How To: Get it Right. Install GPS with a Strong Connection

How to Install GPS Solutions with a Strong Connection

When you install GPS-based fleet management solutions, occasionally it may not connect to a satellite or cellular signal, or both.  This can happen even when the unit has been installed according to the directions provided by manufacturer.  Below you will find some tips on how to troubleshoot this issue and ensure the antennas connect to the correct signal.

The issue commonly happens when installs are being done in a closed facility that doesn’t represent road conditions, such as an underground facility or enclosed space. We strongly suggest that if you’re doing the install in an underground space, inside a building, or surrounded by tall, concrete structures, to move the vehicle to a space where it has clear line of sight to the sky when testing the connectivity. Simply moving the antenna to where it has clear access to the satellites and cell-towers is often enough to get a strong connection.

Watch our video below for more troubleshooting tips on how to install a GPS solution that will connect properly.

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