Custom Solutions: Buy or Build?

  • December 09, 2015
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You’re not in the software development business. Still, it’s only a matter of time before you’re likely to need a custom solution for your Machine-to-Machine (M2M) or Internet of Things (IoT) deployment. Legacy central control systems, single-purpose devices, manual operator intervention—they just don’t cut it anymore.

There are plenty of device management solutions out there to solve well-understood problems. But if your needs are specific to a particular set of challenges, you’re faced with a tough dilemma: cobble together what you can from off-the-shelf hardware and software and hope it all works together, or spend the money for a team of consultants to build something from scratch?

Fortunately, there’s a way to get around the toughest integration work without giving up the flexibility to design the solution you need. The CalAmp Telematics Cloud™ is an application enablement platform-as-a-service (PaaS) with built-in device virtualization that integrates with CalAmp’s broad portfolio of devices. The device management and configuration, data transmission, security and carrier relationships have all been thought out and built for you.

All your design team needs to do is use the included APIs and RESTful web interfaces to control the devices in your deployment. For further customization, CalAmp devices feature Programmable Event Generator™ (PEG™), an advanced on-board alert engine that monitors external conditions and supports customer-defined, exception-based rules. The CalAmp Telematics Cloud coordinates with multiple tier-one Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNOs) platforms worldwide in order to facilitate the provisioning and delivery of enhanced, reliable wireless communications services.

To learn more about how the CalAmp Telematics Cloud can help you build a custom solution that meets your needs, check out our white paper.

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