CalAmp targets auto insurance market with new location messaging device

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

The market represents more than 250 million registered
vehicles in the United States alone.

“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.

CalAmp‘s new LMU-3000 features GPS
for location and tracking, GPRS or CDMA 1X for robust mobile communications,
and 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 self-installed by consumers or
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 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 for
over-the-air device management and maintenance.

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