Just wanted to share a project I was working on for one of the departments in our organization. They had the need to track laptops in the field, the laptops are toughbooks with integrated air cards and GPS.
I used a python script to access the GPS COM port and transmit the collected data to geoevent. The receive XML on a rest endpoint input connector processed the data and then outputted to a feature class using update a feature output connector. I used another python script to run the first python script in the background as a windows service and autostart then the laptop was started. If anyone wants to reproduce the project, below is a link to the github project.