GPS Insight’s cell-based capabilities are now a part of our baseline offering for customers.
There are 3 capabilities:
- Cell Phone Maps (Mobile Mapping)
- SMS Messaging (to and from Dispatch)
- SMS Queries (using a text message to do things with your fleet)
Here are VERY basic overviews, followed by 3 more detailed instructional links.
These are very powerful capabilities within GPS Insight, and we want to ensure all of our customers know to use them.
Cell Phone Maps:
Set up a link which you can input (once) into your Smart Phone (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.) and you can see your vehicles or just a group of them on the phone map (you may need to load Google Mobile Maps first):
Mobile Mapping in GPS Insight
For detailed instructions, click here.
SMS Text Messaging (free access limited to 50 messages per vehicle per month, aggregated — for more, speak to your salesperson)
You can set up associations between your vehicles/drivers and their cell phone numbers.
Then you can text your drivers and receive their response from within GPS Insight’s interface:
Use GPS Insight to send and receive messages between drivers and dispatch
For detailed information, click here: Bear in mind there is also a messaging page under “Custom/Messaging.” There is also a training topic at http://training.gpsinsight.com.
SMS Queries [free access limited to 50 messages per vehicle per month, aggregated]:
Last, you can send text messages from your phone to find out a vehicle’s location, see which vehicles are closest to others, set movement alerts, create landmarks, and much more:
Use SMS text to find manage your fleet
For basic and detailed capabilities and instructions, click here and here.
Please start using these capabilities, as they are now included with the basic GPS Insight offering.