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HT Fleet GPS Tracking and Mobile Resource Management Solution features online 24*7 - real time and historic vehicle locations, trip reports, speeding alerts, geofence breaches, excess idle etc. HTrack operates as an end-end solution provider of the highest quality in the following segments through prudent Business. We provide the best gps facility for your fleets system,Reduce operating expenses and increase profits with automated telematics supported vehicle fleet maintenance management software and vehicle tracking solutions .Comprehensive and affordable fleet management system plans for any budget , HTrack Fleet maintenance software automates schedule tracking and alerts.
Global Positioning System satellites transmit signals to equipment on the ground. GPS receivers passively receive satellite signals; they do not transmit. GPS receivers require an unobstructed view of the sky, so they are used only outdoors and they often do not perform well within forested areas or near tall buildings. GPS operations depend on a very accurate time reference, which is provided by atomic clocks at the U.S. Naval Observatory. Each GPS satellite has atomic clocks on board.

Each GPS satellite transmits data that indicates its location and the current time. All GPS satellites synchronize operations so that these repeating signals are transmitted at the same instant. The signals, moving at the speed of light, arrive at a GPS receiver at slightly different times because some satellites are farther away than others. The distance to the GPS satellites can be determined by estimating the amount of time it takes for their signals to reach the receiver. When the receiver estimates the distance to at least four GPS satellites, it can calculate its position in three dimensions.

There are at least 24 operational GPS satellites at all times. The satellites, operated by the U.S. Air Force, orbit with a period of 12 hours. Ground stations are used to precisely track each satellite's orbit.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a constellation of satellites that orbit the earth twice a day, transmitting precise time and position (latitude and longitude) information. With a GPS receiver, users can determine their location anywhere on Earth. Detailed mapping and navigational programs can be used in conjunction with GPS technology to track the movement and location of vehicles and assets.

The system consists of 24 satellites orbiting about 12,000 miles above the Earth and five ground stations to monitor and manage the satellite constellation. These satellites provide 24-hour-a-day coverage. A GPS receiver on or above the Earth's surface picks up at least three satellite signals simultaneously and uses these signals to determine exactly how far your GPS receiver is from the GPS satellites in space. It is then possible to pinpoint its exact location on earth. This is known as Triangulation.

GPS vehicle tracking systems use the Internet as an interface to allow you to control your GPS system, while wireless & cellular technologies are utilized to send and receive GPS requests and location information to and from the vehicle.
We offer several types of GPS devices, each one with its own features. Depending on the specific usage and objectives you are planning, some devices will perform better than others. We have a highly qualified group of senior GPS Tracking consultants who will be more than happy to help you in selecting the most appropriate GPS device. Please contact us to help you!
Installing a GPS device is very easy. There are 3 cables that have to be connected:

  • Red cable: Has to be connected to a line that will always have power.

  • Black cable: Has to be connected to the ground of the vehicle.

  • Yellow cable: Has to be connected to a line that will have power only when the Ignition is ON.


The GPS device can be located in a discret place, for example underneath the dashboard, to have the unit concealed.

There are many companies that offer proffesional installation of GPS devices. We can provide you with a list of contacts that will be more than happy to provide you with this service.
Our GPS Tracking devices contain two modules:

  • GPS module: This module will allow the locator device to get its location from the GPS satellites.

  • Cellular module: This module acts almost as a cell phone. It transmits the information received from the GPS module to the cellular networks and from there to our servers.


Once the information is received in our servers, a special software process it and presents it to you in our GPS Tracking web system.
There are several types of GPS Tracking Systems:

  • Real Time tracking systems: This type of system will collect the information of the vehicle and send it immediatelly or every 5 minutes to the servers that will process the information. This type of system is ideal when it is a priority to have an on-line, instant control of the vehicles activities.

  • Passive tracking systems: This type of system will collect the information of the vehicle and store in the memory of the GPS device. Periodically (usually every night) the information is downloaded into the servers for processing. This tpye of system is ideal for those cases when requirements are less strict.
A "Real-Time" system generally utilizes wireless networks to allow you to receive the information and view the location of your asset in "real-time". In most cases, response time and location information can result in delays up to 30-second to 1-minute. Real-Time tracking is becoming the industry standard for vehicle and asset tracking. Features include, on-demand location, speed, and direction.

A "Passive" system generally is limited to vehicle tracking applications only. With a "Passive" system, the location data is stored and downloaded from the vehicle at the end of the day, or when the vehicle returns. Passive systems are used when companies do not need to view their fleet in real-time or have the need to receive alert notifications for speed violations, zones and other features that real-time systems offer.
CELL PHONE BATTERY LIFE: With GPS enabled on the phone, the battery life decreases by 50%. This means the GPS phone will not last the entire day without at least one recharge.

TAMPERING: With a GPS cell phone, you must rely on the person who is responsible for carrying the phone. The phone can become lost or turned off entirely, the java applet running the GPS software on the phone can be turned off or the cell phone can be placed in a metal box which will appear as if the phone has a "lost signal" when the person does not want to be located.

COST: GPS enabled phones require a minimum monthly voice plan, a data plan plus monthly tracking services.

GPS Tracking systems or Trackers are in-vehicle or embedded solutions that require no responsibility from the driver. If installed properly, our GPS covert systems make it difficult for anyone, including criminals to tamper with. GPS Trackers can also save you money, many automobile insurance companies provide 5-25% discount on premiums if your car is GPS-equipped.
Determine what type of tracking and monitoring you want to do. Is it basic or advanced tracking? Do you want to monitor people or track assets? If you still are not sure, contact us at www.HTrack.in or call us at Toll Free: +91 9029909471 / +91 2227811287 and our staff will be happy to assist you.
There are no GPS systems of this type that give 100% coverage, the vehicle could be out of cellular range or parked in a garage impacting GPS signals. Climate and atmospheric conditions can also impact GPS requests and responses. Wait a few minutes or wait till climate conditions are better and try again. Also consider, the driver may be temporarily residing in a low-cellular signal area and their return may not occur till 1-7 days. You may need to attempt to locate the car over a period of 5-10 days to obtain a successful location response. Note, you will not be charged unless a map is displayed with the location of your vehicle.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) developed by the United States Department of Defense and managed by the United States Air Force 50th Space Wing. It is the only fully functional GNSS in the world, can be used freely, and is often used by civilians for navigation purposes. It uses a constellation of between 24 and 32 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that transmit precise microwave signals, which allow GPS receivers to determine their current location, the time, and their velocity. Its official name is NAVSTAR GPS. Although NAVSTAR is not an acronym,[1] a few backronyms have been created for it. Global Positioning System.
Automatic vehicle location (AVL or ~locating; telelocating in EU) is a means for automatically determining the geographic location of a vehicle and transmitting the information to a requester. While GPS positioning and wireless communication services are used in the most common implementations, AVL is also implemented using GSM, RFID, or RTLS.

Most commonly, the location is determined using GPS, and the transmission mechanism is a satellite, terrestrial radio or cellular connection from the vehicle to a radio receiver, satellite or nearby cell tower. Other options for determining actual location, for example in environments where GPS illumination is poor, are dead reckoning, i.e. inertial navigation, or active RFID systems or cooperative RTLS systems. With advantage, combinations of these systems may be applied.

After capture, the tracking data is transmitted using any choice of telemetry or wireless communications systems. GSM and EVDO are the most common services applied. Because of the low data rate needed for AVL, and the low cost and near-ubiquitous nature of these public networks. The low bandwidth requirements also allow for satellite technology to receive telemetry data at a moderately higher cost, but across a global coverage area and into very remote locations not covered well by terrestrial radio or public carriers. One system description discloses that locations are polled every thirty seconds.

APPLICATIONS

Application with vehicles

Automatic vehicle locating is a powerful concept for managing fleets of vehicles, as service vehicles, emergency vehicles, and especially precious construction equipment, also public transport vehicles (buses and trains). It is also used to track mobile assets, such as non wheeled construction equipment, non motorized trailers, and mobile power generators.

Application with vehicle drivers and crews

The other purpose of tracking is to provide graded service or to manage a large driver and crewing staff effectively. For example, suppose an ambulance fleet has an objective of arriving at the location of a call for service within six minutes of receiving the request. Using an AVL system allows to evaluate the locations of all vehicles in service with driver and other crew in order to pick the vehicle that will most likely arrive at the destination fastest, (meeting the service objective). Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL).

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  • Website: www.htrack.in
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