GPSINSIGHT tracking software review
Today, I’ll be reviewing another major telematics provider on the market called GPSINSIGHT. GPSINSIGHT has been around for a little over 10 years, and has roots in the trucking industry. I’ll be going over the pros and cons of the service in this review, and hopefully this gives readers a better idea on what the GPSINSIGHT platform can and can’t do for them.
GPSINSIGHT is a full featured GPS tracking company, based in North America that provides tracking solutions for multiple industries and has a highly customizable software suite which allows businesses great flexibility in how they use it, and what types of data they can collect. GPSINSIGHT has solutions available for tracking even the smallest size fleets, all the way up to fleets of over 1,000 vehicles.
GPSINSIGHT software usability
Something that really stands out with GPSINSIGHT is how easy it is to navigate the software. All basic vehicle information is presented clearly on the main screen and it’s easy to see critical vehicle information. As far as alerting and reporting, these options are also available in sub-menus to be accessed separately. There is also a pro version available for fleets of 26 or more which provides a much more in-depth look into a fleet’s usage. This pro version is more difficult to navigate, and is definitely not as good as something like Navixy or Fleetmatics Reveal, but it still can be of use, especially for large fleets, it just might take some additional time to get used to.
Frotcom tracking software review
With so many different GPS tracking providers on the market today, it can be confusing to decide which company you should choose to provide you with the best solution. In this article, I’ll be reviewing Frotcom’s GPS tracking platform to hopefully give readers a better understanding of the company’s services, features and reliability. This will allow those in the market for a GPS tracking system to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing a provider.
Frotcom has been in business since 1997 and provides GPS fleet tracking systems which are distributed in over 30 countries at this time. Frotcom’s core focus is on fleets of every size, and providing them with a host of tracking options for multiple situations. Frotcom is also heavily vested in research and development to stay on top of the ever changing trends in the global telematics industry.
Frotcom tracking software features
At it’s core, Frotcom gives users a way to track and manage their fleet of vehicles, no matter where they are located. There are also a host of other optional features available such as access control, route management, advanced reporting and other helpful features for managing a fleet of any size. There is also support for sensor monitoring which seems to be fairly standard when looking at similar companies. One thing which does stand out with Frotcom however, is the support for advanced monitoring of cargo doors on trailers. Frotcom offers wired and wireless sensors compatible with their hardware which can detect opening and closing of cargo doors. This is extremely helpful when combating cargo theft and can generate alerts if the doors are opened or closed at specified locations or during odd hours.
Fleetmatics tracking software review
It’s incredibly important to do your research when looking at a GPS fleet tracking provider to ensure that you are getting the highest quality service and functionality for what you pay. Today I’ll be reviewing the Fleetmatics platform, hardware and options available to customers. My hope is that this will provide some insight as to whether Fleetmatics is the best choice for your fleet vehicle tracking needs.
Fleetmatics is a full-service GPS tracking provider that is focused entirely on fleet vehicles, ensuring operational efficiency as well as compliance with current mandates for transportation companies. They offer several levels of service, which I’ll also get into later in this review. Another thing worth nothing, is that Verizon has recently acquired Fleetmatics and added it to it’s growing portfolio of telematics investments. In my opinion, this will only help ensure the reliability and quality of service that Fleetmatics provides by using the Verizon network exclusively.
Fleetmatics software options
When it comes to using the Fleetmatics software there are a couple of different plans you can choose. The first is Fleetmatics Now, this is basically a lite version of their software for those who just need to know the current and historical location information of their vehicles. The second is Fleetmatics Reveal, which offers more advanced features such as custom alerting, geo-fencing, driver ID and more. This allows small businesses to get exactly what they need out of a fleet tracking system without paying for features they don’t need.
Meitrack GPS tracker company review
Meitrack is an experienced GPS tracking system provider and manufacturer which has been in the industry for over 12 years and counting. Meitrack provides software solutions for those looking to start a GPS tracking business, and hardware solutions to meet the needs of it’s customers worldvide.
Meitrack’s software is cloud based and upon using it for several weeks, it seems to be pretty straightforward to use it for managing a fleet of vehicles. While it’s easy to do basic locating and historical referencing on the Meitrack platform, it can be a bit difficult to navigate the menus to pull up more detailed information on vehicle usage and fuel consumption. While not a deal breaking issue, keep in mind that this will take some additional time to master.
Meitrack GPS trackers
As far as hardware support goes, Meitrack manufactures their own devices and has quite a few different options which are suitable for tracking almost anything imaginable. When tracking a mixed fleet of vehicles, assets, containers, etc… it’s extremely valuable to have lots of option for tracking your assets. By using devices that are specifically built for monitoring a certain type of asset, it allows you to collect much more actionable data about it’s usage than trying to use one device type to track and manage everything.
Coban GPS tracker company review
Coban (AKA Shenzen Electronics CO) Is a GPS tracking device and software solutions provider which has been in the industry for over 15 years and counting. Coban offers a number of hardware solutions, all of which seem to be fairly popular amongst the budget GPS tracker crowd. Coban also has their own software solution which works with all of the devices that they sell.
Coban GPS trackers
Coban offers 12 different hardware devices, suitable for a wide array of tracking needs. They have plug-and-play and hardwired options available to ensure that the trackers can be used on almost any type of vehicle. Coban also offers an asset tracker of sorts, which contains a magnet inside of a sealed enclosure. However, this is not the best asset tracker on the market that I’ve seen and it does not allow for more permanent mounting options such as the kind that use a plate and screws to affix the device to an asset. This leaves customers with a mixed fleet of assets such as semi trailers, shipping containers and fleet vehicles at a disadvantage for tracking their entire portfolio under one platform.
GpsGate tracking software review
With variety of providers to choose from when looking to enter the GPS tracking market, it’s important to do your research on each provider to ensure that maximum value is provided with the solution you end up choosing. Today I’ll be reviewing GPS Gate’s hosted software solutions for those interested in tracking a fleet of vehicles, or who want to start a GPS tracking company and would like some guidance.
GPS Gate offers both self-hosted and hosted GPS server options, something which is very common throughout all industry providers. With the hosted solution, a fee is charged monthly per tracked asset. With the self-hosted option, users must purchase one license per tracked asset, this license is perpetual. Both of these options include secure encryption and a full suite of account management tools. Both of these options are great for people looking to start a GPS tracking business that provides a monitoring service to customers so they can manage their assets remotely.
The GPS Gate software is customizable and allows for the changing of map providers as well as branding for those who are starting a new GPS tracking business. There is also a mobile device friendly version of the website for ease of access on the go. The software allows for real-time GPS tracking, which gives business owners and individuals valuable insight into the usage and location of their assets. There is also a built in notification and alerts engine, which allows for custom text message or email alerts based of certain parameters such as vehicle theft, harsh driving, speeding, etc. There is also a full reporting suite for in depth analysis of fleet vehicle and asset activities. Another software add on is vehicle maintenance, this is good to have to ensure that fleet vehicles receive the proper care they need and nothing is forgotten. (more…)
GPSWOX tracking software review
GPSWOX is a full featured, hosted GPS tracking solution which helps fleet managers keep track of their vehicles, and also allows users to create their own GPS tracking business by using GPSWOX’s white-label solutions. There are also free options for those looking to track a small number of assets, or are looking to try out the system before deploying it.
There are 2 different options with the GPSWOX You can either let them take care of the hosting, or you can self-host. Both can be good options, with the hosted being the easiest one for non-technical users that would like to start a GPS tracking business or monitor their fleet. And the self-hosted option being a good choice for private fleets and enterprise accounts looking for addition security and control.
GPSWOX user interface
One thing that really stands out with the GPSWOX user interface is its usability. Everything plotted out on the screen is clear and concise, completely leaving out any confusion as to what is displayed on the screen. There are also a wide variety of custom reports and alerts to be seen in the online portal. The GPSWOX system also includes extremely easy to use geo-fencing options, and also marked points-of-interest on the map.
GPSWOX software support
Another key point to consider when looking at a GPS tracking provider, either for hosting you white-label solution or for tracking your fleet of vehicles is technical support. GPSWOX offers 24/7 365 customer service to its customers absolutely free of charge. Other providers often skimp on this, and will have limited hours of service with their technical support team. In today technology driven environment, it is extremely important to make sure there is a dedicated team available to help you at all hours, should any issue arise.
Position Logic GPS tracking software Review
Position Logic is a full featured technology company which offers a host of software options as well as hardware solutions for those looking to track their assets, and also for those interested in stating a GPS tracking business. This is accomplished by configuring a white-label software platform which allows business owners to brand the platform and sell their solution to clients for a monthly charge.
There are two different ways to approach the Position Logic platform when looking to start a GPS tracking business or manage your current fleet of vehicles. The first is a completely hosted solution which offers a completely turn-key experience for its users. This means that Position Logic will maintain, upgrade and repair the servers as necessary to ensure maximum uptime for its clients. This is a great place to start for those who are less technologically savvy, or those who just don’t want to deal with having a third party host their solution. The second option is completely self-hosted and requires you to have your own server to run the platform on. This can be good for large businesses that want the security of hosting their tracking solution in house and having their IT team handle any issues or upgrades.
Position Logic software interface
When looking at the actual end-user interface, Position Logic seems to have one of the more advanced and polished looking platforms on the market, similar to the Navixy platform. The software is easy to navigate and has a host of different reports and custom alerts available. There are also multiple layers on the map which can be manipulated, and the ability to track routes and dispatch vehicles as well. Another thing to be mentioned is how customizable this platform is. For those looking to start a GPS tracking business, or fleet managers in specific industries, the platform can be tailored to industry-specific needs.
Visirun GPS tracking software review
Visirun is a full features GPS tracking company which provides advanced GPS tracking solutions to it’s customers. It should also be noted that Visirun is a division of Fleetmatics, which is also another major player in the fleet telematics game. The focus of Visirun is mainly on larger sized corporate fleets, and provides a host of advanced solutions for their demands.
When looking at the capabilities of the Visirun platform, on thing that really stands out is the abundance of features which are available. There is even an option to view the tachometer of each vehicle in the fleet. This feature is not used by many providers in the industry and can provide fleet managers in depth insight into the use of their vehicles. There is also the option to monitor additional peripherals such as fuel tanks, temperatures and more.
The Visirun platform is completely web-based and also available in the form of a mobile application for the convenience of the end-user. At times however, it can be somewhat difficult to navigate the interface when compared to platforms with similar functionality such as Navixy. With that being said, the software is still manageable and does provide the advanced functionality that larger fleets may require. There are also a host of reporting and alerting options available, all of which seem to be quite standard in the industry today. No surprises in that department.
Traccar GPS tracking software review
Traccar is a self-hosted and completely free and open-source GPS tracking system. It also includes a web-interface which allows users to view and configure devices online. The server version is written in Java, and can be used across most operating systems. There is also ongoing support to continue adding new devices as they are released onto the market.
When looking more closely at Traccar, we can see that it is a complete GPS tracking server setup. Also, it should be noted that there are no hosted options available at this time, which means that those looking to use this platform must be technologically savvy, have a support team, or outsource the hosting to a third party provider. While not a total deal breaker, this is something to consider when looking to set up a private GPS tracking software. This also means that there is no direct support from the company if an issue arises, and you are reliant on you own team or a third party to maintain and upgrade your server as necessary.
Traccar software advantages
For those willing to take the plunge into a self-hosted only option, Traccar does provide some great functionality for those looking to get into the business of asset tracking. It’s user interface is easy to use, but the downfall in that is also that it’s functionality can be limited at times and leaves users wanting more. A company that I have found that seems to balance ease of use, yet still retains optimum functionality would be navixy.com. There are also some other providers such as GPS Gate which seem to come close to striking this balance in some areas, but are often priced much higher and are still somewhat frustrating to use.