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  1. Yep

    Yep Guest

    Hi there,

    I am looking for a GPS-GSM tracking system.

    There are a few on the market however no one seems keen on selling the
    unitis without their expensive monitiring service.

    Is there anyone that can point me in the right direction?

    Prefer NZ however Aus is OK.

    Thanks

    John
     
  2. Have a look at www.alphamicro.net and buy one of their Trac units. It can be
    set to send the GPS co-ordinates at specified intervals to a server via
    GPRS.


    I have created my own GPRS/GPS tracking system using an older version of
    this product. What you need is a GPS/GPRS module, a GPRS data SIM card (data
    plans give you GPRS for < 0.5c per kB compared to 2c per kB or timed for
    normal plans), and a computer with a fixed IP address.

    The computer IP address and port is programmed into the unit, and the unit
    is set to send GPS information every 5mins. A program on the computer
    listens on the port, and logs the GPS data.

    If you do not have a fixed IP address I think there are some services out
    there that will provide one, redirected to you.

    How much are you looking to spend? At a guess the Trac unit will cost you
    150+ pounds and the GPRS data plan around $10 per month. I have a simple
    logging program that you could use, but any TCP logger should be fine.

    Ross
     
  3. mark jb

    mark jb Guest

    If you do not have a fixed IP address I think there are some services out
    http://www.no-ip.com

    -mark
     
  4. I thought that this just offered a fixed domain name, which then
    resolves to your variable IP address. Worthless if you can't do a DNS
    lookup from the GPRS.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
  5. mark jb

    mark jb Guest

    I thought that this just offered a fixed domain name, which then resolves
    You could use this as a query site to obtain the IP of the computer at the
    time.

    You used to be able to obtain a fixed IP through them, and install a small
    prog on computer that registers your IP every time you connect to the net,
    and every hour or so.

    Probably have to pay for a fixed IP now. Was free once.

    -mark
     
  6. mark jb

    mark jb Guest

    Further to that, yes it was fixed IP to variable IP not fixed domain to
    variable IP.

    -mark
     
  7. John

    John Guest

    Try http://www.electrosense.com.au

    Garmin GPS 18 and interface. Plugs into a mobile phone, receives SMS and
    sends a return SMS to give location of phone.

    Regards

    John
     
  8. Xnet

    Xnet Guest

    This looks like it might be the right tool for the Job.

    Thanks John

    John
     
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