A nother large player in the communications space just threw their collective hat into the IoT ring. Cox Communications announced the formation of Cox2M, the company’s new business line focused on connected asset services to power smart businesses, cities, and more.
Cox2M will provide complete end-to-end asset tracking and monitoring solutions for many verticals. One such solution has already been adopted by Manheim Auction Lots (the world’s largest used vehicle marketplace) and connects more than 500,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. The application used by Manheim represents the largest LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) commercial IoT deployment in North America to date.
Cox2M connected asset services
business line provides powerful, cost-effective
solutions for client connected assets
Cox2M’s solutions are meant to enable monitoring and tracking of commercial assets, enabling customers to connect everything from inventory, equipment, and infrastructure to cars and power lines. This allows customers to then easily monitor the location, condition, and status of their assets and receive real-time intelligence and notifications of any issues, facilitating frictionless interactions among people and things.
The move shows Cox’s intent to become a major player in the exploding market for IoT connections and compete with the likes of Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and others. In addition to the Manheim deployment, Cox2M is actively marketing connected asset solutions across a number of industries including fleet management, smart cities, energy, and agriculture.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For 10 years, Cox has been recognized as a best operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 13 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
Tempe-based CoreKinect is an innovative startup specializing in the development of customized hardware solutions. Serving a myriad of industry verticals, IoT products enable organizations to gather and analyze data in real time via a low-power, wide-area network. CoreKinect specializes in rapid product development of IoT products and services. CoreKinect’s competencies and capabilities include asset tracking, vehicle/fleet tracking, smart home and smart city technology, wearables, agriculture, and energy solutions. Visit www.corekinect.com.