DCS, RacoWireless and CalAmp Partner Develop Bundled Fleet Management Kit for M2M

By Michelle Nicolson April 25, 2014

Looking to build on each other’s strengths in the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) market, Direct Communication Solutions (DCS) announced the company has formed a partnership with RacoWireless and CalAmp to develop an M2M-based fleet management kit.

The three companies bring different areas of expertise to the partnership: DCM specializes in embedded modules for M2M models; RacoWireless is a developer of wireless M2m connectivity and location-based solutions; and CalAmp is a provider of wireless products, services and solutions.

By combining these areas of specialization, the companies have partnered to create a fleet management and diagnostic monitoring development kit to help with the development of M2M solutions. The goal is to improve market penetration in this fast-growing industry.

“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 fragmented market.”

The development kit includes the CalAmp location messaging unit (LMU) or trailer tracking unit (TTU) combined with a domestic and global SIM, and airtime data bundle on the Omega Management Suite from RacoWireless to monitor and control carrier usage.

The partnership’s goal is to deploy fully bundled hardware, airtime and software applications. According to the companies, the kit is designed to accelerate the deployment of fleet SaaS solutions for new service providers or companies with any size fleet. Benefits include lowered total cost of ownership, reduced installation fees and reduced overall deployment time.

“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.”

M2M in fleet management is an established market with high potential for growth as more companies adopt the technology, according to research from Berg Insight. 

Edited by Alisen Downey

IoTevolutionworld Contributing Writer

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