The evolving nature of GPS

IVMS and GPS for Local Government.There has been a significant shift in the cost/ functionality ratio in GPS over the past few years. Prices have nosedived and yesterday’s advanced functionality has become today’s basic and standard functionality. Solid state accelerometers were expensive not that long ago and only top-of-the range GPS devices could detect driving style – this functionality is available even in the cheaper devices of today. Driver identification used to be done by propriety keys, today it is common to make use of standard RFID keys and companies can use the same keys they use to control access to also identify drivers.

The result of all of this is that the world has become a more efficient place as a result of the ever growing use of GPS. That a plane could disappear into the ocean untracked and untraced is an indication of gross negligence, as very cheap satellite based devices can give enough “dots on the map” to easily avoid costly hunts for aero planes deep down in the ocean. Satellite plans, although still expensive compared to GSM communication, has dropped enough in price for aircraft operators to update flight positions often enough so the world never loses a plane again.

DigiCore Australia is here to provide you with advice, state-of-the-art products and online functionality that is ahead of the pact. Contact us today for information on our wide range of products, ranging from a very cost-effective GPS logbook device for not much more than $100, to asset trackers (both GSM/ NextG and satellite) and on to a fully integrated mining-spec IVMS system with Iridium satellite fallback, meeting the highest IVMS standards of Australia and other countries’ leading mining companies. Combine this with our policy of no lock-in contracts and on-site warranty replacements, and you can rest assured that our GPS products will show that you have followed an easy and direct path to simplicity, quality and the best value in the market!