Global Positioning System (GPS)

The Global Positioning System (in English, GPS; Global Positioning System), and originally Navstar GPS, is a system that allows to determine on the whole Earth the position of an object (a person, a vehicle) with an accuracy of up to centimeters ( if differential GPS is used), although the usual are a few meters of precision. The system was developed, installed and used by the United States Department of Defense. To determine the positions on the globe, the GPS system uses 2 to 4 satellites and uses trilateration.

 GPS

GPS

The GPS operates through a network of at least 24 satellites in orbit on planet Earth, at 20 180 km high, with synchronized paths to cover the entire surface of the Earth. When it is desired to determine the three-dimensional position, the receiver that is used for it automatically locates at least four satellites of the network, from which it receives signals indicating the identification and clock time of each of them, in addition to information on the constellation .

Based on these signals, the device synchronizes the GPS clock and calculates the time it takes for the signals to reach the equipment, and thereby measures the distance to the satellite using the inverse trilateration method, which is based on determining the distance from each satellite to the measurement point. Once the distances are known, the relative position with respect to the satellites is easily determined. Knowing also the coordinates or position of each of them by the signal they emit, the absolute position or actual coordinates of the measurement point is obtained. Great accuracy is also achieved in the GPS watch, similar to that of the atomic clocks that each satellite carries on board. To see more related information consult the following access: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS.

I currently have a GPS provider

I currently have a GPS provider

Importador de GPS para SoftFlot SoftFlot4 can be integrated into your GPS system automatically, if your GPS provider has the possibility to provide you with a web service that will return an XML file with latitude and longitude information.

The GPS Import version 1 is a complement that can be purchased in addition to the SoftFlot4 and runs independently, it can be configured so that it is calling the web service cyclically and obtain the xml with the positioning information, this frequency of Execution can be configured in multiples of 1 minute.

A great advantage that we can have when using this complement, is that you can obtain the odometer record of the vehicle, or the time when the machine was turned on and off, this in the case of heavy construction equipment, although In the case of a vehicle if GPS returns the odometer, it is not always 100% accurate with the real one (Due to data taking directly from each tracking provider), but in any case, it is very practical to have this value, which at In the end, it really comes close to reality and avoids us having to update the readings day by day. Currently there are a large number of GPS providers on the market and we generally do not have all the interfaces to connect to your data via web service, to create it you have to make a custom development, this cost must be covered by the client, additional at the price of the SoftFleet system

I don't have any GPS monitoring provider

I don't have any GPS monitoring provider

If your fleet currently does not have GPS service we can support you so you can get all the benefits you have when using our GPS Integration service.

We have several models to integrate GPS to The vehicles of your company, the main advantage you have in using our service is that it is 100% compatible with our system and you can integrate different processes such as the odometer update automatically making your work more efficient and faster.

See our list of available GPS devices

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