Executive Briefings

Outdoor GPS Tracking

GPS is the technology of choice for outdoor tracking of vehicles, assets and staff over a wide geographic area.   Where an object needs to be tracked outdoors and also within buildings, then a combined RFID and GPS tagging system can be used as GPS alone does not provide indoor positioning.

RFID Centre can provide complete tracking systems including GPS personnel, asset or vehicle mount units and a unique flexible web based application software system called Universal Tracker.  Tracking information is made available to multiple end-users over the Internet from a dedicated password protected web server. The system provides control, visibility, security, safety and real-time management of remote resources such as assets, vehicles and staff.  

The Universal Tracker GPS software can be rapidly configured to represent the key information associated with any object class that your organisation wishes to track – so it can literally ‘track anything’ through one consolidated system. Most GPS tracking systems assume that only vehicles needs to be tracked and so have hard-coded only the handful of fields associated with vehicle information. By contrast our Universal Tracker system has been designed in such a flexible way that it allows customers to represent many different mobile object classes or resources such as plant, equipment, products, machinery, containers, consignments, vehicles, loan workers – so they may be all tracked and optimised.

The system adopts the customer’s naming conventions, icons and terminology for any object class such that it can be rapidly implemented and instantly understood by staff users.
An overview diagram showing how the system is used to track vehicles is shown below :

Universal Tracker System Features :

  • Overt or covert installation of vehicle or asset GPS units, plus small form factor
    personnel GPS units
  • Long battery life units with regular data reporting via the GSM/GPRS mobile phone
    network back to the server
  • Geo-fencing - create multiple user defined boundaries and zones
  • Create custom rules associated with vehicles or objects passing into or out of the
    zone that may trigger further actions or messages
  • Issue alerts by SMS, systems messages or e-mail if rules or conditions are triggered
    such as a zone boundary being crossed by a specific vehicle or object class
  • View object movements in real-time by configurable tables or through on-screen
    mapping with different icons for each object class
  • Real-time position reporting
  • Automatic arrival and departure notification with date/time stamp
  • Snail trails and journey reports
  • Supports combined GPS and RFID reporting – know where your vehicle is and what
    load is inside
  • Route history log and reporting including downloads to MS Excel spreadsheets for
    further analysis
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