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  Connected vehicles and assets are part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Using powerful, real-time data to direct asset management in areas including proactive maintenance, routing and getting the right size and mix of fleet vehicles. This next generation of telematics gateway offers a flexible vehicle interface technology that is compatible across multiple fleet types …

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The Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • February 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.” The article also notes that technology-enabled platforms will and are disrupting existing industry and operating structures. The benefits of this next development stage are clear. Improved productivity, …

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The New How of Public Safety Communications

  • December 06, 2017
  • Amir B.
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When it comes to public safety, each group needs to be able to communicate with its own team as well as coordinate with other groups. For example, in some areas, there may be one dispatch for emergency services and another for law enforcement. In another situation, a town’s central dispatch is able to coordinate all …

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The New How for Public Safety Helps Eliminate Blind Spots

  • October 18, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Blind spots typically increase the risk of dangerous situations such as a blind curve, an unprotected quarterback or an unknown situation. We mitigate some of the unknown with mirrors, backup cameras or an offensive tackle for blindsides. When dealing with unfamiliar conditions, information is the key to reducing the chance of something going wrong. Telematics …

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Crash Management Across Verticals

  • June 29, 2017
  • Peter Byrne
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In a previous post we discussed the importance of managing the inevitable cost of collisions across large fleets and insurance pools. As noted previously, the important features of CrashBoxx™ are: • Instant crash alerts—provides immediate notification when a collision occurs • Accident reconstruction—sends crash event data within minutes of a crash • Predictive physical damage—helps …

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Connectivity: The First Link in the Situational Awareness Chain

  • March 27, 2017
  • Carol J.
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In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of tools like vehicle area networks for first responders. This time, we’ll go into a bit more detail about the first link in the situational awareness chain: the cellular broadband router itself. The amount of data required by police officers and other personnel continues to grow. Long ago, …

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Vehicle Area Networks: Moving the App to the Data

  • November 10, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Our cities and towns along with our vehicles are becoming more connected every day. There are beacons being added in retail locations and Wi-Fi enabled streetlights being installed. Personal cars can increasing do more things with their connection to the internet and themselves. It is no different for workforce vehicles. The vehicle area networks can …

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Stronger Security For Your Narrowband Router

  • October 18, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Keeping networks secure is a hot topic these days. It almost seems like a weekly news story – another organization has their network hacked. While no system is a 100% “hack-proof,” you can make your company and systems a harder target. If you utilize (licensed, UHF, or VHF) narrowband routers for communications, one way to …

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Vehicle Area Networks and Situational Awareness

  • October 06, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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There’s no debate about the importance of situational awareness. For police, fire, and medical first responders, knowing as much as possible about an incident before arriving at the scene is a life-saving necessity. Fortunately, computer-aided dispatch and other technologies have existed for years to provide critical advance information. Officers and field personnel have access to …

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CalAmp At APCO 2016: The Data Age Of Emergency Communications

  • August 04, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Emergency events, while unplanned, are a part of life – from manmade to natural disasters to an animal in a well. Often overlooked, yet essential to getting the situation handled, is how your mission-critical information (communications and data) gets delivered in real-time. The National Emergency Number Association estimates that there are 240 million 9-1-1 calls …

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