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September 30, 2015

Safeguard Your Information

Position Logic, a division of KORE (www.koretelematics.com), takes great pride in its location-based services for business-to-business applications. Recently, a company created a false Position Logic website in South America with a country-specific address. Please note that there is only one Position Logic website – www.positionlogic.com – do not be misled by other companies attempting to deceptively do business based on Position Logic’s longstanding reputation. Your data is not safe on these unauthorized websites.

June 15, 2015

Understanding the Importance of APIs with Advanced Applications

API stands for Application Program Interface. If you are having difficulty understanding the importance of API for application development, it is paramount that you study APIs and see how they influence your information and data transmission processes. In the most basic sense, an API is a set of commands that allow two software systems to communicate with one another. If the commands are not followed, valuable data may be exposed.

June 11, 2015

Ensuring Child Security with GPS Tracking Solutions

The world today is changed. Unfortunately, parents are justified in feeling vulnerable to malicious or accidental threats to the welfare of their children. Young children and even older children who may have intellectual or emotional challenges such as autism, can fall prey to both human menaces and random incidents. Whether a child is at risk of being a victim or of getting lost, GPS tracking is the optimal solution. Children who venture outside before their parents are awake on the weekend can be located almost instantly with GPS tracking solutions for child protection. The chances of child recovery after abduction are massively improved with this groundbreaking use of technology.

Finally, there is a positive application to a technology that has been time-tested and proven to be accurate. GPS tracking solutions has been used by the government for military purposes for years. Now, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), parents can utilize this powerful technology to ensure child safety.

Position Logic specializing in precision Location-based Services, has developed a powerful GPS Location tracking platform that allows certain objects to be connected with their GPS software. Known colloquially as the Internet of Things, these items communicate wirelessly with the Internet via household Wi-Fi. One common example of an IoT application is the teddy bear with a camera located in the eye. Parents can place this teddy bear inconspicuously in a child's bedroom. The camera records sound and audio and uploads it to a site where parents can log in and monitor the care the babysitter is giving their child while they are away from home.

These Internet connected personal tracking devices can be as inconspicuous as a small device hidden inside a child’s backpack, a wearable device worn as a watch or wristband, or even a device that doubles as a child’s cell phone. With this latest application of a potent location technology, parents know longer have to worry about where their child is at any time.

In addition, children can be taught to locate and hit a special panic button on a device. This is an effective way to instill a feeling of safety for the child and the parent, since a direct link is established between the panic button and the parent’s contact number of choice. Almost simultaneously, the instant a child in jeopardy pushes the panic button, the parent is notified.

With Position Logic’s precision Location-based Services tracking platform, there are a multitude of options available to suit every need. Contact us today to find out more about how you can harness the power of GPS Tracking Solutions to ensure your child’s safety at every step.

May 26, 2015

KORE Launches Position Logic Services in Asia at CommunicAsia Conference

Advanced Applications Executive to Address Attendees on Leading Location-Based Service Offering and Bringing the Internet of Things to Life

April 28, 2015

Ensuring Cargo and Vehicle Security with GPS Tracking Solutions

In the transportation industry, GPS tracking solutions play a key role in optimizing the increasing billable miles, reducing fuel usage and cutting operational costs. However, the security-related features are perhaps the most important attributes.

The necessity and volatility of the global supply chain requires visibility into vehicle and cargo locations, and GPS tracking solutions enable businesses to locate containers in real-time. In fact, organizations must often know not only the exact location and current status of cargo (in a warehouse, on a truck or crossing the ocean), but they must also ensure that the shipment has not been tampered with and that environmental controls, if necessary, remain intact.

In order to ensure ubiquitous connectivity on land and across oceans, GPS solutions must utilize wireless services able to cross national boundaries in a seamless, cost-conscious manner. Companies cannot afford to take on unmitigated roaming and tariff charges merely to track their goods in the supply chain. The cost-effective and simple answer is to provide a single platform that aggregates multiple “in-country” mobile networks and technologies through one management interface for billing, support, logistics and relationship management. This is the only way to ensure cargo and vehicle security with predictable costs, regardless of the country where data is consumed.

GPS tracking solutions provide security through:

  • Real Time and Historical Tracking: Follow cargo on-the-move and also view a complete history of all tracking sessions recorded over time.
  • Alerts and Notification Delivery: On-vehicle panic buttons, instant alerts on the trucking fleet management software platform help drivers inform officials in the event of an emergency.
  • Geofencing: Spatial fences allow businesses to confine objects to a prescribed geographic region. Alerts can be sent upon entering and/or leaving the fenced zone as well as in the event of delayed vehicle or asset.

Position Logic’s precision LBS solution for transportation meets regulatory requirements and provides critical security for mobile assets. Contact us for more information on how we can help reduce liability and risk, and protect your vehicles and valuable cargo.

February 17, 2015

Why you should start a GPS business

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, entrepreneurs start hundreds of thousands of new businesses every year. And they start them for good reasons. Owning a business provides benefits that are not available to individuals working as employees of other companies in traditional jobs. If part of your New Year's Resolutions include starting your own business, it would be difficult to go wrong with starting a GPS tracking company. There are many good reasons to start a GPS tracking business. Here are just a few:

February 10, 2015

Steps to Post Deployment Success

One of the benefits of running a GPS tracking business is that you get to sign up clients who will pay you monthly for the lifetime of your business relationship. However, they will not pay you forever just because they sign up with you. Earning the business of a customer long-term requires you to establish a good relationship and clear value at the beginning.
You first have to establish the relationship with your prospects to turn them into clients. They have to trust that your company is the right one for them to do business with for their vehicle tracking needs. But you are not finished once you get a prospect to agree to the benefits of GPS tracking. You're not finished once you turn that prospect into a client by getting him to agree to install tracking devices on his fleet and subscribe to the tracking services. Prior to the launch, your client has only been able to judge what your business can offer based on what you and your references say. When it comes time to deployment, you can solidify your relationship and demonstrate the real value of the services you provide.
A successful deployment is about a lot more than just installing hardware on vehicles and configuring the software. To help your clients make the most of their investment--and to ensure they continue to invest with you--it is critical that they start using the system to make their operations more efficient. This is possible because a GPS tracking business can be so much more than just a hardware and software vendor. Deployment is by far the most challenging thing fleet managers face when trying to get their organizations to start using GPS tracking to improve operations.
Also, a failed or half-hearted deployment is not going to inspire your clients to renew their subscriptions at the end of their contract. To ensure they will renew when the time comes, you have to make sure the GPS tracking services you provide become something they use and depend on every day. Fleet managers can be ruthless about cutting costs. If they look at your renewal contract and don't see that it is making them money, it will get cut. On the other hand, if they see the renewal contract and realize that it is something that saves money every month by making the fleet more efficient, then they will renew with little hesitation.
To ensure a successful deployment of the GPS tracking services you provide, work with your clients to lay out a post-deployment plan with specific 30, 60, and 90 day goals. There ought to be specific performance targets your clients should be looking to achieve. They should spend the first 30 days creating ideal benchmarks of various operations like MPG per vehicle, average response time, average daily idle time per vehicle, service calls per day by employee, etc.
During the next 30 days, you can help your client comb through the data available and set priorities of what areas they want to focus on improving. This is also the time to start putting into place new policies and performance goals for the drivers in the fleet. For example, if your client discovers they are wasting a lot of fuel due to vehicles idling, they could set a goal of having vehicles idle for no more than one hour per day. They could then use the GPS tracking system to see which drivers are hitting the goal and which are falling short. For this stage, focus is important. Your clients will not be successful with the GPS tracking system if they try to improve in every area at once. Instead, you should encourage them to focus their attention on improving a few key areas each month.
During the third 30 day period, encourage your clients to review their results, evaluate their progress, and settle on a few additional areas where they want to improve their fleet's efficiency.
If you're thinking about starting a GPS tracking business, you need a technology partner that will help support you and your clients through the launch and implementation process. To learn more about how Position Logic can help you launch and grow your own GPS tracking business, sign up today to receive a free demo of the platform.

January 21, 2015

Using vehicle diagnostics

Your clients will want to use their GPS tracking system to improve their fleet's performance and to reduce wasted time and money. The mapping and routing features help get drivers from stop to stop faster and more efficiently. This can lower costs by helping to reduce overtime. Your client's customers will also appreciate drivers showing up on time and within a smaller scheduling window.

January 14, 2015

Closing strategies for GPS entrepreneurs

There are many steps you'll have to take to move your prospects down the sales funnel from unaware to active client. For many business owners, closing deals can be one of the most stressful parts of the sales process. And this is true for both the seller and buyer. Therefore you should be looking to develop the closing techniques that work for you and your business as well as finding out how to put your prospects at ease, so they can confidently invest in the services you offer.

January 07, 2015

Mobile tracking - keeping an eye on things while out of the office

GPS tracking is a useful tool for dispatchers in the office to use to assign drivers the most efficient routes and schedules. The features available on mobile devices can help your clients' drivers find their way to their destinations using the most efficient route possible. GPS tracking is also lets management keep track of drivers and other employees who do most of their work outside of the office--letting them keep an eye on things even when they can't be physically present.