Nebula Systems Confirm Telematic Chipset, NC1701, First Commercial Firmware Release

Buckingham, United Kingdom, November 16, 2018 –(– Connected Car Innovators Nebula Systems have released an exciting new hardware solution to greatly increase access to valuable vehicle data.

The NC1701 is a dedicated vehicle communications chip solution capable of extracting OEM data from any vehicle. It can be embedded into any telematic device and has been designed from the ground up with a focus on telematic applications and removing the headache of understanding vehicle CAN systems, from hardware partners.

Roman Di Lullo, CEO of Nebula Systems said, “We identified that the complexities of OEM communication protocols were holding back many companies in the telematics space from exploiting the wealth of data available in modern cars. NC1701 enables easy access to this data which we expect will lead to some exciting new applications.”

The NC1701 chip is already being embedded into next generation telematics devices by Nebula’s hardware partners like META Systems and Teltonika. The latest October 2018 1.0 firmware release brings NC1701 out of Beta testing and into a fully operational state.

With standard features such as “Automatic VIN reading,” “Advanced low power and wake up modes,” “Smart ignition detection for electric and hybrid vehicles,” the NC1701 has the potential to transform a telematic device’s data access capabilities.

The NC1701’s core data capability allows simple access to thousands of OEM data points such as:

Fuel Level
Tyre Pressure information
Service information (date/mileage to next service)
Vehicle occupancy
Door Status
Complete Vehicle Health
– to name but a few

So many telematic devices claim to have “diagnostics” but the reality is that they only cover generic OBDII (J1979) engine data. This is a tiny subset of emissions data unrelated to the mass of OEM data swirling on every car’s CAN network. NC1701 enabled devices to capture this extended data without the embedded device maker having any previous knowledge of vehicle ECUs or CAN.

The NC1701 can be applied across a wide range of Connected Car industries that are interested in expanding their data access abilities:

Rental, UBI, Fleet, Roadside Recovery, Car Sharing, Fuel Rewards, Market Research, In Car display, Car Driver Apps and many others.

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Andrew Steer
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Best Interactive Applications to be Named by Web Marketing Association

Boston, MA, November 14, 2018 –(– The Web Marketing Association judges will select the best online interactive apps in 86 industries as part of their 17th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. Anyone wishing to nominate their applications work for consideration may do so at before the deadline of January 31, 2019.

“Online apps are an effective advertising tool to build brand awareness and engage consumers where ever they may be,” said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing Association. “The IAC Awards provides an opportunity to show the world your expertise in this emerging field. It’s also a great marketing opportunity for the winners to promote their work to senior management, customers and prospects”.

The 2019 international Internet Advertising Competition Awards are open to all organizations and individuals (advertising and interactive agencies, corporate marketing departments, etc.) throughout the world involved in the process of developing Internet advertising. Entries may be submitted online at The deadline for entry is January 31, 2019 and will be judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, and use of the medium.

In addition to online apps, IAC Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as:

Social Media
Web sites (including microsites and landing pages)
Online ads (including banner, pop-up or interstitial)
Rich media ads
Email message campaign
Online newsletter campaign
Mobile apps and websites
Integrated ad campaign
Online Video

The 2018 Best of Show for Interactive Applications went to Wastell Homes & tbk Creative for There’s Beauty in The Build.

Past top winners in Interactive Application format include:

Year – Entry Name, Winner
2017 – Pitbull Messin Around Launch, Razz Interactive
2016 – StopChildPorno Filter, These Days
2015 – Caine’s Quest – Jupiter Ascending, Thinkingbox
2014 – Egg Beaters Benefit Calculator, POSSIBLE
2013 – Manulife – Ride to 65, Manulife Financial
2012 – Beef Equity – Here’s the Beef, Wendy’s and The Kaplan Thaler Group
2011 – Toyota Sponsafier, Saatchi & Saatchi LA
2010 – Apple Jacks Gliders, Biggs|Gilmore

Interactive agencies that win multiple awards will also be in the running for Top Agency Award. Each entrant will be awarded points based on the level of award for each award received. The agency with the most points will be awarded the Top Agency Award. Agencies that win more the 6 awards will also be recognized with an Outstanding Advertising Developer award from the Web Marketing Association. In 2018, four agencies won this honor.

Judging for the IAC Awards will take place in February, 2019. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet advertising professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web advertising. Past competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Arc Worldwide, Beeby Clark+Meyler, Brunner Digital, Campbell-Ewald, CNN, Deep Interactive Asia, Digitas, EuroRSCG 4D, Google, IBM Interactive, JWT, Mastercard, McCann Worldgroup, Possible, SapientRazorfish, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Small Army, Tectis GmbH, TMP Worldwide, Universal McCann Interactive and Wunderman / Y&R.

The 2019 Internet Advertising Competition Awards are sponsored by iContact, PR.Com, EContent Magazine, WebMaster Radio and Website Magazine.

A complete list of past winners can be found at the IAC Award Website.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, Internet marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. The Web Marketing Association’s annual award programs, the WebAward Competition, the Internet Advertising Competition Awards and the MobileWebAwards, have been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world since 1997.

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Web Marketing Association
William Rice
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