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Customer Bulletin – Security and the LMU-3030

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

December 14, 2018 Dear Valued Customer, A recent disclosure by a security researcher regarding the LMU-3030 was sent to CalAmp’s Product Security team. The researcher claimed that they were able to cause an LMU-3030 to install modified/malicious firmware by redirecting it to a spoofed PULS maintenance server. CalAmp engineering and security reviewed the disclosure and have determined this was not a vulnerability, but rather the result of available security features on the 32-bit platform that were not enabled by the user. The specific security feature is digital signature checking, which has been supported since PULS version 2.0.2.0 (released March 2017), and 32-bit firmware version 6.1c (released June 28, 2017). When activated, the device and PULS will validate digital signatures (RSA-2048/SHA-256) during a firmware update. CalAmp recommends that all users enable the Level-1 security feature available on all of its 32-bit devices to significantly enhance the remote access protection in the device. CalAmp also recommends going through the security application note available on PULS Wiki on how to enable the security features. Thank you for your valued business and [...]

RFID Tracks Elderly Care Participants and Staff, Onsite and Off

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: RFID|

In Gastonia, North Carolina, an elderly facility has turned to RFID technology to help with accountability of residents in the case of an emergency, as well as locating individuals in and outside buildings within the facility. This new solution ensures the safety of its members and personnel, while active and passive RFID tracks the locations of individuals and care bags throughout the building. Senior Total Life Care (TLC), located in Gastonia, N.C., aims to ensure that elderly individuals within its community can remain in their homes longer, by offering a day program for health, recreation and rehabilitation. With the help of passive and active RFID technology provided by Silent Partner Technologies (SPT), the organization can determine who is onsite at any given time, where he or she is located, and the location of that individual's paperwork and medication. The solution does more than merely locate people and things inside the building, however. It also offers temporary mustering support via a mobile active RFID reader that can be taken to mustering locations outside the building, thereby confirming that everyone [...]

How Technology Connects Public Works to Their Cities

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Waste Management|

Public works departments and other local government agencies increasingly rely on a mosaic of information management systems to improve operations, meet demand and plan more effectively. Three technologies in particular work well together to keep information and public works processes moving: vehicle telematics, geographic information systems (GIS) and work management software. Vehicle telematics solutions combine a smart network gateway attached to a truck or other asset, sending back information about the vehicle's location, engine health and other factors over a cellular connection to a cloud-based application or platform. GIS technology, often integrated into a telematics solution, provides a framework for gathering and managing geographically based data such as snowplow routes, topographic features or the locations of city dumpsters. Public works management software manages work orders, schedules and other existing data systems. When working together and sharing information, these three systems help streamline processes and improve asset visibility. GIS-based Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems provide integrated tools to help cut costs and improve productivity. AVL solutions can be designed specifically to address the unique needs of the public sector [...]

3 Essentials to protect your Heavy Equipment

By |May 20th, 2017|Categories: Construction|

Theft and unauthorized use of your valuable heavy fleet can be a serious problem. It has never been more important to monitor the location and use of your construction assets to keep projects on schedule and expenses down. Fortunately, there are some steps project and site managers can take to reduce the risk, including implementing new IoT technology.   Some employees might see no harm in borrowing specialized equipment for a personal project over the weekend, or worse, using your assets to perform work for personal profit. This utilization causes additional wear and tear on the equipment. Unauthorized use increases the risk of serious damage or liability to the asset and operator. Theft, of course, is an even greater problem; in addition to the cost of replacing equipment, there is lost job time that can never be recovered, and sometimes penalties when deadlines are missed. According to 2016 National Equipment Registry and National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report, between $300 million and $1 billion is lost annually due to construction equipment theft and only 21% of it is [...]

NEW VERSION OF SATGEN V3 –

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: GNSS|

An updated version of SatGen v3 is now available to download. Along with a number of optimisations and fixes, this is a major update to the capabilities of the software as it now allows for the simulation of new satellite signals such as L2, L2C, and L5 – making the use of SatGen with the LabSat 3 Wideband significantly more powerful. This latest version also allows for the creation of complex (multi-frequency, multi-constellation) scenarios, enabling development and test of dual frequency GNSS receivers in a highly dependable and repeatable manner. With L2C likely to be fully operational within the next two to three years once twenty-four satellites are transmitting the signal (currently at nineteen), the emergence of dual frequency devices is set to rapidly accelerate. Taking advantage of the robust simulation capacity of LabSat 3 Wideband hardware in conjunction with SatGen V3 software will give a competitive edge to those manufacturers leading the way in dual frequency design. SatGen can now be used to create a single scenario containing all the upper and lower L Band signals for GPS, [...]

How RFID Technology Can Create Smarter, Safer Hospitals

By |November 20th, 2015|Categories: RFID|

With increasing population and limited funding, hospital administrators are challenged with finding new, cost effective ways to run their organisations more efficiently. The methods administrators employ to make clinical workflows more efficient must provide the best patient care, be safe and easy to use for staff, and provide easily disseminated information. Hospital processes are complex. They are tied to the schedules of highly trained doctors and nurses, millions of dollars of medical equipment, and vast facilities. For these and other reasons, it can be difficult to introduce change and achieve a more efficient hospital practice. Changing a procedure, eliminating a step, or introducing new technology can be felt throughout several hospital depart¬ments and cost centres. To be successful, you must start smart. Innovative new technologies have often been leveraged by hospitals to address these and other efficiency, safety, and patient care concerns. For example, hospitals were early adopters of wireless technology to establish mobile communication networks, driving the use of laptops, PDAs, Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, and other mobile devices. More recently, hospitals have been a leader [...]

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