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Vehicle Telematics


North America


Providing resilient connectivity and flexible commercial environment.


Delivered connectivity services, support and new platform features to augment customer services.


A partnership allowing focus on offering important new business services.

Radius Payment Solutions Limited

Fleet-Vehicle Cameras: Helping to Save Money and Lives

Installing cameras in business vehicles can help companies develop better practices by recording incidents as and when they happen. This helps both to improve drivers’ behaviour and to protect employees from harm, whilst also serving the wider public and other road users. Recognising a driver’s responsibility for their actions is important, and is reinforced by in vehicle recording. This can help companies and employees to focus on instilling good driving behaviour and addressing issues, for their mutual protection and ongoing coaching and training.

Such forms of technological assistance and supervision can naturally increase levels of suspicion amongst drivers, with the knowledge that they could potentially be used evidentially if misconduct is suspected.

Cameras and information assistance systems, however, can also be highly beneficial to the vehicle drivers themselves. The extra visibility and targeted warnings they provide of problems emerging outside their line of sight can help to decrease the risk of accidents. This includes for example, the presence of hazards or of other vulnerable road users, such as cyclists or children.

Installing fully integrated or retro-fitted technologies within vehicles, therefore, can help drivers and businesses operate more safely and effectively. They also enable compliance with increasingly stringent regulations that govern commercial road users, one example being Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS).

Whilst safety alone should perhaps be sufficient reason for fitting multi-camera systems to commercial vehicles, it is also important to recognise that investing in a fleet camera solution can also produce ongoing savings and returns.

“Radius Telematics is one of the fastest-growing providers of connected vehicle, telematics and IoT solutions in the world, currently operating across 5 continents with over 300,000 live connected devices.

Having a scalable global partner like Caburn Telecom is critical to our continued growth aspirations. Caburn provides Radius with essential connectivity services with multiple SIM options, managed through a single portal to help us deliver ongoing service excellence and reduce our total cost of ownership."
Greville Coe Group Managing Director Telematics Radius Payment Solutions Limited

Vehicle SIM Card Technologies

For the vast majority of global markets, multi-network SIM profiles in traditional push-fit or Chip-SIM formats remain the ubiquitous choice due to the range of agreements they offer as a powerful solution to the in-country coverage limitations of individual networks and increased resilience against outages.

In some countries such as Brazil however, international roaming is banned by the government regulator. In others, some local Mobile Network Operators have a long-term aim to eventually eliminate roaming onto their network for strategic or competitive reasons. In these few instances, the vehicle camera operator can either; use a dedicated local SIM – at the (fairly small) cost of increasing their SKUs and reducing stock flexibility or choose an eSIM from a provider that offers both a cost-effective roaming profile and an appropriate local profile to deploy in the countries where this may occur.

This eSIM approach can offer a ‘future proofing’ alternative to the push-fit SIM, but since this does add both up-front and ongoing costs to deployments, at Caburn we would always recommend that a comprehensive future-risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis is made as part of a lifetime TCO modelling exercise before the final decision is taken towards the best-approach.

Caburn Telecom’s major worldwide MNO partnerships and our global operational footprint means we regularly assist our customers with this type of complex decision-making. Recently, as an example, for a number of customers who have specific geographical constraints, we have deployed eSIMs, fitted on the production line, together with a global roaming multi-network profile as the ‘bootstrap’ that will provide cost-effective worldwide coverage. For these clients, in countries where roaming is currently banned, we have implemented a local Tier-1 network operator profile, selected as having the largest geographical footprint and best service record. Should other countries bring in restrictions in future, then for these clients we can deploy further local network profiles OTA to the eSIMs, ensuring continuity of service.

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