Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is GPS

GPS or Global Positioning System is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use.

GPS device provides information on location, speed, time and direction.

How GPS works

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A GPS will collect and transmit tracking data via cellular or satellite network. The device then delivers the data to the vehicle tracking application, which you can access through the Web or mobile at any time. You receive real-time vehicle tracking updates, including location, direction, speed, idle time, start/stop and more, allowing you to manage a tighter schedule and more efficient fleet.

GPS works by providing information on exact location. It can also track the movement of a vehicle or person. So, for example, a GPS tracking system can be used by a company to monitor the route and progress of a delivery truck, and by parents to check on the location of their child, or even to monitor high-valued assets in transit.

What are the limitations of GPS

A GPS unit needs a clear view of the sky to locate the satellites. It will not work if you’re indoor (i.e. inside the car park, building), too close to tall buildings or hills that obstruct the horizon. Even being near leafy trees can sometimes hinder its effectiveness.

How accurate is GPS

A GPS receiver’s maximum accuracy is estimated to be within 10 feet. Bad weather or other atmospheric disturbances can compromise the satellite signal. And despite our utter faith in modern technology, the fact is, a satellite is quite capable of sending out an erroneous signal from time to time.

What is the investment cost of GPS

While not really a disadvantage, as the cost of many GPS devices has reduced significantly and more importantly they can save you or your business money, high quality GPS devices still cost good money. This start up costs may be a negative to many companies looking to invest in the technology.

Our view is quite simple. The small set up costs are far outweighed by the benefits an individual or company can obtain through using GPS or vehicle tracking. We also recommend quality over price. You want devices and a system that operate well for many years to come.

If GPS wiring is tampered, will i be able to track

Yes, the GPS device has the built-in battery that lasts for 3 hours when disconnected from vehicle connection but tampering is most likely not possible to happen as the technician secured the location and wiring, unless the driver has some knowledge how GPS works.

What is FleetManager software

Fleet Manager enables people to accomplish a series of specific tasks in the management of any or all aspects relating to a company’s fleet of vehicles. These specific tasks encompass all operations from vehicle acquisition to disposal. Software, depending on its capabilities, allows functions such as driver and vehicle profiling, trip profiling, dispatch, vehicle efficiency, etc. It can provide remote control features, such as Geofencing and active disabling.

 

Web/Mobile offers real-time fleet monitoring, advanced business alerts, reporting, navigation, route optimization to improve fleet operations

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