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Simplify Your Data Communications with CalAmp’s LTE Solutions

  • September 07, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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For smart businesses with a diverse variety of IIoT devices, LTE Cat-1 technology brings reliable connectivity to fleets, heavy equipment, unpowered assets, utility meters and vehicle area networks. The enterprise network delivers critical data streams that need to leverage LTE networks, however it is essential these new solutions come with improved efficiency and value. LTE …

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Drive All Your Insights with One Solution with the CalAmp Telematics Suite

  • September 06, 2017
  • pwashicko
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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By Paul Washicko, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CalAmp’s SaaS Business Want a smart device that acts exactly like your phone but also tracks your fitness and sleep? You may be forced to wear both a FitBit and an Apple Watch to get the results you are seeking. Want a smart home device …

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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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Smart Fleets In The City

  • August 15, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Dictionary.com defines public works as “public facilities and improvements financed by the government for the public good.” These departments are the unsung heroes of the city. Staff helps build and maintain society’s infrastructure ranging from roads to hospitals to waste management. With all the talk about smart cities, spaces that are connected and communicating information, …

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3 Ways to Efficiently Manage Your Rental Equipment Inventory

  • August 10, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 4 minutes
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According to the American Rental Association’s (ARA) current forecast, construction equipment rentals will remain strong through 2018. Rental fleet owners will need to manage their inventory efficiently in order to meet the renters demand. Investing in fleet technology can make profiting from the demand easier and stronger. Let’s look at three ways to keep your …

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New Routines Take Time. Why You Need to Adopt an ELD Solution Now

  • July 27, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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On December 18, 2017* the mandated Electronic Logging Device, commonly known as the ELD Mandate, goes into effect. This date is when most truck drivers must start using a digital record to comply with the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. There has been the expected resistance to changing over from paper logs to digital ones. …

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Vehicle Finance: Is Telematics Part Of Your Insurance Portfolio?

  • July 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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There is insurance for everything – even the hole-in-one prize at a golf tournament has a policy to pay out if someone actually wins. The premise for these plans, of course, is to reduce your risk exposure by helping you recover from a loss. This idea is similar for vehicle telematics. However, it is a …

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Cargo Theft Is an Expensive Problem. Here’s How to Solve It.

  • July 11, 2017
  • nheikkinen
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Although it doesn’t get as much attention as consumer-related crimes, cargo theft is a real concern. The opportunity is ripe for thieves. Every day, millions of dollars of commercial goods and supplies are shipped on rail cars, trucks, planes, ships, and other modes. And while supply chains have always been somewhat vulnerable, carriers now must …

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Crash Management Across Verticals

  • June 29, 2017
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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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On Unstable Ground: Telematics Role In Safety

  • June 28, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Construction work has inherent risks and project managers are always striving to keep their crew and equipment safe. For the crew, procedures must be followed and specialized training can be required for certain jobs. Industry and government regulations often help provide a framework for certain processes such as setting demolition charges or securing trench walls. …

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