The VeloReport: A Technology Blog

There is No Such Thing as a 5 Minute Install

The adoption of aftermarket technology in commercial transportation has become pervasive in recent years.  Whether to cut costs, comply with the ELD mandate, remain competitive, improve business processes, retain drivers or a combination of these benefits, there are a variety of technology solutions available and more are coming, seemingly daily. With these new technological advances, […]

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Hotel Technology: Deploy it with Care

The technology wave sweeping through lodging, retail, restaurants, theme parks, cruise lines, and air travel has now arrived at hospitality’s portico, promising to transform the guest experience. But be careful: Haphazard deployment will undercut much of the opportunity. For both business and pleasure travelers, a hotel stay will never be the same. Combine the ubiquitous […]

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Cloudy Thinking About POS Systems

Despite the Cloud’s obvious advantages, retailers should remember how much technology still needs thoughtful deployment and ongoing support in the store. Software as a Service. No more server in the closet or version-upgrade woes. Automatic backup. Sexy tablets instead of bulky terminals. Platform independence. Monthly fees with no upfront costs. No more viruses!

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The Retailer Technology Checkup

Will you get a clean bill of health—or a diagnosis that needs treatment? Like the human body, the modern retailer absolutely relies on a network of interconnected systems for optimal health and performance. From warehouse and fleet to sales floor and consumer, disparate technologies and users must move status, location, pricing, promotional, and other data […]

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Deploying the Internet of Things: Don’t Make the Same Mistakes

For anyone who’s survived a messy network deployment, the ambition and complexity of Internet of Things deployments should raise flags. From the very start of your industrial IoT journey, you need to plan for successful staging, installation, visibility, and ongoing monitoring.

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Are You Being Smart About Your IoT Deployment?

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds a world of promise for facilities management. As sensors become integrated with communication networks, formerly passive objects become “smart.” Instead of merely transmitting information, devices can now receive commands, get data from outside systems (like weather reports), learn user preferences, send alerts about environmental conditions, and call for maintenance.

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Employee Spotlight: Kevin Joy

Velociti is proud to have been in business for over 20 years… and equally proud to have many employees who have been with the company just as long. Velociti was created to address the growing need for wide-area wireless technology in the transportation market. In 1994, Kevin Joy was hired as one of Velociti’s first […]

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What are You Overlooking When Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Your Technology Solution?

Most fleet owners spend a great deal of time evaluating and calculating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for a fleet vehicle, however, one area that may be easy to overlook is the maintenance of technology products installed on the vehicle.  Ancillary technology products, whether included as part of an OEM build specification, or added […]

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Outsource or DIY Your Technology Installation?

A fleet operator has decided to install aerodynamic skirts on a fleet of 5,000 trailers. The due diligence has been completed and the ROI expectation is a $50 per trailer per month fuel savings across the fleet. Great! Now what? Many fleet operators view this as a Maintenance issue. They have shops. They have mechanics. […]

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What Do You See as The Biggest Threat to The Channel?

As a company that specializes in helping Channel providers and their clients deploy technology solutions, including design, installation and maintenance, the biggest threat we see to The Channel is an inability to offer a truly turn-key solution. Deployment is the last-mile of a technology investment and in too many cases; its importance is underestimated with […]

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