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CalAmp was recently awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) for Fleet Management and Related Technology Solutions. This agreement will allow NJPA members to easily purchase new CalAmp solutions or update their current ones. We are proud to be included in this select group of vendors. NJPA is a cooperative purchasing contract …

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05.09.2017-Blog-CA

Satlock, a Colombia-based logistics and supply chain information company, provides container tracking solutions to their customers. These solutions meet container security standards BASC and OEA through installation of security seals on container doors. The security seals are enabled with Satlock’s Monitoring Station cloud solution, providing efficient and accurate cargo monitoring and delivering real-time reports to …

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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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As part of our ongoing initiative to deliver 4G LTE Cat 1 enabled products, we’re happy to announce that we’ve expanded our 4G LTE Cat 1 into the field-proven Vanguard IoT gateways. The first in the lineup are the Vanguard 400 industrial serial router and the Vanguard 600 industrial Ethernet router – both enabled with …

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Have you heard? CalAmp recently announced that we were selected by Navico to provide telematics support for their new, cloud-enable GoFree™ Connected Vessel program. What exactly does this mean? Navico, a global leader in marine electronics for the recreational segment, was in need of a telematics device for their new program that could deliver vessel …

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How Manic Mornings Affect Driving

  • May 12, 2016
  • Carol J.
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Earlier this week, we met Dave. Dave is a nice guy, but a terrible driver. Today, Dave has had a trying morning. He got up early with the goal of getting out the front door a little earlier than usual, but his kids were slow getting started. We’ve all been there, the days where our …

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Do Your Employees Drive Your Business?

  • May 09, 2016
  • Carol J.
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In the general public, 64% of people rate themselves as “excellent” or “very good” drivers. [Allstate] Obviously that’s not quite possible—but when your fleet rolls, you rely on a hand-picked pool of professionals who really should be better than randomly selected drivers. How do you incent the good drivers to be great? How do you …

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Don’t Spend Fuelishly: Help Your Trucks Save You Money

  • April 28, 2016
  • Carol J.
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These days, fuel is cheap. With oil prices down, why worry about the efficiency of your fleet. I mean, we all know that careful approach is warranted. If drivers feel they are being scrutinized, the effort can backfire. You may even lose some of your best personnel. One way to avoid confusion and ill will …

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2G Sunset: Now Is the Time to Prepare

  • March 10, 2016
  • Carol J.
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As you may know, the 2G GPRS networks in the U.S. are being shut down because of the growing demand for frequency for 3G and 4G services. The shutdown process has been underway for over a year, and some of the 2G network has already gone dark. Many carriers have announced shutdown plans and some …

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Save Money and Time with Predictive Maintenance

  • February 25, 2016
  • Carol J.
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When managing a sparsely distributed fleet, the importance of vehicle location tracking is a no-brainer. It’s not enough to track vehicle locations. It’s crucial to know when to schedule preventive maintenance without interfering with business operations. Service engineers for Tadano America drive between 30,000 and 40,000 miles per year to check and service Tadano cranes …

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