Fleet GPS is an excellent solution in many situations, but some businesses require a different type of coverage or the ability to track assets using satellites. For example, you may want to track a container shipment across oceans. In this case, real-time mapping may not be required, but you still want the ability to locate the container as needed. Satellite tracking offers an effective solution, and it can be used in combination with fleet GPS to give you all the information you need.

Shipments, heavy equipment, and vehicles can all be monitored using a satellite tracking system. You can locate them on any Internet-enabled computer, smart phone, or tablet, wherever you are in the world, you can find your assets, wherever they are in the world.

Five Benefits of Fleet GPS and Satellite Tracking

The greatest advantage of fleet GPS with satellite tracking is the total coverage that you can get:

  1. Global coverage – Locate assets on-demand from almost anywhere in the world with 80% global coverage
  2. Customizable reporting – Get updated on asset locations anywhere from every 30 minutes to just once a day. You can also create either event-driven or scheduled reports so you can decide whether to follow the entire journey of an asset, or just get the times that it arrived at specified locations.
  3. Universal coverage – Seamless satellite coverage also includes oceans, so global shipments can be tracked from their origin to their final destination without interruption.
  4. Easy installation – Professional installation is fast and easy.
  5. Network coverage – Get locations within 75 degrees of latitude with overlapping ocean regions to ensure that you always know where your assets are.

In addition to all these great features, you get all the usual benefits of fleet tracking, including the ability to locate the closest driver, Google maps, landmarks, and robust reporting.

Another type of tracking technology that may benefit your business is general packet radio service (GPRS). This tracking technology uses wireless data and cell phone communication systems to track vehicles. It also enables two-way communication between drivers and dispatchers. This is also the technology that is used to transmit GPS data to your tracking software.

If you need fleet GPS, satellite tracking, or both, work with GPSTrackIt to find the best solution for your needs. We work with all types of industries to implement the most cost-effective fleet management systems so you can save money, improve customer service, and run a better business. Request a quote today to get started.

What types of assets do you track? Would satellite tracking add value to your business?

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