GPS trackers and smartphone applications are ideal for finding where levitra from india you’re going; but it turns out they can be equally useful proving where you’ve been, and how you got there. A California college student recently used a cell phone app to talk his way out of a speeding ticket.

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One of the most common questions I get is, “What makes one GPS tracker better than another?”. The answer is that one isn’t really better than the other, they are just better suited for different purposes. One person may need to closely track a single vehicle, while another may be trying to manage an entire fleet, and a third person may just want to know where a vehicle is during certain hours. While just about any of our trackers could be used for any of these purposes, one may be a better choice.

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Location-based services like mobile status updates, exclusive coupons and weather reports have transformed life in the modern era; and companies have taken notice. Visa in particular is looking to tap into the potential that these services provide by offering an enhanced fraud protection program using GPS levaquin technology.

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iphone_googlemaps_locateCommitting felonies just isn’t what it used to be. Swiping someone’s personal belongings and running off into the sunset is a thing of the past now that GPS tracking systems can be implemented in almost anything these days. If you can track your child, your pet, and your spouse, tracking a phone is no big deal.

Maybe Eddie Deleon, who practically invited the police into his home when he stole an iPhone with a GPS application, hadn’t received the memo quite just yet.

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firetruckWhen the FDNY wanted to cut costs and improve efficiency for faster response, they turned to GPS tracking. The system was designed to locate some 1,300 ambulances and fire trucks so workers could better dispatch emergency responders. When GPS tracking has proved to increase efficiency and cut costs for most businesses, the FDNY are still facing astronomical consulting fees from their Hewlett Packer private consulting firm. Facing budgetary constraints that may result in the layoffs of over 1,000 firefighters

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A scene inside the Tsunami Warning Center in Jakarta

A scene inside the Tsunami Warning Center in Jakarta

After 2005’s horrible earthquake and tsunami that left over 230,000 people dead and 1.8 million people displaced, Indonesia began setting up an early warning system. The Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System is made up of three different  levels: an earthquake monitoring system, a sea level monitoring system, and a computer modeling system that generates possible tsunami projections. The system collects its data using seismometers, tide gauges, and GPS tracking units mounted on buoys.

These devices detect changes in water pressure which can indicate an incoming tsunami. In addition, the system uses ocean bottom satellite-linked sensors which can warn of a tsunami just 5 minutes after an earthquake happens. Operators at the Tsunami Early Warning System would in turn alert the authorities , the media and communities.

“Right now we have in place what we call Service Level 1 [the earthquake monitoring system]. We use earthquake monitoring equipment to determine earthquake parameters and the potential for tsunami generation,” Fauzi, head of the Tsunami and Earthquake Centre in Jakarta, told IRIN.

In addition to early warning and deception operations, Indonesia is also working hard on discovering ways to get the warning out efficiently. So far tsunami warnings have been most effective by being disseminated through telephones, SMS and sirens. Sirens have been installed in several coastal areas and are being tested every month.

Unfortunately, scientists are predicting that another major earthquake will happen in the West Sumatra area in the next three decades. Here is to hoping that if there is indeed another major tsunami, all the cutting edge technology used in the Tsunami Early Warning System will help curb casualties and save lives before it’s too late.

(Via IRIN Asia)

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