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Aspicore GSM Tracker 2 2.16

Aspicore GSM Tracker 2 2.16

Aspicore GSM Tracker 2 Publisher's Description

Purpose

The product is intended for fleet tracking or personal location tracking.

Would you like to...

  • View the whereabouts of your entire fleet from your desktop?
  • Know the closest vehicle or technician to the next job site?
  • Access yesterday's detailed route history for every vehicle in your fleet?

With a system based on Aspicore GSM Tracker, you can!

Features

Cost-effective and efficient tool to track several mobile phones in a remote SQL database.

The client program runs in a Series 60 phone, in the foreground or in the background. The program is able to connect to a Bluetooth GPS receiver and transmit the received GPS location data (NMEA-0183) to a central database via GPRS.

You don't even need necessarily to have as many GPS receivers as tracked mobile phones, if a lower accuracy suffices and there are only a few places or standard routes you want to have recognised. The location of the mobile phone can also be determined by the network cell id.

You can configure the timers and events, which trigger the data send action. The data is sent in a compact UDP datagram, only a little over 100 GPRS bytes per message. This means that the data transfer costs are minimal compared to e.g. SMS.

Location tracking system

The central database can be a powerful SQL engine, which handles hundreds of mobile tracking targets. (Depending on the tracking frequency and resolution.) The database accumulates position data from the mobile phones being tracked. Each record in the database is identified by the IMEI code of the phone the data belongs to.

The location data is collected to an industry standard SQL database. This makes it straightforward to integrate with the rest of your company data systems.

If you are not using a GPS receiver, you must first create a mapping from the network cell ID to a geographical location. Unless you get the cell id location lists from your mobile operator, you can collect the data yourself by driving around the places you want to have recognised by the system and have Aspicore GSM Tracker and a Bluetooth GPS to record the GPS coordinates of the network cells.

When the system is eventually being used, the mobile will report its network cell information to the system server by using Aspicore GSM Tracker. The server compares the network cell information to the accumulated data and converts it to an estimated geographical location. This way you can track your sales representatives, delivery men, children etc without them needing to carry a GPS receiver with them.

How to evaluate?

The central database solution is not included, but customers can use Aspicore's test server in the Internet for evaluation and testing (http://www.toimii.com/gps). The test server can also be used to evaluate the network cell based positioning. Collect first the cell locations along your daily routes with a Bluetooth GPS and then try positioning without a GPS receiver! This is a more affordable and a real-time alternative to operator based mobile phone positioning.

Server interface and tools

Aspicore GSM Tracker sends data to the server as plain ASCII characters in an UDP datagram. You can write the receiving end program yourself by using UDP sockets, if you wish. NEW: You are free to use the sample Perl scripts or Java code to process the UDP datagrams and store them to a MySQL database. See Aspicore's web site. Http data can be processed as shown in our PHP and ASP samples. There is a freeware Windows .NET PC utility to receive NMEA datagrams via UDP and send them to a standard GPS mapping program through a COM port.

Aspicore Ltd is willing to provide you with the data collection database server software or to assist you to integrate the Aspicore GSM Tracker solution into your enterprise system. Refer to http://www.aspicore.com for a demo of smartphone real time location data integrated with Microsoft MapPoint .NET Web Service.

Installation

Setup and Usage Guide (Adobe PDF, 129 kB) (http://www.aspicore.com/pdf/GSM_Tracker_Setup_And_Usage.pdf)

You can find more installation and other info at the support F.A.Q. (http://www.aspicore.com/support/gsmtrckr/default.htm)

Supported phones

Any S60 platform 2nd Edition (or newer) smartphone. (Symbian OS v7.0s or newer)

  • Nokia 3230, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, 7610, N70
  • Panasonic X700, X800
  • Samsung SGH-D720

For other phones, see the renowned Aspicore GSM Tracker for S60 1st Ed

or

Aspicore GSM Tracker for S80

Supported GPS devices

Any NMEA-0183 compliant Bluetooth GPS. Tested with

  • Socket Bluetooth GPS receiver (technically identical to Emtac)
  • Holux GR-230 Bluetooth GPS
  • Anycom GP-600 BC79 Bluetooth GPS
  • TomTom Wireless GPS (similar to Leadtek)
  • Belkin Bluetooth GPS Receiver (resembles Fortuna Clip-On)
  • Bluei Wireless GPS Receiver
  • FALCOM NAVI-1
  • FALCOM NAVI-XT
  • Pretec BluetoothGPS
  • Pretec BluetoothGPS Mini
  • Deluo / Polstar PBT-111
  • Deluo BlackBox Bluetooth Receiver
  • Rikaline GPS-6033 Bluetooth GPS
  • RoyalTek RST-1000 Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Test compatibility with other devices by downloading the free trial version.

New in v2.15

Upload data either with UDP or with HTTP protocol. (UDP is still faster.)

Server can return textual reply messages with HTTP.

The GPRS reconnection mechanism is now even more robust than in the S60 1st Ed version, when there are frequent breaks in the cellular data connection.

Settings password, DNS can be used also for UDP connections, Themes support, Transmitted message counter.

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