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How Can Your Dealership Win More Tax Refund Sales?

  • January 26, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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With January coming to a close, HR and accounting are sending out the W-2s, 1099s and other tax documents to staff and contributors. According to the IRS, the federal agency issued almost 117 million individual refunds for fiscal year 2015. Not surprisingly, the top five states for population had money returned. They were California, Texas, …

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A New Way to Easily Expand Your SCADA Communications Network

  • January 25, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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You might consider CalAmp to be a hardware-only company. Yet, did you know that we have over 480,000 unique software application subscribers? Our software is used for device management, fleet management, vehicle finance assurance, supply chain integrity and more. Our APIs enable integration with third-party business solutions. CalAmp has a comprehensive set of developer tools …

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Your Industrial Network Needs Intelligence On The Edge

  • January 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Industrial networks are the backbone of modern society. They provide us power and water, and are comprised of plants (generating, processing), substations, various conduits (lines, pipes) and more. Yet, how do industrial organizations monitor, manage and control these disparate parts to bring us, the citizen, reliable services? Most of these network components are monitored, and …

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Three Reasons Your Vehicle Finance Program Needs Telematics

  • January 12, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The vehicle telematics industry is maturing and there are pieces of it everywhere. Still, you’re unsure that it is right for your vehicle finance business. Your operations are locally-focused with one to a few lots only. Is investing in the technology worth it? Well, there are at least three good reasons to make the investment. …

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Vehicle Area Networks: Moving the App to the Data

  • November 10, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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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
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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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Vehicle Finance: A Secure Relationship With CalAmp

  • October 12, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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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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How To Drive More Construction Rental Deals

  • September 13, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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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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