OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 3, 2010) – 2010 Winter Olympics, 2010 World Equestrian Games, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl all have something in common despite the dramatically different athletic disciplines involved. One high-technology product seems to be finding its way into each high-profile event.
US Fleet Tracking, a small company based in Oklahoma, supplies these iconic sporting events with GPS tracking technology that was once limited to the cloak-and-dagger fare of private investigators and drug enforcement agents. Anywhere a large crowd gathers there is the need for constant vigilance to ensure key personnel and critical equipment safely arrive on time, every time.
As world-class athletes move about at the 2010 Winter Olympics, US Fleet Tracking’s systems are working in the background to ensure on-time arrival and departure of ground transportation for those athletes. At the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, as AFC and NFC team buses shuttle players between the various practice fields and their hotels, US Fleet Tracking’s systems track every move. Even at the 2010 World Equestrian Games next summer, US Fleet Tracking’s systems will be used to monitor and scrutinize every move for horses and jockeys, media and press buses, and other ground transportation fleets.
“The safety and security of athletes and personnel are our highest priority,” said Jerry Hunter, US Fleet Tracking founder and chief executive officer. “Security always takes top priority especially with sporting events of this magnitude. Our tracking devices monitor the exact location of anyone or anything deemed necessary, be it an equipment bag, a team bus, limousines transporting dignitaries or even elected officials and personnel.”
US Fleet Tracking is the original developer and leading manufacturer of live tracking systems. Thanks to its breakthrough technology allowing second-by-second updates providing exact GPS locations, the event officials and security teams will closely scrutinize the movements of each major asset on numerous 52-inch LCD monitors delivering aerial maps with vehicle markers moving in real time.
While competing products may update asset location once every two or more minutes, US Fleet Tracking systems updates its locations every five or 10 seconds.
“The difference is huge,” according to Hunter. “The accuracy of the location marker on the map directly correlates to how often the device transmits.”
According to Hunter, US Fleet Tracking products are typically accurate to within 8 inches.
Monitored tracking is not new for the Super Bowl. This makes the fourth consecutive year US Fleet Tracking has been appointed the job.
US Fleet Tracking, located in Oklahoma City, is a 20-employee small business nearing its fifth year in existence and experiences 400 percent annual growth even through the economic slowdown. For more information on US Fleet Tracking, please visit their Web site at https://www.usfleettracking.com for access to a live demonstration with actual moving vehicles.