Weekly Product News

Nearmap Acquires Betterview

Nearmap has acquired Betterview, a property intelligence and risk management platform in the insurance industry.  The acquisition will “reinforce the company’s position as a leading source of imagery intelligence, data and solutions,” Nearmap said.  The companies will offer solutions to allow the development of insurance solutions and capabilities.  Financial details were not disclosed.

Contact:  Taylor Cenicola, Nearmap, taylor.cenicola@nearmap.com, www.nearmap.com.

Digital Matter’s Oyster3 Certified on T-Mobile’s Network

Digital Matter’s Oyster3 IoT asset tracker has been certified on the T-Mobile $TMUS network. Oyster3, which features GPS tracking and a 10-year battery life, is not compatible with the T-Mobile network in the United States.

Digital Matter’s Oyster3 now certified on T-Mobile’s U.S. network (Image: Digital Matter).

Digital Matter also announced that it has partnered with IoT Squared to market tracking solutions in the Saudi Arabia market. The company also said its Barra range trackers are now integrated with Wialon’s tracking solutions.

Contact:  Shay Kettner, Digital Matter, shay@digitalmatter.comdigitalmatter.com.

Geotab Launches Solar Tracker

Geotab has launched the TT600 series solar tracker by PUI on the Geotab Marketplace in Australia and New Zealand.  The tracker offers fleet managers detailed tracking information for such assets as trailers, containers, and generators, the company said.

Geotab and PUI offer solar tracking solution in New Zealand and Australia (Image: Geotab).

The solar-powered asset tracker TT600 series uses GPS-based tracking to provide insight into asset usage and location via the MyGeotab platform.  PUI, with100 employees worldwide, manufactures IoT hardware devices and asset monitoring solutions.

Contact:  Hanna Corrente, Geotab, pr@geotab.com, www.geotab.com.

HERE and Murata Manufacturing Partner

HERE and Murata Manufacturing are partnering on a traffic management system in Jakarta, Indonesia.   HERE map and traffic data are integrated with Murata’s traffic counter system to allow city workers to manage traffic, the company said.

HERE and Murata partner for traffic management system in Jakarta (Photo: HERE).

By integrating map and traffic data from HERE with Murata’s traffic counter system that uses lidar technology, city authorities in Jakarta now have insights into traffic patterns – including real-time traffic data such as vehicle count, classification, flow direction and speed; peak traffic hours and popular travel routes, the company said.

Contact:  Camy Cheng, HERE Technologies, 65 9088 4127, Camy.cheng@here.comwww.here.com.

INRIX Announces Compass for Traffic Management

INRIX has launched INRIX Compass, which features AI technology for traffic management. Harnessing INRIX’s 50-petabyte data lake and Amazon Bedrock’s AI capabilities, Compass delivers insights into transportation issues, the company said.

INRIX’s new Mission Control for traffic management (Image: INRIX).

The company also launched INRIX Mission Control, which offers real-time insights across all road types/classes by combining traffic flow data with real-time roadway alerts, the company said.

Contact:  INRIX, www.inrix.com.

Kodiak Launches First Autonomous Military Prototype Vehicle

Kodiak Robotics has unveiled its first autonomous test vehicle for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The vehicle, a Ford F-150 fitted with Kodiak’s autonomous system, the Kodiak Driver, contains both the autonomy hardware and software required to operate a military ground vehicle, the company said.

Kodiak Robotics unveiled its first autonomous test vehicle designed specifically for DoD (Photo: Kodiak Robotics).

The Kodiak Driver-equipped vehicle is designed to handle military environments, diverse operational conditions, and areas with degraded GPS, as well as off-road variables like rocks, dust, mud, and water, the company said.  The Kodiak Driver also provides the Army the ability to remotely operate vehicles when necessary, the company said.

Contact:  Kodiak Roboticswww.kodiak.ai.

Trimble Contributes Inertial Navigation Solutions to the Indian Institute of Technology

Trimble $TRMB has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) to support uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV) to be offered by the Department of Aerospace Engineering.  Trimble has contributed direct georeferencing (DG) products for UAV survey and mapping to the institution.

Trimble Contributes Inertial Navigation Solutions to the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (Photo: Trimble).

This includes a suite of Applanix board sets and the supporting processing software. In addition to the hardware and software, Trimble will also provide training and support to educate the UAV engineering team on how best to integrate and use the products within their teaching curriculum, the company said.  India is projected to be the fastest growing UAV market by 2025, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Contact:  Trimblewww.trimble.com.

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Quectel Launches Smart Modules

Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched its SG520B series of 5G Sub6Ghz, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth smart modules.  The modules feature Qualcomm’s $QCOM QCM4490 64-bit octa-core processors.

Quectel launches new smart modules (Image: Quectel).

The smart modules offer Bluetooth 5.2 and the option of a GNSS receiver.  Use cases include smart gateways, customer precise equipment, Mi-Fi devices and point of sale terminals.

Contact:  Quectelmedia@quectel.comwww.quectel.com.

Powerfleet Named ABI Research Top Innovator

Powerfleet $PWFL was named a top innovator in ABI Research‘s Commercial Video Telematics Competitive Ranking.  The ABI study ranked Powerfleet as a top innovator based on its solutions, user experience, key use cases, cameras and sensors, driving monitoring systems, and reporting and analytics capabilities, the company said.  In addition, Powerfleet was recognized for its video solutions and its device-agnostic fleet intelligence platform Unity.

Contact:  Andrea Hayton, Powerfleet, (610) 401-1999, ahayton@powerfleet.com, www.powerfleet.com.

UP42 Partners With OroraTech

UP42 has partnered with OroraTech for high-resolution thermal-infrared imagery.  OroraTech will join UP42’s marketplace of nearly 80 data and processing partners.

OroraTech offers on-demand tasking for real-time data access from anywhere in the world with 400-kilometer coverage and 200-meter resolution on a daily basis, the company said.

Contact: Viviana Laperchia, UP42, viviana.laperchia@up42.com, www.up42.com.

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