Track ro­bust telem­at­ics

Telem­at­ics can help to in­crease a fleet’s pro­duc­tiv­ity, re­duce labour costs, min­imise fuel wastage, im­prove cus­tomer ser­vice, de­velop fleet safety, get bet­ter security, re­duce oper­at­ing ex­penses to name a few.

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Fleet track­ing sys­tems (FTS) make use of Global Po­si­tion­ing sys­tems (GPS) satel­lites to de­ter­mine ve­hi­cle’s lo­ca­tion. This GPS tech­nol­ogy is part of telem­at­ics. A com­plete FTS makes use of the GPS re­ceiver to de­ter­mine lo­ca­tion of ve­hi­cle and then uses GSM based de­vice to send that in­for­ma­tion to the con­trol cen­tre. To un­der­stand FTS, there is a need to un­der­stand the tech­nol­ogy and hard­ware run­ning this sys­tem. Two most com­mon in­ter­face is where a user can find all the re­ports that have been set up for their fleet track­ing and fleet man­age­ment ef­forts. It can also al­low a user to dis­patch and change routes, us­ing the user in­ter­face. There are ba­si­cally three kinds of GPS track­ing de­vices that are avail­able and each one works dif­fer­ently when com­pared with the oth­ers.

There are ba­si­cally three kinds of GPS track­ing de­vices that are avail­able and each one works dif­fer­ently when com­pared with the oth­ers. Data log­ger/ recorder is a GPS track­ing de­vice that sim­ply records its po­si­tion at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals. It gath­ers the data in its stor­age on ei­ther in­ter­nal flash mem­ory or on a mem­ory card. Data log­gers make sense for busi­nesses that do not re­quire hav­ing real-time lo­ca­tion in­for­ma­tion about their ve­hi­cles.

Telem­at­ics not only cap­tures and trans­mits lo­ca­tion data but also log other forms of data. This is just the be­gin­ning of how fleet telem­at­ics can be ex­ploited

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