Top Free GPS Tracking Softwares
Many GPS tracking companies are looking for free and open source softwares to utilize for their blooming GPS companies; companies want to serve their customers in order to give their clients a specific service that the competition does not… these top five GPS softwares do just that! Open source softwares typically mean that the original source code is made freely available for others to redistribute and modify. In other words, make their software fit you! With the coveted feedback from several GPS companies all over the nation, here is a list of the five free and open source GPS softwares available today.
Teletrac Navman tracking software review
Today I’ll be doing a review on a GPS fleet tracking company called Teletrac/Navman. The purpose of this review is to give fleet owners/managers some insight as to how the Teletrac/Navman platform works, how they can apply it to their business and see if it makes sense for their tracking needs.
Teletrac/Navman is a GPS tracking company which has been in business over 30 years and provides solutions for fleet tracking as well as for safety and compliance in commercial fleet environments. Their core focus is on helping fleets remain efficient, and providing actionable data to fleet managers which allows for tremendous savings by decreasing waste and increasing operational efficiency.
GPS Tracking software advantages
The online software contains a wealth of information in the form of graphs and charts, which make it easy for end users to decipher information pertaining to overall fleet use. Sometimes the interface can feel a bit slow, especially when compared to GPSWOX which presents all relevant vehicle information on the screen without navigation through additional menus. But aside from that, viewing a vehicles current and historical location information isn’t that much of a chore. It’s also easy to set up alerts, much more so than in the Fleetmatics platform. This can be a huge plus when managing a large fleet and having the need to automate certain reports.
Mapon tracking software review
Today I’ll be reviewing a GPS fleet tracking company called Mapon. When considering a GPS fleet tracking system, it’s a good idea to be knowledgeable on the features and capabilities which a provider has when looking for a system to purchase. It’s also good to know how the software works and how easy it is to use. In this review I’ll be going over some key features to help you decide if Mapon is right for you.
Mapon is a professional GPS tracking and fleet management company serving thousands of customers worldwide. They also provide hosted, white-label solutions for those looking to start a GPS tracking business. One of the other features Mapon offers is tracking of temperatures in refrigerated trailers which offers a huge benefit to the companies using it to control spoilage and reduce downtime.
Mapon GPS software usability
Mapon’s software is generally easy to navigate and see where vehicles are at any given time, but viewing historical data can be difficult, especially of other vehicle routes overall the ones you wish to view. And also, there does not seem to be an option to click on the pushpins on the map to view event details from that point in time. However, the Mapon software does excel in providing detailed information on fuel consumption and driver behavior which can be extremely useful, especially when managing a large fleet of vehicles. (more…)
Networkfleet tracking software review
Networkfleet is a full service GPS tracking company that offers fleet management services to businesses of all sizes. Networkfleet was recently acquired my Verizon, which means all of their devices are now running on the nation’s largest and most reliable cellular network. This is not the first major telematics related acquisition Verizon has taken part of in the past and should lead to increased service and reliability across all of their holdings.
Networkfleet specializes in tracking large and government fleets at the base of it’s business, but can also be used by individuals as well. They have a full suite of add-on services to tailor the program to meet the end user’s needs. There is no white-label service available for their software, which means those looking to start a GPS tracking business and private label their software will have to look elsewhere.
Networkfleet software features
As far as the actual software goes, Networkfleet’s system can be a bit hard to navigate at times and requires the navigation of complex sub-menus to get more detailed information about fleet use. This can be somewhat time consuming to access and may require that users/employees spend additional time learning how to use the platform. On the plus side, the reports on fuel and vehicle usage generated by Networkfleet’s software are extremely well put together and easy to decipher. However, the ease-of-use factor is definitely a concern when comparing their cloud based platform to companies such as GPSWOX and Navixy which are much less complex to navigate.
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.
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.