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CalAmp Selected by Arcadian Networks to Provide Mobile Wireless Data Communications Equipment


OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2008--CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced that Arcadian Networks will use mobile data equipment from CalAmp with its private licensed wireless communications network. Arcadian Networks is a wireless carrier providing voice and data communications for fixed and mobile applications serving electric, water and gas utilities and oil and gas companies.

With the agreement, Arcadian Networks will market, sell, and distribute CalAmp's open-architecture IP-based mobile data network equipment as part of an end-to-end wireless communications solution. The equipment will be customized for Arcadian Networks' private licensed 700 MHz network spectrum. Arcadian Networks' platform provides mission-critical wireless connectivity and allows dispatchers and other back-office staff to communicate and relay data securely, efficiently and accurately to field personnel throughout the coverage area. Applications include mobile workforce management, asset management, outage management, billing and customer care, among others. This provides Arcadian Networks' customers with improved efficiencies and lower operational costs and transforms electric grids into efficient "smart grids" and oil fields into optimized "smart fields."

Arcadian Networks' secure mission-critical mobile data network platform includes CalAmp's Dataradio Paragon 3 full-duplex base station operating at speeds up to 128Kbps with built-in standard router and dual Ethernet 10/100 base T interfaces. In addition, the mobile data equipment for use in the field includes the Dataradio Gemini G3 800/700MHz mobile modem that provides features such as the patented parallel-decode technology, dual receivers and the use of HyperCode forward error correction for greater sensitivity in multi-path and fading environments. The Gemini G3 is also equipped with a 12-channel GPS receiver.

Jake Rasweiler, Vice President Engineering & Network Operations of Arcadian Networks, commented, "Arcadian Networks provides a robust wireless broadband platform, which combines the privacy and security of our licensed 700 MHz spectrum with state-of-the-art voice and data networking equipment. We look to provide our customers with best-in-class solutions on the nation's only mission-critical network devoted to utilities and oil and gas companies. CalAmp is a recognized leader with innovative, reliable and cost effective wireless communications products and we welcome them to our network."

"We are pleased to have been selected to provide Arcadian Networks with the wireless data communications equipment that will be used over their private licensed wireless network," stated Gary Sonnier, Vice President and General Manager of CalAmp's Public Safety Mobile unit. "This agreement provides us with a strong distribution partner for our products and will also allow Arcadian to expand upon their wireless communications capabilities and provide a turn-key mobile data solution to their customers. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Arcadian Networks."

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical data and content. The Company serves customers in the public safety, industrial monitoring and controls, mobile resource management, public utilities and direct broadcast satellite markets. The Company's products are marketed under the CalAmp, Dataradio, SmartLink, Aercept, LandCell and Omega trade names. For additional information, please visit

About Arcadian Networks

Arcadian Networks provides "last mile" wireless carrier services to the energy sector (electric, water, and gas utilities and oil and gas companies). The company's 700 MHz licensed spectrum delivers a converged IP network with voice and data communications for fixed and mobile applications. The real-time broadband communications platform reduces operational costs, improves resiliency, and transforms electric grids into efficient "smart grids" and oil fields into optimized "smart fields." For more information, visit:

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CONTACT: CalAmp Corp.
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SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

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