GPS Boom in El Salvador

Distribution companies of global positioning devices in El Salvador have reported annual increases in sales of up to 40%.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

According to the trading account, insecurity is one of the main factors driving the Salvadorans to purchase these devices which can be used for quickly locating a vehicle in case of theft.

The main customers are companies who use the devices to monitor vehicle fleets, reducing costs, optimizing the use of their resources, saving fuel and protecting against theft. The firm Detektor explained that "55% of its demand is made up by trucks, public transportation, agriculture, industry, food distributors and companies in general."

"Companies have understood that it is a tool to achieve greater efficiency in transport logistics," stated Carolina Grijalva, from Dada Dada and Company to Elsalvador.com.



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Guatemala: New Tender for Electronic Road Tax Discs

January 2015

After declaring the first tender void, customs authorities have announced that they will re launch the tender for electronic road tax discs containing GPS devices.

It is expected that by the end of February electronic "marchamo" or road tax disc will be re-tendered. Among the requirements for the bidders is the ability to install the system in the Tax Administration and to have experience in customs, logistics and GPS equipment..

Panama Develops Tourist GPS Project

September 2010

The Panamanian Tourism Authority is working on a system dubbed “Touristic GPS”.

Tourists will be able to rent GPS devices at Tocumen International Airport, which will assist them in reaching Panama’s touristic destinations.

This initiative also comprises completing the country’s road sign infrastructure, currently at an inadequate state, recognized Salomón Samah, head of the authority, who assured that the entire country will boast proper road signs within two years.

GPS for Panamanian Buses

August 2009

Public transportation will use the satellite positioning system Global Positioning System (GPS).

Jimmy Papdimitriu, minister of the Presidency, said the government will pay the $150 installation cost, but each transporter will be responsible for its maintenance.

"The objective is to keep track of speeds and routes traveled by the buses," told the minister to Prensa.com.

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