Driving Toward IoT
Samsung is launching a big push in the Internet of Things for the transportation industry, and is looking to work with channel partners to reach transportation customers, such as trucking companies. Samsung said this week that it's partnering with fleet management technology company Magellan to create a new transportation offering consisting of Samsung devices -- Galaxy tablets and phones, outfitted with Samsung's Knox security software -- embedded with electronic logging and other technology from Magellan. The companies are working with Synnex as the distribution partner for the offering. Since many trucking companies are served by solution providers, this creates a major opportunity for the channel, said Ted Brodheim, vice president of Samsung Vertical Business, in an interview with CRN.
What follows is an excerpt of our conversation with Brodheim.