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WAM Technologies and AT&T collaborate on asset tracking solutions for shipments

Press Release   •   Sep 30, 2014 11:01 BST

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 GSMA specifications 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”.

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*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.


Notes to Editors: 

WAM Technologies will be speaking and exhibiting at two key 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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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 Technologies is closely affiliated 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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