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Don’t Spend Fuelishly: Help Your Trucks Save You Money

  • April 28, 2016
  • Carol J.
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These days, fuel is cheap. With oil prices down, why worry about the efficiency of your fleet. I mean, we all know that careful approach is warranted. If drivers feel they are being scrutinized, the effort can backfire. You may even lose some of your best personnel. One way to avoid confusion and ill will …

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Are Dealer Services Sexy Enough?

  • April 26, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Dealer Services enablement is among the biggest opportunities on the Automotive IoT landscape. Yet the opportunity is often skipped over in all the hype of the IoT landscape. Too many observers are missing the steak and focused on the sizzle. Here’s what matters: driving value for Auto Dealers. At CalAmp Automotive, we’re focused on this …

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With Great Scale Must Come Great Flexibility

  • April 21, 2016
  • Gregory J. Hill
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The world is embracing the Internet of Things in a big way. Telematics and remote control are everywhere. Distributed intelligence and decision-making at the edge are the watchwords of the day. To make a long story short: everything is connected. Now you know where your trucks are; you can monitor every pole-top and every unit …

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Can Your Lot Management Detect Crashes, Fraud, and Risk?

  • March 23, 2016
  • dbhatia
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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CalAmp Introduces Forward-Enabled Lot Management with AutoPop Ready to rethink Lot Management from the ground up? CalAmp Automotive is doing just that, with industry-first technology that will revolutionize Lot Management, making life easier for every lot manager and salesperson. How? We’re introducing AutoPop, a next-generation innovation that could only be done with a rock-solid device …

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2G Sunset: Now Is the Time to Prepare

  • March 10, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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As you may know, the 2G GPRS networks in the U.S. are being shut down because of the growing demand for frequency for 3G and 4G services. The shutdown process has been underway for over a year, and some of the 2G network has already gone dark. Many carriers have announced shutdown plans and some …

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Save Money and Time with Predictive Maintenance

  • February 25, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 1
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When managing a sparsely distributed fleet, the importance of vehicle location tracking is a no-brainer. It’s not enough to track vehicle locations. It’s crucial to know when to schedule preventive maintenance without interfering with business operations. Service engineers for Tadano America drive between 30,000 and 40,000 miles per year to check and service Tadano cranes …

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Balancing Privacy and Driver Behavior

  • February 17, 2016
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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You need to know where your fleet vehicles are and what your drivers are doing—at least, when they’re on the clock. But there are situations, such as permitted off-duty usage, when you don’t want the liability of possessing what amounts to personal information about an employee. Furthermore, your good drivers want the assurance that they’re …

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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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Moving Intelligence to the Edge with ODP

  • January 28, 2016
  • Gregory J. Hill
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Intelligence at the edge brings a number of advantages to device management and machine-to-machine communications. In addition to a vastly greater capacity for data ingestion and real-time analytics, more sophisticated insights, and device virtualization, there is the benefit that the devices themselves become smart enough to negotiate consensus and make autonomous decisions. The availability of …

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Dual-Band Keeps First Responders Safer

  • January 13, 2016
  • Gregory J. Hill
  • Reading Time: 1
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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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