What are GPRS Vehicle Tracking Devices?
GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. GPRS is the world’s most commonly used wireless data service, and is available with nearly every GSM (Global System for Mobil communications) or cellular network. A GPRS vehicle tracking device utilizes these networks to communicate information via the internet which is then made accessible via whatever platform your system uses.
What is the difference between GPRS vehicle tracking and GPS vehicle tracking?
A GPRS vehicle tracking system is capable of working with a GPS system or on it’s own. When working in conjunction with at GPS system, the location information is captured through GPS and that information is relayed to the internet through the GPRS system. However, a GPRS vehicle tracking system is also capable of real time GPRS vehicle tracking by determining location information relevant to nearby GSM cell stations. While GPS location information is capable of a higher degree of pinpoint accuracy, the GPRS component makes the system much more flexible and robust. GPRS also allows for a much higher degree of sophistication in the data that is communicated between devices.
Why would I choose a GPRS vehicle tracking system?
If you would like the functionality of a two-way system of communication between dispatchers and drivers and the ability to track location information and vital vehicle statistics in real time then a system with GPRS functionality is clearly the direction you need to go.
Will GPRS functionality substantially increase the expense of the system?
On the contrary, most customers are surprised to find that not only does the system pay for itself but truly allows the business to operate at higher efficiency and create a much more lucrative bottom line. The specifics of up-front costs vary from system to system and the best way to figure out which system will be the most cost effective solution for your business is by calling a Live View GPS professional today: 1-888.544.04