Introduction

Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. Venezuela’s territory covers around 916,445 square kilometers (353,841 sq. mi) with an estimated population of 29,105,632. Venezuela is considered a state with extremely high biodiversity, with habitats ranging from the Andes Mountains in the west to the Amazon Basin rainforest in the south, via extensive llanos plains and Caribbean coast in the center and the Orinoco River Delta in the east. (Source Wikipedia)

The Capital District of Venezuela (GDC) is located in the north-central region of Venezuela, in a valley in the Cordillera de la Costa separately by the Ávila or Waraira Repano Mountain from the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It has an area of 433 km2, distributed in 22 Bolivarian Libertador Municipalities called parishes. It is one of the smallest districts of the Venezuelan federation, but also one of the most populated. The National Institute of Statistics (INE) estimates that by 2010 had 2,103,404 inhabitants, a number which corresponds to 7.29% of the total population of the country clustered in less than 1% of the country territory. Being the place where the most of the federal government works, the Capital Districts a strategic territory, therefore his operation, organization and competences are governed by the Special Law for the Organization and Management Capital District. The Capital District manages its own revenue and has legal personality and independence to manage its own assets. The Chief of Government of the Capital District (GDC) since its creation in April 2009 is Jacqueline Faría.

To fulfill its responsibilities the Government of the Capital District (GDC) has approximately 1400 vehicles including motorcycles. From the moment of its creation the Government of the Capital District identifies the necessity of having a state of the arts GPS Vehicle Fleet Tracking System to focus on fuel efficiencies, safety and to improve management optimization.

Selection Process

The Government of the Capital District selected company VE G which if one of the leading Consulting Firms in Venezuela specialized in Information Technology, Public Management and Banking Applications as a System Integrator for the project.

In order to choose a GPS Tracker supplier for the project, VE G analyzed the eight (8) leading manufacturers of GPS Trackers companies of China, taking into considerations aspects such a: Quality, Technology , Manufacturing Capacity and Management.

After a rigorous process of evaluation the Shenzhen Meiligao Electronics Co. (Meitrack) was chosen as the supplier because its GPS Devices meted or exceeded the Technical Specs and the other stringent criteria required for the GDC project, finally acquiring the following models:

Model MVT600: GPS Vehicle GPS Tracker Supports Tracking, Logging, Conversation, Alarms, Reports, Handset Phone, Camera, RFID, LCD Display and Fuel Sensor.

Model MVT100: IP66 Waterproof GPS Vehicle Tracker with inbuilt GPS and GSM Antennas. Supports Ignition Detection and Alarm Tow.

Model MVT380: Car GPS Tracker Supports Logging, Listen-in, Two-ay Audio SOS Alarm, Geo-fence, Speeding Alarm, Alarm Impact, Tow Alarm, Antenna-cut Alarm, and Engine Cut.

Model MVT340: Vehicle Tracker for Car Security and Fleet Management. Quad Band & SiRF III. Track by SMS and GPRS. SOS, Geo-fence Speeding, Tow Alarm.

Phase One

The aim of Phase One the Vehicle Tracking System of the Government of Capital District Project is to locate, recover and avoid losing automotive units belonging to different units or agencies that depend Capital District Government, however this system will be in the future part of a command and control center that will among other responsibilities the comprehensive management of emergencies and disasters.

Phase-Two

Command, Control and Communications Capital (C4) is Phase Two of project of control and coordination of vehicles belonging to the GDC through the use of GPS technology and CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) which will reveal the exact location and status of all human resources and materials belonging to the Government of Capital District. The project’s main objective is to save lives of the citizens of District Capital reducing response times to situations of emergencies and disasters by improving coordination of resources to address the circumstances presented, as an additional benefit of the C4, the GDC may maintain a strict control over resources that have facilitating motor recovery in case of theft.

Epilogue

Armed with a GPS based technological solution tailored to their needs, the Government of the Capital District will continue to provide superior public services and give their communities the confidence that their tax money is being invested wisely.