What is GPS and GPS tracking

GPS stands for Global Position System. It is a term used to describe information from network of 24 satellites orbiting the earth at low altitudes, about 20,100km above the earth surface. Each makes a complete orbit in 11hrs 58minutes. It establishes our position with Latitude, Longitude and Height coordinates. It is this information that we use in knowing our location on the earth surface especially within cities with labeled streets using a GPS receiver (that is GPS Tracking device)

As mentioned before, the Global Positioning Satellite system is a network of 24 satellites circling the earth. These satellites transmit location data back to earth on a continuous basis. The GPSfastrack system devices are set up to receive this location data.

Once received the data is transmitted via a digital cellular network via the internet to our live tracking software platform, “fastatrackers” system servers, where the information can be viewed anywhere in the world. It is web based.

As technical as the GPS tracking process is, the data is delivered to you instantaneously. So you can track any vehicle, person or asset anytime, in real-time.

A GPS tracking unit is a device that uses the Global Positioning System to determine the precise location of a vehicle, person, or other asset to which it is attached and to record the position regular intervals. The recorded location data can be stored within the tracking unit, or it may be transmitted to a central location data base, or internet-connected computer, using GPRS, SMS, radio, or satellite modem embedded in the unit. This allows the location to be displayed against a map backdrop either in real time or when analysing the track later, using GPS tracking software (

The system measures the distance from each satellite to the receiver antenna. To get the distance, satellites sends radio waves at 300.000 km per seconds (the speed of light), it measure the time between the moment the signal left and the moment it reached the receiver. Standard GPS accuracy varies from 1 to 5 meters.

Differentiating between GPS and GPRS

A GPS GSM tracker is a device that utilizes either the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites or the Global System for Mobile Communications (GPRS) to determine precise location. However, while GPS and GSM trackers accomplish similar tasks, they do so in very different ways.

A GPRS vehicle tracking system can work with a GPS system or on its own. It collates information when working in conjunction with GPS system, through GPS and that information is relayed to the internet through the GPRS system. GPRS vehicle tracking system is also capable of real time GPRS vehicle tracking by determining location information relevant to nearby GSM cell stations. GPS location information is more precise and accurate to few meters but working with a GPRS makes the solution more rugged, flexible and versatile. Incorporating GPRS also allows for a much higher degree of sophistication in the data that is communicated between devices.

GPS tracking is possible when a device gathers location information from the GPS satellites.

GPS tracking is more accurate than GPRS.

GPS and GPRS tracking explained

GPRS means General Packet Radio Service. GPRS is the most widely and commonly used wireless data service. It is available on GSM (Global System for Mobil communications) network. A GPSfastrack tracking solution makes use of this wireless data service to communicate information through internet.

GPS means Global Positioning System. It is a term used to describe information transmitted to the earth by low earth orbiting satellites. This satellites are 24 in number and a GPS tracker picks its position from at least 4 of the satellites at any point in time.

How GPSfastrack Fleet Tracking Can Profit Your Company

With GPSfastrack all the movements and routes of your company vehicles are visible through Internet enabled computer anytime you want it. You can see your vehicles instantly where they are and how fast they are going and also the history of their movements. You do not need to ask them any question about their movements rather you will be the one telling them how their movements have been. Get instant alerts on your email or cellular phone when your vehicles have exceeded speed thresholds you set or when they enter or exit specific geographic areas on a map. You want to lower your fuel cost and increase productivity, GPSfastrack Fleet Tracking is what you need. As fleet managers and business owners you can now accomplish fleet tracking with the click of a mouse. Your company will realize the immense benefits of using GPSfastrack fleet management and fast return on investment (ROI) within a short period of time.

Benefits of using Fastanet GPS Tracking

Fleet management using Fastanet GPS Tracking solution will help accomplish the following:

1. Eliminate all the costs you incur without knowing as a result of drivers unofficial behaviours and this means savings for you. You will have information which hitherto you do not have about your drivers and their movements when in the field.

2. The integrity of your drivers will come to be known actually if they are honest or not about what they tell you. We have cases of drivers saying they are on their way to Lagos whereas they are actually in Abuja. You will get to know the percentage of your drivers who engage in private business during official company hours. With history report from our fleet management solution you will know all the route and even more of your drivers

3. Our GPS fleet management system helps save you idle time which your drivers would have wasted if you do not install it. Your driver will also not let the vehicle to run on idle position since they know you have a all the records just with click of a mouse. This saves you fuel, wear and tear on the engine.

4. If you operate a service company or even delivery company, you will improve service delivery for your customers since Fastanet fleet management will help you to route a nearby vehicle to service a customer faster than a vehicle that is far away. Remember in service business your customers do not buy tangible things and the value they place on you is the speed and quality at which you are able to deliver your services to them.

You Need GPSfastrack

You are anxious about your loved ones especially those in the village with the high wave of kidnapping. You have loved ones who work late and drive long before reaching home.

You are Concerned about the driving habits of your teenage driver as his driving habits. As parents that give their cars to their teenagers and they need to know their location for their own peace of mind. No matter the reason, you can be sure that your children will be safe and good, and no matter the situation they found themselves, they can alert you or the central through fastatrackers GPS device.

Not only to get their position, but to be alerted in emergency situations that your children are found.

You are worried about your car being stolen, what you will do. Thinking about getting the car back or where it might be at the point in time or worried about how to protect your assets. Fastatrackers online tracking software and tracking device is the answer.

You are thinking of how to make your drivers more responsible and accountable, how you can increase their productivity and reduce cost thereby maximizing profitability. Our equipment is worth a lot of money, what if they are stolen?

These are but a few of the many scenarios that can fill your life with mental stress, anxiety, concern and worry.

The Fastatrackers is professional GPS tracking software, and is a very powerful tool that you can use to combat and eliminate these unwanted stress and concerns. With the Fastatrackers System, you can have peace of mind. You can view the Fastatrackers from any web enabled computer or smart phone. That means no matter your location in the world you can keep a tap on your valued asset, drivers and lovely elderly parents.

Why do I need Fastatrackers for my fleet and car

There are a multitude of reasons why you may benefit from GPS tracking for cars and your fleets. Consider the following questions:

1. Do you own / operate a business that utilizes company owned vehicles for deliveries or transportation?
2. Would you benefit from the asset theft recovery system assistance that GPS tracking for cars provides?
3. Do you suspect drivers of your vehicles of using company vehicles for personal reasons?
4. Do you know how long your drivers leave your vehicles idling at each stop?
5. Do you suspect your drivers of aggressive driving, or speeding?
6. Do you suspect your drivers of wasting company time by staying too long at some stops?
7. Would increases in driver productivity help grow your bottom line?
8. Would you like the ability to know where your employees or family members are if you need to?
9. Would your drivers be motivated by incentives based on performance tracked?
10. Would you want to know the exact position of your truck drivers as they set out on journey?
11. Do you want to have a verifiable standard to measure the performance and input of your company drivers?
12. Do you want to have peace of mind concerning your drivers and their excesses?

How Fastatrackers Works

Fastatrackers is the software used in receiving GPS messages from GPS trackers. It is 100% online web based. This means there is no software to download and install. You have access to it anywhere you have Internet enabled computer. There is no down time as the server is up and running 247. It is easy to use and can be used by anybody who can check his email. You even receive information into your phone. It can be vied through any smart phone with internet connection. It gives you live and real time tracking. Information is not tied to any single phone number. You can communicate with tracker from any phone once you have your password. Fastatrackers is very flexible making of the best GPS tracking software.

The GPS device receives information from GPS satellites in low orbit round the earth. It is then able to triangulate, i.e. makes use of information from three or four satellites at any point in time, its position in relation to the satellites. Fastatrackers can see all trackers of one account in real-time on one page, you can easily select each tracker to see where it is.

Benefits of using Fastatrackers

There are enormous benefits drivable from using Fastatrackers for car, person and fleet management tracking solution. This ranges from the rugged tracking device to versatile software that can be accessed through phone and internet. Our reporting displays street names and the internet software incorporates google satellite maps or Microsoft’s virtual earth map.

  • Fleet management system
  • Car tracking
  • Personal tracking and business value

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