CalAmp debuts new products to address growing global connected vehicle market demand

CalAmp, a vendor of wireless products, services and solutions, announced on Wednesday availability of two new high-end telematics devices designed for connected vehicle applications anywhere in the world.

These devices address growing global market demand in Europe and Latin America for more connected vehicle technology options; and allows a range of applications such as fleet management, usage-based insurance, crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery, vehicle finance and auto rental.

Built on CalAmp’s scalable hardware and device management platform suite, each product employs the company’s PEG on-board alert engine and processing environment, as well as PULS over-the-air device management and maintenance application. These systems allow customers to leverage one platform to manage their entire portfolio including remote firmware updates regardless of the vehicle type or use case.

The new products include LMU-2640, designed for sophisticated fleet management applications, and incorporates the flexibility of GSM/GPRS wireless communication along with highly sensitive GPS, a powerful processing engine and a triple-axis accelerometer that detects and communicates driver behavior. The LMU-2640 supports CalAmp’s Instant Crash Notification (ICN) services suite, delivered via email, SMS (text) or through an Application Programming Interface (API).

Ideal for track and trace applications, CalAmp also released the LMU-200 provides reliable, economical connectivity through GPRS wireless communication. The LMU-200 features highly sensitive GPS, motion detection, remote starter disable and built-in antennas that lower overall deployment cost and simplify installation.

“The introduction of these two new devices represents our ongoing, strategic investment in solutions that enable the connected vehicle ecosystem in key markets such as Europe and Latin America,” said Justin Schmid, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Telematics Systems business at CalAmp.  “With CalAmp as a leading IoT enablement solutions provider with new technology and a growing product portfolio, customers in these regions now have more options to choose from whether they’re looking for a simple vehicle tracking option or a full solution to support complex mixed fleet applications.”

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