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Updating Devices OTA

  • November 05, 2015
  • Carol J.
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Did you know that CalAmp has partnered with HARMAN Connected Services? Using HARMAN’s Redbend Software Management portfolio, specifically Redbend Smart Delta technology, CalAmp plans to update the full line of LMU tracking and telemetry devices. Using Delta technology, these updates will happen over-the-air using the smallest update file and will extend the life of the …

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Building Robust, Secure Solutions: CalAmp Telematics Cloud

  • October 22, 2015
  • mhandoko
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When Thingtech, an innovative provider of cloud-based fleet and asset management software, was designing an all-in-one solution to track and optimize the performance of mission-critical mobile assets and workforces, it turned to CalAmp Telematics Cloud™. CalAmp’s powerful combined offering of hardware and software services was a key factor in their selection. Thingtech’s challenge was to …

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Distributed Intelligence Drives Clean Energy

  • October 14, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
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It’s not just regulatory pressure like the Forbes, utilities are becoming more receptive to microgrids and distributed generation as additions to their business models, but they remain unable to abandon their substantial investments in monolithic legacy systems. The challenge is to move toward increased sustainability without reducing security or affordability. To this end, distributed and …

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Design the Best Fleet Management Solution with CalAmp’s New LMU-4230

  • October 07, 2015
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Designing an effective fleet management solution isn’t easy. It’s important to focus on the bottom line without sacrificing service, response time and customer experience. Organizations in numerous verticals grapple with complex fleet management issues every day. An investment in fleet management solutions can pay for itself quickly by saving operating costs. Besides fuel and maintenance …

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MobileView is Now MobileFind

  • October 01, 2015
  • Carol J.
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Did you know we recently changed the name of MobileView to MobileFind™? The new name emphasizes the app’s precise accuracy in locating drivers, assets and vehicles. MobileFind lets you manage your fleet workforce from your mobile device and helps identify potential situations such as late starts, early quitting and congregation of drivers, as well as …

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Benefits and Challenges of a Vehicle Area Network

  • September 18, 2015
  • Gregory J. Hill
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A vehicle area network (VAN) provides a local Wi-Fi vehicle hotspot that allows handheld and other devices in the area to communicate with each other and connect to broadband. VANs connect to public 4G LTE, FirstNet, LMR, satellite, and other networks. This technology is perfect for any organization or agency that deploys multiple personnel to …

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The Importance of a Quality Payment Assurance Solution

  • September 16, 2015
  • Carol J.
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As assets continue to grow in value, it is more important than ever to put in place a comprehensive, reliable vehicle finance payment assurance solution. Even small differences in quality can have a significant impact on customer experience, managed risk and return on investment. Lower risk makes it possible to offer financing to a broader …

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When is GPS Tracking Right for You?

  • August 28, 2015
  • Carol J.
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GPS tracking has come a long way from the early days of simple vehicle location. In addition to insights about when your vehicles start for the day, where they travel, how often they stop (and for how long), you can get real-time alerts and reports about driver behavior. You’ll know right away when drivers operate …

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Engine Idling: No Big Deal?

  • August 28, 2015
  • Carol J.
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Ah, the feeling of a cool cab! What better way to charge your phone and cool off than a little engine idling? Perhaps you should read the owner’s manuals for the vehicles in your fleet. Nearly all of them will tell you that excessive idling can cause carbon buildup and reduce oil life. In particular, …

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Lower Subprime Vehicle Finance Risk with SkySmart™

  • August 28, 2015
  • Carol J.
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
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Lenders in the automotive subprime market stand to lose many thousands of dollars annually when they are unable to successfully recover collateral assets in a timely manner. GPS solutions like CalAmp’s LenderOutlook are a critical tool in helping to locate the lender’s assets when a recovery process is required. Lenders demand the highest success rates …

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