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Vehicle Area Networks: The Edge is Moving

  • August 31, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
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By now, you’ve heard about analytics at the edge. Smaller, cheaper, more powerful computing devices are becoming ubiquitous, leading to a revolution in how data is processed. It is no longer necessary to backhaul everything for analysis at a central location. The increasing power of edge computing makes it possible to collect and analyze ever-increasing …

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How To Have A Conversation With Your Data

  • August 29, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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This year, CTIA poses the question “What does everything wireless look like?” for its Super Mobility show. For us on the enterprise side, CalAmp seeks to collect and process the data from the ever growing number of devices being connected to the internet. While the company started out known for its satellite hardware (and still …

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3G or 4G: That Is The Router Upgrade Question

  • August 19, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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My apologies to Shakespeare. And it’s really not an unanswered question since 2G service is reaching obsolescence as of January 2017. Read our blog about it: 2G Sunset: Now Is The Time To Prepare. Below is an excerpt: “As you may know, the 2G GPRS networks in the U.S. are being shut down because of …

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CalAmp At APCO 2016: The Data Age Of Emergency Communications

  • August 04, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Emergency events, while unplanned, are a part of life – from manmade to natural disasters to an animal in a well. Often overlooked, yet essential to getting the situation handled, is how your mission-critical information (communications and data) gets delivered in real-time. The National Emergency Number Association estimates that there are 240 million 9-1-1 calls …

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Don’t Let Your Vehicle Portfolio Take An Unexpected Vacation

  • July 28, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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It’s summer. It’s a peak vacation time. People are headed towards the beaches and other favorite vacation spots. They want to disconnect from life to recharge. This might be good for them, but not your vehicle finance portfolio. How do you push out payment reminders? Locate your delinquent cars? Source: 2014 BHPH Benchmarks Report There …

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Using Big Data To Improve Field Productivity

  • July 20, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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It always seems that your car breaks down at the worst time. And so does your equipment. Sometimes it is truly an accident, yet many times it is our neglect of maintenance that gets us into trouble. With the advent of telematics, a combination of GPS and wireless technologies, we have the data on our …

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It’s 2 PM. Do You Know Where Your Backhoe Is?

  • July 15, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Managing your company vehicles and equipment, especially across multiple job sites, can consume a lot of your valuable time. You either have to visit each site or track down your staff to get an update – one that your client might be requesting. Or you’re not sure that your efficiency is maximized on your projects. …

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Disrupting the Automotive Industry Through Automation

  • June 22, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
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Automation is the key to reducing the time and cost associated with the claims management process. This is why CalAmp refers to our product suite as aFNOL instead of just FNOL. Our Instant Crash Notification (ICN) system fully automates the accident notification process by providing users with immediate and automated notification that an accident has …

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Overcoming the Negatives of False Positives

  • June 15, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
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The single biggest impediment to deployment of automated first notice of loss – or AFNOL – systems and broad adoption by users is system reliability. That is, ensuring false reports (aka false alarms) are minimized. Insurance providers and fleet operators must be able to rely on the inbound report as a real accident, and not …

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Introducing Instant Crash Notification

  • June 06, 2016
  • Peter Byrne
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Insurance claims, and the cost of processing them, are expensive. At up to 80 percent of premiums earned, they can be the single largest expense for carriers. With today’s advances in connected car technologies, there is a new focus on automating the claims management process – from immediate accident notification to remote damage assessment and …

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