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Get Educated About the End of 2G

August 9, 2016 7:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What is 2G? 2G is cell technology that was used extensively by mobile phone providers and devices that run on those networks, like GPS vehicle-tracking devices for your work vehicles.   Why is 2G going away and why does it matter? Technology evolves, and faster technologies (3G, 4G) have replaced 2G. Many major data carriers like AT&T have announced plans to turn off their 2G towers by end of 2016, and are already taking down their 2G towers. GPS users on 2G are already starting to see service degradation and service outages in certain areas meaning their vehicles can’t be... View Article

Ride into the 2G Sunset with GPS Technologies

June 30, 2016 12:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you updated your GPS tracking device yet? AT&T and T-Mobile are shutting down their 2G networks to open up more channels for newer technologies to run on. This shut down is also referred to as the 2G Sunset. Consequently, all tracking systems from GPS Technologies are moving away from 2G and transitioning to a 3G network. If you haven’t made the transition yet here’s what you need to know: AT&T is shutting down their entire 2G network. The 2G Sunset has already begun in some locations. By January 1, 2017 all 2G trackers will stop reporting. Until then, 2G... View Article

Youngstown Achieves its Goals

June 17, 2016 12:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Three years ago the City of Youngstown required a tracking system that would allow them to better manage their city fleets. They were looking to increase driver accountability during the workday. Having seen the improved efficiency of the Youngstown Police Department, after installing 51 Vehicle Track units in their squad cars, the City of Youngstown decided to, initially, install tracking units in 100 municipal vehicles. The most important factor was cost. The budget approved for the tracking system purchase only allowed for the hardware outlay; the budget did not allow for a recurring annual fee that live systems incur. The... View Article

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