Novatel Wireless Targets M2M Market With MiFi

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless, the developer of the popular MiFi mobile hotspot device, is targeting the M2M and fleet management market with its technology. According to Novatel, it is providing customization of the platform for the in-vehicle connected car market, commercial telematics and fleet management, and fixed telemetry. The firm said it is hoping to make it easier to connect such devices as video surveillance cameras, digital signage displays, point-of-sale systems to the Internet; to provide fleet management and asset tracking; and also let users run their own Wi-Fi hotspots in their car, allowing laptops, tablets, and other access in an automobile. As part of the new expansion, Novatel said separately that it has signed a deal with LoJack SCI, where the firm's software will be used for a cargo and asset tracking offering from that company.