Numerex’s Answer to the Panic Over the 2G Shutdown
Oct25

Numerex’s Answer to the Panic Over the 2G Shutdown

  We’re learning through experience that a lot of enterprise users and companies may not know they have active 2G devices until the unit ‘goes dark’. It’s hard to imagine that years ago anyone deployed a device using 2G with the sunset of that network in mind. Nonetheless, the end of 2G is upon us. Among the wireless carriers with plans to retire its 2G networks, AT&T will complete its shut down by the end of 2016. Despite 2G...

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The Pros and Cons of IoT
Sep28

The Pros and Cons of IoT

  All those in favor of the Internet of Things (IoT) say, “aye!” Coincidentally, those opposed to IoT say the same, except phonetically, and in acronyms representing… Integration Interoperability Impregnability The ironies don’t stop there. Public and private sector organizations looking to IoT for greater operational efficiencies and reduced expenses find that the pros and cons really come down to just that – Pros &...

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5 IoT Acronyms You Must Know
Aug31

5 IoT Acronyms You Must Know

The Internet of Things (IoT) taps into the power of online networks to connect a virtually endless number of everyday objects, from cars to coffee makers. This connectivity is designed to help make lives and businesses more efficient, productive, safe, or secure. Analysts predict that a massive 4 billion new connected devices would be in use by the end of 2016. Essentially, everything that can be connected is getting connected through...

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The Connected Car Market: Who’s Really in the Driver’s Seat?
Jun28

The Connected Car Market: Who’s Really in the Driver’s Seat?

By now you’ve seen plenty of stats about the size of the connected car market, such as Infonetics Research’s prediction of $17 billion by 2018. A booming market always has turf wars, so it’s surprising to see so little debate about who will own the customer. Connected cars are fundamentally different from a lot of other consumer electronic devices where the ownership debate rages. One reason is hardware: The age of the average U.S....

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Large Oil & Fuel Distributor Reduces Costs by 45%
Jun03

Large Oil & Fuel Distributor Reduces Costs by 45%

The Challenge Fuel delivery has always had some built-in inefficiencies. Like most fuel and lubricant distributors, Retif followed a “keep full” model when restocking fuel tanks and was spending too much money “topping off” customer fuel tanks and making emergency deliveries. Without an accurate view of customer fuel stocks it was impossible to determine who needed fuel or how much they actually needed. Intrigued with the possibility...

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What the IoT means for home security
May19

What the IoT means for home security

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there’s little doubt that the tremendous potential and benefits will change the way we look at communication, business, and security. For many, the use of IoT for business security is an obvious one, but home security is a relatively new application that offers fantastic promise. The ability to deliver real-time insight, analytics, and expand business intelligence means that IoT...

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