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2010.04.12

Parasoft Embedded Joins AUTOSAR

MONROVIA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Parasoft Embedded Corporation, leading provider of automated solutions that improve software quality and the development process for embedded systems, today announced its membership in the AUTOSAR Development Partnership.

Driven by the advent of innovative vehicle applications, contemporary automotive E/E architecture has reached a level of complexity which requires a technological breakthrough in order to manage it satisfactorily and fulfill heightened passenger and legal requirements. This need is particularly acute for high-end, luxury vehicle manufacturers and their leading Tier 1 suppliers who are faced with often conflicting requirements. Leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, having recognized this to be an industry-wide challenge, decided to work together to address it, and created a development partnership called Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR).

For more information, visit www.autosar.org.

2010.04.08

New Web Portal Would Allow Carriers and Shippers to Leverage Real-Time Data

RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Transite Technology, a provider of transportation management solutions, software and services, has released an industry wide initiative enabling shippers and logistics companies to obtain more accurate and timely LTL carrier service information while reducing the cost of obtaining this information for the entire industry. This information includes transit time standards, detailed terminal information, coverage, and more. This differs significantly from existing services in the market by providing a highly collaborative environment for shipper, logistics provider, carrier, and transportation software vendors.

Within the Transite model, all carriers utilize a single location to keep the marketplace updated with all of their current business. In turn, shippers can use a single website or use Transite’s easy integration tools library to obtain this information via web services. This allows ERP, TMS, WMS, and other systems to accurately obtain real time data for real time decision making.

“Transite already has the technology, relationships, and much of the data to solve this complicated problem,” said Geoff Comrie, CEO of Transite. “With our web portal, neither the carrier nor shipper has to buy technology. The portal will be easily accessed by the both carrier and shipper so both can easily utilize via web services and browser to input and extract data, respectively.”

Every carrier contacted has agreed to participate along with other companies including BirdDog Solutions, eShipping Logistics, and others.

“Companies are becoming very savvy at using its supply chain as a competitive advantage,” said John DuBiel, CEO of Supply Chain Edge. “In this sense, it’s crucial to obtain accurate information in a manner that is seamless and in real time.”

2010.03.31

Qwest Introduces IBM-based Services for Security, Network Management

DENVER --(Business Wire)-- Qwest Communications today announced the launch of two new managed solutions: Qwest iQTM Managed Security Service (MSS) and Qwest iQTM Network Management Service (NMS). The new offerings deliver on a relationship Qwest and IBM previously announced to provide a powerful yet easy-to-use technology ecosystem specifically designed for businesses with 15,000 employees or fewer yet robust enough for the Fortune 100.

Qwest pilot customer TEAM Industries, Inc.—a designer and manufacturer of transmission assemblies, components and CVTs for a variety of on and off-highway markets—is already experiencing the benefits. Qwest worked with TEAM Industries to: implement a scalable and cost-effective solution to provide more capabilities to offload router and existing web filtering; increase security to mitigate viruses and spam; eliminate traffic going through TEAM Industries’ six locations and interconnect those locations with resilient technology.

Qwest iQTM Managed Security Service

Reduces the costs and complexities associated with managing security needs, while mitigating the impact of liability and security threats from malware, SPAM e-mail, unauthorized network access, and Internet resource misuse.
Enables customers to leverage Qwest expert tools, skills and processes to improve their system uptime and performance, optimize security investments, improve employee productivity and demonstrate compliance.
Supported by IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS), a recognized industry leader of managed security service with world-wide redundant security operation centers, security research within the X-Force organization, and certified engineers and security analysts to provide 24x7x365 support.

Qwest iQTM Network Management Service

A network monitoring and management product suite that provides complete out-tasking of all or part of customer’s data network. It is a comprehensive, integrated package of products and services for building and proactively overseeing networks.
Enables customers to control operational costs, while improving network uptime and performance, regulatory compliance and to optimize their security investments.
Provides around-the-clock health and fault monitoring of network devices by IBM’s skilled operations analysts using automated surveillance tools. Customers can view network performance statistics, alerts and create and manage trouble tickets, all from Qwest’s QControl® Portal.

For more information, visit www.ibm.com/businesscenter/smb/ or Qwest.com/business.

Erdgas Münster controls pipeline network with KEYMILE systems technology

Hannover - Erdgas Münster, a major German remote gas company, has selected KEYMILE systems technology to monitor natural gas transmission. As a result, remote maintenance and control of the pipelines will be much more efficient and cut operating costs.

For over 50 years, Erdgas Münster has been supplying its customers with natural gas that is almost exclusively from North German fields. The complex pipeline network that has evolved over the years is over 2,200 km long. It connects to the north German natural gas fields and is located primarily between Bentheim, Emsland and the Hanover, Göttingen and Wendland region.

The control centre in Münster monitors and controls the gas flow. The centre also supervises the blending and distribution stations. Due to the increasing demands on operation and monitoring the supply network, Erdgas Münster decided to introduce a new, advanced solution and has opted for KEYMILE systems technology.

Data and information from production, the blending and distribution, as well as the transfer stations, are transmitted to the control centre in Münster via cables along the gas pipelines. The new solution, based on KEYMILE technology, supports continued monitoring of the process and creates the basis for reliable telecontrol system communication.

In this case, the multi-service access platform UMUX, as well as LineRunner SCADA NG are used. LineRunner SCADA NG is a broadband transmission system for reliable data transmission in telecontrol and SCADA networks (SCADA:

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). UMUX enables connection to copper and fibre optic line networks, multiplexing, switching data streams and broadband data aggregation for TDM and Ethernet data in just one single network component. This reduces the complexity of the transmission network.
Therefore, Erdgas Münster can continue to utilise the existing infrastructure for data and voice services and can also handle new packet-based services. LineRunner SCADA NG is applied if accurate data transmission is required in tough ambient conditions and where space is limited.

"Sophisticated DSL transmission technology, as well as the integration of the traditional interfaces in packet-based transmission technology, allows Erdgas Münster to continue to use existing copper wire effectively and efficiently. At the same time, KEYMILE technology means we are extremely well prepared for future telecontrol technology modifications", explains Hans Lange from the Measurement and Control department at Erdgas Münster.

"There were many reasons why we chose KEYMILE. Right from the concept development phase, the company's customer focus and technical expertise impressed us. Specific demands on the products used were implemented quickly. Another convincing argument was the references for the UMUX platform, from the railway companies in Switzerland for example".

About Erdgas Münster

Erdgas Münster GmbH is a remote gas company that markets more than 40 percent of German natural gas production. This figure equals about seven percent of natural gas demand in Germany. Domestic natural gas remains an important factor in securing Germany's energy supply. For more information about Erdgas Münster, visit http://www.erdgas.de.


2010.03.24

Multi-Tech Systems Announces Cellular Development Platform for M2M


MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)-- Multi-Tech Systems, has announced its Cellular Development Platform offering, which allows companies to seamlessly integrate their own software applications into Multi-Tech’s proven hardware platform. Set to be available in May 2010, the Platform enables developers to bridge multiple interfaces and create gateway access to the cellular network by leveraging Linux-based open source software and field-tested, globally approved hardware. This unique combination significantly simplifies the development of cellular M2M solutions, providing the quickest, most economical way to market.

Integrating software applications directly into Multi-Tech’s reliable cellular device platform greatly reduces the complexity and cost of the solution, as it leverages pre-approved hardware and eliminates the need for mixing and matching various hardware pieces. With the ability to cross-compile thousands of Linux-based software packages to run on Multi-Tech hardware, existing applications can often be incorporated and run on the platform with little or no modification.

“The knowledge needed to develop a custom hardware solution is significant,” said Jim Cairns, Multi-Tech Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “The Multi-Tech Cellular Development Platform levels the playing field so that businesses of all sizes can quickly package an existing solution or develop a new one without advanced in-house hardware design skills.”

Multi-Tech’s ready-to-integrate hardware provides multiple external interfaces, including an onboard GPS receiver and a cellular data connection, to access or monitor connected devices. With remote network access and SMS, a variety of reporting techniques are also readily available. Since Multi-Tech’s hardware is globally approved, companies do not need to worry about pursuing their own regulatory approvals related to cellular connectivity.

Visit www.multitech.com.

Fusion Wireless to Introduce CDMA Platforms Based on Enfora Form Factors

RICHARDSON, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Mar 23, 2010 Enfora, a provider of intelligent wireless networking solutions, and Fusion Wireless, a provider of wireless platforms for the M2M and consumer markets, today announced that they have entered into an agreement allowing Fusion Wireless to provide embedded CDMA platforms in form factors that are compatible with embedded GSM/GPRS platforms from Enfora’s Enabler® product family.

As a result of this agreement, customers will have the flexibility to integrate GSM/GPRS and CDMA platforms that are pin-for-pin compatible. This can significantly reduce the cost and time of bringing wireless solutions to market across different countries with different wireless standards. The first samples of the compatible CDMA platforms are expected from Fusion Wireless in June 2010 with volume production by the end of the third quarter of 2010.

“Our collaboration with Fusion Wireless should minimize the engineering burden on OEMs and system integrators that wish to use both CDMA and GSM based solutions,” said Remy Marcotorchino, senior director of business development at Enfora. “We believe that customers will truly benefit from the choice of pin-for-pin compatible solutions from Fusion Wireless and Enfora, and we look forward to working with Enfora on satisfying the needs of value conscious customers,” added Dave Carey, President & CEO of Fusion Wireless.

For more information, visit www.enfora.com, www.fusionwirelesscorp.com.

2010.03.23

AT&T, Ericsson To Expand 3G Ecosystem With AT&T Connection Kit For Device Developers

Source: Ericsson

DALLAS, TX, March 23, 2010 - AT&T and Ericsson today announced the launch of the AT&T Connection Kit for Device Developers. Targeting a wide range of developers in the connected device and applications space, the kit contains everything needed to integrate the nation's fastest 3G network with emerging and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.

Combining AT&T's 3G network and service delivery platform with Ericsson's hardware technology and Software Developer Kit (SDK), the AT&T Connection Kit for Device Developers creates a rich environment which aids in streamlined device development and optimized device performance.  Leveraging Ericsson's next generation broadband modules in different categories, a complete test cradle solution and SDK, the Connection Kit also includes AT&T SIM cards, data capacity for testing, access to AT&T Control Center, powered by Jasper Wireless and best practice guidelines. To order an AT&T Connection Kit, developers can register at att.m2m.com/ericsson. Kits will be available in April.

The enhanced AT&T Connection Kit builds on the existing AT&T M2M Developer Kit available through a dedicated AT&T emerging devices web site, www.att.com/edo.  The basic kit is designed for developers who are already using a network ready module, and includes the same network connectivity and Control Center access, but does not include the modules or test cradle available in the enhanced kit.

 "Our single focus is to wirelessly enable everything," said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, AT&T. "By teaming with Ericsson, we're able to provide developers with additional tools needed to explore new ways to make wireless a reality for just about any device that benefits from a 3G connection."

Ericsson's next generation mobile broadband modules include the wake-on-wireless feature, which allows a device to be remotely enabled by a user while it is in sleep mode. This feature, along with built-in GPS functionality, opens up the range of wirelessly-enabled devices and applications that can be created by developers.

Mats Norin, Head of Mobile Broadband Modules at Ericsson, said "Mobile broadband connectivity over HSPA opens up new opportunities in multiple device segments. The work of developers will play a critical role in making new and innovative devices a connected reality."

AT&T Control Center offers testing capabilities for immediate feedback on device performance, real-time network diagnostics to quickly troubleshoot connectivity issues, and a full standards-based API suite to automate operational controls into backend applications.

AT&T also has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, delivering voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 190 countries. Already today, there are more than 1,900 HSPA enabled devices globally, according to GSMA.

2010.03.22

Wyless to showcase M2M capabilities at CTIA Wireless 2010

Source: Wyless

Wyless, the Global M2M Enabler, will be exhibiting in the M2M Pavilion at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 show, held by the CTIA – Wireless Association in Las Vegas, from 23rd  – 25th March 2010.

With a growing presence in both the North American and EMEA markets, Wyless will be highlighting its concept of an “open platform for a connected world”. The company will show how this is enabling its partners and customers in vertical sectors such as healthcare, mobile EPOS and remote tracking, to reduce costs, provide new revenue opportunities and improve time-to-market in these challenging times.

Wyless will also demonstrate how its web-based management platform, Porthos, is helping customers to achieve global real-time control and visibility of their network and connected devices.

During the exhibition, Dan McDuffie, SVP North America at Wyless, will attend an exclusive, high-level M2M roundtable discussion to be chaired by Ericsson. Aimed at intensifying industry dialogue within the M2M community, the event will bring together the major players in the marketplace, including IBM, Intel and Digi.

Dan McDuffie commented: “CTIA provides an ideal environment for us to demonstrate Wyless’s Global Managed Services capabilities and provides the opportunity to highlight the importance of M2M technologies to potential Partners and customers.”

“In the last year our company has experienced significant growth and success in providing Managed Services to our customers. We are seeing increasingly large scale opportunities from companies looking at the business benefits of out-sourcing their managed services requirements to Wyless.”

“We are also excited to be participating in such a high profile roundtable discussion, which should set the agenda in the M2M market for the year ahead.”

Dan McDuffie concluded; “ Wyless welcomes all visitors to the three-day event and to visit our stand #160 in the M2M Zone. Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand the Porthos User experience, and to discuss with me and my team the business benefits that working with Wyless can bring to you.”

For a complete list of exhibitors at the M2M Pavilion, click here.

2010.03.17

Sprint and Axeda Announce Alliance for Global M2M Solutions

Alliance Provides Customers with Integrated Solution to Quickly Build and Deploy Connected Products

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & FOXBORO, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Mar 17, 2010 Embedded wireless broadband chips are expanding functionality across a vast range of devices beyond just mobile phones. Sprint (NYSE:S) and Axeda Corporation announced today an alliance to make it easier, faster and more cost-efficient for businesses to take machine-to-machine (M2M) solution ideas from concept to completion and deliver connected products using the Sprint 3G network and the Axeda® Platform.

Connected products such as e-readers, security devices, utility meters, and patient health monitors are already driving new business models and significant revenue streams across a variety of industries. According to ABI Research, it is predicted that revenue from these products in markets such as consumer, government, energy and utilities, and healthcare could grow 250% by the year 2013.

Sprint and Axeda help businesses take advantage of these opportunities by providing a highly secure, scalable and communication-optimized platform to build applications - allowing companies to focus on providing a business solution, not the enabling technology. Easy deployment through cloud-based services provide for faster time to market with no infrastructure costs.

“Over the last 12-months, we have seen a significant increase in enterprise-scale projects to create new products and services based on connected devices,” said Josh Holbrook, director, Yankee Group. “The challenge they face is managing the sheer volume of information coming from these devices - they need to build applications that make sense of this data and turn it into actionable information.”

For over a decade, Sprint has collaborated with customers and partners in a variety of industries to help develop deliver and support innovative M2M solutions. Sprint boasts that millions of embedded/M2M devices are running on the Sprint Network and partners benefit from the ability to certify devices on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network through the company’s Open Device Initiative. For more information, visit www.poweryourideas.com/m2m.

“Partnering with Axeda enables Sprint to take advantage of the limitless business opportunities presented by connecting the rapidly expanding number of embedded and non-traditional mobile devices,” said Wayne Ward, vice president of Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “The Axeda Platform already powers some of the most advanced M2M applications on the market and our relationship will give our customers proven, enterprise-class technology with which to build critical business applications.”

Over 100 major organizations, including Abbott, EMC, Diebold, and NetApp rely on the Axeda Platform today to get value from their connected products. A Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, it reduces complexity and costs and provides key capabilities such as: condition monitoring, content management, location-based services, business rules, secure communication, and enterprise system integration that speed the creation of connected products.

“Our platform is built to manage hundreds of millions of interactions between products, people, and businesses on a daily basis,” said Dale Calder, president & CEO, Axeda. “Our alliance with Sprint allows for the cellular transmission of communications to be optimized for minimum cost to customers, while enabling them to take advantage of the reliability and speed of the Sprint 3G network.”

2010.03.10

Accenture Announces Mobile Money Management Solution for High-Volume Mobile Financial Services

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Accenture has announced a new secure, high-speed, high-volume mobile financial transaction software solution for telecommunications service providers and large banks. The mobile money management solution allows firms to reach customers through existing mobile operator networks, web and Internet channels and mobile devices, regardless of the device their customers prefer to use.

It also allows customers to conduct traditional banking transactions, automatically adjusts to fluctuations in network traffic, such as sudden peaks of traffic at the beginning of a business day, and can facilitate thousands of simultaneous transactions. Since it uses “cloud-like” technology, the solution can be launched quickly and economically and scales easily. Customers can be segmented by brand, product or language. The solution is now available worldwide, and is a key element in Accenture’s focus on mobility services.

“Mobile operators and banks are facing increasing pressure to provide mobile money services on mobile phones to all users,” said Andy Zimmerman, global managing director of Mobility Services at Accenture. “If they do not provide these services they risk losing subscribers and being eliminated from the payment process. Accenture’s communications industry experience uniquely positions us to support businesses that want to get into the kind of high-volume mobile money applications that can contribute significantly to their customer service and help generate new revenue streams.”

The mobile money management solution makes it possible to process micropayments in real time, which helps companies take advantage of new business models, while potentially opening new streams of revenue. Micropayments are used to process small transaction amounts that would otherwise severely limit profit, or even cost more than the actual product if processed as traditional card transactions.

This type of payment is typically used by Internet merchants who sell content – or other intangible goods – that cost between a few cents and a few dollars each, such as music, pay-per-play games, newspapers, articles, reports, small computer programs, tickets and postcards.

The mobile money management solution incorporates the Fundamo Enterprise Mobile Financial Services (EMFS) platform and combines it with Accenture’s Service Delivery Platform (SDP). Mobile money management is available from Accenture Mobility Operated Services, an Accenture business unit which provides services for mobile operators, financial institutions and large retailers to help enable new, revenue-generating services delivered through mobile channels, such as ticketing, loyalty, mobile marketing and mobile money.

Fundamo is the world’s largest specialist mobile financial services provider. Fundamo’s EMFS platform is powered by technology that already delivers secure mobile financial services to consumers around the globe.

“Mobile money management is about businesses facilitating financial services,” said Zimmerman. “Because it involves elements such as financial regulations, as well as customers’ money, and personal details, mobile money must meet extremely high standards in terms of performance and security.

“By installing the Fundamo solution onto our industry-leading SDP, Accenture helps provide businesses with an industry-tested way to deliver reliable, secure, mobile services to their diverse customer segments. This is an important advancement for the mobile financial services industry.”

Accenture is offering the mobile money management solution as a non-branded, “white label” capability, which allows businesses to retain their brand with their customers. The solution is offered under a transaction-based pricing model, which means businesses pay only for the number of customers who use the capability.

Accenture offers mobile money management as a managed service, hosted at Accenture data centers around the world. As a result, businesses do not have to invest in additional infrastructure, which reduces start-up costs.

“In the wake of the financial crisis, mobile finance has become a critical frontier for bank industry growth,” said Noel Gordon, global managing director of Accenture’s banking practice. “Consumers are looking for more convenience, simplicity and manageability in their financial lives. The banks that will win customer loyalty will be those with the technologies needed to deliver world-class financial services over mobile devices."

Australia's Western Power Awards Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Mincom


BRISBANE, Australia --(Business Wire)-- Mar 08, 2010 Mincom, a leading global provider of software and services for asset-intensive industries, today announced a significant new agreement worth $7 million with Western Power, which serves the electricity needs of nearly one million homes and businesses in Western Australia and maintains an electricity network comprised of nearly 88,000 km of power lines. Through its adoption of Mincom Mobility solutions, Western Power will enable 1,600 operational field employees to access real-time data about the state of every company asset – such as power poles and street lights – remotely from their mobile devices.

“The deployment of Mincom Mobility represents a major step forward for our organisation, helping us shift from disparate inspection systems to a solution that fully integrates inspections with the corporate asset-management system, enabling a more proactive asset-maintenance program,” said Leigh Sprlyan, chief information officer at Western Power. “Detailed information needed to manage company assets – from their location and structural composition, to worker availability and required skills – will help us optimise scheduling decisions and, in doing so, even more cost-effectively manage our workforce and contractors. And advanced features, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, will further enhance our visibility of both the state of our assets and the work plan, ultimately improving our ability to manage the network.”

For more than 10 years, Western Power has successfully streamlined its asset infrastructure with Mincom Ellipse, the leading solution for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for asset-intensive industries. After a substantial re-evaluation of applications supporting the company’s core business processes, Western Power decided to further extend its use of Mincom Ellipse to improve productivity, seamlessly meet regulatory standards, and reduce operating costs.

Under the new contract, Western Power will upgrade to the current release of Mincom’s EAM platform, Mincom Ellipse 6.3. In addition, Western Power has licensed Mincom Mobility, a suite of end-to-end, fully integrated mobile applications for automating field-force operations using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and PDAs. The company has also licensed Mincom Critical Inventory Optimisation (MCIO), software that helps analyse and adjust stock levels and reordering requirements on an ongoing basis. Western Power will also use Mincom Axis B2B, a hosted solution providing business-to-business integration and Web applications to optimise business processes between trading partners.

“Asset-intensive organizations with mobile workforces often have to operate without technology support in the field,” said Greg Clark, CEO of Mincom. “By augmenting its proven-successful deployment of Mincom Ellipse with Mincom Mobility solutions, Western Power can now efficiently streamline asset management directly where it happens – in the field. We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with one of the true leaders in the utilities industry as it further evolves its best-practices application of technology for business benefit.”

Western Power is an electricity-networks corporation responsible for the transmission and distribution of electricity in the southwest region of Western Australia. Consisting of nearly 88,000 km of power lines, its electricity network is one of the largest isolated networks in the world. Every day, the company powers nearly a million homes and businesses and approximately 150,000 streetlights. For more information, visit http://www.westernpower.com.au/.

About Mincom

Mincom Pty Ltd is a global software and services provider with nearly 30 years experience in providing business solutions to asset intensive industries such as mining, utilities, transport, defence and government in more than 40 countries across North America, South America, Australia, South East Asia, Africa, and Europe. Mincom Inc. operates in North America and is a subsidiary of Mincom Pty Ltd. Mincom is owned by Francisco Partners. For more information about Mincom, visit www.mincom.com.

Enfora and Smart Management Collaborate on Supply Chain and Asset Tracking for Oil & Gas Industry

RICHARDSON, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Mar 09, 2010 Enfora, a provider of intelligent wireless networking solutions, and Smart Management, a leader in automating supply chain management for oil and gas, today announced a joint initiative to enable the wireless tracking and monitoring of assets and equipment in the oil & gas supply chain.

Enfora and Smart Management have developed an integrated solution that combines Smart Management’s TAG-HUB supply chain management system with Enfora’s Spider AT® asset monitoring system to provide automated tracking and monitoring of assets and equipment throughout the oil & gas supply chain. For example, this solution can track vital equipment and materials as it is moving from the supply vessel through a port and to an onshore supply base.

Smart Management’s TAG-HUB web-enabled application makes it easier for companies to exchange information about their assets and goods across supply chains. The TAG-HUB system also provides services that facilitate inspection, documentation, data-capture, etc. The result is greater efficiency in managing the overall supply chain.

Enfora’s Spider AT is designed around low power technology and powered by a long lasting battery pack that provides up to 3 years of service without maintenance. It allows users to retrieve critical information, such as asset location and movement patterns, based on user defined alerts, specific events or geofence boundaries, while at the same time optimizing power management and minimizing maintenance. The Spider AT has been ATEX certified for operation in hazardous environments.

Enfora’s Services Gateway enables customers to directly connect, manage and provision wireless devices. The Gateway has been configured to work seamlessly with, and accelerate the deployment of, the Spider AT.

“We were very excited to work with Enfora,” said Bernt Wold, managing director for Smart Management. “By using Enfora’s Spider AT and Services Gateway, we can directly connect our TAG-HUB system to physical assets in the field and thereby significantly improve the effectiveness of supply chain management.”

“Our combined solution brings together leading technologies to supply chain management in the oil & gas industry,” said Steve Priestley, vice president of enterprise sales for Enfora. “We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with Smart Management.”

Initial efforts under this initiative will focus on opportunities within Norway. Subsequent efforts are planned for bringing this solution to oil & gas customers across the globe.

Industry’s First “Transportation Application Store” Featuring 3rd-Party Apps for Transportation Management

RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Mar 08, 2010 Transite Technology, a leading provider of logistic and shipping cost-management software and services, has introduced the industry’s first “transportation application store” for its growing Jaguar Transportation Management Suite of products — a set of industry-unique transportation management products for carriers, 3PLs and shippers. Jaguar products deliver the core functionalities of a full transportation management solution — ranging from contract management, dispatch and audit — while enabling the customer to fine-tune their transportation systems to their specific business needs by building their own transportation management applications or purchasing independent 3rd-party products.

The Jaguar Suite is currently comprised of Jaguar Transportation Development Platform and Jaguar Contract Manager.

Third-party applications found on the storefront include:

CarrierImport - CSV/Text file import to define partner carrier service areas within Contract Manager.
LTLPricing/RateShipment – simplified VB.net interface for calling Contract Manager web service (programmed and unit tested). Upgrade of working VB.ASP script.
LTLRatingTools.xls – a family of pricing (and routing) Excel add-on functions. Provides a very efficient and simple alternative for sales reps that need to add rates to spreadsheets provided by clients.
LTLRatebase – MS-SQL Rate Calculator for SMC3 Czarlite, Middlewest Motor Freight Bureau, Rocky Mountain Motor Tariff Bureau.
LTLRateAdjust – VB.Net product allows traffic department to specify flat CWT or percentage adjustments for deliveries to certain zip codes and/or cities. Freight class and weight ranges can be specified and can be applied to any rate base by end-user.
FreightPoints.Net – Design for a multi-modal freight routing web site and web service which supports carrier partnerships and promotes their coverage & services.
“Too many companies have to build around the capabilities of their technologies,” said Chris Leenhouts, Senior Consultant for Logi 6 Technologies, which develops many of Jaguar’s 3rd-party applications. “Transite’s products cover all of the transportation fundamentals while allowing customers to build or buy applications to help solve problems unique to their businesses.”

About Transite Technology

Transite’s innovative solutions, technologies and services enable some of America’s best run 3PLs, brokers, shippers and carriers to streamline processes and increase profits. Since 2002, Transite has worked in partnership with these parties to automate and manage LTL, TL, small package, ocean, and air shipments. Our products range from complete solutions to technologies used by other TMS and ERP vendors to provide best-of-breed functionality. Transite’s solutions are hosted or purchased, flexible, quick to implement, and cost-effective. www.transite.com

Ministry Health Care Selects Aternity’s Application Performance Management Platform

Integrated Health Care System Leverages Aternity for Visibility into Real User Application Performance of Electronic Health Record Systems

BOSTON --(Business Wire)-- Mar 09, 2010 Aternity Inc., the industry’s technology leader in end user experience management solutions for Global 1000 enterprises, announced today that Ministry Health Care, a values-driven health care delivery network of aligned hospitals, clinics and other providers, has selected the Aternity Frontline Performance Intelligence (FPI) Platform for its strategic end user experience management initiatives. With Aternity, Ministry Health Care is monitoring and analyzing the performance of its Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems including GE Centricity® EMR and CattailsMD™ EHR.

By uniquely transforming every desktop, real or virtual, into a self-monitoring platform that is user-experience aware, the Aternity Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform arms IT and business executives with empirical evidence on how application performance and usage impacts end users’ productivity and how to optimize their technology to improve it. The Aternity FPI platform culls end user performance and usage metrics from mission-critical applications in both real and virtual desktop environments, enabling enterprises to quickly gain the agility required to rapidly address issues before they impact business results. Rapid implementation and integration result in immediate ROI.

“We currently possess the largest patient database in the State of Wisconsin with 2.5 million patients and more than 1,000 clinicians sharing access to those records, and we continue to expand this number as we further grow our EHR initiatives,” said Will Weider, CIO at Ministry Health Care. “Gaining visibility into our end user’s EHR experience is key to achieving solid clinician adoption. That is why we chose Aternity. When we do have end user issues, we can demonstrate progress and not be hindered by a user perception that often trails reality.”

“Adding Ministry Health Care to our marquee client list is something we are extremely proud of,” said Trevor Matz, President and CEO of Aternity. “Ministry continues to push the envelope around delivering excellent patient care, and their EHR monitoring initiative further represents the strategic stake they have made around aligning next-generation technologies to help deliver on this vision.”

To learn more about Aternity’s Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform, register today for a live webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST. www.aternity.com/news-events-aternity-intro-webinar.htm

About Ministry Health Care

Ministry Health Care is a values-driven health care delivery network of aligned hospitals, clinics and other providers, based in Wisconsin and Minnesota. With over 12,000 employees including physicians and health professionals, Ministry also offers home health, hospice, long-term care facilities, dialysis services, a health plan and many other services. For more information, visit www.ministryhealth.org.

About Aternity

Aternity redefines real end user experience management by delivering the industry’s first Frontline Performance Intelligence (FPI) Platform, effectively transforming every desktop – real or virtual – into a self-monitoring platform that is user experience aware. With Aternity’s 360 degree view of end user experience, advanced analytics for preemptive problem detection and cause analysis, and right-time decision support capabilities, Global 1000 enterprises finally have the empirical evidence on how application performance and usage impacts business results, providing them with a path for constant improvement. Visit www.aternity.com.

Telenor Connexion launches new platform for business critical M2M solutions

Mar 08, 2010 09:36 CET   

- The request for secure and reliable M2M connectivity solutions puts entirely new demands on mobile operators that intend to be a part of this development. As a leading provider of embedded connectivity, we are proud to progress the technological development with this new platform and the services attached. This is the result of over 10 years of experience and close collaboration with customers such as Securitas, Volvo and Daimler, says Per Simonsen.

Less CO2 emissions, increased safety in traffic and improved life for patients is enabled by the recently launched technical platform solely built for reliable M2M data communication. Products, devices and vehicles are increasingly equipped with embedded mobile connectivity to further enhance product offering, enable new services and cut costs.

- Telenor Connexion provides its existing, and future, customers with a sophisticated and extremely reliable platform. Our global connectivity solutions are used for our customers critical services such as eCall and remote health monitoring. Our new platform is solely built for, and dedicated to, reliable global M2M data traffic, says Per Simonsen, CEO, Telenor Connexion.

Telenor_Simonsen_2010 According to the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of mobile M2M connections will grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 25% to reach 187 million connections by 2014. The majority of this growth will come from areas within automotive, utility and health sectors where applications are often business, or even life, critical. The reliability of connectivity is imperative for services such as eCall, where vehicles automatically alert local emergency operators in case of an accident. Remote health monitoring and alarm solutions are other examples depending on reliable and real-time wireless data connectivity. Solutions for monitoring and managing remote equipment such as wind mills, water pumps and industrial machinery are equally depending connectivity to secure optimized operations. The connectivity of these devices needs to be built on secure platforms with reliable and redundant technology in order to operate in a secure and stabile way over many years.

Telenor Connexion customers have real-time access to monitor operational status and manage all their devices via an online Service Portal or an API solution directly integrated into the customers monitoring or operations systems. In addition to that, the customers solutions are monitored 24/7/365 by dedicated technical support expertise with tailored routines and processes to secure business critical applications. The platform is fully redundant and providing access to +400 mobile networks around the world.


In addition to the new technical platform, Telenor Connexion has developed a chip-based eSIM solution to be integrated in industrial environments such as machines and vehicles to further secure and enhance connectivity.

- Embedded connectivity solutions are fundamentally different from traditional mobile operators services and we take an end-to-end approach. By separating the M2M business with a dedicated organisation, technology and processes we can provide the next generation services and meet the new demands coming from embedded connectivity in critical applications and products, Per Simonsen concludes.

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of managed M2M connectivity solutions. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a rapidly expanding market. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience Telenor Connexion is an experienced and reliable partner. We are dedicated to our customers business and understand their needs. Telenor Connexion has provided international, cost-effective M2M communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct.

For more information please visit www.telenorconnexion.com, or contact Karin Karlung, karin.karlung@telenor.com.

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