Magellan, CalAmp combine for new fleet solution

Magellan and CalAmp have combined on a new CalAmp Android-based mobile data terminal (MDT-7) for fleet operators. The new solution features Magellan’s professional-grade fleet navigation software and offers advanced navigation features such as speed limit and speed alert notifications, turn-by-turn directions, trip planning enhancements and a collection of fleet-specific cloud services.

“We are pleased to announce the availability of the new solution giving customers access to industry leading fleet navigation services at a competitive price. Magellan looks forward to working with CalAmp to help customers meet their business goals by continuing to exceed industry standards,” said Stig Pedersen, Magellan associate vice president, product management. “We believe this navigation solution is a great fit within the growing fleet management market.”

The CalAmp MDT-7 is available with one of two Magellan navigation software bundles out of the box. With one package, customers receive the Fleet Consumer Navigation variant for automotive fleet applications. The other package offers Magellan’s Fleet Navigation application for trucking and includes customizable truck routes based on vehicle dimensions, junction view to guide drivers to correct lanes for merging and exiting, highway lane assist to safely navigate complex highway interchanges and points of interests such as weigh stations, truck stops and lodging.

The Magellan Fleet Navigation application is also fleet protocol-support ready offering hours of service (HOS) and state mileage for international fuel tax agreement (IFTA) fuel logging, automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) capability, estimated time of arrival (ETA) protocols and more.

CalAmp will also be making the Magellan SmartGPS Eco cloud service available on the MDT-7 to provide customers with access to real-time content such as fuel pricing, map updates, weather, traffic reports and alerts.

“This preferred partnership allows CalAmp to offer a rich set of mobile navigation features in the U.S. and Canada on our popular MDT-7 terminal. It combines Magellan’s best-in-class software with CalAmp’s proven and comprehensive fleet management offering,” said Greg Gower, senior vice president and general manager of CalAmp’s Mobile Resource Management (MRM) business. “CalAmp and Magellan are working to expand our content offerings through our cloud services to enable our customers to differentiate their solutions while also helping meet their evolving business objectives.”

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