GPS (Global Positioning System)
GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System, is the only system today able to show you your exact position on the Earth anytime, in any weather, anywhere. GPS satellites, 24 in all, orbit at 11,000 nautical miles above the Earth. They are continuously monitored by ground stations located worldwide. The satellites transmit signals that can be detected by anyone with a GPS receiver. Using the receiver, you can determine your location with great precision.
|The first GPS satellite was called GPS Block I. Launched in 1978, it was a developmental satellite. Another nine Block I satellites were launched through 1988|
Since of history’s most exciting and revolutionary developments, and new uses for it are constantly being discovered. But before we learn more about GPS, it’s important to understand a bit more about navigation.
Since prehistoric times, people have been trying to figure out a reliable way to tell where they are, to help guide them to where they are going, and to get them back home again. Cavemen probably used stones and twigs to mark a trail when they set out hunting for food. The earliest mariners followed the coast closely to keep from getting lost. When navigators first sailed into the open ocean, they discovered they could chart their course by following the stars. The ancient Phoenicians used the North Star to journey from Egypt and Crete. According to Homer, the goddess Athena told Odysseus to "keep the Great Bear on his left" during his travels from Calypso’s Island. Unfortunately for Odysseus and all the other mariners, the stars are only visible at night – and only on clear nights.
Providing a full range of services from Installation to repair to maintainence. We do it all at discount prices.
Check out our store for pricing information and to purchase.
If your business is located within the Tri-State area, our team of trained technicians can install, repair or maintain your phone system. Please contact us for a quote.
Whether you're moving a phone from one office to another, installing additional lines or phones, upgrading your phone system to have Voice Mail, or anything in between, the expert installers at Convergence Communications are here to help.
For existing systems we can help with programming on all levels. If you'd like to start a new auto-attendant campaign, re-configure your call flow, add users, delete users, enforce dialing restrictions, enact account codes and more, let us help put your plan in place.
We offer convenient 1-hour and 5-hour remote support options for you and your customers. Bulk purchases of 5-hours or more are discounted.