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CalAmp Targets Mining and Construction Markets With New

CalAmp Targets Mining and Construction Markets With New
Location-Messaging Unit 
New LMU-4520 Designed to Deliver Critical Location and Performance
Data Needed for Managing Remote Mobile Assets and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
in Harsh Environments 
OXNARD, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 --  CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:
CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and
solutions, introduced today the LMU-4520, a new environmentally
sealed, dual-mode location-and-messaging device for mining and
construction equipment that features both satellite and cellular
communications as well as connection to on-board engine control units
(ECUs). The rugged LMU-4520 will enable worldwide monitoring and
control of mobile assets in extreme climates and challenging
operating conditions. Initial shipments will begin in November of
this year. 
"With heavy equipment deployed around the globe, locating, monitoring
and controlling these mobile assets presents an operational challenge
to customers in the mining and construction industries. CalAmp's
unrivaled ability to combine multiple wireless communications
technologies in a single device will allow enterprises to efficiently
manage valuable assets, wherever they are deployed," said Greg Gower,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of CalAmp's Mobile Resource
Management business.  
"CalAmp has a rich history of designing wireless equipment to meet
the dynamic and environmentally challenging requirements of mobile
applications," Gower noted. "Our new LMU-4520 is the latest example
of how we create reliable, rugged devices that deliver critical data
for demanding applications in the toughest environments." 
The LMU-4520 was designed for deployment in harsh operating
conditions. Its sealed enclosure meets IP-67 standards for dust, dirt
and moisture. The versatile unit features high-sensitivity GPS for
reliable location and tracking, and a low-power, 16G-force
accelerometer capable of measuring motion, driver behavior and impact
events. A heavy-duty vehicle data bus interface provides access to
vehicle information and fault codes that help assess location and
operational characteristics, such as engine run time, oil pressure,
temperature and other key performance metrics.  
Among the first customers to adapt the LMU4520 to their product line
is ZTR Control Systems, who will be releasing the product under the
model number M8H. ZTR has expanded and integrated the LMU-4520
capabilities into their inReach(R) solutions. The M8H is perfect for
off-highway telematics solutions where integration with SAE J1939
equipped engines and controllers on construction and industrial
equipment is key to unlocking the value.  
"ZTR has been providing end-to-end remote monitoring solutions in
off-highway equipment for 25 years, and we feel the LMU-4520 is an
excellent addition to our product line, providing a rugged J1939
integrated solution with multiple communication options," says
Michael Tidy, Director of Business Development for ZTR Control
Systems. 
Enabling worldwide remote communications, the LMU-4520 comes equipped
with either HSPA, CDMA 1x or GSM/GPRS cellular technologies, as well
as optional satellite or Wi-Fi for data communications, assuring
connectivity even when outside the cellular footprint. The LMU-4520
employs CalAmp's pioneering PEG(TM) (Programmable Event Generator)
on-board alert engine which monitors external conditions and supports
customer-defined, exception-based rules for time, date, motion,
location, geo-zone, input and other event combinations. The device
also incorporates CalAmp's PULS(TM) (Programming, Updates, and
Logistics System) for over-the-air device management and maintenance. 
About CalAmp
 CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications
solutions that deliver data connectivity services for critical
networked communications and other applications. The Company's two
business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves enterprise,
utility and governmental customers, and Satellite, which focuses on
the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more
information, please visit www.calamp.com.  
About ZTR Control Systems
 Since 1987, ZTR Control Systems has been
providing intelligent equipment management systems for railway and
industrial applications. ZTR products let you unlock the full
potential of equipment telematics and maximize your return on
investment. With an inReach(R) remote equipment monitoring system,
the right equipment information will be delivered to the right people
at the right time. For more information, please visit www.ztr.com.  
AT THE COMPANY: 
Garo Sarkissian 
VP, Corporate Development 
(805) 987-9000  
AT ADDO COMMUNICATIONS:
Lasse Glassen
General Information 
(424) 238-6249
lasseg@addocommunications.com