How Does GPS Work?

GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the user's exact location. Essentially, the GPS receiver compares the time a signal was transmitted by a satellite with the time it was received. The time difference tells the GPS receiver how far away the satellite is. Now, with distance measurements from a few more satellites, the receiver can determine the user's position and display it on the unit's electronic map.

What is GPS?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) 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 works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.

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GPS Fleet Management - Main Benifits
Increased Productivity
Eliminate discrepancies between hours worked and hours claimed by drivers. Key vehicle management reports such as Location Report, Daily Report and Hours Worked Report give you control.

Lower Fuel Costs
Reduce your fuel bill with Vehicle Activity reports. Eliminate unapproved or any extended journeys.

Faster Response Times

Deploy your vehicles with greater speed and efficiency and accurately predict arrival times or delays.

Reduced Phone Bill

Constant real-time GPS analysis shows you at a glance where your vehicles are at all times so you can reduce cell phone calls to your drivers.

Increased Fleet and Workforce Security

With real-time GPS tracking, GPS Fleet Management gives you peace of mind knowing that your fleet vehicles are always monitored.

Custom Reports

We offer integration services to tailor the solution to your business including:
  • Special Reports
    Customized reports that match your company's data format, measure statistics unique to your business or industry.
  • Integration
    Specialized application that feeds our data into your existing solutions.