IOT News Roundup

AKUA selects Integron to provide global wireless connectivity for its IoT supply chain solutions ••• Inmarsat says IoT data could revolutionize global transport sector, restricted access may limit potential ••• WiSilica's health-care IoT, smart-lighting solutions support new Bluetooth mesh-networking standard ••• Actility selects Stripe as payments partner to power U.S. and global expansion for ThingPark Market ••• SURE Universal offers IoT smart-home solution for set-top box market ••• Hazelcast IMDG, Apache Cassandra partner on real-time smart meter IoT platform ••• Qorvo multi-channel IoT transceiver certified for Thread protocol ••• Acuity Brands offers street-lighting network solution using Silver Spring Networks platform to enable IoT infrastructure ••• OSIsoft, Shell signs enterprise agreement for worldwide operation.
By IOT Journal
Sep 15, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week:


AKUA Selects Integron to Provide Global Wireless Connectivity for Its IoT Supply Chain Solutions

Integron, a leading provider of managed services for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, has announced a partnership with AKUA to deliver global connectivity for AKUA's IoT supply chain solutions.

AKUA provides persistent environmental monitoring and tracking solutions for intermodal cargo containers, enabling exceptional in-transit visibility of goods and shipments across the globe. AKUA's IoT technology empowers customers with real time intelligence needed to protect their valuable cargo, streamline operations, and increase their bottom line. AKUA's security features include end-to-end data encryption, and a patented, re-useable high security master gateway device that provides physical security of cargo containers. To support their continued expansion, AKUA turned to Integron to provide global wireless connectivity for its IoT gateway devices and sensors, delivered as a fully managed IoT service.

"Global connectivity is a critical aspect of our solution, and Integron was able to meet our unique set of challenges with their global carrier relationships and best-of-class services platform," AKUA Founder and CEO, Neil Furukawa said. "Integron stood out above other managed service providers in the space, and their international coverage and full range of device and connectivity management capabilities made our decision clear."

The partnership provides AKUA with a single provider that offers complete wireless management, with end-to-end visibility and control of their wireless assets. The arrangement allows AKUA to focus on its business while Integron's managed IoT services (including managed device and managed wireless services) provide ongoing operational visibility and cost containment for IoT deployments. This partnership comes followingrecent growth announcement by AKUA, where secure, global wireless connectivity continues to be critical for the growth of the company in the logistics and supply chain market.

"Integron is pleased to partner with AKUA to support the growth and expansion of their innovative IoT solutions in the logistics and supply chain market," stated Bryan Lubel, president of Integron. "AKUA is an innovator in the global supply chain market, and we are excited to work closely with them as they expand their IoT monitoring and tracking solutions."

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