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Connectivity: The First Link in the Situational Awareness Chain

  • March 27, 2017
  • Carol J.
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In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of tools like vehicle area networks for first responders. This time, we’ll go into a bit more detail about the first link in the situational awareness chain: the cellular broadband router itself. The amount of data required by police officers and other personnel continues to grow. Long ago, …

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Vehicle Loans Can Be Quick and Easy for You and Your Borrower

  • February 28, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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According to the 2015 Pew Charitable Trust’s Auto Title Loan Report, two million Americans use title loans annually. Payday loans, pawn lending, or credit card advances are other options when a consumer needs money fast. These unfortunate situations happen – unemployment, unexpected repair, medical bills and more. For lenders, the worry comes from loan defaults …

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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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Cold Chains: Real-time Visibility and Cargo Integrity

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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In a previous post, we talked generally about supply-chain management. This time, let’s dig deeper into a specialty area of real-time monitoring and the visibility it provides for the integrity of the shipment. Cold Chain is defined by Wikipedia as “a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of storage and …

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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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