Personal Tracking

Qualcomm to Sell Fleet Management Unit for $800M

August 28, 2013By
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Qualcomm Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to sell its fleet management and tracking business Omnitracs to Vista Equity Partners for $800 million in cash. The acquisition will include all of Omnitracs operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, including Sylectus and FleetRisk Advisors, which were acquired by Omnitracs in 2011. The transaction is expected to be completed during... read more

Mobile Resource Market Shows Largest Growth in Location Industry

August 28, 2013By
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Mobile resource management has never been a sexy market full of buzz and excitement — we are talking tracking trailers and containers. However, it is on pace to see double-digit growth through 2020. Led by a handful of companies in local fleet, long haul, cellular and trailer tracking, MRM has never faced ups and downs like other location market segments.... read more

GTX Corp to Develop Wearable GPS SmartSoles

August 7, 2013By
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GTX Corp, which specializes in putting GPS technology in consumer products, and Atlantic Footcare have signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement to develop and launch GPS embedded insoles. Under the agreement, Atlantic Footcare will be making an investment of $200,000 to advance the development of the new GPS SmartSoles. Atlantic Footcare, headquartered in Rhode Island, has been a designer and... read more

Rocky Mountain Tracking Adds CDMA Products and Services

August 7, 2013By

Rocky Mountain Tracking has added new GPS tracking devices that utilize CDMA cellular data networks in addition to its existing GSM-based devices. CDMA coverage has steadily grown within North America during the last decade and is sometimes available in places where GSM networks don’t currently provide coverage. “Adding support for CDMA based devices allows us to offer our customers a... read more

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Automatic Threat Assessment: Tracking System Tells Friend from Foe

August 1, 2013By
THE COMBINATION of intrusion sensors and a tracking system allows for Automatic Threat Detection.

Ongoing threats from terrorist activities at critical facilities require early detection before the threats can reach their target and complete their mission. This has produced the need for advanced security systems to effectively detect terrorist activity, while reducing alarms caused by normal friendly activity. Automatic Threat Assessment, also referred to as Identify Friend or Foe (IFF), is the ability to automatically acknowledge alarms created by friendly assets. It can be achieved with a security system that uses GPS and geospatial data to go beyond the typical intrusion-sensor-only configuration. read more

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SeeControl Announces ThingTracr GPS Tracking Tool

July 31, 2013By
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SeeControl is announcing the roll out of ThingTracr, a hosted SaaS GPS tool for monitoring anything that needs to be tracked. The simple-to-use solution offers precise location tracking and historical analytics reporting for things of interest using a small and attachable GPS unit that requires no tools or wiring. The tracking service can be up and running in less than... read more

GPSTrackIt Provides Safety Feature to Fleet Drivers

June 3, 2013By

  GPSTrackIt has developed an Instant Alert Device that can attach to a driver’s keyring, to enable mobile workforce team members to communicate with their dispatchers or fleet managers. If a driver is in trouble, help can be on the way with the touch of a button. The compact communication device enables drivers to signal for help even if they’re... read more

eTrak Launches GPS+ Line with Verizon-Powered Tracking System

May 22, 2013By
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eTrak has released its GPS+ line of consumer and commercial tracking products. GPS+ is eTrak’s patent-pending technology that integrates Wi-Fi, cellular triangulation and GPS to achieve the most accurate positioning possible, both indoors and out, eTrak said. GPS+ delivers accurate location in real time directly to a smartphone, tablet or computer. eTrak products also contain geofencing capability, which triggers notifications... read more