FW Editor: What map providers are supported with OpenGTS?
Martin D. Flynn: OpenGTS includes support for OpenLayers/OpenStreetMaps, as well as support for for premium versions of Microsoft Bing Maps, and Google Maps. Mapstraction is another map provider that is also supported, which can be used to additionally support many other types of map providers.
FW Editor: Are there any limitations on how many devices that can be tracked using OpenGTS?
Martin D. Flynn: We know of installations which are tracking up to 25000 devices. The number of devices that can be tracked depends on the capabilities of the server, such as memory and CPU speed, as well as the method used by the device to send data to the server.
FW Editor: How many different languages does OpenGTS currently support?
Martin D. Flynn: Currently OpenGTS supports 12 different languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish. We are always open to contributors who wish to help us with adding new language support to OpenGTS.
FW Editor: What makes OpenGTS different from any other GPS tracking software?
Martin D. Flynn: OpenGTS is very stable and is being used in many commercial applications. Currently, OpenGTS has been downloaded and put to use in over 85 different
countries, and is being used to track assets around every continent in the world. It is also very customizable for many different types of GPS tracking applications.
FW Editor: OpenGTS is a Java based software and that means it can run on various operating systems. Is that true? Which operating systems are supported by OpenGTS?
Martin D. Flynn: OpenGTS has been successfully installed on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms. Essentially any operating system that can run Java and MySQL can run OpenGTS.
FW Editor: What is the basic overall architecture of OpenGTS?
Martin D. Flynn: OpenGTS uses MySQL to store information on the various accounts, users, and device, and is also used to store the GPS tracking events received for the various tracked devices. Tomcat is used to provide the web-interface portal for user login which allows them to display the maps and reports, and manage their tracked vehicles.
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