IoT News – Iridium Edge® Pro Brings Programmable Intelligence to Asset Management Beyond Terrestrial Coverage

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Iridium continues to introduce simplified ways for its partners to innovate, customize and launch smarter solutions. Iridium Communications Inc. today announced commercial availability of its newest standalone asset management device, Iridium Edge Pro. The latest addition to the Iridium Edge family of products, Iridium Edge Pro is the company’s first programmable solution for asset management, tracking, and recovery. The new device enables Iridium’s partners to create customizable end-to-end monitoring solutions for vessels, vehicles and remote equipment using Iridium’s best in class two-way network and truly global coverage. Using MicroEJ® Java-based software development tools, Iridium® IoT customers can create new end-user…

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Bernard Matthews offers free bus travel to staff after car-sharing blamed for Covid outbreak

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A poultry company that linked an outbreak of Covid-19 to car-sharing by staff has made buses to its facilities free after a union said fares had nearly doubled. Thirty-six people have tested positive for coronavirus at the Bernard Matthews site in Holton, Suffolk. After the Unite union said fares had risen from £3.50 to £6, the company said there would no longer be a charge. The firm said it had scrapped fares to keep staff safe. On Monday, a joint statement from Bernard Matthews and Norfolk and Suffolk public health officials said food production and safety at the turkey processing…

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Asda bought by billionaire Issa brothers in £6.8bn deal

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Two billionaire brothers from Blackburn have won the battle to buy Asda from Walmart of the US, in a deal valuing the supermarket chain at £6.8bn. A consortium of Zuber and Mohsin Issa and private equity firm TDR Capital will take a majority stake in Asda. It means the grocer will return to majority UK ownership for the first time in two decades. The Issa brothers own EG Group, which has more than 5,200 petrol stations across the UK and Europe. A spokesperson for the Issa brothers and TDR Capital declined to comment on how they are funding the deal.…

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