Device that monitors changes in acceleration. Used in GTC’s products for monitoring and alerting in cases of rapid deceleration, such as when a driver hard brakes the vehicle.
Apache’s open source message broker which fully implements the Java Message Service 1.1 (JMS).
Automated Fuel and Tax Reporting. Utilizes mileage calculations and fuel purchase information to calculate fuel taxes.
Email or SMS notifications used in the Fleet Manager software for a large variety of possible cases based on device capabilities.
Automatic On-board Recording Device (AOBRD) is used as an ELOGS solution and is required to be synchronized to the vehicle. This is federally recognized as an FMCSA compliant solution until December 2019 for use in Hours of Service (HOS). The devices are defined in FMCSA code §395.2 and regulated by §395.15.
Access Point Name. Configurable network identifier used by a mobile device when connecting to a GSM carrier.
Code Division Multiple Access. A digital radio system used for sending voice and data that permits several radios to share the same frequency.
Circular Error Probability. Used to calculate accuracy of location based on the radius of a circle.
Comma Separated Values. Standard data format.
Describes a GPS that has lost the locations of the last satellites used, its own previous location information, UTC time, and the ‘almanac’ of locations of all satellites. Slowest response of current location information.
CTIA – The Wireless Association
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. Industry trade group representing a variety of interests on behalf of the wireless telecommunications industry.
Electronic Logging Device. Device used to electronically log driver activity and verify Hours of Service (HOS). The use of these in long-haul operations has been mandated by the DOT/FMCSA. When used internally, this term generally refers to VisTracks Hours of Service Gold, a product white-labeled as ELD Fleet™.
Abbreviation for “electronic logs”. When used internally, this term generally refers to ATS e-Track, a product white-labeled as GPS Trackit ELOGS.
Electronic On-Board Recorder. Device used to electronically log activity for drivers, including Hours of Service (HOS).
Electronic Serial Number. Created by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uniquely identify mobile devices. ESNs are currently mainly used with CDMA phones.
GPS Trackit’s white-label name for Geometris WhereQube – ELD Fleet hardware
A navigation device used to determine a route based on point of origin and destination. Offers ‘turn by turn’ navigation and messaging capabilities. Integrates with the Locator 2000 product.
A user-defined virtual boundary used to trigger an event when crossed by a tracking device.
Global Certification Forum. An active partnership between mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers and the test industry responsible for creating an independent certification program to help ensure global interoperability between mobile devices and networks.
General Packet Radio Service. A packet-oriented mobile data service that typically charges by volume of data.
Global Positioning System. A network of satellites in Earth orbit that provide location information.
Brand/Company name. Written “GPS Trackit”, with a space in between, Capital “T”, lowercase “i”.
GPS Trackit Certified Installer (GTCI)
A subcontractor/hardware installer registered with and certified by GPS Trackit
Global System for Mobile Communications. A standard set by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute to describe technologies for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks.
A Series of devices offered by GPS Trackit. This Series contains the G3000-OBD (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device), the G3000-JBUS6 (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device) and the G3000-JBUS9 (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device). G3000 devices feature an internal GPS antenna, internal backup battery and FMCSA-compliant electronic logging support.
This G3000 device plugs directly into a vehicle’s 6-Pin ECM Port.
This G3000 device plugs directly into a vehicle’s 9-Pin ECM Port.
This G3000 device plugs directly into a vehicle’s OBD-II Port.
Hours of Service. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulations regarding the number of hours drivers can be behind the wheel before a break is required. Also frequency of breaks, and hours of rest.
The GPS device remembers the locations of the last satellites used, its own previous location, UTC time, and the ‘almanac’ of all satellite positions. Only works if user is in the same location as when the GPS was powered off.
High Speed Packet Access. An amalgamation High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA), that extends and improves the performance of existing WCDMA protocols.
Integrated Digital Enhanced Network. A mobile telecommunications technology using speech compression and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA).
International Fuel Tax Association. Governing body responsible for collecting and distributing revenue between member states and Canadian provinces.
International Mobile Equipment Identity. Unique identifier for each mobile device. The number has no relation to the subscriber.
International Mobile Subscriber Identity. A unique identification associated with all GSM and UMTS network mobile phone users.
See entry for PTO.
Intermediate Bulk Container
(or IBC) is a pallet mounted, industrial grade reusable container that is used for storing and transporting bulk liquids and powders.
Intrinsically Safe Design
Doesn’t explode; equipment and wiring is incapable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy under normal or abnormal conditions to cause ignition of a specific hazardous atmospheric mixture in its most easily ignited concentration.
International Registration Plan. Cooperative program in conjunction with IFTA.
A geographic location that can be used for reference and/or navigation purposes. LandMarks are user defined.
Measurement of location on the Earth’s surface from north to south. Lines of latitude parallel the equator (0 degrees latitude). Measurements can be given in degrees, minutes, and seconds north or south, but are often converted into a decimal number. The Arctic Circle is located at 66° 33′ 39″ N, or 66.56083333333333.
Abbreviation for Latitude/Longitude.
A general class of computer program-level services used to include specific controls for location and time data as control features in computer programs. LBS include services to identify a location of a person or object, such as discovering the nearest banking cash machine or the whereabouts of a friend or employee. LBS include parcel tracking and vehicle tracking services.
Measurement of location on the Earth’s surface from east to west. Lines of longitude are called ‘meridians’, with one line for each degree. Measurements can be given in degrees, minutes, and seconds east and west. The ‘prime meridian’ passes through Greenwich, Great Britain and has the measurement of 0 degrees.
A Series of devices offered by GPS Trackit. This Series contains the L1000V (CDMA/Verizon Device) and the L10003G (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device). L1000 devices feature an internal GPS antenna, built-in power harness, internal backup battery, hardwired device, and support GPS Zone creation.
See entry for L1000.
See entry for L1000.
A Series of devices offered by GPS Trackit. This Series contains the L2000V (CDMA/Verizon Device) and the L20003G (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device). L2000 devices offer an internal or external GPS antenna, removable AUX power harness, internal backup battery, hardwiring, and support driver behavior alerts.
A Series of devices offered by GPS Trackit. This Series contains the L2000BE (CDMA/Verizon Device) and the L2000BE-3G (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device). L2000BE devices offer an internal GPS antenna, built-in power harness, internal backup battery, hardwiring, and a weather-resistant case.
See entry for L2000BE.
A Series of devices offered by GPS Trackit. This Series contains the L4000V (CDMA/Verizon Device) and the L40003G (AT&T/T-Mobile SIM Device). L4000 devices feature an internal GPS antenna, internal JPOD and Bluetooth, internal backup battery, hardwired ELD-compliant device, and support driver behavior alerts.
Machine to Machine. Refers to technologies that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same ability. M2M uses a device (such as a sensor or meter) to capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc.), which is relayed through a network (wireless, wired or hybrid) to an application (software program), that translates the captured event into meaningful information (for example, items need to be restocked).
Mobile Data Terminal. A computerized device used in public transit vehicles, taxicabs, courier vehicles, service trucks, commercial trucking fleets, military logistics, fishing fleets, warehouse inventory control, and emergency vehicles to communicate with a central dispatch office. A Garmin is an MDT.
A device that sends and receives data via SMS/Communications.
Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network Number. A number uniquely identifying a subscription in a GSM or a UMTS mobile network. The telephone number to the SIM card in a mobile/cellular phone.
Mobile Workforce Management. Utilizes technology to monitor behaviors of employees in the field for planning, cost reduction, and service-improvement.
Owner Activation Kit. Promotional package designed to get owners to activate their subscriptions when unit received with purchase from dealership
Onboard Diagnostics Port. Used for diagnosing operating condition of a post-1996 car or truck. Located under the vehicle’s dashboard near the steering column. Tracking and/or locating units can plug into the OBD-II port to acquire operating information like engine run time, engine idle time, and other data.
Open Geospatial Consortium. An international voluntary consensus standards organization made up of more than 400 commercial, governmental, nonprofit and research organizations worldwide encouraging development and implementation of open standards for geospatial content and services, GIS data processing and data sharing.
Over The Air programming. Various methods of distributing software updates to cellular phones.
Programmable Event Generator. Monitors the vehicle environment and responds instantaneously to predefined threshold conditions related to time, date, motion, location, geo-zone, input, and other event combinations.
Hypertext Preprocessor. A general-purpose server-side scripting language, originally designed for Web development to produce dynamic web pages.
A signal used to promote a response from a device or system in a network.
Pseudo acronym for the PCS Type Certification Review Board. Provides framework within which cellular devices obtain type certification.
PTO (AKA Inputs)
Power Take-off. Refers to events, such as a hydraulic lift on a truck, that require power from the engine. These are additional inputs that can be monitored by a GPS Trackit product.
A representation of spatial vector data. It implements the industry standard OGC Simple Feature Access specification, providing classes for points, lines, polygons, and other geometric objects; as well as a full set of geometric operations such as finding intersections, creating buffers, calculating distances, etc. It also provides the tools needed to work with geographic coordinate systems and projections, and to read and write data in the well-known formats understood by spatial databases.
Resells GTC products and services. Customers are billed directly by GTC.
Simple Feature Access. Both an OpenGIS and ISO Standard that specifies a common storage model of geographical data.
Short Message Service. SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application in the world.
Subscriber Identity Module. An integrated circuit that securely stores the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and the related key used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices (such as mobile phones and computers).
Apache’s Subversion. GTC uses this for software development version control.
Transmission Control Protocol. One of the original Internet communication protocols, along with IP, or Internet Protocol. The two protocols work together, with TCP occupying the transport layer and IP the network layer in the OSI model.
Time Division Multiple Access. A channel access method for shared medium networks allowing several users to share the same frequency channel by dividing the signal into different time slots.
The technology of sending, receiving and storing information via telecommunication devices in conjunction with affecting control on remote objects.
Tire Pressure Management System. Monitors and reports a vehicle’s tire pressure. Alerts when pressure exceeds or falls short of thresholds.
Trailer Tracking Unit. CalAmp’s 700 and 1200 models are used with GTC’s L2000 Trailer product and Fleet application.
A feature of some GPS navigation devices where directions for a selected route are continually presented to the user in the form of spoken and visual instructions. The system keeps the user up-to-date about the best route to the destination, and is often updated according to changing factors such as traffic and road conditions. Turn-by-turn systems typically use an electronic voice to inform the user whether to turn left or right, the street name, and how much distance to the turn.
A GPS satellite device offered by GPS Trackit. This device features international coverage, satellite coverage, a removable power harness, and location-on-demand capability.