Viasat Group undergoes rebranding after its acquisition by Targa Telematics

Targa Telematics – one of the leading global players in the field of IoT and the development of digital solutions and platforms for connected mobility – has presented the rebranding of its subsidiary Viasat Group, after having finalized the acquisition in May 2023. The objective of rethinking the logo and updating the coordinated image – which shall align with those of Targa Telematics, while maintaining a stylistic link with the past – is to make all stakeholders and customers perceive the strong synergy created by the acquisition and the simultaneous evolution of Viasat Group within its new dimension, confirming its leadership position at European level in the smart mobility market.

Targa Telematics finalizes the closing of the acquisition of Viasat Group

Targa Telematics Spa – a tech-company specialized in the development of IoT solutions and digital platforms for connected mobility – has announced the closing of the acquisition of 100% share capital of Viasat Group Spa (“Viasat Group”). The operation has been finalized – as previously communicated in the press release on the 27th of February 2023 – following the approval from the Antitrust Authority in Italy and in Spain and the authorization by Golden Power in Italy. This acquisition marks the creation of one of the main global players in the field of IoT and for the development of solutions and digital services for connected mobility. It will be present in eight key European countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, the UK, Belgium, Poland, and Romania, on top of which a company in Chile as well.

FLEETS AND RENTAL: the VIASAT proposal in support of green mobility

The Viasat proposals for electric and hybrid cars on the Rent market are called S-Box Evo and 2S Evo. A new generation of satellites, therefore, to accompany companies in the sector in the ecological transition and fully grasp its potential. One of the main criteria that today guides the choices of fleet management managers is the ‘governance of costs’, maintaining and improving, where possible, the quality of services offered to customers. In this regard, the solutions that Viasat offers to the market make it possible to keep the data detected by the on-board devices under control, monitoring those factors that can affect operational efficiency, savings, safety and a greater awareness of drivers with respect to virtuous to keep behind the wheel. Translating into a competitive advantage that takes on increasing importance as competition increases.

Viasat Fleet and Tutela+ together for the digital and ecological transition of goods transport

Viasat Fleet, the Viasat Business Unit that aims to support fleet companies in the automation of processes with a view to savings, management and protection of assets and goods thanks to new technologies, and Tutela+, a group active in consulting services for the transport & logistics, insurance, public bodies and institutions, professionals and private individuals sectors, have entered into a partnership that aims to accompany road goods transport companies in the digital transformation of business processes, benefiting from the tax credits provided by the Transition 4. 0 and the PNRR, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. A collaboration that aims to pool expertise in order to support transport and logistics companies across the board in the digital transformation process, focusing on sustainability.

Viasat at ‘Local police and urban security days’: many new features for the Street Control Suite

Viasat will be present, from 15 to 17 September, at the 41st edition of ‘The days of local police and urban security, an important international conference, and exhibition of technologies, solutions, and services dedicated to the sector. At the event, which will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Riccione, the focus will be on the contrast between degradation and illegality, road safety and environmental protection, operating methods, and new devices for territorial control. This will be an important chance for Viasat (Stand no. 15) to promote the Street Control, Street Parking, and Urban Security suite as an innovative tool to support Public Administrations and the Police Force in the process of digitalization and road safety control, as demonstrated by the adoption by many Italian municipalities.

Viasat at Transpotec Logitec 2022

Transpotec Logitec, the leading event in Italy for road transport and logistics, will be back at the Fair Centre in Milan from 12 to 15 May 2022. Viasat could not miss the event and will be present with its own stand (Pav. 24P/C12) to present all the latest news of the TMS – Transport Management Solutions suite. Transpotec Logitec will also host an important event, organised by Viasat and moderated by journalist Michele La Torre: “The tachograph is simple… with the lawyer at the forefront”.

The Viasat Group was not affected by the hacker attack

The digital sabotage of the broadband satellite service that affected the KA-SAT network on 24 February did not affect our company. The partial communication blackout for customers in Ukraine and other European countries affected the US satellite connection company of the same name, ViaSat. Viasat Italia and the other Group companies present in Europe are completely unrelated to this cyber-attack, which has also created many inconveniences for Italian users of the American company’s Internet and TV services.

Viasat Report 2022: motorbike, scooter and moped thefts in Italy

Motorbike theft is an emergency in Italy. In 2021, 26,707 motorbikes, scooters and mopeds were stolen (6% more than the previous year). That’s more than 2,000 a month, 74 a day, and three every hour. This figure shows that theft in this sector is still a growing phenomenon in Italy. On the recovery front, the news is not good: in fact, only almost 10 thousand have been recovered, 36% of those stolen. In order to prevent thieves, sometimes well-organised gangs, satellite telematics is now a fundamental tool.

Viasat Group 2022 Survey: Thefts of Trucks and Commercial Vans in Italy

The Viasat Group Guida alla Sicurezza 2022 , soon to be published, shows that in our country – according to the latest unconsolidated estimates from the Polizia di Stato – 2,194 heavy goods vehicles disappeared in 2021 (almost 10% less than the previous year). To these must then be added the 5,628 vans stolen (9% less). Every year, therefore, 7,822 heavy and light transport vehicles are stolen (652 per month, almost 22 per day, practically 1 every hour), resulting in high economic losses for companies. The decisive role of telematics in combating crime