Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a growing technology which provides accuracy of positioning for navigation, surveying and GIS data capture. The GPS NAVSTAR (Navigation Satellite timing and Ranging Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based navigation, timing and positioning system. The GPS provides continuous three-dimensional positioning 24hrs a day throughout the world. The technology seems to be beneficiary to the GPS user community in terms of obtaining accurate data up to 100 meters for navigation, meter-level for mapping, and down to millimeter level for geodic positioning. The GPS technology has tremendous amount of applications in GIS data collection, surveying, and mapping.

How does GPS work?
The GPS is made up of three parts: Satellites orbiting the Earth; Control and Monitoring Stations on Earth; and the GPS receivers owned by users. GPS Satellites broadcast signals from spaces that are picked up and identified by GPS receivers. Each GPS receiver then provides three-dimensional location (latitude, longitude, and altitude) plus the time.

how does GPS Tracking System work?
A GPS antenna is secured to the GPS device with a lead wire. The GPS antenna collects the GPS data and feeds it to the unit. The unit does some processing of events and speeds. Additionally, the GPS tracking unit has a wireless modem inside, similar to the ones found in cell phones. This modem is used to communicate with Discovery Track systems. The GPS data is sent directly from the vehicle’s unit to our servers, where we process the information for the user. All this happen in real-time.

What about installation?
we have a network of installation specialists all over Lebanon, and other places. The installer follows a set of installation rules. The installer will be collaborating directly with DiscoveryTrack SARL offices in order to test the installation.

How do I find which product is right for me?
Our knowledge fleet consultants look forward to assisting you in selecting the right system for you. Please contact us at info@discoverytrack.com or call 0096171152526

Can I conceale the GPS tracking device from my drivers?
Our GPS units are quite small and are often installed discretely.

What is the difference between a real-time or active GPS system and a passive GPS tracking system?
Generally, a “real-time” system utilizes wireless networks to allow you to receive your information and view the location of you asset in virtual or near “real-time”. Real-Time GPS vehicle tracking systems are becoming the standard for companies or individuals who wish to use a GPS locator device for tracking fleet vehicles as well as tracking assets (trailer, generator, heavy equipment). Features of active GPS AVL systems include real-time zone alerts, customer site alerts, speed alerts, locate nearest vehicle, two-way messaging etc...

Passive systems are typically limited to only vehicle tracking applications. When a passive device is installed in a vehicle, the location data is installed and downloaded from the vehicle at the end of the day or when the vehicle returns to the yard. Passive systems are recommended for companies who do not have a need to view their fleet in real-time, nor do they have requirements for real-time alert notifications for zone or speed violations.


Why do I want to do business with DiscoveryTrack SARL?
Our mission is to listen to our customers’ needs, educate them on GPS tracking Technology and to provide our customers with the most reliable, cost effective GPS tracking systems available based on the customers’ needs and budget. Then, provide our clients the best customer service possible with products pricing to be the best value for their investment.

Lebanon - Beirut - Dora
Tel : +961 70 762722
Fax : +961 1 259014

Lebanon - Bekaa - KabElias
Tel : +961 8 544180
Tel : +961 71 152526

info@discoverytrack.com