SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp.

April 20, 2016 09:00 ET

CalAmp Delivers Wireless Communications Network to Support Wisconsin Public Service Corporation's Grid Modernization Initiative

CalAmp Provides Rugged, Private Narrowband Radios With Enhanced Security to Access Critical Grid Information in Real-Time for One of the Country's Largest Utilities

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2016) - CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced that the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) has deployed CalAmp's Viper™ SC+ in conjunction with DeviceOutlook™ to improve grid visibility, better manage distribution lines and enhance services for its customers as part of its grid modernization initiative. CalAmp's installed solution allows WPS to optimize and better manage heavy loads, isolate and mitigate effects from local outages, and remotely control and obtain diagnostics from relays, fault detectors and re-closers.

"We're pleased to work with WPS to develop a solution that delivers an optimized, rugged and secure wireless network, resulting in more coverage with less equipment," said Mike Zachan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks business. "Part of a broad range of innovative narrowband products, Viper SC+ reflects CalAmp's continuing investment and leadership in technology development for the energy sector."

The Viper SC+ enhances network security and quality of service for SCADA, distribution automation, outage management and other critical electrical, water wastewater, and oil and gas distribution applications. Designed with industrial-grade components, the hardened Viper SC+ can be reliably deployed in harsh environments, and its dynamic transmission modes with multispeed options enables the throughput of each RF link to be optimized for a variety of conditions. The Viper SC+ integrates seamlessly with DeviceOutlook, CalAmp's proven cloud-based enterprise-grade remote management and control application, as a complete solution for managing diverse, large-scale radio implementations.

About CalAmp

CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in providing wireless communications solutions to a broad array of vertical market applications and customers. CalAmp's extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable cloud service platform, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business critical data and desired intelligence from high-value mobile and remote assets. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.

About Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), is an investor-owned electric and natural gas utility headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It serves approximately 450,000 electric customers and 326,000 natural gas customers in residential, agricultural, industrial and commercial markets. It also provides electric power to wholesale customers. The company's service area includes northeastern Wisconsin and an adjacent portion of Upper Michigan.

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