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Equipment Data Can Help Reduce the Volatility in Your Profit Margin

  • February 23, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Projecting and monitoring job costs are critical functions for any construction company bidding on contracts. The accurate collection of historical data and its use in cost estimating on new jobs greatly increases the odds that you deliver on time and within budget and, most importantly, make a profit. Materials and labor might be easier to …

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How to Raise the Visibility of Your Equipment Rental Fleet

  • February 15, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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There are many benefits to raising your fleet’s visibility within your own organization. The sales team may know what equipment is available and the service crew knows the condition of the equipment. However, what do other parts of your company know about your fleet and why is it important? When your entire organization has access …

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How Your Fleet Can Overcome Bad Weather

  • February 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Bad weather can be a nemesis to your productivity, keeping your vehicles and equipment parked in the lot. Winter can be especially trying in the colder states with the snow and ice. Yet, even the West Coast has experienced strong storms that have closed roads and disrupted traffic. While not all conditions can be overcome, …

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Telematics Can Secure Your Motorcycle Financing Too

  • February 01, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The used vehicle finance industry is typically focused on cars and trucks; however, if a dealer is looking to expand her portfolio, motorcycles might be a good choice. Manufacturers are designing and producing lighter bikes for city use in order to appeal to a younger demographic, per Autos CheatSheet®. And this is where the opportunity …

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As part of our ongoing initiative to deliver 4G LTE Cat 1 enabled products, we’re happy to announce that we’ve expanded our 4G LTE Cat 1 into the field-proven Vanguard IoT gateways. The first in the lineup are the Vanguard 400 industrial serial router and the Vanguard 600 industrial Ethernet router – both enabled with …

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Have you heard? CalAmp recently announced that we were selected by Navico to provide telematics support for their new, cloud-enable GoFree™ Connected Vessel program. What exactly does this mean? Navico, a global leader in marine electronics for the recreational segment, was in need of a telematics device for their new program that could deliver vessel …

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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
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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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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