Satellite Communications/two-way GPS terminal

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Any there any GPS (global positioning system) terminals which can transmit short messages (like its geo data) by itself (without using other transmission medias, like cellular networks) ?

I am thinking to ease the vehicle route tracking system, to let it workable even in remote areas without cellular coverage.

Thanks.

Feng

Answer
Mr Feng, GPS is only a receiver to identify the location data. It has no transmit section. However for transmit the data we need to interface with a messaging network which is practically a GSM or GPRS public network. So the answer for your question is NO. Cheers/GTRao

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TIRUMALA RAO G

Expertise

Satellite Communications Applications, Link Calculations, Teleports, Earth Stations,VSAT, Tracking, Mobile Communications, Next Generation Networks.

Experience

40 Years. Indian Space Research Organisation, PANAMSAT, Satellite Based VSAT Networks, IP Networks.

Organizations
ISRO, PANAMSAT, Engineering Institution for Higher Education (GVP College of Engineering), Consultancy.

Education/Credentials
Graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering with Distinction. Guiding scholars for their Doctoral thesis in related areas in Academics.

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