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WAM and Xirgo partner to develop M2M technology for global transport tracking

Press Release   •   Sep 29, 2014 16:19 BST

New Jersey, Sep 24, 2014 – WAM Technologies LLC, provider of wireless M2M solutions for remote management of cold chain, container and other transportation assets, and Xirgo Technologies, Inc., a leader in wireless M2M communications devices, have formalized their existing working relationship with the announcement of an exclusive partnership.

Over the last three years, WAM and Xirgo have worked together to develop innovative technology for global tracking of transport assets. This includes the design and supply of hundreds of thousands of M2M devices for remote monitoring and control of refrigerated shipping containers. The collaboration between the two companies has so far yielded the first transport telematics device integrating GPS, GSM and Zigbee technologies, for a major container shipping line, and a new system designed specifically to track generator sets (gensets) used to power refrigerated containers.

The two companies are also working together to provide a low-cost solution for tracking dry containers, leveraging energy harvesting and Xirgo’s proprietary Adaptive Power Management Algorithm (APMA) for maximizing battery life. 

Xirgo will now be the sole developer and provider of M2M hardware used in WAM’s M2Connect suite of cloud-based transport asset management solutions. The M2Connect platform enables real-time location, monitoring and control for refrigerated and dry containers, gensets, chassis, trailers and other transportation assets moving across the global shipping, ports and intermodal networks.  

“Xirgo is an experienced M2M hardware developer with millions of units fielded  and understanding of the need for ruggedness in intermodal transport applications. The company’s certified device platform and large scale production capabilities uniquely position it to meet the challenging requirements of our domain,” said Parvez Mansuri, WAM’s CIO.

“As an M2M device supplier customizing products for multiple verticals, we count on partners with deep expertise in their specific industries,” said Shawn Aleman, CMO and Managing Partner for Xirgo. “WAM is a proven customer and a front runner in its field of cold chain and intermodal transport asset management.”

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Notes to Editors: 

WAM Technologies will be speaking and exhibiting at two upcoming trade shows in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Cool Logistics Global takes places 30 Sep-2 Oct on the SS Rotterdam. Intermodal Europe takes place 11-13 November at the Ahoy Rotterdam. Company representatives would be pleased to talk with members of the press attending either event. 

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For more information on this release please contact:

WAM Technologies

Mike Dempsey
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Mobile: +1 312 543 1616
Office: +1 732 657 7200
mdempsey@wamcentral.net

WAM Technologies PR contact:

Kathy Magee
Next Level Information Ltd
Tel: +44 20 3327 0570
Mobile +44 7801 018 559
kathy@nextlevelinfo.com

Xirgo Technologies

Shawn Aleman
CMO/Managing Partner
Mobile: +1 805 233 0435
Office: +1 805 426 5243
shawn.aleman@xirgotech.com

ABOUT: 

WAM Technologies LLC helps companies manage transport assets on the move with powerful wireless M2M connectivity solutions that enable remote global tracking, monitoring and control of refrigerated, intermodal and other ground transportation assets.

WAM’s M2Connect platform pairs advanced transport telematics with on-demand cloud software to give international and domestic users real-time insight into the status of their equipment fleets, driving better asset utilisation, less cargo damage and lower operating costs. WAM has particular expertise in end-to-end cold chain transport asset management, providing industry-leading solutions for remote visibility and control of refrigerated containers, trailers and gensets.

Beyond technology, WAM is partnered with one of the world’s most experienced providers of refrigerated transport monitoring and inspection services, tracking 900,000 loaded reefer containers, gensets and trailers every year across the ports and intermodal network.

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Xirgo Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative, full-featured, application-specific wireless M2M communication devices. An expansive product line facilitates best-in-class solutions for numerous vertical market applications. With comprehensive in-house engineering capabilities in all key development disciplines, Xirgo Technologies consistently delivers compelling solutions to companies in search of ways to become more competitive, improve operational efficiencies and unlock new revenue streams.

Xirgo Technologies, in conjunction with its partners, has been able to provide world-class solutions in the realm of telematics, fleet management, heavy equipment, asset tracking, usage based driving, high-risk vehicle finance, cold chain, rental applications, and more. What results is a high-value set of custom products for our partners, as well as a comprehensive standard product line that is sold through direct and indirect channels.

To learn more visit www.xirgotech.com