Geolocation is a new service available in our beekeeper's SMS Scales of second generation.
Some terms often affiliated with the SMS Scales are GPS Scales, GRPS Scales… Here we would like to clarify that the SMS Scale of second generation uses GSM technology for positioning.
Using the GSM technology the SMS Scales can approximately (will relative accuracy) send the beekeeper a text message with the coordinates and the link for a visual using Google maps or Google Earth. The SMS message will be sent to the beekeeper after he previously sends a message with the following contents:
The SMS Scales replies with a message containing standard information and the coordinates with a link to Google Maps or Earth. When you click on the link you get in your message either on your smart phone or e-mail it will take you to an address where the location of the SMS Scales will be shown. The message looks like this:
ID001 – MyApiary A1
Note: Due to imperfection in the GSM technology, locating can be off by up to several hundred meters. The SMS Scale Team is constantly working on improving this function with a continuing consultation with experts in local mobile operators.