Utah Buys Additional Devices to Track Vehicles at Winter Games 12.20.2001
December 20, 2001
A coalition of Utah public safety agencies has purchased additional automatic vehicle location (AVL) components from CompassCom Inc. of Centennial, Colorado to track the locations of emergency vehicles and shuttle buses carrying athletes during the upcoming Winter Games in Salt Lake City. In May, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) and the Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) both headquartered in the Salt Lake City area, jointly purchased the CompassTrac fleet tracking system and CompassFDE AVL server from CompassCom. This AVL system utilizes GPS satellites to track the precise locations of vehicles anywhere in the Wasatch Front Range of Utah. The CompassFDE server was selected because it is capable of tracking and differentiating multiple fleets of vehicles simultaneously over a secure wireless network.