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How it Works

your tracking device use GPS to determinate it position and will send his position to the LBS & Tracking Portal on regular bases or manually (Check IN).

The Porlta will import Positon and show it on a map and optonally you can tell the portal to Forward your positions up to 15 email addresses or to most popular socal networks like TWITTER or Facebook



LBS Portal FAQ

Why use the LBS Portal?

If you own a tracking device you will need a LBS (Location Based Services) and tracking portal to make your device work showing its position on different type of Maps

These are 3 things mosly done by curtomers:

  • Forward Positions and ALERTS to Friends and Company
  • Store your trips (Tracking)
  • Set EMERGENCY and SOS Settings



How Much dos it Cost?

Registration and Basic tracking (up to 100 last positions) are FREE for everybody. Fleet And Professional M2M service are charged on device base.


How Can I Start to use the Portal?

Simply Log-IN to the portal or register a new account, than go to DEVICE LIST and create a new DEVICE and it is all done. You can finf device instructions both on Device list page and on Support. If you have any question or problem just open a ticke from each page of the portal


What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.
How GPS works?
GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the user's exact location. Essentially, the GPS receiver compares the time a signal was transmitted by a satellite with the time it was received. The time difference tells the GPS receiver how far away the satellite is. Now, with distance measurements from a few more satellites, the receiver can determine the user's position and display it on the unit's electronic map.
GPS Screens
A GPS receiver must be locked on to the signal of at least three satellites to calculate a 2D position (latitude and longitude) and track movement. With four or more satellites in view, the receiver can determine the user's 3D position (latitude, longitude and altitude). Once the user's position has been determined, the GPS unit can calculate other information, such as speed, bearing, track, trip distance, distance to destination, sunrise and sunset time and more.
How accurate is GPS?
Today's GPS receivers are extremely accurate, thanks to their parallel multi-channel design. Garmin's 12 parallel channel receivers are quick to lock onto satellites when first turned on and they maintain strong locks, even in dense foliage or urban settings with tall buildings. Certain atmospheric factors and other sources of error can affect the accuracy of GPS receivers. Garmin® GPS receivers are accurate to within 15 meters on average.
GPS Signals
Newer Garmin GPS receivers with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) capability can improve accuracy to less than three meters on average. No additional equipment or fees are required to take advantage of WAAS. Users can also get better accuracy with Differential GPS (DGPS), which corrects GPS signals to within an average of three to five meters. The U.S. Coast Guard operates the most common DGPS correction service. This system consists of a network of towers that receive GPS signals and transmit a corrected signal by beacon transmitters. In order to get the corrected signal, users must have a differential beacon receiver and beacon antenna in addition to their GPS.
The GPS satellite system
The 24 satellites that make up the GPS space segment are orbiting the earth about 12,000 miles above us. They are constantly moving, making two complete orbits in less than 24 hours. These satellites are travelling at speeds of roughly 7,000 miles an hour.
GPS satellites are powered by solar energy. They have backup batteries onboard to keep them running in the event of a solar eclipse, when there's no solar power. Small rocket boosters on each satellite keep them flying in the correct path.
Here are some other interesting facts about the GPS satellites (also called NAVSTAR, the official U.S. Department of Defense name for GPS):
  • The first GPS satellite was launched in 1978.
  • A full constellation of 24 satellites was achieved in 1994.
  • Each satellite is built to last about 10 years. Replacements are constantly being built and launched into orbit.
  • A GPS satellite weighs approximately 2,000 pounds and is about 17 feet across with the solar panels extended.
  • Transmitter power is only 50 watts or less.
What's the signal?
GPS satellites transmit two low power radio signals, designated L1 and L2. Civilian GPS uses the L1 frequency of 1575.42 MHz in the UHF band. The signals travel by line of sight, meaning they will pass through clouds, glass and plastic but will not go through most solid objects such as buildings and mountains.
A GPS signal contains three different bits of information - a pseudorandom code, ephemeris data and almanac data. The pseudorandom code is simply an I.D. code that identifies which satellite is transmitting information. You can view this number on your Garmin GPS unit's satellite page, as it identifies which satellites it's receiving.
Ephemeris data, which is constantly transmitted by each satellite, contains important information about the status of the satellite (healthy or unhealthy), current date and time. This part of the signal is essential for determining a position.
The almanac data tells the GPS receiver where each GPS satellite should be at any time throughout the day. Each satellite transmits almanac data showing the orbital information for that satellite and for every other satellite in the system.
Blocked Signal Diagram
Sources of GPS signal errors
Factors that can degrade the GPS signal and thus affect accuracy include the following:
  • Ionosphere and troposphere delays - The satellite signal slows as it passes through the atmosphere. The GPS system uses a built-in model that calculates an average amount of delay to partially correct for this type of error.
  • Signal multipath - This occurs when the GPS signal is reflected off objects such as tall buildings or large rock surfaces before it reaches the receiver. This increases the travel time of the signal, thereby causing errors.
  • Receiver clock errors - A receiver's built-in clock is not as accurate as the atomic clocks onboard the GPS satellites. Therefore, it may have very slight timing errors.
  • Orbital errors - Also known as ephemeris errors, these are inaccuracies of the satellite's reported location.
  • Number of satellites visible - The more satellites a GPS receiver can "see," the better the accuracy. Buildings, terrain, electronic interference, or sometimes even dense foliage can block signal reception, causing position errors or possibly no position reading at all. GPS units typically will not work indoors, underwater or underground.
  • Satellite geometry/shading - This refers to the relative position of the satellites at any given time. Ideal satellite geometry exists when the satellites are located at wide angles relative to each other. Poor geometry results when the satellites are located in a line or in a tight grouping.
  • Intentional degradation of the satellite signal - Selective Availability (SA) is an intentional degradation of the signal once imposed by the U.S. Department of Defense. SA was intended to prevent military adversaries from using the highly accurate GPS signals. The government turned off SA in May 2000, which significantly improved the accuracy of civilian GPS receivers.

LBS & TRACKING PORTAL - Releases Versions


Last Realises history:


V3.2 Release
1 September 2013
For this release we:
  • added support for COBHAM/THRANE EXPLORER BGANS (All models from 300)
  • Now can remotely configue tracking on COBHAM/THRANE products
  • Now you can remotely access your terminal WEB CONFIGURATION PAGE from Portal
  • added PIRACY LAYER on MAP: now you can see PIRACY ATTACS of last 12 month on the map to better plan your route
  • fixed some issues with Crome Browser that wasn't displaying correctly some infomations on the map.


V3.1 Release
1 August 2013
For this release we:
  • Some minor browser fixes related to unifing all portals
  • Fixed a problem with posting messages to Facebook and upgraded facbook API to support new Tokens
  • Due to Customers Requests: We changed the way of forwarding messages to SMS: until today SMS where maximum 3 numbers and where free of charge and where used only foe Emergency and Distress Messages, now you can define up to 5 SMS for each distribution list and you can use SMS both for Emergency Reports and Position Reports (SMS are now charged to customes, if you have a postpaid agreement they will be charged in your bill if you have a prepaid agreement they can be bought in advance in boundle of 25 directly online )

V3.0 Release 
30 June 2013

With this Release we unified all Geoborders Tracking Portals (Marittime, Land, Aero, M2M, Safenet+) into one full tracking portal with all funcions coming from all other pervious separate Portals. (endo of Live of pervious portals will be 30 June 2014, end of Support  will be 10 January 2014)


Currently supported devices are:

  • Vessel AIS transponder
  • Iridium 9575 Extreme (Basic + Premium Features) including new firmware features that Iridium will launch at mid/end 2013
  • Iridium NAL Hendhelds (Shout Nano series) up to new protocol version 6 (all fimware supported up to 2013)
  • Iridium NAL Trackers (all fimware supported up to 2013)
  • Iridium blue oceanographic drifters (MT3002)
  • Inmarsat Isatphone Pro
  • Inmarsat Oceana 800 (Oceana 400 do not have tracking yet…)
  • Inmarsat Isatdata Pro IDP
  • Inmarsat MINI-C both plain tex reports and T&T Header versions (Sailor, Thrane, Cobham, Furuno Felcom)
  • BEAM Iridium Iritrack RST 430
  • BEAM Iridium Leotrack RST470/480
  • BEAM IRIDIUM 9555 potsdock (docking station)
  • BEAM IRIDIUM 9575 EXTREME dock (docking station)
  • Around 25 custom proprietary devices both iridium and Inmarsat (snow sensors, trucks, military vehicles, marine buoys, dynamic anchor systems…)
V2.9 Release
15 June 2013
For this release we added support for BEAM IRITRACK RST 430 and RST 480  to complete support for all BEAM Devices

V2.8 Release

14 May 2013
For this release we added AIS positions to get more detailed tracking when boat are under AIS coverege
V2.7 Release
11 April 2013
For this release we added LAYERS on the main MAP that show:
  1. Clouds
  2. Weather Conditions
  3. Traffic
  4. Inmarsat I4 Satellite coverage
  5. Geofences
V2.6 Release
20 December 2012
For this release we:
  • The portal can now upload Canned Messages from the portal to your IRIDIUM EXTREME
  • we added support for future Firmware upgraded of Iridium Extreme and New LBS Protocols to support Shorter mesages using less bytes.
  • Added dedicaded Google Map for Mobile devices to speed up with low brandwide connections
V2.5 Release
1 December 2012
For this release we focused adding full support to PREMIUM Features of IRIDIUM EXTREME:
  • Group Management: The Portal must have the ability to add and remove devices to one or more “groups” in order to monitor the activity of multiple individuals or devices at the same time on the same map.
  • Basic canned messages: The Portal must push down canned messages to the handset.
  • Message History: The Portal must provide message history for both inbound and outbound messages.  For example, Inbox and Sent storage capability
  • Email Messaging Support: The Portal must provide services to send email messages from the handset to an email recipient and to forward reply messages back to the handset.
SOS Button:
  • The Portal use the emergency alert message from the phone (SBD) to create a visual warning on the map for the reported emergency position.
  • The Portal is able to deliver an emergency alert email message to one or more recipients as specified by the user upon receiving an emergency alert from the phone. 
Remote Programming and Diagnostics:
  • The Portal is able to push an Emergency call recipient to the handset. (from Device configuration page)
  • The Portal is able to perform a remote ping to request the handset’s location.
  • The Portal can remotely configure settings to set regular message frequency
  • The Portal can remotely configure settings to request remote diagnostics from device
V2.4 Release
15 October 2012
For this release we added support for IRIDIUM EXTREME Basic Functions (using LBS Protocol 101 and 102)
  • The Portal must is able to register a new the device checking PIN codes
  • The Portal  push the OK Status and name  to the handset ()
  • The Portal can display the history of “last x known locations” over “y time period” visually on multiple maps.
  • The Portal  use the emergency alert message from the phone to create a visual warning on the map for the reported emergency position. (Red Pin or Red Boat as usual)
  • The Portal is able to deliver an emergency alert email message to up to 15 recipients as specified by the user upon receiving an emergency alert from the phone.
  • The Portal is able to perform a remote ping to request the handset’s location. 
V2.3 Release
31 January 2012
For this release we:
  • added BRINGS MAP support
  • we fixed me browser compatibility for the  MAP API
  • If you have many devices now you can choose which de
V2.2 Release
1 November 2011
For this release we:
  • Added support for IRIDIUM 9575 EXTREME Check-in and SOS Button via SMS
  • Created a new marine Buoys & Drifters Portal due to Customer Specific Request (separated from Marittime Portal and M2M Portal)
  • Added NOKIA MAP support
  • Fixed me browser compatibility for the  MAP API
  • If you have many devices now you can choose which devices to show on the MAP API and wich not (this Settings is in the dialog of the Device Settings selectable for each device)
  • Added full support for GOOGLE CROME Browser
V2.1 Release
1 June 2011
For this release we:
  • we created the MAP API that allows you to download the code to put your devices map on your website, blog on or Facebook
  • added support for NAL Waypoints
  • added support for REBOOTING on the air the Inmarsat MT3000
V2.0 Release
24 January 2011
For this release we:
  • added support for NAL Shout Nano including remote settings
  • Changed Map Version Settings completely: added Google Map and Street view
  • Added SMS notification for customer password reset
  • added PDF Manuals for each device in DEVICE LIST page
  • added show INBOX and show SENT messages in DEVICE LIST page
  • Modifications on DISTRIBUTION LIST of NOTIFICATIONS and ALERTS: now you can add maximun 3 SMS numbers only for ALERTS and maximum number or emails increased from 6 to 15
  • Added PASSIVE GEOFENCE page available only for SKYWAVE DMR-800 terminals
  • Added possibility to change Tracking reporting frequency of SKYWAVE DMR800 over the air
V1.9 Release
1 November 2010
For this release we:
  • now all Tracking Portals have been migrated to Geoborders Framework to enchange Security, High Availability and Redundancy.
  • Now all postals will send new password via SMS and EMAIL
  • New Marittime API to provide ETA of Container Ships to "Customer Ship Management customer service"
  • Fixed Iphone, Ipad compatibility Issue after IOS update.
V1.8 Release
1 February  2010
For this release we:
  • Started migration of all Tracking portals to run under Geoborders Framework
  • completed Browser compatibility review (MS Internet Explore, Firefox, Safari)
  • If you forget your password now you can receive it for free via SMS on your Mobile Phone (Now limited to Marittime Tracking Portal)
V1.7 Release
22 November 2009
For this release we:
  • added support for ACCII Swow Sensors based on Iridium SBD
  • added Ice Temperature Alerting via EMAIL


V1.6 Release
1 February 2009
For this release we:
  • completed Browser compatibility review (MS Internet Explore, Firefox, Safari)
V1.2 Release
22 September 2008
For this release we:
  • added Weather info on portal (Closest Observed Weather)
  • Marittime customers can now decide to include Weather reports on Tracking Alerts


V1.5 Release
1 February 2008
For this release we:
  • MINI-C: you can now remotely set I/O of your device to "go HI" or "go LOW" (3,3 Volt - 0 Volt)
  • completed Browser compatibility review (MS Internet Explore, Firefox, Safari)


V1.4 Release
1 February 2007
For this release we:
  • completed Browser compatibility review (MS Internet Explore, Firefox, Safari)
  • now username is your email (old username will work until 31/01/2008 so until this date you can use both old username and customer email to log-in)
  • possibility to save username


V1.3 Release
1 February 2006
For this release we:
  • completed Browser compatibility review (MS Internet Explore, Firefox, Safari)
  • minor bug fixes
V1.2 Release
22 November 2005
For this release we:
  • added support for SKYWAVE D+ Devices
  • added possibility to remotely change reporting frequency of MT3001 over the air with an SBD MT message
  • MINI-C: Added 2-Way Messaging via Tracking Portal
V1.1 Release
30 August 2004
For this release we added IRIDIUM SBD Service:
  • added support for MT3001 Iridium buoys based on IRIDIUM SBD 9601 Core: decoding SBD HEX messages with Date, Position, and Temperature
  • added support for AT 2150 Snow Sensors based on IRIDIUM SBD 9601 Core
  • added new functions supported by new realse of TT-3026L easyTrack
  • Changed complitely MINI-C Configuration page: now you can set all your LES, DNID, poll email.
  • MINI-C Remotely Start/Stop Sheduled program
  • MINI-C Remotely Create up to 4 Sheduled programs
V1.0 Release
3 March 2003
This is initial release of Marittime Tracking Portal.
Added initial support for:
  • Thrane & Thrane Inmarsat MINI-C TT-3026L
  • Thrane & Thrane Inmarsat MINI-C TT-3026M
  • Import Positions Text Reports (both Land Mobile and Marittime)
  • Import T&T Header API  reports 


T&T Binary Reports:

  • SMALL - 30 bytes (Position only)
  • FULL -  42 bytes (Position + Speed & Couse + I/O Status)
  • EXTENDED - 54 bytes (Position + Speed & Couse + Custom Data)


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