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CalAmp Introduces the Phantom II Utility Class IP Data Radio for License-Free Spectrum

OXNARD, CA, Mar 18, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless solutions, today announced the Phantom II, a highly secure, frequency-hopping IP data radio for the license-free 902-928 MHz ISM band. Phantom II delivers class-leading throughput speeds of up to 1.4 Mbps over exceptionally long ranges that can exceed 30 miles in line-of-sight applications. With a compact profile, low power consumption modes and adjustable transmission power, Phantom II represents a new generation of flexible capabilities in industrial grade license-free RF technology for mission critical applications in the utilities and public safety sectors.

"Across our product portfolio, we strive to deliver a complete communications solution by integrating multiple technologies into a single network," explains Rick Nozel, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for CalAmp. "With the addition of the Phantom II, we've greatly enhanced our offering by expanding the product line to include a full-featured ISM band IP router, which is a crucial enhancement for our customers in the utilities sector. Phantom II represents a new best-of-breed radio for SCADA, Smart Grid and other critical infrastructure applications."

As a software-based platform, Phantom II is field configurable as an access point, a remote radio or a wireless repeater. This hardware homogeneity offers great cost advantages for deployment of spares. To extend range, Phantom II supports single radio store and forward operation. Quality of Service capability ensures that traffic prioritization can be tuned to meet the needs of any application. Options for a local or centralized platform and network management using industry standard protocols such as Telnet, HTTP, and SNMP V1/2/3 help minimize unnecessary field trips for routine software maintenance. Full VLAN support and AES 128/256 encryption capabilities help ensure robust security even for remote monitoring and maintenance operations.

Phantom II supports serial, USB, and IP/Ethernet network interfaces to offer tremendous network configuration flexibility and ease of integration to legacy networks. It uses sophisticated frequency-hopping algorithms to ensure transmission clarity even in congested license-free spectrum.

"Our goal is to lower the cost of ownership for industrial wireless applications," says Nozel. "Phantom II offers a set of capabilities that will allow our customers to cost-effectively upgrade and expand their networks sensibly, and at the same time, protect their investments in existing infrastructure."

About CalAmp CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical data and content. CalAmp serves customers in the public safety, industrial monitoring and controls, mobile resource management, public utilities and direct broadcast satellite markets. For more information, please visit

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