Getting started with GPS tracking

With GpsGate, you can follow your vehicles in real-time in a standard web browser and get alerts over email or SMS when something important happens. You can also get usage reports and show track history for your objects on a map.

If you are new to GPS tracking, have a look at this short explanation of GPS tracking concepts before you continue.


GpsGate offers both Cloud and On-site options. GpsGate Cloud lets you take care of the business side of things while we handle the server hosting and maintenance. GpsGate On-site lets you host the server behind your firewall.

Both options offer a free trial with full functionality. We encourage you to test our software to find out if we’re right for your business.

GPS Tracking Devices

You need a tracking device for each object you want to track. The tracking device receives position information from GPS satellites and forwards it to your GpsGate Server.

There are vehicle mounted tracking devices, asset tracking devices, and personal tracking devices that include both GPS and a mobile data module. There are also software tracking clients that you use together with a GPS receiver, such as the GpsGate Client for Windows.

Look at our list of supported devices to find a suitable device supported by GpsGate.

Connection options

Your tracking device needs to have an internet connection to send position data to your server.

The most common option is to use a data subscription in 2G or 3G mobile networks. Dedicated tracking devices usually include a mobile data module that use standard SIM cards. Customers using a software client in a laptop use the laptops mobile broadband connection.

Satellite communication systems, such as Iridium and Orbcomm, can also be used to transmit data to GpsGate VehicleTracker in areas with poor mobile network coverage.


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