STRANDTrac REAL-TIME G.P.S. VEHICLE TRACKING
248 Queen Alexandra Road S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
REAL -TIME G.P.S.
E-mail: [email protected]
E n t e r p r i s e s
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• Working in remote locations & extreme conditions?
• No cell phone coverage?
• Comply with H.S.E. requirements.
• The STRANDTrac system provides real time vehicle track-
Phone: (403) 278-6097
Fax: (403) 278-0213
S T R A N D
ing using G.P.S. receivers, VHF/UHF radios, satellite terminals and industry leading Windows based software.
Don’t guess, KNOW where your vehicles are...
Tracking software - Located at a base station where an operator can observe all of
the vehicles movements in real time, STRANDTrac system’s use industry leading
RASTRAC® software from Manning Navcomp. Although it is only one link in the chain of
components required to track a vehicle in real time, the software is arguably the most
important. It is the component which indicates to the operator where the vehicle is,
which direction it is heading, how fast it is moving and much more. RASTRAC® software
allows the operator to graphically display a vehicles position overlaid on a map while simultaneously viewing a text based list detailing user defined parameters about each
Some features of RASTRAC® software include;
• Standard Windows interface and menus.
• Observe your vehicle(s) movements in real time.
• Display vehicles overlaid on map(s) of your choice.
• Vehicles icon and/or trail can change automatically
can share tracking
data amongst each
• Utilizing the internet,
tracking data can be
made available to
any computer connected to the web.
upon information about the vehicle.
Automatically store vehicle movements and information in a
wide range of formats including Microsoft Access and Excel.
Request an immediate vehicle position update at any time.
Record and playback stored data using VCR type controls,
real time, fast forward, rewind etc.
Filter & analyze stored tracking data and print reports based • Awithlaptop
RAS TRAC® softupon criteria of your choosing.
ware can be connected to a radio
Easily import and calibrate your own raster based maps intransceiver mounted
cluding .bmp, .jpg, .gif, .tif & .pcx.
in a vehicle.
This will create a
Alert operator if a vehicle enters or leaves a pre-defined area.
mobile base station
which can track any
Inform operator if a vehicles position is not being updated or
other vehicle within
is constant for long periods.
Supports multiple operators who can customize and save
software settings based upon their individual preferences.
G.P.S. receiver and antenna - This piece of hardware is mounted on each vehicle
that is to be tracked. It's function is to extrapolate and output the vehicles position
based upon the data it receives from 24 orbiting G.P.S. satellites.
Transceiver and antenna - Also mounted on each vehicle that is to be tracked, the
transceiver is responsible for transmitting the G.P.S. positioning data from the vehicle to the tracking software and receiving any instructions from the software. There are
many different types of transceivers, some even include the G.P.S. receiver eliminating
the need for a separate piece of hardware. Transceivers can also include inputs and
outputs allowing the operator of the tracking software to monitor additional vehicle parameters and even control some of them.
STRANDTrac systems employ two basic types of transceivers;
VHF/UHF Radio - Generally used in remote areas where there is
no cellular communications infrastructure. Range from the vehicle to base can vary greatly but depending upon the terrain, is • Autonomous stationary repeaters can
typically about 30 kilometers. One transceiver is required for
greatly extend the
range of radio based
each vehicle to be tracked and an additional transceiver is resystems.
quired at the base station where the tracking software is in- • Powered by a small
battery and optional
stalled. Although radio transceivers are initially more expensive
than cell based units, there are no ongoing charges. Various frequencies are available.
Satellite - This type of transceiver is unique in that the positioning data is transmitted to it's own satellite which in turn forwards the data to a ground station. The
tracking software accesses the positioning data via the internet thereby eliminating
the need for a transceiver at the base station. The range of this type of hardware is
virtually unlimited. As with a cellular system, there will be ongoing charges based
upon the amount and frequency of the positioning data being transmitted.
Transceiver: A communications device capable of both transmitting and receiving.
STRANDTrac System Overview
24 Orbiting GPS Satellites
Vehicles & Radio
Very Long Range Vehicle
& Satellite Transceiver
Extended Range Vehicles
& Radio Transceivers
Can Be An Integrated Unit
Standard Windows interface and
menus make RASTRAC easy to
learn and operate
Customize your settings to each
Display up to 25 maps
Import your own maps too
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Reese Rd 1201-1300
Del Dios Hwy
Falls Creek Dr 11201-11200
El Camino Pkwy 14401-14500
WNW Returning to base
Draw a vehicle's entire daily track
for route analysis
RASTRAC advisories inform you
of particular events for each
Aging Options alert you when a
vehicle has not updated
See daily reports for each vehicle
Change a vehicle icon based on
the vehicle's status
Alert the operator when a vehicle
enters or leaves a
has not reported for more
than 10 minutes
Each vehicle's settings can be
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Built in two-way text
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123 El Camino
Broken Main Line
10:15:14 Unit 23 Need Directions
10:12:01 Unit 36 Proceeding to customer location
10:10:45 Unit 36 Next Job Jones and Company 123 El Camino Broken Main Line
Define your own points with a
click of the mouse
Real-time ODBC connects
directly to your database
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