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High Tech Security for Supply Chains

  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Protecting Shipments In Transit

As manufacturers and consumer goods providers deal with the explosive growth of e-commerce and the global economy, shipment monitoring for quality and security is more important than ever before. Expensive electronics, raw materials like copper, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, perishable foods and high-value consumer goods transported around the globe are susceptible to a variety of shipping …

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Smarter Supply Chains and Safer Roadways

  • October 05, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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If you had the opportunity to attend Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles, you might agree that everything seems to be getting smarter. The way we do things on a daily basis is changing thanks to faster connections, and the data provided through these connections is disrupting industries all around us — changing the …

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Encouraging Good Driver Behavior in Parking Lots

  • October 04, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Fleet Driving - Parking Safely

We don’t give much thought to parking lots or how we drive in them. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 20% of all reported vehicle crashes occur in parking lots. Because these collisions often do not result in injuries, many go unreported—so the real number is most likely much higher. And …

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How IoT Technology is Transforming Connected Mobility

  • October 01, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT and MaaS Disruption

The connected economy is closely tied to the on-demand economy as IoT technologies make new business models possible to provide consumers more options when they need them. From transportation to shipping to services, IoT provides the connectivity to deliver immediately, or certainly faster than before. It has shifted the economy further away from mass production …

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A Look Back at MWCA 2018 in Los Angeles

  • September 26, 2018
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA 2018) recently wrapped up in Los Angeles, but the conversation will continue, especially around cool innovations and key themes that will continue to make headlines such as 5G, artificial intelligence, IoT, content and media, drones, blockchain and even policy and regulation. As expected, 5G made headlines at MWCA. You couldn’t …

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Is Your Rental Equipment Ready for Hurricane Season?

  • September 20, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Rental Equipment & Bad Weather

When disaster strikes, heavy equipment gets called into action to aid in the recovery efforts. Some types of disasters are unpredictable, but weather like hurricanes can be relied on to show up year after year—and luckily you can see hurricanes coming days away. The storm report information helps give you time to prepare to make …

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How the Connected Car is Transforming the Connected Economy

  • September 14, 2018
  • Steve Manzi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The age of the connected car is solidly upon us. Both OEM and aftermarket connected car technologies are changing the driving and car ownership paradigm: creating immersive experiences, providing new kinds of convenience, helping dealerships build customer relationships and enabling car owners to stay connected with their loved ones. The automobile can make life for …

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7 Facts about the Open Road for Truck Driver Appreciation Week

  • September 10, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
2018 Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck drivers are an important part of the connected economy. Most of the goods that you own or buy were carried or delivered by a truck. If it were not for these stalwart modern riders of the open road, the day-to-day operations of commerce would grind to a halt. Technology helps keep drivers and their …

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Safer Vehicles: Employing Technologies in Vehicles to Optimize Road Safety

  • September 06, 2018
  • David Braunstein
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Together for Safer Roads

By: David Braunstein, Together for Safer Roads, President Every year, the trucking industry faces legislative and regulatory activity that impacts the way they operate. Looking at the past year alone, we have especially seen our coalition members and other fleet operators working hard to understand and implement the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for both …

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Why the Connected Economy Needs Microservices to Grow

  • September 04, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp Microservices Blog

Building a giant monolithic application is proving not to be the most efficient approach for software solutions. The new thinking in software architecture is based instead on microservices, individual components that work together to provide the capabilities of a full-featured application. Microservices make it possible to build applications that would have been impractically large and consuming …

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