Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sprint and CalAmp provide supply chain intelligence

Steve Rogerson
October 1, 2019
 
US telco Sprint has formed an IoT partnership with California-based technology company CalAmp to deliver intelligent telematics devices and software for supply chain applications.
 
This will use CalAmp’s iOn device-as-a-service (DaaS) subscription services. The relationship should grow Sprint's range of connected car, fleet and asset management services that drive operational efficiencies and secure high-value assets for enterprises and businesses.
 
Through Sprint Curiosity IoT, a dedicated, distributed and virtualised core network and operating system built for the IoT, Sprint's customers and channel partners will be able to provision CalAmp devices, as well as leverage CalAmp software services to develop or enhance vertical market offerings.
 
Sprint has plans to leverage these capabilities to offer supply chain intelligence, providing real-time visibility, environmental information and data analytics about goods in transit. These detailed insights will enable manufacturers and transportation service providers to make informed decisions, secure assets and comply with regulations to improve overall supply chain efficiency and help drive profitability for Sprint enterprise users.
 
"CalAmp's broad telematics device and service portfolio, coupled with Curiosity IoT opens up access to multiple vertical market applications leveraging our next generation Cat M network," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president at Sprint. "From food safety through supply chain to high value asset monitoring, our work with CalAmp allows us to deliver the solutions that address the specific business challenges of our enterprise and SMB customers to drive actionable intelligence that can improve business outcomes."
 
Through the agreement, CalAmp will develop intelligent telematics devices leveraging Sprint's Cat M wireless network to provide actionable insights from cars, lorries, trailers and other mobile assets that increase safety and boost productivity. CalAmp iOn DaaS bundles a telematics device with access to a portfolio of connected car micro-services, such as CrashBoxx crash response and driver behaviour scoring, allowing Sprint enterprise and channel partners to lower business costs and drive revenue streams from subscription services.
 
"Sprint's Curiosity IoT platform establishes the perfect environment to expand access to our fleet management, supply chain and subscription-based services," said Carl Burrow, senior vice president at CalAmp. "We see this relationship as much more than a product offering, but an avenue to develop solutions that enhance the customer experience and drive better business performance."