A GPS Vehicle Tracking System can give you peace-of-mind and save your company lots of money. Modern day technologies such as the internet, wireless communications systems, a constellation of GPS satellites, and microelectronics make the GPS Tracking System possible.
The heart of this Vehicle Tracking System is the constellation of 24 GPS satellites that constantly orbit the Earth. This constellation was launched in the 1980’s by the U.S. Department of Defense. Designed and deployed initially for military use, the system was opened up to civilian use shortly after its inception. These satellites operate 24/7/365 at no direct cost to the end-user.
In order to utilize the GPS satellites, you need a device to receive the data and relay it to the end-user. In comes the GPS Vehicle Tracking System device. It has an RF modem, a GPS receiver, logic, memory, and power management circuitry. Wired into the vehicle’s ignition system, the device gets power from a reliable source while at the same time allowing it to detect when the vehicle is on or off. With the GPS location available at all times, this System can tell you when the vehicle is moving or idling. The size of the device has been dramatically decreased due to advancements in microelectronics. So, it is very easy to install in a vehicle and hide if a covert setup is needed.
The other pillar in the Vehicle Tracker System is the wireless cellular network. Although the earliest GPS Vehicle Tracking System used a satellite uplink to communicate with the network, this is expensive relative to the ubiquitous cellular telephone network. In addition, the cellular network covers 96% of the U.S. population. Because of the competition and huge overall base of customers, the cost of service and equipment has been lowered so much so that a small business owner can now afford the equipment and monthly monitoring service.
The internet is the final component of the GPS Vehicle Tracking System. It provides the conduit into and out of the network servers that store all of the location and event data transmitted by the device. The data transmitted by the Vehicle Tracking Device goes through the cellular network, into the internet, where it ends up stored in a database on a web server. The web server stores this information until queried by the end-user from a mapping web site. Almost magically, this all happens in less than a second.
The components of the Vehicle Tracking System combine to make a high value product that can help to lower a company’s costs, increase productivity, and ultimately improve the bottom line.