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The 3G Sunset Paves the Way for IoT Devices That Do More

  • January 14, 2021
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Time is running out to plan for the 3G sunset. Before you know it, and perhaps unexpectedly, telematics devices in the United States that rely on a 3G cellular network will stop working. Instead of an inconvenience, the switch from 3G to 4G LTE is an opportunity, a chance for telematics service providers (TSPs) to …

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4 Ways Proximity Sensors Can Boost Construction Profit Margins

  • December 01, 2020
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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As construction costs rise and schedules shrink, construction companies need to optimize operations in order to get jobs done on schedule and on budget and preserve profit margins. Tracking heavy equipment through telematics is critical to managing operations and improving equipment utilization. But excavators and boom lifts aren’t the only assets worth tracking. Adding proximity …

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The Key to an Effective Fleet Vehicle Video Camera Solution

  • November 24, 2020
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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A vehicle video camera solution is a powerful tool that can help fleet managers improve fleet safety and mitigate liability. But solutions that deliver data instead of intelligence take you only so far. The difference between actionable video intelligence and raw video data is the difference between spending hours sifting through footage looking for a …

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Why Commercial Fleet Vehicle Cameras Are Essential to Any Fleet Safety Program

  • November 04, 2020
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Telematics revolutionized fleet management. Video telematics is the next wave of that revolution. For commercial fleet operators and service providers, vehicle and workforce intelligence is everything. A telematics solution, which improves operational efficiency, can make the difference between turning a profit and taking a loss. Video telematics goes further: It can save lives. It can …

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Determining Liability: Video Telematics Tells the True Story

  • October 22, 2020
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Collisions pose an enormous threat to a fleet operator’s bottom line. That makes minimizing accident liability one of the most critical aspects of fleet risk management. Video telematics is the tool that can help fleets do it. Actionable video evidence changes the paradigm of fleet vehicle crash investigations. When video footage and telematics data replace …

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Intelligent Connectivity for Disruptive Innovation

  • February 28, 2019
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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As the adoption rate for the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to grow, so does the rate at which technology shifts. It is driving innovation and creating new business models because of increased connectivity and automated processes. From that, a truly disruptive idea has stepped forward and is changing the conventional way of thinking or …

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Solutions Built With Your Tough Environments In Mind

  • February 20, 2019
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Construction is a tough business on the best days. Factors such as rain or snow make it even tougher at times. Yet you cannot just stop your project when the weather gets challenging. You need a telematics solution as tough as you are to monitor equipment location and utilization as well as communicate this information …

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5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

  • December 07, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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We’ve been discussing how 3G cellular networks (CDMA and HSPA) will soon follow the path of the 2G GPRS platform that was shut down in the U.S. as of December 2016. Some carriers will stop supporting 3G as early as end of 2019. The message is clear, however, that 3G will transition to legacy status …

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What’s the Most Reliable Connectivity for Mobile IoT Today?

  • August 14, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  We often get asked this question as it relates to network and connectivity. As the IoT market continues to accelerate, businesses are looking to 4G LTE for its ability to offer cost efficiency, lower-power requirements and wide-area network solutions to improve and scale their IoT deployments. For certain telematics use cases, established technologies like …

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Expanding CalAmp’s Dynamic LMU-3640 for Global Markets

  • July 17, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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  The 3640 telematics gateway series, one of CalAmp’s highly successful product line, is now available for international markets. New to the product line is the HSPA version which offers Penta-Band HSPA connectivity and Quad-Band 2G fallback, making it a reliable device for companies seeking to deploy telematics capabilities for global operations spanning across multiple …

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