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Vodafone telemetry reaches one million connections

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28 April 2014

Vodafone telemetry reaches one million connections

With the recent signing of a five year global agreement with International Telematics Limited (ITL), Vodafone New Zealand has reached over one million Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections. For the third year in a row, Vodafone has also topped the rankings for its M2M services in Analysys Mason’s independent M2M annual scorecard.*

As part of the contract signed last week, Vodafone will use its global platform to provide services in markets where International Telematics is well established, including Australia and North America. And as the company expands globally, other countries will be readily available to them as well.

International Telematics uses M2M technology to provide asset location monitoring and security, driver behaviour reports and environmental impact assessments. They are one of only two providers in New Zealand that are NZTAapproved to collect electronic road-user charges.

Global CEO of International Telematics, Guy Colglazier, was in New Zealand for the signing.

“In the past, it has been very difficult to penetrate a new international market. Vodafone’s reliable network will help us remove the traditional barriers for expansion offshore,” Guy explains. “Now, with Vodafone’s global M2M platform, we can ship our product straight from our warehouse and know that whether the box is opened in Adelaide or Albuquerque, it’s going to work in the same way without any adjustments.”

Tony Bacon, Head of M2M at Vodafone New Zealand, says the global M2M platform removes the complexity for businesses expanding internationally.

“Although it’s relatively straightforward to offer an M2M solution within a single country, being able to scale that solution internationally is where Vodafone’s competitive advantage lies. With Vodafone, International Telematics now has the ability to connect to over 580 mobile networks around the world.”

Tony adds: “Vodafone’s M2M platform is currently used for services ranging from electronic road tolling, to refrigerator monitoring, to security services and electricity metering. Businesses of all shapes and sizes can reduce complexity and cost and – in the case of International Telematics –expand internationally, by using M2M.”


Notes to editors:

*Source: Analysys Mason M2M scorecard 2013

About M2M

Machine to Machine, commonly known as M2M or telemetry, is the remote interchange of data between two or more devices or a central station, supporting specific business processes or products. M2M solutions are deployed in sectors including automotive/transportation, energy/utility, security/surveillance, public safety, financial services, retail, healthcare, industrial and warehousing/distribution.

M2M communication has expanded beyond a one-to-one connection and changed into a system of networks that transmits data to and from personal appliances. The expansion of IP networks across the world has made it far easier for M2M communication to take place and has lessened the amount of power and time necessary for information to be communicated between machines. These networks also allow an array of new business opportunities and connections between consumers and producers in terms of the products being sold.

About International Telematics

International Telematics is a privately owned full-service company founded in 2003 specialising in the development of the ibright® system, a world class single platform telematics solution for refrigerated equipment, trucks, tractors, dry vans, rail assets and light vehicles. International Telematics has a global clientele. Partners and customers include industry leaders in freight and logistics in North America and Australasia. They have offices in New York, Melbourne and New Zealand.

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