|[April 23, 2014]
DCS Joins Forces with M2M Enablers RacoWireless and CalAmp to Provide Fleet Management Development Kits
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
Partnering with industry leaders, DCS (Direct Communication Solutions),
a leader in embedded modules for Machine to Machine (M2M) developers,
has developed a comprehensive fleet management and diagnostic monitoring
development kit to facilitate creation of innovative M2M solutions. The
bundled development kit will combine the expertise of industry leaders
in connectivity and device management, hardware and software solutions,
as well as the distribution and provision of M2M services.
RacoWireless, a leading provider of wireless M2M connectivity and
location-based solutions, along with CalAmp (News - Alert), a leading provider of
wireless products, services and solutions have partnered with DCS to
deliver a development kit to enable Application Service Providers to
reduce time-to-market in delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert))
applications. The development kit includes the industry-leading CalAmp
LMU (Location Messaging Unit) or TTU (Trailer Tracking Unit) combined
with a domestic and global SIM, and airtime data bundle on the
award-winning Omega Management Suite from RacoWireless to monitor and
control carrier usage.
The partnership has evolved to fulfill the industry's demand for
deploying fully bundled hardware, airtime and software applications -
eliminating complexities in the creation and deployment of services to
the market. This kit is designed to accelerate the deployment of fleet
SaaS solutions for new service providers or companies with any size
fleet. The development kit is expected to lower the total cost of
ownership, reduce installation fees and reduce overall deployment time.
"By creating a turnkey solution, we are making it easier than ever for
developers to build, test, and deploy state-of-the-art M2M solutions to
hasten the widespread adoption of the technology," said John Hubler, VP
of Business Development at RacoWireless. "Building relationships with
quality strategic partners is critical for providing integrated
solutions in what has historically been a very fragmeted market."
M2M distributor and service provider DCS has developed a fleet
management and diagnostic monitoring application for the M2M industry
that is readily compatible with the CalAmp line of products globally. As
a value-added reseller of CalAmp's product line, DCS offers its
customers a full suite of hardware-specific logistics services far
beyond traditional distributors. DCS also offers its clients device
customization programming, device management, and provisioning on
wireless networks utilizing CalAmp's PEG™ (Programmable Event
Generator) and PULS™ (Programming Update Logistics System). This
capability enables devices to arrive tested and ready for customers to
deploy on RacoWireless' Position Logic Platform.
DCS orchestrates many moving parts of a traditional M2M deployment. "We
focus on the out-of-box experience," stated Chris Bursey, Managing
Partner of DCS. "Our strength in module integration and product
deployment is a perfect match for creating this offering."
"CalAmp is thrilled to join our partners to provide a fleet management
development kit to the market," noted Greg Gower, Senior Vice President
and General Manager of CalAmp's Mobile Resource Management business. "We
are working to find ways to accelerate adoption of solutions across the
Development kits are available immediately through the DCS Marketplace
which can be found here: http://shop.dcsbusiness.com.
DCS is a provider of embedded wireless modules and antennas, a resource
for premium integration support to achieve carrier certification and an
industry leader in delivering products, services and solutions to the
emerging machine-to-machine industry.
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in providing wireless
communications solutions to a broad array of vertical market
applications and customers. CalAmp's extensive portfolio of intelligent
communications devices, robust and scalable cloud service platform, and
targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex
machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers
to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently
reporting business critical data and desired intelligence from
high-value remote assets. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.
About Raco Wireless
is a leading global provider of wireless data solutions to the
machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. The company lives by its mission to
'make it easy' by providing support for companies to build, manage and
enhance wireless M2M solutions. Among its numerous awards, RacoWireless
has been recognized as leader in wireless innovation and
entrepreneurship. Visit www.racowireless.com
for more information.
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