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CalAmp's Machine-to-Machine Products Have Strong Showing in M2M Magazine's 2006 Value Chain Awards; Company Wins Four Awards in Fleet Management and OEM Services Categories as Technology Enablers for M2M Applications


OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 25, 2006--CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products and engineering services, announced today that the Company, along with its technology partners and end-user customers, have won Value Chain Awards from M2M Magazine, the leading trade publication dedicated exclusively to covering machine-to-machine communications technology. The awards highlight the process of effectively combining multiple technologies such as device connectivity hardware, radio modules, network service, application software and infrastructure.

The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful adopters of M2M technology and their enablers, which include the teams of solution providers that made their success possible. In the Fleet Management category, CalAmp was awarded Silver honors for end-user customer Big Eagle Hydro-Vac & Nitrogen Service, with enabling partners Telus Communications and Kyocera, and the Bronze honors for end-user customer GE Industrial, with enabling partners Servicepower, Kyocera and Verizon Wireless. In the OEM Services category, CalAmp was awarded Gold honors for customer Lindsay Manufacturing Co., with enabling partners and CriticalWireless, and Bronze honors for customer DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., with enabling partner Numerex.

"In a relatively short time, CalAmp has come to be recognized as a pioneer in M2M communications, having enabled partners throughout North America to deploy solutions that monitor and control assets across the continent," said Patrick Hutchins, president of CalAmp's Products Division. "CalAmp's M2M business is a key component of the Company's overall strategy and we are committed to achieving a leadership position in this high-growth market. Being honored with four Value Chain Awards from M2M magazine is a testament to the significant progress we have made in pursuit of this goal. The Silver and Bronze awards in the Fleet Management category honor our LMU-4000, which features cutting-edge technology in an affordable location device, with the configurability to help meet customers' changing requirements for low cost, highly reliable fleet-management solutions. In the OEM Services category, CalAmp's CMM7900 and CMM8900 modules were cited as flexible turnkey solutions that can be used to incorporate all of the functionality of a cellular Control Channel transceiver into a variety of embedded applications."

"CalAmp continues to be an important partner for CriticalWireless; their technology is a valuable component of many of our turnkey M2M solutions," said Joe Christie, CEO of CriticalWireless, a CalAmp partner and fellow Gold Value Chain Award recipient. "The CalAmp technology team brings key capabilities that help make our products and services compelling and highly competitive in the remote equipment monitoring and data acquisition markets we target."

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp is a leading provider of wireless equipment, engineering services and software that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical information, data and entertainment content. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product design and development through volume production, CalAmp delivers cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and end markets. CalAmp is the leading supplier of Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) outdoor customer premise equipment to the U.S. satellite television market. The Company also provides wireless connectivity solutions for the telemetry and asset tracking markets, private wireless networks, public safety communications and critical infrastructure and process control applications. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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