Real-Time GPS GSM Tracking with S60 cell phone
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Makes your phone into a real-time AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) tracking device. Also for personal location tracking. See your track in real time on Google Earth or GpsGate.com!
Low data costs thanks to packet data and compact messages. Uses location data from a GPS or cell tower information.
The product is intended for fleet tracking or personal location tracking.
Would you like to...
View the whereabouts of your entire fleet from your desktop?
Know the closest vehicle or technician to the next job site?
Access yesterday's detailed route history for every vehicle in your fleet?
With a system based on Aspicore GSM Tracker, you can!
What does the application do?
Cost-effective and efficient tool to track several mobile phones in a remote SQL database or in a buddy tracking website.
Aspicore GSM Tracker is an S60 application, which makes the smartphone into a real-time AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) tracking device.
The application determines the location with a Bluetooth GPS receiver and transmits the tracking data to a server in real-time through a cellular packet data connection. The data connection to the server is usually made via the Internet.
If you have a Nokia N95 device, the application can use the internal GPS chip instead of an external Bluetooth GPS.
System description and purpose
Typically server stores the received tracking data into a SQL database. The data can be visualized with simple map software, (e.g. Google Maps for Enterprise, Google Earth) or it can be linked to a professional fleet management system or a mobile workforce management system.
Individual users can use Aspicore GSM Tracker for personal location tracking. They can e.g. automatically publish their current location and daily track on their web page.
Users can share their current location online with their buddies using the free GpsGate.com service provided by Franson Technology AB.
Photos, Sample maps and a System explanation (diagram)
Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge, Location Aware Services & Applications, 1st Runner-Up
You don't even need necessarily to have as many GPS receivers as tracked mobile phones, if a lower accuracy suffices and there are only a few places or standard routes you want to have recognised. The location of the mobile phone can also be determined by the network cell id, which identifies the cell tower the phone is connected to.
You can configure the timers and events, which trigger the data send action. The data is sent in a compact UDP datagram, only a little over 100 packet data bytes per message. This means that the data transfer costs are minimal compared to e.g. SMS and the communication transactions are very fast.
Location tracking system
The central database can be a powerful SQL engine, which handles hundreds of mobile tracking targets. (Depending on the tracking frequency and resolution.) The database accumulates position data from the mobile phones being tracked. Each record in the database is identified by the IMEI code of the phone the data belongs to.
The location data is collected to an industry standard SQL database. This makes it straightforward to integrate with the rest of your company data systems.
If you are not using a GPS receiver, you must first create a mapping from the network cell ID to a geographical location. Unless you get the cell tower location lists from your mobile operator, you can collect the data yourself by driving around the places you want to have recognised by the system and have Aspicore GSM Tracker and a Bluetooth GPS to record the GPS coordinates of the network cells.
When the system is eventually being used, the mobile will report its network cell information to the system server by using Aspicore GSM Tracker. The server compares the network cell information to the accumulated data and converts it to an estimated geographical location. This way you can track your sales representatives, delivery men, children etc without them needing to carry a GPS receiver with them.
How to evaluate?
The central database solution is not included, but customers can use Aspicore's test server in the Internet for evaluation and testing. The test server can also be used to evaluate the network cell based positioning. Collect first the cell locations along your daily routes with a Bluetooth GPS and then try positioning without a GPS receiver! This is a more affordable and a real-time alternative to operator based mobile phone positioning.
Server interface and tools
Aspicore GSM Tracker sends data to the server as plain ASCII characters in an UDP datagram. You can write the receiving end program yourself by using UDP sockets, if you wish. You are free to use the sample Perl scriptsJava code to process the UDP datagrams and store them to a MySQL database. You can also use our Aspicore UDP Server tool. Http data from S60 v2, v3 or S80 can be processed as shown in our PHP and ASP samples. There is a freeware Windows .NET PC utility to receive NMEA datagrams via UDP and send them to a standard GPS moving map program through COM ports. or
Aspicore Ltd is willing to provide you with the data collection database server software or to assist you to integrate the Aspicore GSM Tracker solution into your enterprise system.
See pictures 1 and 2 as a demonstration, how it is possible to integrate the Aspicore GSM Tracker real time location data with Microsoft MapPoint .NET Web Service.
We are seeking for international partners.
Any Series 60 smartphone.
S60 platform 1st Edition (Symbian OS v6.1)
Nokia 3600, 3620, 3650, 3660, 7650, N-Gage, N-Gage QD
Sendo X, X2
S60 platform 2nd Edition (Symbian OS v7.0s/8.0)
Nokia 3230, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6630, 6670, 6680, 6681, 6682, 7610, N70, N72
Panasonic X700, X800
Samsung SGH-D720, SGH-D730
S60 platform 3rd Edition (Symbian OS v9.x) Released!
Nokia 3250, 5500, 6110 Navigator, 6290, E50, E60, E61, E62, E65, E70, E90, N71, N73, N75, N80, N91, N92, N93, N95
NB. N73, N93 owners
NB. E90 126.96.36.199 and N95 20.0.015 owners
Series 80 platform 2nd Edition (Symbian OS v7.0s)
Nokia 9300, 9500
Supported GPS devices
Any NMEA-0183 compliant Bluetooth GPS. Tested with
Nokia Wireless GPS Module LD-1W or LD-3W
Nokia N95, 6110 Navigator, E90 internal GPS
Socket Bluetooth GPS receiver (technically identical to Emtac)
Holux GR-230 Bluetooth GPS
Anycom GP-600 BC79 Bluetooth GPS
TomTom Wireless GPS
Belkin Bluetooth GPS Receiver (resembles Fortuna Clip-On)
Bluei Wireless GPS Receiver
Pretec BluetoothGPS Mini
Deluo / Polstar PBT-111
Deluo BlackBox Bluetooth Receiver
Rikaline GPS-6033 Bluetooth GPS
RoyalTek RBT-2001 Bluetooth GPS Receiver
Test compatibility with other devices by downloading the free trial version.
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