CalAmp targets auto insurance market with location messaging unit

CalAmp, a
provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced the launch of a
new location monitoring and messaging device designed specifically for
commercial and consumer auto insurance applications.

“Mobile data technologies are fueling new initiatives
within the commercial and consumer auto insurance industry, as insurers develop
products based on vehicle usage and driver behavior. CalAmp’s ability to
reliably and cost effectively deliver the vehicle operating analytics to enable
these insurance products firmly establishes us as a leading supplier of
critical-path technology for the auto insurance market,” said Greg Gower,
senior vice president and general manager of CalAmp’s Mobile Resource
Management business.

new LMU-3000 features high-sensitivity GPS for reliable location and tracking,
GPRS or CDMA 1X for robust mobile communications, and patent pending
triple-axis accelerometer motion sensing technology for detecting aggressive
driving maneuvers such as rapid acceleration, braking and cornering, and
high-impact events.

With its discrete internal antennas and small footprint,
the “plug-and-go” LMU-3000 can be easily self-installed by consumers
or quickly deployed by commercial operators. A vehicle data bus interface
provides direct access to vehicle information and fault codes that help assess
location and operational characteristics.

The LMU-3000 employs CalAmp’s exclusive PEG (Programmable
Event Generator) on-board alert engine that monitors external conditions and
supports customer-defined, exception-based messaging for time, date, motion,
location, geo-zone, input and other event combinations. The device also
incorporates CalAmp’s PULS (Programming, Updates, and Logistics System) for
over-the-air device management and maintenance.

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