New Jersey, Sep 30, 2014 – WAM Technologies LLC, (WAM) and AT&T* announced today at the 6th Cool Logistics Global conference in Rotterdam that they are working together to develop wireless M2M solutions for remote management of cold chain, container and other transportation assets across the globe.
AT&T is the preferred wireless provider for WAM’s current and future tracking solutions which will be integrated with the AT&T Global SIM platform and M2M Control Center. The collaboration combines AT&T’s strength in worldwide data connectivity for machine-to-machine applications with WAM’s expertise in GPS/GSM-enabled freight transport telematics.
WAM’s M2Connect platform helps companies locate, monitor and control containers and other transportation assets in real-time across the world shipping, ports and intermodal networks. The company has particular expertise in the cold chain, where it provides industry-leading solutions for tracking refrigerated containers, trailers and gensets. WAM Technologies is an affiliate of Mark-It Services LLC (MIS), North America’s major provider of reefer monitoring and inspection services.
AT&T launched Global SIM in 2012 to facilitate large-scale M2M device deployment. The platform gives users a single system for connecting mobile assets in more than 200 countries, based on the global GSM standard for high-speed wireless delivery. Global SIM has recently become the first in the world to meet the new GSMAspecifications for the use of multiple network operator profiles on a single SIM, permitting global wireless M2M connectivity with access to hundreds of carriers worldwide. AT&T’s M2M Control Center allows users to manage all of the SIMs in their wireless networks, including activation, activity tracking, diagnostics, invoicing and cost/usage reporting.
“This agreement solidifies and formalizes the existing relationship between WAM Technologies and AT&T, ” said Parvez Mansuri, CIO at WAM. “We now have the ability to tap into AT&T’s vast resources and a clear framework is in place for joint work on future enhancements and innovations.”
“M2M technology helps to simplify processes throughout the supply chain and allows businesses to transform how they deliver shipments to customers, ” said Mike Troiano, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. “We work with businesses of all sizes on developing, managing and implementing the M2M solutions they need to stay competitive.”
“Over the last 25 years, MIS has become the most trusted name in the North American reefer monitoring and service market, supported by WAM’s pioneering telematics, ” said Mark Heck, CEO, MIS. “The strategic alignment with AT&T allows MIS and WAM to build on this deep experience, further developing our capabilities in end-to-end cold chain transport asset management. The combination of the two companies also creates a formidable force to deliver global M2M connectivity for cargo transportation assets of all types”.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.