FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2020
CONTACT: Emily Grannis
The GPS Innovation Alliance Welcomes New Member CalAmp
Global Technology Solutions Pioneer Joins Alliance Dedicated to Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing the Use of GPS Technology
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – Today, the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) announced CalAmp as the newest member of the organization. CalAmp, a global technology pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, joins member companies John Deere, Garmin, Trimble, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace as well as 11 national organizations that make up GPSIA’s affiliates program. As the newest member of the Alliance and third company to join the organization in the past five months, CalAmp will partner with GPSIA in support of its mission to promote, protect, and enhance GPS.
“The addition of CalAmp to the Alliance’s growing membership, speaks to the increasing importance of GPS technology to the automotive and fleet management industries,” said GPSIA Executive Director J. David Grossman. “GPS technology has revolutionized the automotive industry and companies like CalAmp are at the forefront in delivering the products and services that makes our vehicles smarter, more efficient and safer.”
CalAmp offers solutions across the mobile connected economy with well-known brands like LoJack. As a pioneer in the connected vehicle and Industrial Internet of Machines marketplace, CalAmp provides software applications, cloud services and intelligent devices for fleet transportation, insurance, consumer goods and construction. The company delivers technology solutions that streamline complex IoT deployments and bring intelligence to the connected economy.
CalAmp relies on GPS technology for several innovative solutions including its vehicle tracking technologies that are designed for covert installation in any vehicle. Using an internal antenna for a GPS signal, CalAmp’s vehicle tracking devices provide fully-integrated, reliable performance and a dependable communication link between the device and application servers. Compact, sensitive GPS receivers for data backhaul and over-the-air configuration, support CalAmp’s fleet telematics solutions that integrate the fleet’s diagnostics with real-time vehicle location, driver behavior, health and proactive maintenance information.
“We are thrilled to join the GPS Innovation Alliance at a time when GPS is so critical to the solutions we deliver to our customers,” said Jeff Gardner, president and CEO, CalAmp. “Through GPSIA’s platform, we look forward to sharing our story and speaking out about the serious harms Ligado Networks’ planned nationwide terrestrial network poses to our industry.”
About GPS Innovation Alliance
The GPS Innovation Alliance was founded by Deere Company, Inc. Garmin International, and Trimble Inc. The Alliance recognizes the ever-increasing importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies to the global economy and infrastructure and is firmly committed to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The GPS Innovation Alliance seeks to protect, promote and enhance the use of GPS. For more information, please visit https://www.gpsalliance.org/.
CalAmp is a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy. We help reinvent business and improve lives around the globe with technology solutions that streamline complex mobile IoT deployments and bring intelligence to the edge. Our software and subscription-based services, scalable cloud platform and intelligent devices collect and assess business-critical data from mobile assets and their contents. We call this The New How, facilitating efficient decision making, optimizing mobile asset utilization and improving road safety. 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. LoJack®, Tracker™ and Here Comes The Bus® are CalAmp brands. For more information, visit calamp.com, or LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog.