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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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Stronger Security For Your Narrowband Router

  • October 18, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Keeping networks secure is a hot topic these days. It almost seems like a weekly news story – another organization has their network hacked. While no system is a 100% “hack-proof,” you can make your company and systems a harder target. If you utilize (licensed, UHF, or VHF) narrowband routers for communications, one way to …

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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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Under The Hood Of Dreamforce Buses

  • September 27, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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By now, if you’re attending this year’s Dreamforce, you have may have heard about the new conference app, MapAnything DF16 Buses. It was announced on the Salesforce blog over the weekend. CalAmp is excited to be part of this real life and time demonstration because our hardware and software is “under the hood” driving this …

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Vehicle Finance: The Top 3 Benefits Of Having A Professional GPS Installation

  • September 21, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Managing your vehicle loan portfolio has probably changed over the years from paper files to spreadsheets or simple databases. The purpose has always been to keep track of which dealership you’re lending to, the individual borrower, and the collateral. Now you can have technology help you keep track of the collateral – but only if …

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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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Today there is a myriad of applications that can collect and report telematics data from truck fleets and assets and new applications are coming out to support compliance mandates. But that information only becomes valuable if it is customized for the specific business, can be shared between the back office and field forces, and the …

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At CTIA in Las Vegas this week you will no doubt hear a lot about the deployment of LTE Category 1 (Cat1). LTE Cat1 is a next generation cellular technology optimized for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that typically require lower bandwidth and less power consumption. Mobile network operators are moving quickly to roll out …

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