There are a few GPS modules out there that will do this. They will not be built for this out of the box though. So yes you can get a GPS terminal which can get a fix and update a location. You can then use a very lightweight script on it to respond to your sms messages. Have a look at this
I believe they also do a software that goes with it for your particular application. Wouldn't cost you more than 25-30 GBP for the software.
Hi Ed, are you looking for something like in the picture as below?
All in one Vehicle tracking device
This vehicle tracking device is a highly flexible plug and play GSM 850 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 modem with embedded GPS module for direct and easy integration in your vehicle. GSM antenna and GPS antenna are embedded in the vehicle tracking device. This saves trouble during installation, money for external GSM /GPS antennas and time for installation as well.
The supported bearers are SMS and GPRS on TCP/IP stack. GPRS on TCP/IP stack in the main bearer and SMS is fallback only. Nevertheless if you like it can run on SMS only.
This vehicle tracking device is based on latest hardware.
GSM module Telit GL865-Quad
The Telit GL865-Quad is a Quad band GSM / GPRS module with high sensitivity and low power consumption. Based on Telit’s pin to pin policy this GSM / GPS modem can be produced next years without redesign of the vehicle tracking device
Embedded GSM antenna
The embedded GSM antenna saves the hustle and trouble during installation. It is a customized embedded GSM antenna to give customers best performance.
GPS module UP501
The UP501 is a GPS module with embedded GPS patch antenna. It is a closed tuned system and makes the integration on PCB easy. Normally GPS patch antennas are detuned by mounting it on PCB. An UP501 will not be detuned. This gives the vehicle tracking device a very high sensitivity.
GPS patch antenna
A GPS patch antenna was not necessary, because it was already a part of UP501.
Vehicle tracking device test trip
A trip from Rostock to Berlin has shown best performance. The device was installed under the seat of the driver and had few to ground. Yes you are reading right – it has not shown to sky and it was still able to receive a signal. German engineering teams always test to the maximum limits.
So if you are interested to track something, then just drop an email to harald.naumann (at) gsm-modem.de or give me a call (phone number at left upper corner). If you would like to develop an own vehicle tracking device, then please feel free to contact me too. My daily job since years is to consult developers to create new amazing wireless M2M products. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
> So can we expect the new version of GL865 with (GSM/GPRS+GPS)?
Amol, I do not care on a GL865 with GPS, because GPS is an old teccnology. My latest designs are using Glonass and GPS like the iPhone 4S and the Motorola Razr Droid. By firmware update itr will support Beidao (China) and Galileo (EU) as well.
GT-540P is an intelligent configurable GPS device that allows a SIM card to be inserted inside so it can provide access to the cellular network. It can respond to you or a computer system with geographical position. I have seen these used in a wide range of M2M applications. It comes with a free software setup utility. You can set it up such that text messages can be sent to you based on an alarm condition. You can send it text messages for the status. You can send it a text message to get the status of a 0 - 20 mA analog input, digital inputs or digital outputs. You can also send a text message to it to turn a digital output on or off. You can set it up such that it can only interact with specified cell phone numbers. You can also run SCADA or other software on a PC and retrieve the data. KingView for example comes with an hour of free web based training which we can cater to your application and help you get set up.
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I propose to refere to the ENFORA SPIDER MT2500.
It's very economical and feature rich GSM/GPS tracker.
Device has a built-in 230mA rechargeable battery and integrated GSM & GPS antennas.
For more technical information please visite Enfora web site
As you are interested then we can talk about prices and purchasing options.
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