Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

CalAmp smart tags track critical assets

Steve Rogerson
February 25, 2020



CalAmp has announced commercial availability of its iOn Tag visibility services that help fleet operators monitor and protect assets critical to service delivery.
 
The California company’s smart sensors affix to diagnostic test equipment and other valuable service tools to help ensure the right equipment is in the right vehicle, yard or storage area, improving service, operational efficiency and cost savings on equipment that may otherwise be lost or misplaced.
 
Fleet operators are often responsible for thousands of dollars' worth of critical equipment and assets required to deliver their services to end customers. Most existing fleet management products don't effectively track ancillary assets in relation to service vehicles, causing costly service or project delays.
 
CalAmp’s smart sensors can be affixed to any asset and activated through the iOn Tag visibility service powered by the firm’s Telematics Cloud. If tools or other valuable assets are left behind, the system will identify the last known location and alert fleet managers and drivers to assist in a quick recovery.
 
A flexible API interface allows fleet operators and telematics service providers (TSPs) to incorporate the iOn Tag visibility service, or other CalAmp micro-services such as CrashBoxx, directly into their custom applications.
 
"We discovered through our engagement with fleet managers and TSPs that their asset management pain points were not addressed cost-effectively with existing asset visibility solutions," said Michael Burdiek, CEO for CalAmp. "Now with CalAmp iOn Tag service, fleet operators and TSPs can deploy custom solutions to more effectively manage a wider range of vehicles and assets with full visibility and edge intelligence, all at a lower cost than alternative, stand-alone cellular-based solutions."
 
CalAmp streamlines complex mobile IoT deployments and brings intelligence to the edge. Its software and subscription-based services, scalable cloud platform, and intelligent devices collect and assess business-critical data from mobile assets and their contents.
 
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CalAmp has been publicly traded since 1983 and has 20 million products installed and over 1.3 million software and services subscribers worldwide.