Play Real-Time Tracking
By far the most popular form of GPS tracking devices are those that offer real-time tracking capabilities. We live in a inter-connected society where efficiency and information need to be as fast as technologically possible, as now tracker can provide information more quickly than one that operates in real-time. The only challenge for those seeking a real-time GPS is finding one that can report accurately, easily connect to a automobile and pull power directly from the 12-volt system of the target vehicle. Thankfully, GPS systems such as the Sync are offering such a solution with their innovative design that allows users to connect the tracker to the on board diagnostic port (OBD) of almost any automobile.
OBD II Port On Vehicles
Automobiles and light trucks that were manufactured at the beginning of 1996 up until today were mandated to be engineered with an OBD II port. This connector port is a 16-pin design that is required to be within 36 inches of the driver, and not require any special tools in order for the connector to be revealed. People unsure if their vehicle is equipped with an OBD II port can look under the good for a sticker that will say "OBD II compliant" or simply scan the area near the driver's side of the vehicle for the connector. Here is a breakdown of the function of some of the most utilized connector pins of the OBD II Port:
Pin Number 2 - J1850 Bus+
Pin Number 4 - Chassis Ground
Pin Number 5 - Signal Ground
Pin Number 6 - CAN High (J-2284)
Pin Number 7 - ISO 9141-2 K Line
Pin Number 10 - J1850 Bus
Pin Number 14 - CAN Low (J-2284)
Pin Number 15 - ISO 9141-2 L Line
Pin Number 16 - Battery Power
You can access the location of the OBD II Port on your vehicle by clicking HERE
GPS Tracking With OBD Power
Sync Fleet Tracking Devices call upon the latest in real-time tracking technology to provide the most cost-effective and reliable monitoring solutions on the market. What this GPS tracker does is offer a simple plug and play method of monitoring a vehicle in real-time. Sync connects right into the OBD II port, pulling power straight from the car battery. Without making any noise or having lights illuminate, Sync will provide diagnostic information on the vehicle while also providing real-time locational updates to users. The data is accessed remotely and stored for life on secure computer servers.
GPS devices for OBD II ports such as the Sync are wonderful tracking tools because they not only provide real-time tracking information, but also vehicle diagnostic data. Another advantage of connecting straight to the OBD II port is that users do not have to pay the high costs associated with GPS installation, making GPS trackers such as the Sync one of the most useful vehicle tracking solutions the industry has available for consumer purchase.