SafeSat GPS sys­tem gives busi­ness own­ers peace of mind

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - BUSINESS -

Global Po­si­tion­ing Sys­tem or GPS ac­tu­ally refers to a sys­tem orig­i­nally de­vel­oped by the United States gov­ern­ment for mil­i­tary nav­i­ga­tion. It is a net­work of about 30 satel­lites or­bit­ing the earth at an al­ti­tude of 20,000 km. To­day, GPS is widely used to de­scribe any satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem. From mil­i­tary use, it has also found its way into ev­ery­day life. As such, there are now GPS for con­sumer and com­mer­cial or busi­ness use.

The growth in the global GPS mar­ket is ex­pected to reach a value of $26.67 bil­lion by 2016 at a com­pound an­nual growth rate of 23.7% from 2011 to 2016. With the North Amer­i­can and Euro­pean GPS mar­kets now head­ing to ma­tu­rity, most of that growth is pro­jected to take place in the Asia Pa­cific, Africa, and the Arab coun­tries.

In the Philip­pines, a study con­ducted by IE Mar­ket Re­search es­ti­mated the to­tal spend in lo­ca­tion based ser­vices by 2016 at around P979.80 mil­lion. The forecast cov­ers voice-guided in-car nav­i­ga­tion, voice-guided pedes­trian nav­i­ga­tion, mo­bile maps, mo­bile maps ap­pli­ca­tions, peo­ple track­ing, track­ing and trac­ing, lo­ca­tion en­abled search, ad­ver­tis­ing, and other LBS ap­pli­ca­tions.

The SafeSat GPS Sys­tem, de­vel­oped by Filipinos, has rolled out a GPS de­signed for com­mer­cial use, specif­i­cally to give busi­ness own­ers peace of mind and pro­vide them with a means to gen­er­ate cost sav­ings to con­trib­ute to in­creased profit.

"Our SafeSat GPS Sys­tem for com­mer­cial use goes be­yond sim­ple nav­i­ga­tion and track­ing. It is dif­fer­ent from a con­sumer GPS. This one is meant to gen­er­ate data that can as­sist busi­ness own­ers and de­ci­sion makers in the anal­y­sis and eval­u­a­tion of their oper­a­tions in or­der to em­ploy im­prove­ments, if shown to be nec­es­sary, that can pos­i­tively im­pact their bot­tom line," says Salvador "Buddy" Silva Jr. III, CEO and Chair­man of the Board of Satel­lite GPS Track­ing and As­sess­ment Man­age­ment Sys­tem which pro­duces and mar­kets the SafeSat GPS Sys­tem.

With the help of his soft­ware en­gi­neer part­ners, Silva de­signed SafeSat to pro­vide real time mon­i­tor­ing, giv­ing all the nec­es­sary data like speed, dis­tance trav­elled, route taken, and ac­tual time of trans­port. It even as­sesses the driv­ing habits of employees and de­tects in­stances of ag­gres­sive driv­ing.

"As two of its dis­tinc­tive fea­tures, SafeSat sen­sors can de­tect and record in­ci­dences of harsh break­ing and sud­den ac­cel­er­a­tion that are at­trib­uted to ag­gres­sive driv­ing. A re­peated cy­cle of more than 16 times more that the reg­u­lar 3-5 times per trans­verse is likely to qual­ify for ag­gres­sive driv­ing. Ag­gres­sive driv­ing is di­rectly at­trib­uted to fuel wastage up to 30%, wear and tear in­crease of more than 20%, and the worst part is the in­creased risk of ac­ci­dents," says Silva.

The SafeSat fully bun­dled telem­at­ics de­vice com­bines nav­i­ga­tion, track­ing and fleet man­age­ment in one de­vice. It is in­stalled in com­pany ve­hi­cles. Data gen­er­ated via real time mon­i­tor­ing may eas­ily be ac­cessed on the mo­bile phone, lap­top or desk top via the SafeSat ap­pli­ca­tion.

"But what makes our GPS Track­ing Ap­pli­ca­tion dif­fer­ent is our In­te­grated Sys­tems, which means it can be in­te­grated with other SafeSat ap­pli­ca­tions like Ware­house and In­ven­tory, POS, and DTR and Pay­roll that we also have de­vel­oped, and soon it will also be in­te­grated with Fuel and

Fleet Man­age­ment, and Pre­ven­tive Main­te­nance Sys­tem. We have a line-up of projects and ap­pli­ca­tions that we plan to in­te­grate with our SafeSat Track­ing ap­pli­ca­tion that will surely be ben­e­fi­cial to our dear clients", Silva added.

The SafeSat com­mer­cial GPS Sys­tem gen­er­ates dif­fer­ent kinds of re­ports such as Driv­ing Vi­o­la­tion which iden­ti­fies vi­o­la­tions made by the driver like over­speed­ing, harsh brak­ing, sud­den ac­cel­er­a­tion, sud­den turn, sud­den fuel drop and low fuel. Also avail­able are re­ports on Fuel Consumption Against Kilo­me­ter Run, Ve­hi­cle Idling, Over Speed­ing, Zone Visi­ta­tion, and more.

"GPS Sys­tem for com­mer­cial en­tails heavy re­port­ing, as com­pared to a GPS for con­sumer use which does not in­clude re­port­ing. The re­ports and data are cov­ered by a monthly sub­scrip­tion fee. One -time pay­ment is made for the SafeSat de­vice. The sub­scrip­tion fee is for the sup­port as­sis­tance and the weekly re­port­ing pro­vided by SafeSat, in­di­cat­ing ar­eas for im­prove­ment and also those that needs at­ten­tion. We have ded­i­cated sup­port per­son­nel to cater the needs and in­quiries of our clients. This also in­cludes free ap­pli­ca­tion up­dates and up­grades, as we con­tinue to im­prove and in­cor­po­rate fea­tures that will fur­ther en­hance the fleet mon­i­tor­ing. We also wel­come and en­cour­age our sub­scribers to im­part their sug­ges­tions for sys­tem im­prove­ment," says Silva.

For in­quiries on SafeSat, con­tact the toll free hot­line 1800-10-SAFESAT (7233728), (033) 321-3391 or 0917-6222-449, or email sup­port@satel­lite.com.ph.

The SafeSat fully bun­dled telem­at­ics de­vice com­bines nav­i­ga­tion, track­ing and fleet man­age­ment in one de­vice.

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