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How Good Is Your Supply Chain Performance?

  • November 17, 2016
  • CalAmp
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Many retailers perhaps believe theirs is pretty good; however, it seems each year when businesses are surveyed by the numerous supply chain consulting firms and trade magazines, visibility usually ranks at the top of the list as an area for improvement. Indeed, the typical supply chain has become much more complex over the years as …

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Vehicle Area Networks: Moving the App to the Data

  • November 10, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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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An Addendum To The 2015 Construction Equipment Theft Study

  • November 03, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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CalAmp and LoJack have released the 2015 LoJack Corporation Study On Construction Equipment Theft. It provides an annual snapshot of heavy equipment theft and recovery based on LoJack proprietary theft and recovery data within LoJack coverage areas (visit lojack.com/coverage). The infographic summary is available here. You may download the full twelve page report here(PDF). This …

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Service Fleets: How Late Arrivals Hurt Your Company’s Reputation

  • October 27, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Very few people like to hear that their flight, delivery or contractor will be late. This is especially true when you (or your customer) have another connection or “can’t miss” appointment after the current one. The airline industry is heavily measured on its arrival and departure times. And being on time is also a strong …

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Stronger Security For Your Narrowband Router

  • October 18, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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 Finance: A Secure Relationship With CalAmp

  • October 12, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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CalAmp’s LenderOutlook vehicle finance solutions has been helping used car dealers and finance companies improve their business portfolio and operations for over 30 years. We aren’t “fly-by-night” or in it for a quick dollar. No pyramid or Ponzi schemes here. Because our continued success is based on your success. However, not everyone knows about us …

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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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Under The Hood Of Dreamforce Buses

  • September 27, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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By now, if you’re attending this year’s Dreamforce, you have may have heard about the new conference app, MapAnything DF16 Buses. It was announced on the Salesforce blog over the weekend. CalAmp is excited to be part of this real life and time demonstration because our hardware and software is “under the hood” driving this …

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Vehicle Finance: The Top 3 Benefits Of Having A Professional GPS Installation

  • September 21, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Managing your vehicle loan portfolio has probably changed over the years from paper files to spreadsheets or simple databases. The purpose has always been to keep track of which dealership you’re lending to, the individual borrower, and the collateral. Now you can have technology help you keep track of the collateral – but only if …

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How To Drive More Construction Rental Deals

  • September 13, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Your heavy equipment rental units aren’t making money sitting in your lot. Yet when they’re at a job site, there are inherent risks. Unless you dropped the units off yourself, do you know if it was delivered to the right site? How many hours was it running? How much of that was wasted idle time? …

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