Real Time GPS Tracking Information

Where does the expression ‘Real Time’ come from ?

* This term is a noun and can also be expressed with a hyphen: ‘Real-Time’.

* Definition = A computer/data-processing system that receives constantly changing data. It then processes it at the same rate as it’s received (typically milliseconds and microseconds).

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* Synonyms = at once; instantaneously

The term originated in the early 1960s from its use in government simulation, in which a real-world process was simulated at a rate that matched that of the real process. More specifically, fear of nuclear attack prompted the U.S. military to commission a new radar system that would process large amounts of information and immediately display it in a form that humans could readily understand. The resulting radar defense system was the first ‘Real Time,’ or instantaneous, simulation of data.

About Real-time GPS Tracking

Real-time vehicle tracking systems rely on both the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and cellular communication. A GPS Tracking Device continuously picks up the vehicle’s precise GPS coordinates, which determines it’s Real Time location. Using a cellular data service, the tracking coordinates are immediately called in to a secured computer server.

The vehicle location can be viewed by logging into a password-protected website. This is usually done on a computer with internet access. But you can monitor where your vehicle is even when you’re not in front of your computer. In addition to using a PC or laptop, see a map of your vehicle’s current location using an Internet-enabled Android, iPhone, Blackberry or other hand held device.

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