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A Look Back at CES 2019

  • January 18, 2019
  • Nadine Traboulsi
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
A Look Back At CES 2019

The Consumer Electronics Show recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, but the buzz around the innovations and the new level of connectivity in our lives continues. While 5G was certainly top of mind, the conference was really about making it easier for consumers to use and connect with technology in every aspect of their lives. …

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Jumpstart 2019 With These Three Telematics Resolutions

  • January 07, 2019
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp 2019 Fleet Blog

A digital connection to assets and vehicles can provide fleet managers with hard data so they can make informed decisions on how to improve the utilization and health of their fleet. There are three resolutions that telematics helps operations to: Reduce manual processes Improve safety Manage expenses The first resolution, or decision to do something, …

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Post-Crash Response: Creating a Digital Siren for Emergency Responders

  • January 03, 2019
  • David Braunstein
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2019 Jan TSR Guest Blog

By: David Braunstein, President, Together for Safer Roads The moments following a road crash are critical for survival. And often, emergency responders are faced with the hurdle of subsequent congestion on the road due to the crash, ultimately delaying their arrival to the scene. In addition to a loss of immediate care, first responders are …

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Keeping Hops Fresh: How to Monitor Temperature Effectively

  • December 18, 2018
  • Kevin Blakeborough
  • Reading Time: 1
CalAmp Glycol Case Study

There are over 645,000 restaurants in the United States, and many utilize glycol chillers to control the temperature of their refrigerated storage systems. The chillers are often used to cool liquids quickly over a short period and help maintain the taste and quality of beverages and food. If these chilling systems malfunction or have a …

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How Technology Helps You Comply With FSMA Regulations

  • December 12, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
IoT Technology and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) introduced a raft of complex requirements to “focus more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily on reacting…” states the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The regulations not only encompass food transport, but how it is grown, harvested and processed. The law is intended to reduce …

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5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

  • December 07, 2018
  • Kinana Hussain
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
5 Steps to Migrate Your Device Portfolio

We’ve been discussing how 3G cellular networks (CDMA and HSPA) will soon follow the path of the 2G GPRS platform that was shut down in the U.S. as of December 2016. Some carriers will stop supporting 3G as early as end of 2019. The message is clear, however, that 3G will transition to legacy status …

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Staying Alert to Drowsy Fleet Driving Using Technology

  • November 09, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CalAmp - Drowsy Driving Blog

Autumn is in the air and that means the end of daylight saving time with fewer sunlit hours. The Sleep Foundation pairs this annual event with their annual Drowsy Driving Prevention Week that offers tips for busy, tired drivers. This advice is helpful for consumer driving; however, commercial drivers and their fleet managers often face …

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How to Use Your Comprehensive Collision Report

  • October 25, 2018
  • Frank Schneider
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
CrashBoxx-Collision-Reporting

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are 15 million crashes in the U. S. every year and 20 million claims. For fleet managers, collisions are not rare occurrences: 10% of commercially used vehicles of all class types are involved in a collision each year. Managing these accidents and the claims process …

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High Tech Security for Supply Chains

  • October 11, 2018
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
Protecting Shipments In Transit

As manufacturers and consumer goods providers deal with the explosive growth of e-commerce and the global economy, shipment monitoring for quality and security is more important than ever before. Expensive electronics, raw materials like copper, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, perishable foods and high-value consumer goods transported around the globe are susceptible to a variety of shipping …

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Encouraging Good Driver Behavior in Parking Lots

  • October 04, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
Fleet Driving - Parking Safely

We don’t give much thought to parking lots or how we drive in them. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 20% of all reported vehicle crashes occur in parking lots. Because these collisions often do not result in injuries, many go unreported—so the real number is most likely much higher. And …

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