.

“We offer low start-up costs, no binding contracts and a flexible pay-as-you-go model for every use case, from garage-level prototyping to massive industrial deployments,” said Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer of Soracom. “We need a sustainable Internet of Things. A smart meter that consumes lot of power for onboard encryption and data transmission to the cloud is not that smart. By reducing power and data consumption on the device side, and delivering a private network as a service for everyone, we ensure a secure, scalable, sustainable ecosystem for IoT.”

“Soracom aims to use its platform to contribute to the overall growth of the IoT industry,” said Ken Tamagawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sorcom. “Current IoT connectivity providers do not really offer secure and swift delivery of services that are affordable and available for everyone in a democratized way. Connecting devices to the internet or the cloud is the easy part. Securing devices and data is the most critical. If it’s on the public internet, it’s hackable. Our customers connect their devices directly to the cloud, using a private network provided by Soracom instead of public internet.”

Widely recognized as one of Japan’s leading IoT technology providers, Soracom uses a unique approach and architecture to provide secure data transfer at lower costs for its global customers and brings this technology to users across all industries. Canon, Konica MinoltaSafecast, Komatsu, Omniflow, and Enerbrain are just a few among the 5,000 clients Soracom connects today.

Soracom’s SIM cards are tailored for IoT devices and can be managed through APIs and a web console that allow convenient, real-time activation/deactivation of SIMs, traffic monitoring, network configuration and visualization, storage and management of data, and many more detailed operations.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Sena Technologies a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de l’application #RideConnected

IRVINE, Californie, États-Unis, 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., leader mondial en matière d’innovation Bluetooth pour les sports mécaniques et les sports de plein air, a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de l’application RideConnected. Cette nouvelle application pour moto permettra aux utilisateurs d’interagir avec plusieurs motards dans le monde entier au moyen de leur casque Bluetooth Sena. Ils pourront désormais communiquer avec un nombre de motards encore jamais atteint.

L’application de communication pour moto RideConnected, conçue pour fonctionner aussi bien sous iOS qu’Android, sera disponible gratuitement sur iTunes et Google Play. Finies, les limites géographiques : les motards pourront communiquer avec un nombre quasi illimité de compagnons, où qu’ils se trouvent, tant qu’ils se situent dans la zone de couverture LTE de leur opérateur mobile. Compatible avec tous les casques Bluetooth Sena, elle offre aux motards une liberté maximale. Tant que l’utilisateur est connecté à un réseau Wi-Fi ou mobile, il peut communiquer avec un grand nombre de compagnons, quelle que soit la distance.

L’utilisateur peut créer son profil personnel et utiliser les différentes fonctionnalités de l’application RideConnected en toute simplicité. Il peut créer facilement des équipes et inviter des amis à créer leur profil sur l’application en leur envoyant un SMS, en utilisant la fonction GPS ou en leur envoyant un code unique à quatre chiffres. Les utilisateurs peuvent également utiliser les commandes vocales existantes de leur casque Bluetooth 4.1 Sena pour faire fonctionner l’application.

Cette application est le premier des nombreux avantages réservés et conçus spécialement pour les utilisateurs Sena. En effet, Sena cherche constamment à proposer de nouveaux avantages à sa communauté fidèle de motards et à améliorer les fonctions de communication et de connectivité de ses produits. L’application de communication pour moto et vélo RideConnected résout les situations de communication difficiles sur la route. Les motards ne sont plus limités par la distance ou le nombre de connexions tant qu’ils bénéficient d’une couverture cellulaire pour communiquer.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Sena Technologies gab heute die Einführung der RideConnected App bekannt

IRVINE, Kalifornien., 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., der weltweite Innovationsführer im Bereich der Bluetooth-Technologie für den Motor-, Action- und Outdoor-Sportbereich, gab heute die Einführung der RideConnected App bekannt. Die neue RideConnected App verbindet Motorradfahrer in aller Welt über ihre Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena. Benutzer können über die RideConnected App und jedes Bluetooth-Headset von Sena Verbindungen zu mehr Fahrern als je zuvor herstellen.

Die RideConnected App für die Kommunikation unter Motorradfahrern ist für iOS- und Android-Smartphones kostenlos bei iTunes und Google Play erhältlich. Der Kommunikation sind damit keine Grenzen mehr gesetzt. Motorradfahrer können sich mit technisch unendlich vielen Fahrern an jedem beliebigen Ort der Welt verbinden, solange die Gesprächspartner mit dem LTE (4G)-Netz ihres Mobilfunkanbieters verbunden sind. Die RideConnected App ist mit allen Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena kompatibel und gibt Ihnen mehr Freiheit als je zuvor. Solange Sie mit einem WLAN oder Mobilfunknetz verbunden sind, können Sie über beliebige Entfernungen und mit beliebig viel Fahrern kommunizieren.

Richten Sie Ihr persönliches Profil ein und schon navigieren Sie mühelos durch die Funktionen der RideConnected App. Sie können im Handumdrehen unterschiedliche Teams erstellen und per SMS, GPS oder durch die Übermittlung Ihres individuell vierstelligen Codes Freunde einladen und ihre eigenen Profile in der App erstellen. Benutzer können die RideConnected App auch über die vertrauten Sprachansagen ihrer Sena Bluetooth 4.1-Headsets bedienen.

Die App ist der erste vieler zusätzlicher Vorteile und App´s speziell für Nutzer von Sena. Sena arbeitet stets an der Entwicklung neuer Vorteile für die Motorradfahrer-Community und optimiert Kommunikation und Konnektivität. Mit der RideConnected App für Motorrad- und Radfahrer leistet Sena Abhilfe bei Kommunikationslücken auf allen Fahrten. Fahrer sind nicht länger an bestimmte Entfernungen oder Anzahlen von Verbindungen (Gruppengröße) gebunden. Solange Sie im Mobilfunknetz sind sind Sie erreichbar!

Da ab Januar 2017 die Roaminggebühren in Europa wegfallen ist die RideConnected App grenzenlos nutzbar.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Motorcycle riding app to connect multiple riders across the globe through Bluetooth headsets

IRVINE, Calif., 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the RideConnected App. The RideConnected App for motorcycle riding will connect multiple riders across the globe through their Sena Bluetooth headsets. Riders may now connect with more riders than ever before through any Sena Bluetooth headset with the RideConnected App.

The RideConnected motorcycle communication App, created for both iOS and Android phones, will be available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Not only will riders no longer be limited by range, the amount intercom connections between riders are virtually limitless when within LTE range of their mobile carrier. Compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, the RideConnected App offers more freedom than ever. As long as you are connected to WiFi, or a mobile network, you may now communicate over any distance, and with multiple riders.

Set up your own personal profile and navigate through the features of the RideConnected App with ease. Simply create different teams, and invite friends to create their own profile on the App through SMS message, GPS, or by providing them with your unique four-digit code. Users may also use the existing voice prompts of their Sena Bluetooth 4.1 headsets to operate the RideConnected App.

The App will be the first of many added benefits designed for Sena users. Sena is always looking for ways to benefit its loyal community of riders, and improve upon communication and connectivity. The RideConnected App for motorcycle and cycling communication is Sena’s solution to sticky communication situations while on the road.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New product launch: TechTable Pty Ltd announces the release of their flagship multi award winning product “TechTable” in the United States

DELIVERING ADVANCED SAFETY AND INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY.

Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2014 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — The award-winning TechTable was officially launched in the US at the BICSI Fall conference and provides a portable, lightweight and sturdy work surface for communications technicians to safely and efficiently terminate fibre optic and copper communications cabling.

Installers of highly complex cabling projects have seen rapid advances and developments in termination technologies however there have been very little improvements in the cluttered and uncomfortable work environments.

By using the TechTable, installers can now perform tasks at waist height and easily rotate between standing and seated positions. The platform is height adjustable, stable and comfortable and allows technicians to temporarily mount a patch panels and components onto the table for faster loading, termination consistency and improved accuracy.

David McHarg, Managing Director of TechTable Pty Ltd commented “Installers are faced with fairly primitive working conditions, meaning that neck, shoulder and back pain is not uncommon. Often technicians sit on milk crates, or in the cabinet, and are squeezed into a confined spaces for hours at a time, I couldn’t help but think there must be a better way.”

After much of his own research, David formed a team consisting of OHS consultant Glenda Snoxall, ACT Safety Regulator and Ergonomist Richard Siddell and Peter McKay of Industrious Design to develop a solution. Following an in-depth risk assessment and report in accordance with the code of practice for the prevention of Musclo-Skeletal disorders 2007 the TechTable was designed to address the key features required from a health and safety aspect and ensured compliance with this code of practice.

Prior to commercial release, The TechTable was trialled by a number of communications and electrical service companies with feedback indicating that it not only offered a much more comfortable position than traditional installation methods, but also delivered far greater accuracy and speed. Testing also identified that manual handling risks were either eliminated or reduced, and the installer’s productivity was increased by up to 24%.

The TechTable is designed for easy daily transport inside a padded carry bag and the set-up time is less than one minute. The dimensions are designed to suit tight-fit positions in cluttered computer rack environments, telecommunications rooms and data centres.

Currently the Tech table is used throughout Australia and has successfully launched in the US. For more information, including product specifications and OHS/WHS data, visit TechTable (http://www.techtable.co)

Contact-Details: TechTable Pty Ltd / David McKenzie-McHarg
davidmcharg@techtable.co
M +61 (0) 407 815 101
T +61 (0) 280 067 559

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Signature Capture from Mobilize – More Efficient Mobile Workforce Management

Electronic signatures work just like a signature on paper, indicating that a person agrees with the content, or confirming that they wrote the message. In the age of e-commerce and mobile workforces digital signatures are incredibly important, but the concept is nothing new. Telegraph signatures were being used in the nineteenth century and faxed signatures were all the rage in the 80s. Today mobile devices are able to capture signatures digitally, and it’s a great development for mobile workers who need to get signatures from customers, partners or clients on the go.

It’s just one of the features offered by MoCo Software Solutions in their Mobilize mobile workforce management system. Moco were established in 1985 as a mobile phone solutions company, and Mobilize is their complete solution for mobile workforce management, offering users access to a range of services including signature capture, job scheduling, timesheet administration, asset management, barcode scanning and a full reporting suite.

Using a mobile workforce management system enables managers to keep a closer eye on remote workers, as the device can even report on signal outages and time changes.

Mobilize was designed to help business improve service levels and reduce cost, and is being used by many different types of organisations who see the value in terms of efficiency and cost-saving. Mobilize takes paper-based processes and integrates them into one, paperless system, improving real time communication and reducing the amount of duplicate work and form-filling for everybody involved.

The division between business and consumer IT applications and devices is shrinking, and an increasing number of people are using personal electronic devices for work, including tablets and smart phones. Mobilize is an ideal way for managers to ensure the security, immediacy and accuracy of data.

MoCo are offering a free one month trial to those who want to try out the Mobilize system. The MoCo Group are experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip clients, with over twenty five years of experience in delivering tailor made software solutions, surpassing client expectations.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit http://www.gomobilize.co.uk.

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Mobile Workforce Management Made Simple with a Free Trial from GoMobilize

This increasing mobilisation of the workforce will bring changes to the way we think about mobile workforce management solutions.

The gap between business and consumer IT applications will continue to shrink and virtually everything will become optimised for mobile use, with more and more employees using their own devices for business and pleasure, rather than employer provided hardware.

This change to the use of personal devices (or consumerism) will mean that security will be a very high profile area, as the focus moves from securing a tightly controlled, office based network to multiple employee controlled devices handling sensitive data.

Locking down the network and banning personal devices will only have to effect of eventually reducing security, as employees seek to find ways around the rules, so It departments will have to become more flexible.

Because of this, cloud based solutions will become more and more important and cloud security will be also firmly in the forefront of IT department’s minds.

Business focused social networking – not necessarily social networking as we know it – but specific business applications designed to behave like our favourite social networking sites and primarily used for business rather than leisure functions will become the norm. These would have the advantage of being similar to the social sites employees are already using, making them easy to use and understand, and probably requiring less user training and support.

Smart businesses will take full advantage of existing systems and devices by using easily adaptable solutions like Mobilize from MoCo Software Solutions.

This mobile workforce management system allows users to take advantage of existing mobile phone technology for proof of attendance, paperless form filling and signature capturing and much, much more.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit www.gomobilize.co.uk.

Mobilize is a mobile workforce management and data capture system designed to use tried and tested handset or smartphone units. Mobilize is a trading name of MoCo Software Solutions Limited. The MoCo Group are leading experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip customers, with over 25 years’ experience of delivering and exceeding client expectations.

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MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Construction Sites

The only thing standing between thieves and expensive plant and raw materials on a construction site is a fence. As the price of plant machinery and raw materials continues to spiral, thieves are increasingly targeting building sites, considering them to be easy targets, especially those in more remote or rural areas.

Recent research by security CCTV providers Netwatch estimated that the cost of crime to the UK construction industry could be as high as £1.6 billion a year once costs such as replacement plant hire, business interruption and increased insurance costs are taken into account.

Commenting on the study, Founder and Technical Director of Netwatch, Niall Kelly said: “This is a major problem for the construction business. It is an astounding amount of money for the industry to be losing each year”.

He went on to say that the value of construction raw metals like copper, aluminium and lead has seen a huge rise over the past twelve months thanks to the fluctuating economy, warning that security is an issue for all firms, and pointing out that: “… even the best security guards can only be in one place at a time, making it very difficult to deter thieves and vandals.”

As a sector which is still being hit hard by the worsening economic climate, construction companies cannot afford to risk incurring any extra costs, let alone at these levels. They, and their insurance companies, will have no choice but to demand increasing performance and value for money from all of their contractors, but especially their security guards.

The onus is firmly on security guarding companies to ensure that patrols are effective, and perhaps even more importantly, that guard attendance can be monitored and proven to clients.

The MoCo Touch security guard tracking solution enables security companies to prove that every guard checkpoint has been visited, on time, and agreed actions have been taken. This data can then be instantly updated centrally without the guard having to be back at base.

This affordable technology allows guarding companies to prove beyond reasonable doubt to clients and insurance companies that their patrols have been on-site and that all required location checks have been made.

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Live Trial of GPS Satellite Location Equipment Pronounced Fit For Purpose by Argyll

Following his recent attendance at the Scottish Tele-Healthcare summit, held within Aldourie Castle in Inverness and hosted by Highlands & the Islands Enterprise, Tom Morton, CEO of Argyll, realised that whilst there was a clear appetite within clinicians and care providers for the exploration and possible adoption of new mobile technology to improve and extend the quality and levels of care being delivered to service users, there was no real appetite for the risks associated in trialling such equipment.

Consequently Tom decided to conduct a trial himself by travelling the length of the new Hadrians Wall National Trail that runs from Wallsend in North Tyneside and Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria, a distance of approximately 84 miles and that follows the original path of the Roman wall built between AD100 and AD160 through city streets, suburban residential areas, small rural villages and the open countryside.

Tom (46) was accompanied on the trip by Michael Johnson (60), a long-standing family friend. The duo set off at 2pm on Friday 6th August with an aim to complete the trail within 4 days. A Smartcare GPS device, containing a mobile phone, global positioning system (GPS), fall detection sensor and an SOS button to summons assistance placed inside each of their rucksacks. Both devices were linked to a 24/7 monitoring facility to handle any alarms raised. In order to test the mobile phone coverage, one device was connected to O2 and the other to Orange/Everywhere.

Both devices were configured to use GPS to trace positions over a maximum of 16 hours each day between 0600 and 2200 hours and to plot their exact positions at intervals of 10 minutes. Individual device ‘wake up’ times were also staggered to commence their reporting 5 minutes apart. Position reports were displayed, via the internet, on a familiar Google® map where friends, family and colleagues were able to visit the Argyll company website and view the intrepid duo’s progress.

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