Every day we are asked questions such as "What is GPS?", "How does it work?", "How would this product work for me?" - and many more. The following questions and answers are intended to help you gain a basic understanding of how our personal vehicle tracking product can help monitor travel activities, or help keep track of mileage and billing hours for small businesses or individuals.
|1.||What is GPS?|
|The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide radio-navigation system formed of
24 orbiting satellites and their ground stations. Launched and maintained by the U.S.
Department of Defense, these satellites send a stream of signals to the earth's surface
enabling a GPS receiver to calculate accurate positions within about 10 feet or less.
The technology is becoming accessible to virtually everyone, allowing boaters, hikers, truckers, and even farmers to pinpoint their location anywhere in the world.
Using that technology, TravelEyes2 ® helps you gain control of your travel records and time
|2.||How does TravelEyes2 ® work?|
|TravelEyes2 ® plugs into the cigarette lighter or is hidden inside the vehicle and records the complete travel route of the driver. When the vehicle returns home, the TravelEyes2 ® unit is removed from the vehicle and downloaded into the computer for viewing. Maps of your town, complete with streets, are built into TravelEyes2 ® software, conveniently allowing you to record the entire travel route of the vehicle. Along with other information, travel data includes the address of each stop, mileage, and the speed of the vehicle throughout the route. All travel data is displayed on your computer screen or if preferred, printed out. Learn More|
|3.||How can TravelEyes2 ® help you?|
|TravelEyes2 ® improves your family's safety. Save up to 100 hours per year on paperwork and eliminate the headaches of missing mileage logs. Learn More|
|4.||In what form does TravelEyes2 ® provide the travel information?|
|Once downloaded to your computer, TravelEyes2 ® software reveals the complete route of the vehicle by displaying it on-screen, or it may be printed out in the form of detailed map complete with street names, destinations, and other travel activities like speed of the vehicle.|
|5.||How does TravelEyes2 ® indicate speed of the vehicle?|
|TravelEyes2 ® software mapping shows the speed of each vehicle by color-coding the travel route. Each color corresponds to a different speed as indicated by a legend.|
|6.||What are the minimum system requirements for the software?|
|Operating System - Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or later
CPU - 1.0 GHz
RAM - 256 MB min. (512 MB recommended)
Available Disk Space - 1.5 GB (US), 200 MB (Canada)
|7.||Are there any monthly fees involved?|
|There are no monthly fees for TravelEyes2 ® because acquiring the GPS signal is free. The only cost is the unit itself -- a one time charge.|
|8.||Is TravelEyes2 ® difficult to install?|
|No, you simply install the software, plug the unit into your car's cigarette lighter, place the tiny antenna box on your dashboard, and drive.|
|9.||How many days/weeks can the unit record before you must download?|
|The TravelEyes2 ® unit has enough memory to record approximately 360 hours of actual drive time(vehicle movement). This does not include time when the vehicle is stopped since the TravelEyes2 ® unit only collects data when the vehicle is in motion.|
|10.||Why use TravelEyes2 ®?|
|TravelEyes2 ® is the silent partner that allows you to keep track of all the family
members who travel in the car.
1) Discover if your teenager went where he said he was going.
2) Monitor speeds.
3) Find out where they went and print out their route street by street.
4) Record every stop over one minute.
5) Providesmiles traveled.
6) Show time spent at each location.
7) Its small size is designed to be easily concealed from view.
|11.||Since this device is powered through the cigarette lighter, wouldn't concealment be difficult?|
|ATTI® manufactures a direct connect cable that you wire directly into the fuse box or the battery of the vehicle. For approximately $12.00 that solves that problem.|
|12.||If the GPS antenna needs to point skywards-- how can this be done without the knowledge of the driver?|
|The system has an active antenna that allows you to put it in a lot of places you usually can't with other GPS devices. It is tiny, only 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.75" with a 12" cable that connects to the TravelEyes2 ® unit. It can be placed under the dash, in the back window, behind a rubber or plastic bumper, under the seat, inside air-intakes, under molding or the hard rubber grill covers on trucks, under the car with the antenna pointed down or at the edge of the vehicle using the magnetic mount. Just don't put it under solid metal like the hood or trunk. It has an LED light that glows red when powered and green when it has acquired the GPS signal. When you have a green light, its active!|