How GPS Tracking Chickens Can Improve Food Safety

March 28, 2019 Published by
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Consumers are increasingly demanding more information about the food they eat. Traceability, though, means more than just meeting this consumer demand. It makes our food safer. Recently published GPS tracking news reports that farmers have been utilizing GPS portable asset tracking on chickens. The technology can reveal so much about the chicken, that it brings to mind the “Farm” skit from the popular IFC show Portlandia. In this episode, the diners ask their waitress, Dana, about the history of the organic chicken they will be served. Will GPS Asset Tracking Mean a Real Life Colin the Chicken? After informing the... View Article

How to Choose the Right GPS Fleet Tracking in 2019

March 14, 2019 Published by
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  If you monitor a fleet of vehicles, you may be considering GPS fleet tracking to give you data about location, start and stop times and lengths of stops. The devices might be fairly standard, so how do you know what to look for in your system? Here are 7 questions you can ask to determine the tracking system that will work for you. 1. What type of information do you need? Devices can be active or passive. An active device sends you real-time GPS tracking information about location, mileage and driver activity. A passive device tracks the vehicle and allows... View Article

Everything You Need To Know About GPS Tracking Types

February 28, 2019 Published by
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  If you’re interested in GPS fleet tracking, you may be wondering where to get started. Understanding the different types of GPS tracking will help you narrow your choices. You should think about what type of information you need to monitor your equipment and what your goals are. One of the first things you’ll want to know is the difference between active and passive tracking. ► Active Trackers Active tracking devices send you real-time information. If you need up-to-the-minute information about where your trucks are, the option is an active tracker. ► Passive Trackers Passive tracking devices store information on... View Article

How GPS Tracking Helps Police Catch Criminals

February 7, 2019 Published by
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The evolution of satellite-based GPS tracking technology from a privileged military project to a ubiquitous everyday convenience has naturally caused the location tracking and navigation technology to trickle down and out into multiple branches of civilian and commercial life, from personal cell phones to private businesses to gaming consoles, and more. While such open availability and convenience come with their share of risks and potential for abuse, that pendulum swings both ways. As a result, the technology has helped law enforcement in their efforts GPS use has been adopted by police departments in most if not all countries, and this... View Article

Did a Movie Star Lead the Invention of GPS?

January 24, 2019 Published by
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They’re beautiful, they’re rich, and they live the types of lives that most of us can only dream of. Whether it’s deserved or not, the Hollywood elite isn’t generally considered to be the smartest of our society. This isn’t to imply that they’re clueless or ignorant by any means; you just don’t expect the A-listers who make their living off of looking good and mugging for the camera to really need to have the kind of brains that can revolutionize the scientific field for generations to come. As a result, you may wonder why anyone would ask if a movie... View Article