For Immediate Release
CalAmp’s Bus Guardian Receives 2020 IoT Evolution Community Impact Award
Bus Guardian Honored as Exceptional Solution Empowering the Community to Continue their Critical Work
IRVINE, Calif., September 23, 2020 – CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a global technology solutions pioneer transforming the mobile connected economy, today announced Bus Guardian has won a 2020 IoT Evolution Community Impact Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading Web site covering IoT technologies.
Bus Guardian simply and affordably leverages CalAmp’s software, hardware and telematics data to convert a school bus into a powerful data collection asset to help schools combat COVID-19 with intuitive contact tracing and hygiene verification. Communities will be able to safely and confidently return students to the classroom by leveraging telematics and IoT expertise to know the frequency of the fleet’s sanitization efforts and more importantly, which students may have been in contact with a fellow student or driver that tested positive for the virus.
“The Bus Guardian solution was created to ensure that schools nationwide have access to the technology that will help manage one of the pandemic’s recent challenges – the return to schools,” stated Jeff Gardner, CEO at CalAmp. “We’re thrilled to be able employ our IoT knowledge and tools to benefit the greater community during this time of uncertainty.”
“The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Community Impact Award have proved to help make a difference as we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is my honor to congratulate CalAmp for their superior contribution that empower citizens, companies, institutions, and government to continue their critical work in remote access settings,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution.
“It is my pleasure to recognize Bus Guardian, an innovative solution that earned CalAmp the 2020 IoT Community Impact Award,” said Ken Briodagh, editorial director for IoT Evolution World. “I look forward to seeing even more action from CalAmp toward contributing and improving its community with IoT in the future.”
Bus Guardian produces instant reports showing who rode a bus during the same exact time as other students as well as those who rode the same bus, but at different times. This information is extremely critical in cases where a bus serves both an elementary school and middle school during different time periods of the same day.
The digital solution also tracks, monitors and reports on drivers and quickly establishes which riders came in contact with a potentially ill driver, which is essential for fleets who rely heavily on substitute drivers especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) 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.
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