M2M Platform Adds Geofencing, Tracking, Location Services

— September 12, 2011

M2M vendor SensorLogic, Inc. launched Version 3.4 of its SensorLogic Service Delivery Platform. The release enhances support for the development of wireless applications such as insurance telematics, smart package tracking, security, and asset monitoring and management. New features include integration with GSM wireless provisioning systems, trip, route, geofence and shipment services, hybrid location services, and support for advanced tracking and monitoring devices.
 
The SensorLogic Platform 3.4
The SensorLogic Service Delivery Platform Version 3.4 offers a full range of services for M2M applications. These services include open device communications and protocol translation, device data storage and management, configurable business rules and complex event processing, location-based services with geospatial triggers, alerts and notifications, secure device group management, data warehousing, and reporting.
 
Users’ M2M applications interact with the SensorLogic Platform through Web Services APIs (application programming interfaces) that can be accessed via any programming language or application framework.
 
New features in Version 3.4 include:
 
Wireless provisioning system integration. SensorLogic has added new APIs to bring GSM wireless SIM provisioning into a unified device management process. Applications can simply add a device to the system while the platform orchestrates all the complex steps for SIM and device provisioning, including activation, rate plan selection, and network and reporting profile settings.
 
Hybrid location services. The SensorLogic Platform offers a full range of location services that leverage device information, SensorLogic databases, and partner resources spanning GPS, assisted-GPS, international Cell ID, and enhanced Cell ID. Further, SensorLogic hybrid location services simplify location technologies for developers by automatically balancing time, accuracy and cost to provide the best available location information per the application’s needs.
 
Trip, route and shipment services. Telematics, security and smart packaging applications have unique requirements for monitoring and triggering events from specialty devices. This platform release builds on existing business logic and complex event services with new telematics and tracking services. These features capture vehicle ignition on/off signals, define and monitor delivery routes, and better manage shipments with automated departure, destination, and trespass point time and location events.
 
Sophisticated geofence services. Geofences are virtual perimeters around physical objects or addresses that are used to notify the application or user when an asset comes within or crosses the defined boundary. Version 3.4 builds on existing radial and polygonal geofence services to add route geofence services.

This Platform service interfaces with third-party routing systems to acquire desired route specifications and then auto-generates and monitors special geofences that applications can use to determine if, when, and where a shipment or vehicle strays outside of predefined delivery routes.
 
Extended tracking device support. Version 3.4 continues to add to the library of available supported devices with additional telematics and tracking devices from popular manufacturers. The SensorLogic Platform includes support for automotive OBD II-compatible devices used in insurance telematics and security applications.

It also includes support for a variety of new, intelligent sensing devices used in smart packaging and asset management solutions.
 
SensorLogic Service Delivery Platform Release 3.4 is available now from SensorLogic and its authorized distribution partners. Developers can access APIs and request platform access credentials by visiting SensorLogic’s Developer Zone at http://www.sensorlogic.com/developer-zone/.
 
For more information, visit www.sensorlogic.com.

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