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Upgrade your fleet from 2G to 3G

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We all know too well that as technology advances, older tech becomes obsolete.

We need to upgrade our computers to keep up with Windows releases. Upgrade our entire DVD collection to Blueray. It’s just the nature of technical growth.

Fleet owners have delayed an equipment upgrade because their installed base continues to work. But the sunset for 2G has already begun. AT&T has announced a complete 2G reallocation of spectrum by January 1st, 2017. They will be shutting off all 2G services on that date. Most other carriers are re-allocating spectrum to 3G and 4G applications.

Consumers will not notice the change. They upgrade their devices every 18 to 24 months. Any devices sold today will be compatible with 3G and 4G. Telematics has a much longer cycle, and there is specific action and manual effort to upgrade. It is important for fleet managers to consider this upgrade now, to ensure their fleets do not go dark.

TeMeDa offers a wide portfolio of telematics devices that work with both 3G and 4G. These devices will be better, faster, and more power efficient. Most important, they will continue to operate after the 2G sunset.

We recently made an installation video of us upgrading a connected generator to a 3G device.

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Sunset on 2G Network Gives The Helm Group a Second Shot at Telematics

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ForConstructionPros just released an article detailing how HELM Group saved tens of thousands of dollars by upgrading their telematics provider to TeMeDa.

"Peet had talked with his first telematics vendor about implementing the standard from the start of their relationship. “I made the assumption that over time they would want to embrace it, but it never came to pass,” he says. “It really didn’t make all that much difference to us for quite a while. But as more and more equipment comes to us with telematics as part of their standard build, we would really like for the data to display in one application.”"

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