Jasper offers cloud-based software and services to enable network operators deliver M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity and diagnostic and management applications to companies in a variety of vertical markets.
For example, its Connected Car Cloud, announced Tuesday at the show, is designed to let car makers offer a range of safety, security and infotainment systems. Jasper also announced a Global SIM (subscriber identity module), designed to allow international distribution, activation and management for any device into which the SIM is embedded.
A number of auto makers announced connectivity technology this week.
"Consumers expect to have the same connected experience with their cars that they have with the mobile phones," said Stephen Odell, president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Ford Motor.
Ford's new Focus, unveiled at the show Tuesday, has technology to help drivers park their cars. It also lets parents adjust various features when their children drive the car, for example, preventing the radio volume from being turned on full blast.
The car's MyKey system restricts the top speed and maximum volume of the radio. All this is being done through special sensors and the Sync 2 system being rolled out in the new models.
"Experts think that connectivity will be a key factor in assessing cars," Odell said. "We saw this coming and that's why Ford introduced the Sync systems in 2007."
Ford worked with companies including Microsoft and AT&T to deliver some of the automation and communications features in the Focus line.
As vendors jostle for position to take advantage of new opportunities, they will form partnerships, noted Bob Sell, chief of Accenture's Communications, Media & Technology group.
"New types of partnerships will arise, friends will become and enemies and enemies will become friends," Sell said, "We're going to have to be flexible in this period of transition."
Large carriers will have to work with younger, nimbler companies to bring new services to subscribers, said Timotheus Hotttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom.
Operators are going to have build what you could call sockets, working with smaller, new companies that have new applications to let them plug into their architecture, to enable new types of application, Hotttges said.
Deutsche Telekom Tuesday said that through a deal with PayPal, it will let mobile users purchase goods and get billed on their regular mobile phone accounts.
A wide variety of other vendors here this week showed or announced services and products that fit the Internet of things concept. Here's just a few more: