As outlined in our 2016 blog, GPS: The Grandfather of IoT, GPS is a radio navigation satellite service (RNSS). Unlike IoT applications, GPS doesn’t require the user to transmit data and operates independently of any telephonic or internet reception, providing a powerful tool for companies around the world to locate and track assets wherever they are.
Losing your keys or sunglasses can be frustrating – losing big-ticket items or even your pet can be a nightmare. Luckily, these days there are many tools to help people track and recover precious belongings. Internet of Things technology is being used by a number of companies to tag things in case they are lost or stolen, much the same way IoT is being used by manufacturing to make supply chains and inventory more efficient. Except IoT tracking frequently uses GPS – or Global Positioning System – to determine the location of a tagged item, so the potentially lost thing can be found most anywhere on earth.