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Intelligence at the Edge and the Convergence Revolution

  • February 04, 2016
  • Gregory J. Hill
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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The broad adoption of 4G, along with advances in low-power computing and networking, are paving the way for legions of smart, connected devices. These devices can host single or multiple applications, make autonomous decisions, and share resources and information with each other. Business decisions are faster because it is no longer necessary to wait for …

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Dual-Band Keeps First Responders Safer

  • January 13, 2016
  • Gregory J. Hill
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With the advent of 4G LTE technology and the development of the FirstNet cellular network, technology is stepping up to meet the challenges and threats faced by first responders every day. High-speed broadband gives personnel access to real-time intelligence that provides enhanced situational awareness, improving safety and responsiveness. To help keep the public (and themselves) …

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The 2G Sunset: A Good Thing?

  • November 11, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
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Most machine to machine (M2M) communication is still hosted on 2G cellular networks. As you might know, 2G networks are shutting down and carriers are re-using the radio spectrum for faster 4G networks. And this is a good thing for anyone who has an M2M or SCADA deployment. As regulatory and policy requirements change, the …

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Updating Devices OTA

  • November 05, 2015
  • Carol J.
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Did you know that CalAmp has partnered with HARMAN Connected Services? Using HARMAN’s Redbend Software Management portfolio, specifically Redbend Smart Delta technology, CalAmp plans to update the full line of LMU tracking and telemetry devices. Using Delta technology, these updates will happen over-the-air using the smallest update file and will extend the life of the …

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Distributed Intelligence Drives Clean Energy

  • October 14, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
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It’s not just regulatory pressure like the Forbes, utilities are becoming more receptive to microgrids and distributed generation as additions to their business models, but they remain unable to abandon their substantial investments in monolithic legacy systems. The challenge is to move toward increased sustainability without reducing security or affordability. To this end, distributed and …

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Design the Best Fleet Management Solution with CalAmp’s New LMU-4230

  • October 07, 2015
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Designing an effective fleet management solution isn’t easy. It’s important to focus on the bottom line without sacrificing service, response time and customer experience. Organizations in numerous verticals grapple with complex fleet management issues every day. An investment in fleet management solutions can pay for itself quickly by saving operating costs. Besides fuel and maintenance …

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Benefits and Challenges of a Vehicle Area Network

  • September 18, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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A vehicle area network (VAN) provides a local Wi-Fi vehicle hotspot that allows handheld and other devices in the area to communicate with each other and connect to broadband. VANs connect to public 4G LTE, FirstNet, LMR, satellite, and other networks. This technology is perfect for any organization or agency that deploys multiple personnel to …

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Situational Awareness with GIS: Technology that Saves Lives

  • August 28, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Public safety is an inherently risky job. For police, fire, and medical personnel who put their lives on the line every day, there is no substitute for the right information at the right time. Most agencies use automated vehicle location (AVL) systems to keep track of their units, and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) to manage resource …

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