Telematics is the integration of communication, information and internet/wireless technology that enables Machine to Machine connectivity. Communication occurs through the use of antennas and receivers between different machines. Information is relayed and gathered through the use of GPS/GRPS/GSM/4G technologies. The integration of these two elements occurs through the use of both internet, wireless and voice/data type of technologies.
M2M connectivity has multiple benefits ranging from generating vast amount of data that monitor and track the performance of any given system to enhancing safety & security, improving customer service, reducing overall risk while increasing business value.
Global Positioning System (GPS) refers to a structured satellite constellation network comprising of around 24 satellites orbiting the earth’s atmosphere. GPS technology is a sophisticated as well as complicated form of satellite technology that uses a complex network of processors and servers to receive and transmit data to and from the earth. Initially, this technology was used extensively for military and defense applications. However, in the last couple of decades, this technology has been ubiquitous in commercial applications. GPS satellites are used for navigational, surveying, mapping, routing, charting and time distribution purposes. GPS technology is mainly integrated with GSM (Global System of Mobile Communications) data network protocol to locate and update data and information.
Transmission signals from GPS satellites are received at base stations on earth. Base stations use different forms of server technology and associated hardware devices to store, interpret and analyze the data. The processed data can be saved in different formats and can be used in accordance with the needs of the data evaluator. The data stored can also be sorted, edited and filtered with the help of advanced automated sorters, editors and filters.