Sierra Wireless® 3G Embedded Modules Help DriveCam Expand its Market

DriveCam is a global Driver Risk Management company that reduces claims costs and saves lives by improving the way people drive. The company has been reducing risky driving behaviors for more than 10 years and has been included on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the US for the past three years.

Business Challenge

DriveCam set up WiFi infrastructures at customer head-quarters in order to provide a quicker, more centralized means for fleet managers to download event recorder data. However, setting up the infrastructure took time and added cost to the overall solution. WiFi also did not scale to address download issues that DriveCam would face as it expanded its customer base to include long-haul transportation companies and businesses providing employees with company vehicles that are not returned to a central location each night. Without direct download capabilities or access to a short-range WiFi infrastructure, the data on the DriveCam event recorder could not be transmitted, and DriveCam realized that it would need to move to long-range wireless connectivity in order to meet the demands of larger and more distributed fleets.

Sierra Wireless Solution

DriveCam turned to Sierra Wireless to help the transition to a flexible, cellular solution that addresses the needs of fleets of all shapes and sizes. The company started shipping event recorders with the Sierra Wireless 3G CDMA embedded module running on Sprint’s EV-DO network in March of 2007 and also employed the Sierra Wireless professional services team for integration assistance and time-to-market support. With more than 14 years of integrating its wireless modules into partner products, Sierra Wireless offers the people, technology, equipment, and li¬censes required for advanced testing with new customer platforms and expediting commercialization.

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