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Telematics Helping with Reconstructing Car Crash Incidents

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Asset Tracking, Telematics|

In-vehicle communication options being provided by IoT vendors is one of the key factors triggering the growth of the Telematics market. Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automotive aftermarket telematics market to grow at a CAGR close to 29% during the period 2018-2022, according to their 2018-2022 Global Automotive Aftermarket Telematics report. Vendors like Calamp are giving consumers access to the best of breed connected vehicle services. These cloud based services are assisting many industries with new ways of increasing efficiencies. Developing enhanced technology, such as better GPS devices and GPS antenna's assists with better monitoring vehicles. These additional services mean that companies in insurance and finance can mitigate financial risks and reduce fraud using crash event data. By understanding what happened in a crash event by providing critical evidence will begin to give these companies insight into driver behaviour. Gaining these insights not only helps with identifying cause and effect, better still it can be used for driver education, and ultimately crash prevention. The Calamp CrashBoxx™ provides reconstructed collision information so that accidents can be analysed [...]

Telstra Announces 3G 2100Mhz Shutdown

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Asset Tracking, Construction, Customer Bulletins, Product, Telematics|

Well, it’s finally arrived. Telstra have now confirmed as part of re-tuning activities in preparation for the larger 3G shutdown, have confirmed the reduction in capacity on the 2100Mhz across Australia. Therefore, any customers using services in a 2100Mhz only device are advised to upgrade to a 850Mhz 3G or 4G/LTE compatible device as soon as possible to avoid disruption. Here’s Telstra’s official statement below: “Since the launch of Next G ® network in 2006 any 3G2100MHz cells we have deployed were for capacity only (not coverage) and with the dissolution of the 3GIS partnership in 2012 any 3G 2100MHz cells were generally only retained where there was a pressing need for additional 3G capacity on top of the 3G coverage layer using 850MHz. From that time forward there has been little contiguous 3G2100 coverage. The closure of 2G in 2016 would have left any residual 2100-only devices with very fragmentary coverage. What remains is now is being gradually decommissioned so the spectrum can be re-farmed to 4G technology.” “Telstra intends that the 3G network will remain in [...]

Customer Bulletin – Security and the LMU-3030

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Customer Bulletins, Product, Telematics|

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 (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 [...]

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