Sunday, 24 November 2013


GPS Service and its benefits

Global Positioning System shortly known as GPS is a wide spread wireless navigation system formed by combination of 24 satellites and their respective ground stations. The reference point used by GPS is “man-made stars” which calculates the positions accurate to a matter of meters. GPS receivers are reduced to few integrated circuits and are quite economical these days which makes the technology available to everyone virtually.

Nowadays GPS is used in construction equipment, cars, planes, farm machinery, movie making gear and even laptop computers. Sooner or later GPS is going to be the necessity of world similar to telephone.

Work is the important part of human life. However we cannot deny the fact that we do feel lazy and sometimes make excuses to our work life. Office and employees are the two integrated part which cannot be separated. But if we think more closely one laziness or excuse of an employee can lead to the downfall of a company. So in order to avoid the excuses of an employee and to know where they are going, what they are doing using GPS can be one of the effective way to track them.

GPS technology works well in the clear view of sky i.e. GPS technology doesn’t work insider buildings, underground or other places which block the reception of the microwave signals by the GPS receiver. Many countries are using GPS technology to monitor weather condition, identify nation border, to track vehicular traffic and irrigation aspect. GPS technology has proven to be highly effective technique for the terrestrial surveying. The three main GPS features are – software, manpower and instrumentation.

GPS is useful to those organizations, who want to monitor their employees for many reasons like investigations, agreement with regulations of government and loyalty and faithfulness to company policy. GPS gives the certainty to the organization whether their employees are actually doing their job or they are just pretending to do so. The locating devices can be mounted in mobile phones, automobiles or any other objects. Example: GPS enabled cell phone must be carried by Snowplow drivers in Massachusetts. 

Similarly UPS has given handheld computers to their employees which are well equipped with GPS receiver. Using GPS increases the efficiency of operation in business and also helps to monitor the employee activities. GPS technology for various purposes like scientific study of earthquakes, synchronization of telecommunications networks, navigation, map-making, land surveying, commerce and many more. 

Everyone is enjoying GPS that is the main reason why today everyone is jumping in this technology. People are buying GPS units which consist of transmitting devices and receivers like hot cakes in US and Europe (think how addicted people are). However there is still some time needed to aware the use of this technology to the country like India and Nepal where technology is emerging gradually. From the last two decades India is on its way to explore the GPS technology.

Major benefits of GPS tracking are: 

1. Improvement in productivity as the employees will understand they are monitored so they will perform well. 
2. Easy in determining whether the employees are in a right place at a correct time. 
3. Employees will be aware of their working hours and will avoid their private chat. 
4. Improvement in customer service 
5. Easily recovery of vehicle if it’s stolen 
6. Timecard validation