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Inteligentné GSM / GPRS komunikátory s integrovaným GPS prijímačom

Zariadenie, v ktorých sú integrované najmodernejšie GPS a GSM technológie, zabezpečujúce lokalizáciu vozidla. tovaru a komunikáciu s vozidlom prostredníctvom Vášho mobilného telefónu. Správa sa ako alarm s pagerom neobmedzeného dosahu a zároveň lokalizuje vozidlo kdekoľvek na Zemi. Koncepcia spĺňa požiadavky zákazníkov, ktorí vyžadujú okamžité informovanie o vniknutí do vozidla, alebo jeho odcudzení a zároveň si neželajú byť sledovaní inou organizáciou poskytujúcou takýto typ služby. Komunikovať so zariadením môžu len osoby – užívatelia zadefinovaní v zariadení. Akékoľvek pokusy o komunikáciu z neznámych tel. čísiel systém ignoruje.

Elektronický systém pre sledovanie, kontrolu a zabezpečenie vozidiel alebo iných pohyblivých a statických objektov prostredníctvom internetu, ktorý funguje na princípe kombinácie technológií GPS a GSM.

Sledovanie tovaru a osôb

GEOLOC iT200 malé, kompaktné elektronické zariadenie

Cena kompletu vrátane DPH: 24 500,-Sk

Profesionálne prenosné 80g sledovacie zariadenie určené pre pohodlné sledovanie osôb, vozidiel, alebo  tovaru cez internet.

 

 

 

 

 

GEOLOC iT200 malé, kompaktné elektronické zariadenie, určené na lokalizáciu osôb, motorových vozidiel a iných mobilných objektov.
Zariadenie v súčasnosti ponúkame dôchodcom z 5%  zľavou . Ľahko ich nájdu príbuzní cez web portál po zadaní správneho hesla. Samozrejme ak si niekde nezabudnú GPS zariadenie.

Geoloc využíva pre svoju prácu dve technológie: satelitnú technológiu GPS pre zistenie polohy objektu a mobilnú komunikáciu GSM pre zasielanie dát vo forme GPRS dátovým prenosom do dispečerského centra.

SmartPT02 - Smart Personal Tracker

Cenová akcia: 14 800,-Sk s DPH

SmartPT02 je malé a výkonné GPS/GSM/GPRS online monitorovacie zariadenie vyvinuté a konštruované špeciálne pre osobné použitie napr. za účelom núdzového volania so súčasným hlásením polohy, alebo monitorovania pohybu osôb, ale aj pre sledovanie pohybu vozidiel, či iných dopravných prostriedkov. SmartPT je všestranne použiteľný. Zisťovanie polohy je možné uskutočňovať automaticky, alebo manuálne prostredníctvom SMS správ, alebo GPRS internetového spojenia. Konfiguráciu zariadenia, čitanie záznamov z vnútornej pamäti ako aj aktualizáciu firmwaru možno vykonávať na diaľku.

Sledovanie viacerých vozidiel môže byť spravované cez vlastnú serverovú aplikáciu, napríklad do 20 vozidiel na bežnom PC s internetovým pripojením. Toto riešenie zabezpečí nepretržité monitorovanie vozidiel vo Vašej firme za cenu kreditu na predplatenej GSM karte. Pri takejto koncepcii neplatíte žiadne paušálne poplatky a za 20Sk môžete jazdy jedného vozidla monitorovať viac než 1000km. SmartPT ako prvé zariadenie na trhu priamo podporuje prevádzkovanie s bežnou predplatenou SIM kartou a dokáže postrážiť výšku kreditu

SPY SHOP SLOVAKIA - Wholesale security system

Sledovanie áut / lokalizácia polohy

Cena kompletu vrátane DPH: 29 800,-Sk

Ponúkame profesionálne zariadenie na sledovanie vozidiel, alebo tovaru s technológiou GPRS a SMS. Sme v predstihu pred konkurenciou, ktorá v súčasnosti ponúka síce lacné zariadenia, no drahé zariadenia na prevádzku.
Technológom GPRS Vám Vaše mesačne náklady nepresiahnu 99,-Sk ( dátový 10Mb paušál od t-mobilu.) My sami už neponúkame staršie technológie GPS – SMS ktoré sme aj sami vyrábali. Jednoducho budúcnosť je v dátových službách. 

Zariadenie, v ktorom sú integrované najmodernejšie GPS a GSM technológie, zabezpečujúce lokalizáciu vozidla a komunikáciu s vozidlom prostredníctvom Vášho mobilného telefónu. Správa sa ako alarm s pagerom neobmedzeného dosahu a zároveň lokalizuje vozidlo kdekoľvek na Zemi. Koncepcia výrobku spĺňa požiadavky zákazníkov, ktorí vyžadujú okamžité informovanie o vniknutí do vozidla, alebo jeho odcudzení a zároveň si neželajú byť sledovaní inou organizáciou poskytujúcou takýto typ služby. Výhodou je možnosť súčasne používať zariadenie ako navigačný systém.
Ďalej je zariadenie určené pre firmy a organizácie, ktoré chcú mať detailný prehľad o pohybe vozidiel, chcú byť okamžite informovaní ak vozidlo vstúpi (vystúpi) z určitej lokality, prípadne chcú svojim zákazníkom poskytnúť možnosť sledovať prepravu ich tovaru.

BTCD110A - GPS datalogger záznamník trasy kombinovaný s Bluetoothovým GPS prijímačom

Cenová akcia: 6300,-Sk s DPH

BT-CD110A je záznamník trasy kombinovaný s Bluetoothovým GPS prijímačom. Využijú ho ako vodiči, tak i turisti. Prednosťou zariadenia je mimoriadne dlhá výdrž batérie a primeraná cena. Kapacita vnútornej pamäte zariadenia je 250 tisíc záznamov, čo pri nastaviteľnom intervale záznamu predstavuje niekoľko tisíc kilometrov. Ojedinelá kombinácia týchto dvoch zariadení za prijateľnú cenu, prináša nové možnosti pre všetkých, ktorí sa nechajú radi navigovať, alebo ich zaujíma kadiaľ presne prešli, či kde presne urobili fotografiu z výletu.
Základná charakteristika:
kombinácia záznamníku (4MB internej FLASH pamäti) a Bluetooth GPS modulu

  • ovládanie tlačidlami, signalizácia farebnými LED a zvukovými hláseniami
  • citlivý 16 kanálový GPS prijímač osadený chipsetom NemeriX
  • extrémne dlhá výdrž batérie aj vďaka zabudovanému pohybovému senzoru
  • priamy export záznamov napríklad do Google Earth, alebo GPS Trackmaker

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RFID tags equipped with GPS

Published on June 27th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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Identec Solutions of Austria just announced satellite assisted RFID technology that can track a certain asset’s location independent from a base station. However the technology is not in real time for you’ll still have to wait for your container to arrive at the port.

The new tags which have a read / write range of 500 meters are equipped with self-tracking GPS tag utilizes satellites in combination with RFID to chart its route and movement. Once within range of an Identec Solutions reader, the GPS Tag will provide crucial information on the assets movements.

This new technology is developed for asset or personnel tracking applications, and in particular for container and port transits - nothing of interest to everyday consumers.

Personal Locator Beacon; MicrOFix from ACR

Published on June 25th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

gps-beacon-01.jpgIf you are lost in the wilderness a simple handheld GPS receiver may help you a lot. But if you are hurt or out of supplies or in some other serious trouble a mere GPS receiver won’t help. That’s because a GPS device will only tell you where you are - but will not notify authorities that may be looking for you. That’s why you need something called a personal locator beacon (PLB).

Meet MicrOFix from ACR. Popular among hunters, pilots, hikers, climbers and other outdoors men these devices when activated transmits on 406 MHz via the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system with the sender’s unique registered, digitally coded distress signal. Emergency officials monitoring the system not only will be able to tell who is sending the signal (thanks to the coding and registration data) but precisely where the signal is coming from as a result of the built-in GPS engine. The beacon’s highly-sensitive, built-in -136 dBm GPS receiver provides for faster acquisition, a bonus in any rescue where every second counts.

The MicrOFix is a new model from ACR which claims to be smallest PLB ever built - 35% smaller and 25% lighter than its predecessor, the ACR TerraFix. MicrOFix is available throughout the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $740. You can also read a comprehensive review on MicrOFix.

Mambo II GPS tracking with GSM and bluetooth

Published on June 22nd, 2007 in phones, tracking, bluetooth, gps navigation

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Falcom is a German company that specialize in wireless communication solutions. One of their consumer products is the new Mambo II, an advanced personal tracker. Mambo II is a quad-band GSM/GPRS phone that integrates a 20 channel low-power GPS receiver to meet your tracking needs.

It has a helix GPS antenna for to provide a better reception for the SiRF Star III chip and a powerful 1300mAh Li-Ion battery that lasts a looong time thanks to the 3D motion detector. It even has bluetooth so you can pair it up with your PDA or laptop to get navigation, or just in your vehicle to use your car’s speakers. Mambo II also complies with ZigBee for indoor tracking and communication with keyfobs. Another convenient feature is the fact that it recharges and transmits through mini-USB!

When Mambo II receives signals from at least 4 satellites it can determine its location, speed, and direction, and transmit this data to your current ISP - enabling you to follow your Mambo II from any PC using the Trace4You website in real time. The position of the device can also be received via SMS or e-mail upon request, and a geofence can be setup using the web interface.

We have no info on pricing or availability just yet.

Super Trackstick GPS tracking

Published on June 18th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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Trackstick just recently made a available a new GPS tracking device called “Super Trackstick“.

The new model runs on two AAA batteries, and thanks to its vibration detector and low power GPS technology it will last for about a month with average use. Super Trackstick comes with 4MB of internal memory that can keep a log of months worth of travel history. Of course all this slightly depends on record time which can be an interval anywhere from every 5 seconds to every 15 minutes.

Super Trackstick can simply plug into your computer’s USB port to transfer track logs which can visualized on Google Earth since the data automatically is stored in this format. The device has weatherproof case and removable magnetic mount allow for covert installation for vehicles.

auto tracking with live video feed

Published on May 29th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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Just recently we talked about a GPS tracking system with microphone that let you listen in to your cockpit. What we have today is taking it one step forward. A Romanian company has developed a system that can track your vehicle with GPS and let you receive live video (and audio) feed too.

Called AutoMonitor, this system is currently setup to work in Romania but it can also work internationally. The retail price is expected to be around 700 EUR.

Here are some details:

  • the system sends live video and audio + GPS location over high speed 3G links (HSDPA or 3G or CDMA)
  • the framerate is 1-3fps at 640×480
  • video is recorded and timestamped/geostamped, archived for 50 hours, so it can be played back at any time and the position shown on the moving map
  • camera is infrared capable, can see very nicely in the dark
  • internet access in the vehicle is offered via WiFi (you can also use the builtin WiFi access point to grab video archives when the car is parked - it’s faster than downloading them over the air)

If you want more details you’re going to have to wait for AutoMonitor website to be built.

Ocellus S100 high sensitivity GPS tracking from Qinetiq

Published on May 23rd, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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Qinetiq, a government contractor, has announced the arrival of Ocellus S100, a new tracking device that utilizes the super sensitive Q20 GPS receiver. The Q20 has impressive specs, and if they are true it really does provide the most sensitive reception at -189dBW for tracking and -185dBW for acquisition.

The central component of Ocellus is QinetiQ’s Q20 high sensitivity GPS receiver, an award winning technology, that provides reliable position data in areas that conventional GPS cannot. This allows Ocellus to work inside a vehicle, in the glove box, under seats or in the boot of a hatchback. A unit can even be fitted to the underside of a vehicle where it is able to use GPS signals reflected from the road surface.

Ocellus S100 also contains an activity sensor that detects motion, allowing the unit to update its position if it has been moved. This sensor permits the selection of tracking profiles that, for instance, request a position report only once a day unless motion has been detected, in which case the unit “wakes up” and reports its position. Alternatively, if Ocellus knows that it has not moved since its last position report, it will not report the same position again, thus conserving power and saving money.

GPS tracking for Blackberry 8800, 8830

Published on May 23rd, 2007 in phones, tracking, software, gps navigation

blackberry-8800-tracker-002.jpgFirst 3rd party GPS applications for the Blackberry 8800 are starting to surface. One of these is the MobileTracker from SkyLab. It utilizes the A-GPS chip inside your Blackberry 8800 or 8830 to record a tracklog. It will work anywhere in the world regardless of having cellular service or not. If you are battery conscious you can also customize the delay between each way point so it doesn’t power up the GPS chip every five seconds.

MobileTracker saves your track log on the microSD card so you can easily transfer it to your PC to get a visual on Google Earth or even Google Maps. It costs $24. But what are its uses other than seeing where you’ve been that day?

… the tracklog can be published and shared over the web using the free Google Maps service. So you can now easily embed a tracklog from your hiking, biking or running trip into your website. Imagine of publishing your current and previous running logs on your website or blog to let people take part in your hobby. Taking advantage of the BlackBerry you already have will minimize your expense on additional GPS hardware.

MobileTracker also tracks your height, and can be used in the background so you can still take calls, make appointments, etc. on your phone. There’s no limit to the length of the track you are recording.

Now if you could turn this into a Trojan and get regular emails about the location of your stalkee, then it would be really useful.

GPS tracking for dogs (or kids)

Published on May 22nd, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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What you see up here is the handheld receiver portion of a GPS tracking system for dogs. Called RoamEO, the device lets you setup a virtual fence for your dog. Even though it is a GPS tracking system RoamEO doesn’t let you track your pet anywhere in the world. You have to be within 1 mile distance from the GPS collar. That’s because the GPS collar communicates with the handheld base using regular radio waves as opposed to GSM networks.

roameo-003.jpgThe good thing about RoamEO is that both the handheld receiver and the collar are equipped with GPS receivers. This means that if you are on a hike, you don’t continuously have to re-create a virtual fence every step you take. It will still make sure your pets are within a predetermined distance from you. Also if you are interested in keeping your dog inside your backyard you can just walk around the perimeter and setup a virtual fence that way.

The only problem with this pet GPS tracking system is its price. The handheld unit and one collar will set you back $500 and for every additional collar you can expect to pay another $160… via

AVL-900 tracker lets you listen conversations in your vehicle

Published on May 21st, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

avl-900-043.jpgThe AVL-900 vehicle tracking system from GoPoass Technology of Taiwan not only lets you watch the location of your vehicle in real time it but also lets you dial-in to your car using the included microphone.

avl-900-044.jpgFor the in-car monitoring you can either send a text to your car or let it ring 5 times. Both of these trigger the system to give you a call back so you can listen to what’s going on in your cockpit.

The other obvious function of AVL-900 is of course the GPS tracking. With this function, the vehicle owner will be able to know the geographic
coordinates, speed, direction, and other related information of the car anytime in any place. The report methods can be via SMS short message service, or via GPRS. You can also select a one time report or continuous report (tracking function).

Where to buy? We don’t know yet.
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GPS Snitch; nice but still expensive

Published on May 10th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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Real time GPS tracking is still a luxury for most. Take GPS Snitch for example: They want to sell the hardware for $400 and then you have to pay a monthly subscription fee somewhere between $15 and $26. And don’t forget the $30 activation fee.

If you have this kind of money here is some more info: It’s pretty much a GPS receiver equipped with GSM antenna and of course a SIM card of some sort. It lasts upto 7 days on battery or you can also plug it into car charger. They call it ‘motion sensitive’ meaning if the device changes location or leaves a pre-determined virtual fence you get a text message on your cell. You can also monitor real time through their web interface.

In the box you’ll receive the GPS Snitch tracking device, wall charger, 100 free credits with activation, and two window stickers. We wonder how much it is just for the stickers?

Check out Wheriphone G560 as a cheaper alternative. It also doubles as an emergency phone. The monthly fees are at the same price range but the hardware only sells for $85.

SPT-100 GPS tracking with GSM/GPRS connectivity

Published on April 16th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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Wonde Proud Technology’s SPT100 is a GPS and GSM/GPRS personal tracking device designed for remote positioning and emergency reporting. It has three quick-dial keys for emergency calls and one panic button for emergency alarm (what’s the fifth we don’t know)

The unit supports GSM 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz, as well as GPRS Class 10 and TCP/UDP. It has 20 all-in-view tracking channels and -159dBm tracking sensitivity.

The SPT100 has an LCD screen, speaker and microphone. It also has built-in 4MB flash memory for data logging, 3D G sensor for power management and mini USB port for charging and data exchange. It has a built-in rechargeable 1,100mAh Li-ion battery.

The SIM card slot is on the right side, and power button on the left. The antenna is on the front face right above the 128×64 LCD screen. For GPS reception Wonde Proud integrated SiRF Star III chips.

It is a very compact device measuring 3.11 x 2.02 x 1.02 inches and weighing 81g with the battery included. Now all we need is a service provider that is willing to offer this GPS tracking at a reasonable price.

Paroos G-100 GPS training system

Published on March 28th, 2007 in tracking, fitness, gps navigation

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Paroos G-100 is a multi-functional, portable gadget you may want to carry with you while being involved in outdoor activities. Thanks to the GPS chip on board it will tell you exactly how much you’ve traveled, your speed, and altitude. It is also an MP3 player with (only) 512MB of storage space - which will be have to be shared with your tracking data you may have stored. But don’t worry if you don’t have too much space left for your own music library for you can always switch to an FM station.

The G-100 also allows for some training options:

Plan a daily distance you will run and how fast you wish to run. The distance can be entered before starting to run or adjusted while running. Once the distance is entered your arrival time is calculated. Paroos G-100 will vibrate if you reach upper and lower limit of your speed. Your progress will appear on the screen.

It comes in three colors; white, silver, and black. You also get the armband. No word on pricing or availability.

SD GPS logger with 49 hours battery life

Published on March 8th, 2007 in tracking, hacks, gps navigation

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This small SD GPS logger can manage to record your location for up to 49 hours on a rechargeable 3.6V lithium ion battery. Manufactured by what seems to be a one person company, this device uses a SiRF Star III GPS receiver, and comes with an 128MB SD card.

Well I have finally implemented all of the power management modes that I could think of to make this a truly unique product. Initial testing has shown that run times just over 49 hours can be achieved at 0 second recording intervals; that is a 39 hour increase over previous designs! Longer run times are easily realized by setting the sampling intervals to values between 0 65535 seconds. From 1-59 seconds the uProcessor will be put into a low power sleep mode to conserve power. Sampling intervals greater than 60 seconds will shut down both the GPS and SD card.

The SD GPS Logger will cost you $150.

Pathaway GPS software for Windows Mobile

Published on March 5th, 2007 in tracking, software, gps navigation

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Muskoka Tech just released its lates GPS navigaion software called PathAway GPS 4 Professional Edition for Windows Mobile devices. The new version contains all of the features of the Standard Edition but it also incorporates 2-way Tracking capabilities http and SMS. PathAway sends location information via internal Phone, or external Phone connected via Bluetooth. You can send your location automatically or manually to other PathAway PRO users, or to a tracking server. PathAway PRO can be used to monitor positions of multiple users… via

all in one counter surveillance device detects GPS tracking systems

Published on February 28th, 2007 in tracking, hacks, gps navigation

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If you’ve been a little paranoid after all the GPS tracking systems we’ve talked about, worry no more. This time we bring you an all-in-one counter surveillance device that can supposedly detect real time GPS tracking devices.

In addition to helping you find that GPS tracker in your vehicle it can also detect:

  • wireless CCTV hidden cameras
  • phone line taps including internet or IP phones
  • laser eavesdropping equipments

It also functions to prevent wireless audio bugs and voice recorders. It’ll cost you $350 and will likely jam every piece of electronic equipment you own.

SkyTRX Mini GPS Tracker

Published on February 22nd, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

skytrx-gps-003.jpgHere we have another GPS tracking system called SkyTRX Mini. Priced at $260 SkyTRX Mini promises to keep track of 100 hours of data (location and speed every second) but lacks the capability to do it in real time. Which means you’ll have to manually download the data to your PC and find out where the GPS tracker has been. The output from the device is Google Earth compatible so at least that part is going to be easy.

The device comes with a magnetic mount to make it easy to attach to steel surfaces and is powered by 2 AAA batteries. If you are thinking you can “hide” this tracker inside your subjects bumper thanks to the magnet; think again. Most GPS receivers need a clear view of the sky. Oh, and most bumpers today are plastic… via

P-Trac 200 GPS Tracking device

Published on February 19th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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P-Track 200 is a tracking device that supports GPS as well as A-GPS. It operates on CDMA networks to transmit its location making it a suitable choice for North America and Canada. Another convenient feature of the P-Trac 200 is that it comes with a battery that can last upto 7 days without needing to charge. If that’s not enough you can pay an extra $100 to get the extended battery that can work for 21 days without a charge.

Similar to most other tracking systems out there, P-Trac 200 also offers a variety of features, mostly on the server side. You can have multi user access to one tracking device and set multiple geo fences set by street address or lat-long and radius. You can have automatic alerts sent to you either by e-mail or SMS. Or you can have “locations on demand” from your PC. Google Earth compatibility is also built-in so you can overlay satellite images and your tracking route.

The only problem with P-Trac 200 is that it is overpriced. The hardware will cost you $800. Then you pay $70 for activation. Then you pay for service which ranges from $30 to $80 per month. Whatever it is you want to track, it better be worth it…. product page

GH-615 GPS watch

Published on February 15th, 2007 in wrist watch, tracking, fitness, gps navigation

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We have a better picture of GlobalSat GH-615 GPS watch we talked about last month. Still no price is available but we know it’ll be available in France very soon.

GlobalSat GH-615 is designed as a personal assistant. It is conceived for professional athletes, lap runners, hikers, parachutists and professionals. It uses the GPS satellites to calculate your speed, distance covered, etc to enable you to concentrate on your race.

GlobalSat GH-615 uses a SiRF star III chip and is IPX7 water resistant. With GH-615 you can store up to 100 points in memory and have it help you return to previous points using a simple graph of navigation. Also thanks to the software provided with the device, it will be possible for you to extract your recorded courses, to keep them on your PC, and then to see the result on Google Earth.

MAMBO - GPS tracker and mobile phone

Published on February 13th, 2007 in tracking, bluetooth, gps navigation

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Manufactured by German Falcom, the MAMBO is a personal GPS tracker and a tri-band GSM/GPRS phone. The device uses a 20-channel SiRF Star III GPS receiver, and even features bluetooth for both data and voice communication.

mambo-gps-tracking-560.jpgJust like most other GPS tracking devices we’ve talked about the MAMBO also has an alarm button:

In the event of an emergency, the person who carries the FALCOM MAMBO can activate it by pressing a touch button on the unit’s surface. Upon activation the equipment uses the GPS signals to define its positions, and sends a SMS message with its location information or performs a voice call to the predefined number via the GSM network. The FALCOM MAMBO based on the TCP/IP protocol is also able to be monitored as real time over the internet or to send an e-mail to the predefined email address.

It has two battery options - one with 1700mAh and the other with 850mAh. In either case you can trust the on board built-in 3 axis motion sensor to conserve battery. And if MAMBO wasn’t enough, Falcom is getting ready to release MAMBO2, a new GPS / GSM tracker that is even better (pictured right) that is expected to be available as soon as spring of this year. MAMBO2 will also act as a navigation tool.

We’ve contacted the manufacturer to see their pricing options. We’ll keep you updated.

MTBGuru - Google Maps mashup for outdoor people

Published on February 9th, 2007 in tracking, fitness, on bikes, software, gps navigation

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MTBGuru is a google maps mashup for the outdoors enthusiast who would like to log their trips and share them with the rest of the world. You can choose to view or all of the trips for mountain bike rides, hikes, road bike rides, trail runs, or more. If you are new in a area this would be the best way to find new places to ride your bike, hike, etc.

What you are going to have to do is upload your GPS data; and then you’ll have the option to upload and share photos taken during the trip, which are referenced to the location at which they were taken and displayed on the map.

The smart web application can also let you access your data through RSS feeds and even convert your GPS datafiles so you can view them in Google Earth.

myPol GPS child tracker (Korea only)

Published on January 31st, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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myPol is a GPS tracking system recently launched in Korea which lets you track anyone in real time. The device merely measures as small as 1/2 deck of cards. To track your child you need to login to emypol from which you can see your target move in real time and set perimeter just like most other tracking systems. The device is also equipped with a SOS button which when pressed will transmit your location to emergency response units as well as the person tracking. To make things easy myPol has a charger like most other cell phones.

myPol is only available in Korea. It costs 160000 KRW ($ 170) and a monthly subscription to the service is 9000 KRW ($ 10). If you are in the U.S you may consider this GPS child locator.

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locr: share your geotagged photos

Published on January 30th, 2007 in tracking, software, gps navigation

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A new site just launched this month, called locr, that lets you share your geotagged photos. Not only that but you can also view the map to browse the photos from a location of your choice. Once you do that you are also presented with other photos that were taken in locations nearby, even showing with a small arrow the direction in reference to your current position. The integration of Google Maps feels seamless and the rest of the user interface is very intuitive.

When it comes to tagging your photos with latitute and longtitude, locr makes it pretty easy too. You just have to pan / zoom around the map until you find your location and the put a marker. Once you do locr also shows you the closest address to your marker. Also, when available relevant location information on Wikipedia is attached to each photo automatically.

If you have your photos already geotagged you can use the client software to geotag and upload photos automatically. Clients for Windows Mobile and Symbian will follow soon.

GPS and GSM jammer

Published on January 29th, 2007 in tracking, hacks, gps navigation

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If the do-it-yourself version of the GPS jammer is above your skills you may be interested in this GPS and GSM jammer. This GPS / GSM jammer plugs into the cigarette lighter in your car and gives your paronoid self a peace of mind. It is manufactured by a company in Netherlands called DetectNu, however it is not showing in their online shop at this moment.

The device is designed to prevent a GPS logger that may be implemented in your car to collect data and send it back to the base station.

Because GSM jammers will only prevent GPS/GSM tracking devices to communicate with the base station. The GPS/GSM devices are still able to receive and buffer all GPS positions. The tracking devices will still be able to send out all the GPS positions if the car or when the GSM jammer is shut down. So they can still see where you went that day.

Only GPS jammers will prevent the GPS loggers and GPS/GSM devices to get GPS positions from the Satellites. But they still can track you by the GSM network used by the GPS/GSM devices or track you by your mobile phone.

We have a no information on pricing or availability.

homemade GPS jammer

Published on January 29th, 2007 in tracking, hacks, gps navigation

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Today we are featuring an article from Phrack - an online hacker magazine. What we have is a do-it-yourself GPS jammer that can have a range of upto several hundred feet. Keep in mind this is not an easy hack - a bachelors in electrical engineering seems like a prerequisite.

The GPS band pass filter is a 2-pole Toko 4DFA-1575B-12 ceramic dielectric filter from Digi-Key[4], part number TKS2609CT-ND. This part is optional, but helps clean up the RF spectrum before further amplification. The filter’s insertion loss is around 2 dB.

The final RF amplifier is a WJ Communications AH102. It provides another 13 dB of gain, with a higher P1dB compression point of around +27 dBm (500 mW). The AH102 draws the most current of any part, and is not really necessary if you’re aiming for a low range, low current, battery operated device.

This hack is designed to be a low cost one, only using components you can easily find at a trip to Radio Shack. It targets the Global Positioning System (GPS/NAVSTAR) L1 frequency of 1575.42 MHz. Also keep in mind this device will not work against the Russian GLONASS or European Galileo systems.

GPS tracking shoes - part 2

Published on January 25th, 2007 in tracking, fitness, gps navigation

gtx-gps-shoe-049.jpgAdding GPS tracking system to shoes seem to be the trend for 2007. Earlier this month we reported on another pair of GPS shoes. The same idea is being implemented by California based company called GTX Corporation. We do not know how much these will cost however it does sound like GTX will be using the Cingular network to transmit location data.

The GPS receiver on-board is from Marlin and it does support A-GPS meaning that it will get help from cellular towers to pinpoint its location - even when indoors.

Some of the features that come with the shoes is Dual GeoFencing, which allows perimeters of either safe zones or un-safe zones to be preset by caretakers, who will receive cell phone alerts if a perimeter is breached by the wearer. Another feature is the intelligent power source (1350mAh) that can last days before requiring a recharge and transmit its signal strength over the air, which enables a guardian not only to track a loved one but also track the performance and status of the device.

We’ll be sure to follow this story and give you updates as more info becomes available.

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Earthmate GPS PN-20

Published on January 19th, 2007 in tracking, gps navigation

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DeLorme just last week introduced a compact, handheld GPS device called GPS PN-20 which includes Topo USA maps, USGS 7.5 minute Quad-Maps, DOQQ aerial imagery, Sat-10 color imagery, and finally U.S street maps. However the only thing that comes pre-installed on the device is the world base map (not very exciting) but you do get free downloads from their site - as much as you can fit into the 75MB onboard flash memory or any SD card you can find since there’s an SD card slot inside the GPS PN-20.

Here are some more specs and features:

  • IPX-7 waterproof standard, impact-resistant rubberized housing
  • New high-sensitivity NMEA-compliant 12-channel GPS receiver with low-power baseband and RF chipset
  • STMicroelectronics chip technology with SiGE front-end and DeLorme firmware for faster acquisition times and outstanding signal retention
  • Proprietary Kalman filter for enhanced GPS accuracy
  • 75 MB available internal flash memory for user-uploaded maps
  • Uses 2 AA batteries
  • Sharp high-resolution 2.2″ Transflective TFT color display (220 x 176 pixels)
  • SD card slot for up to 2 GB additional map storage (SD card not included)
  • Holds up to 10 tracks (10,000 waypoints per track), 1,000 user-defined waypoints, and 50 routes
  • Dimensions: 2.43″ W x 5.25″ H x 1.5″ D
  • Weight: 5.12 ounces

Earthmate GPS PN-20 is already available from Delorme’s site for $370.

GPS locator phone for tracking kids - Wheriphone G560

Published on January 16th, 2007 in CES 2007, tracking, gps navigation

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We had announced the Wheriphone G560 back in August 2006. It is been out in market already but Wherify still came to CES 2007 to show this little GPS tracking device / GSM phone. The phone feels really solid, even so that it looked like it could take some abuse from a 6 year old.

The G560 can be purchased through Amazon or Toys ‘R Us for $100 or less and service plan starts at $20. $20 will get you 60 units - where each unit can be used as either a “location request” or “one minute of voice call”. There are also other levels of plans:

  • $20 - 60 units
  • $27 - 100 units
  • $37 - 150 units
  • $47 - 200 units

Technology used by Wherify is called A-GPS (assisted GPS) which uses both GPS and cellular networks to fix the location of a device even when indoors.

When a Wherify-enabled device receives a valid locate command it checks to see if it knows its last position, and if the GPS satellite ephemeris data in its memory is still fresh. GPS satellite ephemeris data is a set of information about the state of the GPS satellite constellation that the device will use to locate itself, including information on all 24 of the GPS satellites in space, such as their orbital position, speed, etc.

The device, which operates over a GSM network, will typically know its approximate location based upon the location of the GSM cell tower handling its call. This lets the device know what city or area it’s operating in and lets it get a GPS fix more quickly than a standard GPS device by restricting its GPS satellite signal search to those satellites that are overhead, rather than
searching for all 24 satellites in space.

The G560 has an integrated SiRF Star III GPS receiver chip.

Astro GPS Dog Tracking System

Published on January 4th, 2007 in tracking, garmin, gps navigation

garmin-astro-595.jpgGarmin today introduced a new dog tracking system - specially designed for hunters. In addition to being able to track multiple dogs, the system also lets you pinpoint the location where you found your lest prey.

After you’ve captured your quarry, mark the exact spot with Astro’s Covey Counter, a special waypoint that tells you the exact location, time of day and elevation where you found your prey, as well as the number of birds you flushed and took from that location. … Astro also offers special waypoint icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related points.

The Astro system is made up of two components: the big and bulky dog’s transmitter (called the DC 20) and the user’s handheld receiver (named the Astro 220). The system is designed to work straight out of the box. Once the transmitter and receiver acquire a GPS signal, the receiver automatically lets users know the location of their dog. Unlike existing radio telemetry collars, the Astro features a dog page that shows the precise direction and distance to a dog — even indicating if it is
running, sitting, on point, or treeing quarry.

The Astro also has a map page to illustrate where a dog is and where it has been — in relation to the hunter — and allows hunters to determine if they have covered nearby ground. For even more detail, hunters can download their waypoints and tracks — as well as their dogs’ tracks — to MapSource or Motionbased.com for analysis on topo maps or Google Earth after the hunt.

Some other features:

  • track up to ten dogs per receiver at once
  • location updates as often as every five seconds
  • effective range of up to five miles
  • card slot that allows users to insert optional pre-programmed topo maps or road maps
  • ability to calculate area
  • location-specific sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset tables
  • hunting and fishing calendar
  • 17 hours of battery life on rechargeable collar
  • 20 hours of battery life receiver (powered by two AA batteries)

The Astro is actually based on the handheld GPS GPSMAP(R) 60CSx which features a sunlight-readable color display and a highly sensitive GPS receiver that works even under a thick tree canopy or in deep canyons.

The Astro is expected to be available in June 2007 for a suggested retail price of $642.

AS-19B GPS tracker review

Published on November 29th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

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The GPS tracker AS-19B we reported a while ago just got its first review. To refresh your memory the GSM + GPS enabled tracker receives location info through the GPS module and transmits this data to a predetermined phone number using GSM networks.

In Netherlands where it’s just been released the GPS tracker comes with a built in SIM card featuring mobile subscription in order to send SMS containing information about it’s position.

Using variety of methods you can trace the position of the GPS Tracker yourself or you can be automatically informed every time it changes the position, by activating the park mode. You receive then a message containing the position of the GPS Tracker, completed with the GPS coordinates on the digital maps which are included by the GPS software, which you install on your GSM.

The device costs a whopping 1079 Euros, however you can justify the purchase to your wife by telling her how much of a discount you’ll get with your car insurance.

google earth tracker w/ DL-600

Published on November 23rd, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

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Google Earth Tracker (GE-Tracker) combines GPS data logger (hardware) and photo software tool that let you see where you took the pictures and show them on Google Earth. The GE-Tracker package includes DL-600 and photo tool software and the system can operate for more than 24 hours, and it could log upto 170,000 way points.

DL-600-565.jpgTo use the data logger all you have to do is turn it on (and keep it on), and make sure the date and time of camera is synchronized with GMT/UTC time since the photo software also rely on the GMT/ UTC time to sync your pictures with location on Google Earth.

Check out the EverMore website for more info.

UPDATE: The product name should really be: GEOTAGGER and not Google Earth Tracker.
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TrackStick Pro now available

Published on November 3rd, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

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TrackStick Pro is small data logger that records date, time, location, speed, direction, altitude, signal strength, and temperature onto its 4MB flash memory which could save information for months at a time. Of course the time it takes to fill the 4MB memory also depends on how often you want to record data.

User selectable features allow the record time to be changed from a recording interval of every 5 seconds or from 1 minute up to every 60 minutes. A “first in, first out” memory map will continuously record while erasing the oldest location histories first.

You can download the recorded data onto your own computer using the included USB cable and software. Mapping and reporting software is also included in the package which can integrate directly into Google Earth for worldwide use.

Just to prevent any confusion, TrackStick Pro does not provide real time tracking - that is you can not know where your teenage driver is unless he/she comes back home and you download the data. It is designed for companies and individuals looking for a way to record and validate vehicle, shipping or truck routes.

TrackStick Pro measures 2.5″ X 2″ X 0.75″ and can be permanently mounted on a vehicle in plain sight, covertly installed or removed from the cradle and placed on the dashboard.

We have no word on pricing just yet.

GPS tracking device from GeminiPublished on October 17th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

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We at Navigadget have talked about various gps tracking devices. But most of these little Asian gadgets are usually not commercially available in North America. Thus, we present you Gemtek personal tracking device. It is a multi-purpose device that combines a tracking device with a cell phone (for emergencies), a geofencing device, and an emergency SOS device.

Through a monthly subscription tracking device owners access a password protected, web panel with detailed maps to pinpoint the exact location of the tracking Device. It can also be used as a limited function cell phone like we mentioned, with 2 pre-programmed speed dial buttons that can be set by the owner.

Web panel and mapping software allows users’ end result to be as specific as a street address, or zoom out to get a wide angle view of the Gemtek’s location. In the event there is not immediate access to the Internet and the person wishes to locate the device, they can do so through their cellular phone by placing a call to the device.

The pricing is a bit high - the cheapest plan starts at $20, and gives you only 75 units (we’ll explain what this is). The platinum plan costs $40 a month and gives you 250 units.

Now those units:

  • Panel Location request: 1 unit
  • Cellular phone Location request: up to 2 units
  • Geofence activation: up to 2 units
  • Geofence deactivation: up to 2 units
  • Geofence Alert: up to 3 units (depending on how many of your contacts receive alerts)
  • SOS Alert: up to 3 units (depending on how many of your contacts receive alerts)
  • Low Battery Alert: up to 3 units (depending on how many of your contacts receive alerts)
  • Change Speed Dials: up to 2 units

Yep, you read it right, it’ll even cost you to change the speed dial numbers on the device, or even get a low battery alert. We’ll let you be the judge.

automatic geotagging with your camera

Published on September 26th, 2006 in tracking, hacks, gps navigation

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Jelbert just introduced a new fully automatic method for geotagging your photographs. They claim to be a bit different the rest since this new -esthetically not so pleasing- device not only tracks your exact location but also the direction you are facing. Oh, also the exact time. And then using a third party software (sold seperately) you can stitch all those pictures together with their timestamps. It is designed to fit into the flash slot on your camera, but from what we understand it works independently from the camera. If the there’s no flash support on your tiny digital camera, no worries, you can just use the manual trigger everytime you take a picture (which kinda defeats the purpose)

Before we forget, you also need a purchase Garmin Geko 301 and fit it right on top of your Jelbert Geotagger.

Here are the full features:

  • Records longitude, latitude and compass direction of each photograph taken.
  • Data is stored in easy to read JTR format.
  • Supports low cost SD FLASH memory cards for data storage.
  • Secure camera flash shoe mount for ease of use and accurate camera direction reading.
  • Automatic activation trigger from camera shoe for convenient capture of location information.
  • Standard 3mm flash socket provided for external flash gun.
  • GeoLock feature to allow full creative photography whilst still preserving accurate location and compass direction integrity.
  • Works with both digital and film SLR cameras with flash shoe and have time stamping capability.
  • Manual trigger button to support non flash shoe compatible cameras.
  • Supports the popular Garmin Geko 301 GPS receiver to determine location (not supplied).
  • Super-bright indicator LEDs for reliable out-door viewing
  • Built-in sounder for audible indication of activity.
  • Sound-off mode for more discrete operation.
  • Powered by a standard 9 volt PP3 battery for easy replacement whilst in the field.
  • Compact size measuring only 90mm by 65mm by 21mm (excluding the GPS unit).

Now let’s look at this again: You need a camera with a flash shoe, purchase 3rd party software, have a seperate battery for the device, and purchase a Garmin Geko 301. Doesn’t sound very streamlined and cost effective to us. The Jelbert Geotagger costs L149.

other related geotagging articles - sony cs1, gmapper

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gps tracking system w/ mini SD slot

Published on September 23rd, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

gps-6023-129.jpgThe Rikaline CF GPS, GPS-6023 is a GPS receiver + tracking device designed for use with PDA, or any kind of portable PCs. What makes GPS-6023 different is its revolutionary design that equipped the device with a mini SD slot for user to store map data. It facilitates SiRF Star 3e new generation indoors GPS technology. GPS-6023 can provide high position and speed accuracy performances as well as high sensitivity and tracking capabilities in urban canyon conditions. This positioning application meets strict needs such as car navigation, mapping, surveying, security, and so on.

Here is the full set of features for this tracking / receiver device:

Receiver

  • GPS Signal: L1, C/A code
  • Channel!XAcquisition: 32
  • Channel!XTracking: 12
  • Tracking Sensitivity: -159dBm
  • WAAS: Y
  • DGPS: Y (Built On Demand)

Acquisition Time

  • Hot Start: 6 Sec
  • Warm Start: 38 Sec
  • Cold Start: 42 Sec

Update

  • Reacquisition: 0.1 Sec
  • Update: 1.0 Sec

Physical

  • Dimension(W x D x H) mm: Folded:78.8(H) x 46.4(W) x 13.4(D); Unfolded Length: 140.8mm
  • (W x D x H) inch: Folded: 3.10(H) x 1.83(W) x 0.53(D); Unfolded Length: 5.54

Power

  • Input (VDC): 3.3 ~ 5.5
  • Internal Back up(VDC): 3.3V (500Hrs)

Others

  • CF Card Type: CF Type I

Apparently the device has a slot for a compact flash card too.

gps software for UMPC, jgui gps.radar

Published on September 15th, 2006 in tracking, umpc, software, gps navigation

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If you are looking for a GPS software for your UMPC, look no longer. The software called GPS.RADAR is developed by JGUI. The current version is a beta version and at this time it is still a freeware (trial edition). That should only last until November 2006. So now maybe a good time to download this.

Just so you know GPS.RADAR is not going to turn your UMPC into a navigation system. But it can accomplish a lot of other things some of you may find useful (and can not do with your fancy little garmin nuvi).

  • monitor your localization by GPS receiver
  • save the track and points of moving
  • generate various XML reports
  • live export results to Google Earth
  • update results to Internet server, like Google Maps
  • upload points to dedicated Internet server
  • review your moving on designed web pages

demo video after the jump…

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gps attached pigeons keep an eye pollution

Published on September 11th, 2006 in tracking, hacks, misc news, gps navigation

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PigeonBlog is an alternative air pollution data gathering project which utilizes local pigeons in San Jose, CA. The birds, 16 of them, are equipped with a GPS enabled electronic air pollution sensing devices capable of sending real-time location based air pollution and image data to an online mapping/blogging environment.

gps-pigeon-track-844.jpgThe pigeons are not any other pigeon, but specially trained racing pigeons that have been trained to fly long distances at high speed and to come home reliably. The project also employs what they call ‘embedded reporters’ which are also pigeons, this time carrying a small cellphone camera and a microphone as opposed to a pollution sensors. The embedded reporters are planned to besent along with the pollution sensing birds to send reports during flight time. Photos will be send to the blog and humans will be able to call the pigeons to listen to the audio at any given point in time.

People in charge of the project hope to raise awareness of air pollution problems in the Southern California region and provide a fun and inclusive experience of air pollution data gathering while interacting with animals often regarded as urban hazards.

For those who are wondering if they can track any other animals using their methods don’t get your hopes up because their system is only capable of lasting a few hours…

Q: I own racing pigeons and would like to use your devices for tracking purposes only.
A: While this is possible, we recommend that you use smaller data logging devices that don’t require real-time transmission. Our devices are designed to be carried during short flights only (up to a hundred miles) and will loose battery power after that.

pocket size GPS personal tracker

Published on September 1st, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

as19b-gps-tracking.gifThe AS-19B is a pocket sized tracking device that utilizes both GPS satellites and GSM networks. It is manufactured by APM Co. in Taiwan. The device has an integrated SiRF StarIII receiver chipset so you don’t need to plug-in an external antenna and it works with Li-Ion batteries but you can also plug it into the battery of cars and yachts using the 12V DC cigarette lighter. If you go with the backup battery option AS-19B can go as long as 70 hours.

The basic principle of the device is to receive location info through the GPS module and transmit this data to a predetermined location using GSM networks. The AS-19B transmits this data in the industry standard NMEA 0183 format to its built-in three sets of phone numbers as a regular report every 2 - 120 minutes. Since AS-19B is equipped with a SIM card containing independent phone number, watchers can thus monitor the device by direct phone dialing. AS-19B can distinguish a caller’s ID, and the device can decide whether to send SMS messages containing the ID and position information back to the authentic caller.

Another built-in function is the panic mode. Owner of the device can press a button in case of an emergency and the device will immediately send its location to a predetermined phone number as well as a 95 decibel alarm that will buzz for help.

Specs

  • Internal GSM antenna
  • Internal active GPS antenna
  • Dual Band GSM module (GSM900/1800 MHz or GSM900/1900 MHz); tri-band is optional
  • Equipped with 16 parallel channels GPS receiver
  • Emergency Alert: Panic Button
  • Dimensions: 45(W) x 66(L) x 25(H) mm
  • Weight: 87g
  • Operating Temperature: -30°C to + 70°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to + 85°C

Acquisition time

  • Hot: Typically less than 6sec Time To First Fix (TTFF)
  • Warm: Typically less than 35sec TTFF
  • Cold: Typically less than 45sec TTFF
  • Positioning Accuracy Less than 15 meters, SEP without SA

Power Supply

  • Standard: 12V DC Cigarette Lighter / 3.6V DC Li-Ion battery
  • Optional: PX-3000 Cable. It can be connected to the battery of vehicles or yachts directly to power up AS-19B

Operation time

  • With Battery alone: 24hrs after fully charged; in standby mode
  • With Backup Battery Package: as many as 70hrs

You can find more info at: www.apm.com.tw

gps enabled pet phone PetsCell

Published on August 31st, 2006 in tracking, misc news, gps navigation

gps-collar-930.jpgThe PetsCell from PetsMobility is a GPS enabled cell phone that will help you locate your dog (or anything that can carry this collar) or even talk to it by calling a special phone number. If your pet doesn’t feel like talking to you you can always track it online using PetsMobility’s tracking service. Now you may wonder; GPS is no use if my dog is hiding in a parking garage with no clear view of the sky. You are right, but don’t worry, PetsCell is capable of utilizing CDMA technology and tracking algorithms to diminish the GPS Drift and for the most accurate GPS tracking in the industry today.

The PetsCell ™ has the ability to program a Geo-fence around a given area, that will notify you if your pet has left that specific area. If your pet is lost, there are three ‘call owner’ buttons on the unit that can be pre-programed to contact you directly. Anyone finding your Pet can simply call you directly and let you know your dogs whereabouts. The PetsCell™ is the only waterproof GPS device to offer that service in the world.

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Amaryllo Trip Tracker from Europe

Published on August 30th, 2006 in tracking, fitness, bluetooth, on bikes, gps navigation

amaryllo-trip-tracker-331.jpgAmaryllo is a new startup company from Europe that specialize in GPS trip tracking devices mostly for outdoors people such as trackers, back-packers, bicyclists, runners and so on… Their flagship product; the Amaryllo Trip Tracker is waterproof small form factor portable gadget equipped with integrated GPS and stopwatch. The Amaryllo Trip Tracker has multiple uses for various sports:

  • Trackers and back-packers can use the device to get their exact co-ordinates to find their position on a map, they can use the device as a compass and can use the system to see how long they have been walking and with what average and maximum speed. The device can also navigate to way-points, so they can pre-plan their entire route in advance.
  • Bicyclers can use the device to continuously monitor their exact speed (determined using satellite data), their maximum speed, their average speed, the driven distance etc… on the display.
  • Wind surfers and sailors can use the device as real time navigation aid: position, waypoints, speed and compass. Furthermore, they can use the device for evaluating their route data (speed, location, etc…).
Amaryllo can also be used as a GPS data logger. It can store up to 20 routes each with 125 waypoints and it can store a maximum of 1000 waypoints in its built-in memory. There’s an SD/MMC slot if your needs are more than what is provided.

Another nice feature of the Amaryllo is that using the bundled software, you can convert trip tracker data to Google Earth format and see your trip on the globe.

It costs about 159 Euro’s with bluetooth connectivitiy and 129 Euro’s without.

iTrac vehicle tracking

Published on August 29th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

itrac-gps-tracking-945.jpgIf you have been one of our readers for a while then you know we’re really into GPS tracking of anything, be it your car, dog, backpack, girlfriend, etc.. Today we’re talking about iTrac; a hardware and software combo for tracking your expensive sports car or your 18-wheeler fleet.

itrac is a solid complete vehicle tracking solution. It collects info using it is on-board GPS chip and transmits the data via cellular networks. Just like most other tracking systems itrac is also capable of sending reports via SMS. But itrack also is capable of receiving commands via specially formatted SMS messages so you can set different parameters regarding tracking of the vehicle. SMS is also used when GPRS communication is not available.

A SIM card is required for each unit and it can be from any GSM network company. The built in GPS modules receive the satellite signals and then transmit the data through the GSM network through to a control center or a mobile receiver in the form of SMS or email via GPRS. The data is transmitted using the industry standard NMEA format containing the longitude / latitude / time / speed… etc. Of course you’ll need a data plan from your network provider for additional costs.

itrac-493.gifiTrac has a very easy to use software interface which connects to the device using RS232. Using the included software you can set real time tracking parameters such as tracking intervals, logging interval, send email settings, and much more.

There are several logging options with iTrac:

  • Journey Start Logging - log journey start
  • General Location Logging - log moving locations
  • Journey End Logging - log journey end
  • Unit Idle Time Logging - a log idle time

There’s also an “alarming” function where a user can be notified if certain limits are reached for the following criteria:

  • Journey start/end
  • Over speed
  • Panic
  • Towing
  • GEO-Fence
  • immobilizing

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trimble launches AllSport GPS

Published on August 28th, 2006 in tracking, fitness, software, gps navigation

trimble-gps-441.jpgTrimble today announced the launch of www.allsportgps.com, a web based subscription service that can help you keep track of your workouts on your mobile phone. The subscription fees range from $3 per month to $7 per month depending on if you want advanced features such as:

AllSport GPS Platinum lets you download maps to the phone, and view yourself in real time on the maps. You can also download recommended routes. And custom programs and activity types. You can even download someone else’s workout to race against.

AllSport GPS Platinum also automatically uploads you workouts and adventures to the AllSport GPS Website. When you finish, your GPS data is waiting for you online, complete with maps, graphs, and statistics. You can analyze your workouts, view your progress over time, and export you trips to view in interactive 3-D on Google Earth.

To be able to use the Trimble’s service you’ll have to be with a certain network provider and use a GPS enabled phone. Currently the service works with Nextel, Sprint, SouthernLINC and Boost Mobile and you can find a list of supported phones here.

GPS testing device from u-blox

Published on August 25th, 2006 in tracking, misc news, software, gps navigation

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u-blox today announced u-center mobile, a GPS evaluation and visualization tool for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC handheld devices such as PDAs.

u-center mobile is the handheld version of u-center, u-blox’ PC-based GPS evaluation software which was launched back in 2001.

u-center mobile is not a navigation device. It only provides satellite status and positioning information and enables visualization of GPS parameters in real-time. The system has a data recorder with playback functionality that enables GPS data logging. Log files created with u-center-mobile are compatible with u-center, giving users the option to analyze log files from their PC, handheld, or both.

“u-center mobile enables GPS testing on-the-go”, explains the creator of the tool, Michael Ammann, Research and Development GNSS Software. “This powerful tool will become an indispensable companion for developers of GPS-enabled handheld devices, who will be able to test GPS performance directly on the device that they are designing. All other GPS product developers will also benefit, as they will be able to connect their GPS applications to any mobile device with u-center mobile installed and use its powerful GPS evaluation features from anywhere.”

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wherify announces GPS locator service

Published on August 23rd, 2006 in tracking, misc news, gps navigation

wherifone-448.jpgWherify just announced that it would launch its family locator service and accompying Wheriphone GPS locator on October 1st. The phone will cost $100 and the basic service will cost $20 monthly. Wherify targets parents who would like to spy on their kids or keep track of other elderly family members with its new GPS locator service.

The 24-by-7 Wherify location service lets parents quickly locate their family members on maps or aerial photographs using a web browser, as well as allowing them to locate a Wherifone through text messaging from their existing cell phone service or by calling the Wherify service center.

There’s very little info provided about little, cleverly named wherifone GPS phone but the programming features of the phone sounds promising.

Three of the buttons on the front of the Wherifone can be programmed by parents to store the phone number of a close family member or friend for quick, one-touch dialing. Alternatively, one of these buttons can be programmed to send the child’s location when pressed. A fourth button provides access to a 20-number phone book, programmable only by parents, to store other commonly called numbers. A fifth button calls 9-1-1. All of the programmable buttons can be changed at any time by the parents through a secure website. A parent just fills out a simple web form, and an SMS message is sent to the Wherifone to program the buttons and the phonebook.

The company offers an all inclusive plans and promises to keep their service plans and fees straightforward to make it easy for parents to understand.

Wintec WBT-100 Bluetooth GPS Receiver review

Published on August 23rd, 2006 in tracking, bluetooth, gps navigation

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An extensive review of the Wintec WBT-100 bluetooth GPS receiver came out today. It talks about topics ranging from what’s in the box to data output types with plenty of pictures and text. If you don’t feel like reading here is the bottom line:

Price: US$104.95

Pros:

  • Detailed manual
  • 10+ hours on a full charge with its li-ion battery
  • Easy to connect in either Bluetooth or USB.
  • Well designed software
  • Fast TTFF
  • Doubles as an e-compass, and a data logger
  • Upgradable Firmware
  • Low cost

Cons:

  • Slightly jittery when stationary, compared to behaviour of other SiRFSTAR III GPS devices

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Sony PSP hack as a real time map viewer with GPS

Published on August 18th, 2006 in tracking, sony, hacks, gps navigation

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When we posted an article about how to connect GPS receiver to PSP we knew we were really close to seeing Playstation’s on our dashboards for navigating. Well, it has finally happened. But keep in mind this is still experimental with a few bugs and requires a high level of geekness to get it to work. If you think you are up for it you can find all the necessary code, maps, etc on Deniska’s site. There’s even a video showing this GPS map viewer for PSP in action.

gps-psp-994.jpgHere are some of the main features:

  • Scroll through maps up to 65536×65536 pixels
  • Zoom in and out
  • Large coverage obtained by using imagery from Google Maps
  • Customizable map size, level of detail and coverage.
  • Ability to display zipped maps (currently buggy)
  • Ability to display satellite and hybrid maps from Google.
  • Wi-Fi map retrieval: ability to acquire and store map data to memory stick over Wi-Fi
  • Linux/Cygwin script is also provided to generate a map of given size and detail for a given location.
  • GPS support: ability to read and interpret NMEA sentences from a GPS receiver communicating through PSP’s serial port.

In GPS mode there are following features:

  • Speed, direction, altitude, latitude, longitude, number of satellites in view.
  • NORTH UP mode: map is displayed with NORTH always on top.
  • TRACK UP mode: map rotates so that direction of movement is always from top down.
  • Record GPS data (captures NMEA sentences in gps.txt file for later replay)
  • POI/Attractions data support. Ability to select and display different types of attractions.
  • PSPSDK compatible source code provided.

Some of these features (such as Wi-Fi map retrieval) don’t even exist on today’s most popular / advanced navigation systems. Great work!

track anything with Locate 1 MicroTrack GPS; but it’ll cost you!

Published on August 17th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

locate1-gps-954.jpgWe’ve had numerous articles for ways to track things/people using GPS technology. It looks like the Locate 1 from MicroTRAKgps is one of the more feasible options since anything Asian does not seem to make it to the U.S. The good news is Locate 1 is a full-featured tracking system with well thought features:

  • ability to send text messages to a specific person
  • battery can last up-to five days
  • ability to track using a web interface
  • ability to set speed limits and get informed when violated
  • ability to set map limits and get informed when violated

Now onto the bad news: the cost!!! First off the device sells for $500 at SharperImage website. But it doesn’t end there. You’ll have to pay for annual subscription that ranges from $20/month to $50/month depending on how often you want to get updates (ranges from every 60 mins to every 5 mins). Plus you will be paying an activation fee that is either $15 or $25; the latter if you pay monthly.

Now let’s add it all up: $500 (hardware)+ $480 (1 year prepaid subscription) + $15 (activation) = $995 for the first year. Yikes!!

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british yellow book to use GPS advertising on London buses

Published on August 17th, 2006 in tracking, misc news, gps navigation

yell-gps-941.gifThe British equivalent of Yellow Book, Yell.com will test using a new GPS advertising system on digital advertising panels on London buses to promote its local search facility.

As the bus travels through the streets of London, the digital LED panels inside the vehicle will ‘know’ where they are by using the onboard GPS system and deliver relevant advertisements such as “find gyms in Marble Arch”.

Yell.com will use the GPS panel system as part of a five-month campaign to raise awareness of its local search facility. It is the first advertiser to use the GPS advertising system, which enables each digital bus to automatically change its advertising message to match its location across the city.

The GPS panels go live on September 1 and will run in two- and four-week bursts.

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transystem introduces bluetooth gps receivers with new Nemerix chipset

Published on August 5th, 2006 in tracking, bluetooth, gps navigation

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Taiwanese manufacturer Transystem is getting ready to release 6 new bluetooth GPS receivers with the new Nemerix chipset. The new models are the i-Blue717, i-Blue727, i-Blue737, i-Blue747, i-Blue757, and the i-tracker. Out of these 6 new models, the last three, are significantly different than the others.

The i-Blue747 is a GPS data logger as well as a bluetooth GPS receiver, and the i-Blue757 is a GPS receiver with a solar panel so it can stay-on for hours and hours. The last one, i-tracker, is a GPS tracker which includes a GSM module so it can talk to a PC or send SMS to pre-determined cell phone number.

The i-Blue717, 727, and 737 all feature a patent-pending technologies such as Smart Power Save Mechanism and Fuzzy Auto On/Off so they know to shutdown automatically when in idle, consuming 65% less power than the rest of the receivers in the market while lasting for more than 30 hours.

There’s no word on pricing or when these will be available in the West.

geotag your pictures with sony GPS-CS1

Published on August 2nd, 2006 in tracking, sony, software, gps navigation

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sony-GPS-CS1-995.jpgSony just announced just announced GPS-CS1 tracking device which keeps track of time and your coordinates. When this data is combined with your digital pictures on your PC it will look at the timestamp of each image and create an interactive geotagged map. To accomplish this though, you’ll have to use digital pictures coming from a Sony digital camera and you’ll need their proprietary software. For example, to synchronize the images on your digital camera with the latitude, longitude and time readings from the GPS-CS1 device you’ll need the GPS Image Tracker software and to create virtual push pins on an online map for your photos you’ll need the Picture Motion Browser software which will be bundled with the latest Sony cameras and camcorders released after July.

The GPS-CS1 uses a 12-channel GPS receiver and measures 3-1 inches long, weighs two ounces, and is sold with a carabineer to easily attach to a backpack or a belt loop.

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BTS-110 bluetooth GPS data logger / tracker

Published on July 31st, 2006 in tracking, bluetooth, gps navigation

starsnav-943.jpgJust recently we talked about the BTS-100 from StarsNav, which looks identical to the BTS110. The BTS100 was a radar and speed reminder with GPS to keep you from getting tickets. The BTS-110 is different; it is a GPS data logger/tracker. Since both have the main bluetooth GPS functionality you need to decide if you want it to come with a radar reminder or a data logger.

Key Functions & Features

  • Bluetooth GPS receiver and GPS data logger all in one
  • Optional Flash memory 4MB/8MB/16Mb
  • Data upload/download via mini USB
  • Motion sensor for auto power saving mode: the device switches on/off when it is moving/motionless.
  • Power mode setting: GPS on only or bluetooth and GPS both on
  • Ultra low power consumption, up to 22hours of continuous use with battery fully charged
  • Rechargeable 1100mA Li-ion battery with the original made-in-Japan battery cells
  • Cold/warm/hot start (42/38/3~6 seconds)
  • 16 channels All-in-View tracking.
  • Compatible with bluetooth enabled devices with Serial Port Profile (SPP)
  • High sensitivity: -152dbm
  • Build-in High Gain antenna
  • Data format: longitude, latitude, speed , UTC
  • GPS trace interval time setting from 1sec ~ 30 minutes
  • GPS Trace data by distance interval 2~65535 meters

navsync gps receiver with wi-fi transmitter

Published on July 21st, 2006 in tracking, hacks, gps navigation

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This is a very good alternative to GPS tracking systems that uses GPRS which usually require a subscription to a network provider. The difference of NavSync’s product is that it uses the internet to transmit its location info. The CW85 from NavSync was originally designed for military applications. It uses NavSync’s low-signal strength GPS receiver with an 802.11 transmitter to broadcast location info over Wi-Fi. Since this device can work with low signals it does not even have to have a clear view of the sky to attain GPS lock and accurate position information.

The CW85 costs $385, provided you buy 100 of them.

rikaline gps tracklog wrist watch GPS-50

Published on July 19th, 2006 in wrist watch, tracking, fitness, gps navigation

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We’ve seen a few other wrist watches equipped with GPS but not from Rikaline. GPS-50 comes with a SiRF Star III receiver and can measure temperature, altitude and of course provide a tracking log. It also provides a friendly sharing interface where you may send your tracking log to your friend. An optional external solar charger is available so you can harness the infinite power of the sun.

Now make no mistake; this is not as advanced as the Suunto X9i which costs half a grand. Looking at the specs we see that GPS-50 doesn’t even let you create waypoints so you can find your way around the jungles of Amazon. The GPS-50 can only hold 600 points in its 8Mb flash memory for later retrieval… seems like a waste of a nice SiRF III chip. We have no info on pricing but it better not be expensive.

GPS tracking for social networking at MSU

Published on July 13th, 2006 in tracking, misc news, gps navigation

rave-wireless-499.jpgMonclair State University has implemented a program where they gave all incoming freshman a cellphone that comes equipped with a GPS tracker. Sounds a little Big Brother-ish, right? Well not really. I had a chat with an MSU employee who gave me the full rundown of the program and how amazingly awesome it is. Hit the jump to get the full scoop.

The entire system is an opt-in system. So you have to opt-in for the GPS to be enabled, then the individual GPS features are also opt-in. So nobody has to be tracked, ever.

One of the safety features that was explained in a 15-minute Guardian. So for example if you are drunkenly stumbling back to your dorm room and concerned about getting mugged, simply enable the Guardian feature on your phone. A little blip of you will pop up at the police station and the Guardian will remain on for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes it will remind you to turn the Guardian off. If you don’t because you were mugged, beaten, passed out, etc, the police will call the phone and also go to your location to find out what the problem was.

While the safety features are great. The social networking features of the GPS unit are what makes the program really shine my eyes and probably popular with the college kids. Using web-based software you can create special social groups and allow other people to see your location whenever you would like by enabling the GPS tracking. This could be especially convenient trying to meet up on campus for studying, or better yet, meeting up at the bars.

There are a wide variety of Nextel-based phones available and the basic plan costs are included in tuition and fees. So it may feel like it is a free phone, but you will be paying for it in the future. All-in-all this is an extremely handy system that can provide safety and fun for students. Good job, MSU.

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bracelet tracking system with GPS and GSM: PT-200

Published on June 22nd, 2006 in wrist watch, tracking, gps navigation

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A company in Taiwan manufactures these tracking devices that look like Casio digital wrist watches from the 80’s. They claim the battery can last for more than 50 hours which sounds very impressive. No word on pricing on the web-site.

PT-200 is the smallest and the most powerful Bracelet-type personal tracking and communication system in the world. Using highly sensitive GPS module and tri-band GSM module, the personal bracelet tracker can perform tracking and security for personnel and pets in all over the world. Further with very low power consumption, the PT-200 stays on duty for more than 50 hours without recharging the battery.

There are 3 approaches for the remote site to track and monitor the PT-200

* Using regular cellular phone and unmanned control center
* Using smart phone and control software with E-map on the smart phone
* Using man-serviced control center

Functions

* GPS and GSM dual positioning functions
* SOS Emergency button for help
* Incoming call to report positioning info
* Remote site continuous tracking
* Incoming call oscillation to remind users to take this call
* Two single-key emergency dial-out numbers
* Remote monitoring
* Automatic open-bracelet reporting
* Using cellular phone, smart phone, or man-serviced control center to track and monitor the PT-200
* Easy one-button operation
* Tri-band GSM module for worldwide tracking and monitoring
* Highly Sensitive GPS module
* GPS/ GSM signal LED display
* Device on, low battery, and charging LED display
* Using SIM Card phone book to set reporting numbers and parameters to make the interface easy
* Self-testing function
* Long standby time for more than 50 hours
* Car/ home charger available

Specifications

* Dimension: 60 x 65 x 23 (mm)
* Weight: 200 (g)
* GSM frequency: Tri-band 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz
* Battery: 1200mah (Rechargeable)
* Power Consumption: standby 20ma, max.250ma
* Operating time: standby for more than 50 hours , continuous talking for 4 hours

GlobalSat TR-101, a GPS for kids

Published on June 21st, 2006 in tracking, globalsat, gps navigation

gps-tr-101.jpgWondering where your kids are? GlobalSat comes to the rescue with their TR-101, a handy GPS with a GSM Module. Basically the TR-101 can send the exact position of your kids by SMS or by GPRS over the internet at any time, but it can also be used as a phone with the possibility to record up to 3 different telephone numbers.

Features:

  • GPS personal locator.
  • GSM/SMS communication.
  • Omni-directional high sensitivity GPS antenna which can receive GPS signal from all direction.
  • New technology and latest SiRF Star III chipset! Excellent for fixing the position even at a weak signal status.
  • Remote command control via mobile phones and/or through online software.
  • Receive phone calls to have two way communications.
  • It can filter incoming calls for up to 10 phone numbers. Only these 10 numbers can call in to the TR-101’s and check its position.
  • 3 quick dialing buttons for preset phone numbers.
  • Works worldwide! Support 4-frequency GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.
  • SOS button send out exact location for immediate rescue/action.
  • Independent SOS (emergency) button which will send GPS location information via SMS for up to 3 preset numbers (it can be 3 sets of different numbers than the 3 sets of quick dialing numbers).
  • Device can be connecting to PC by using a USB cable for setup the arguments (package comes with mini USB cable when you purchase the device).
  • Low battery notification before the battery dies out!

You could easily use free Google Earth mapping software or Google maps to check the location of TR-101 (instructions on how to check TR-101’s location with Google Earth will be included in TR-101’s user manual).

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now Verizon customers can track their kids with GPS

Published on June 12th, 2006 in phones, tracking, motorola, software, gps navigation

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Soon after Sprint revealed the Disney Mobile service which offers parents the capability to locate their children online, now Verizon offeres very similar services. One of them is called the Chaperone Child Locator and the other is the Chaperone with Child Zone. The service is available on bunch of LG phones and a few other phones from manufacturers such as Motorola and Samsung which can be used as the “parent” phone and the specially designed super cute, extra green new LG Migo -pictured above- which can be used as the “child” phone.

The Migo phone is specifically designed for the capabilities and tastes of young children (between five and nine years old). With its striking green handset, the Migo phone has four programmable call buttons and one pre-programmed emergency call button, making it easy for children to call responsible adults quickly. Parents can easily program the call buttons using the Chaperone Web site. The Migo phone is available from Verizon Wireless for $49.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

The service utilizes VZ Navigator, an application that uses GPS and location based services (LBS). To participate users must subscribe to a wireless family plan and must have a Migo phone on that account. Parents can add the basic Chaperone Child Locator for $9.99 monthly access per line or add Chaperone Child Locator and Chaperone with Child Zone for $19.99 monthly access per line.

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Adeo Fitness companion works with your mp3 player and talks to you

Published on June 3rd, 2006 in tracking, fitness, gps navigation

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Here is a cool workout companion for people who likes to be outdoors. The 6 hour battery life is a little worrying for those looong hikes (say down the Grand Canyon), but it should still meet most of your needs.

Track and improve your performance
The ADEO Fitness Companion tracks your workout progress via GPS location. It then gives you periodic audible progress updates through your earphones. Based on GPS data and an internal clock, the device computes total distance traveled, peak, current, and average speeds, elevation, elapsed time, current time, calories burned, as well as several other progress variables.

Store routines and customize workouts
The ADEO Fitness Companion stores three different Update Routines in memory. The tracking settings in each Update Routine can be customized to suit a particular type of workout. This feature is particularly helpful if your workouts vary between biking, running, walking, or jogging, etc.

You can program each of the three Update Routines to provide you with different progress variables. You can also program the unit to play the verbal updates at intervals based on time or distance.

The ADEO Fitness Companion stores your workout data in internal memory. After you complete your workout, simply download that data to your computer. The MotionTrak software uses this downloaded information to graph your performance and track your improvement over time.

Technical Specifications

  • GPS Update Rate: 1 hz
  • Size: 3″ x 2″ x 9/16″
  • Weight: 2.1 oz.
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
  • Battery Life: 6 hours
  • Battery Charging Time: 4-6 hours
  • Audio Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 1db
  • Connection Type: USB
  • Internal Memory: Up to 10 hours of workout data
  • Fitness technology helps measure, motivate

    Published on May 29th, 2006 in tracking, fitness, on bikes, misc news, gps navigation

    bicycle-483.jpg…Devices from companies like Olathe-based Garmin International use satellite tracking to help runners, walkers and bikers calculate their speed and the grade of that hill they just climbed, and even show their course on a computer using satellite maps from Google Earth.

    Heart-rate monitors help them calculate the calories they’re burning and see whether they’re working hard enough, or too hard

    Based on sales at online retailers such as Amazon.com, Garmin has grabbed a dominant spot in the fitness world in only a few years. While companies like Timex and Polar may be better known, Garmin’s popular Forerunner fitness trainers have caught the imagination of both serious runners and moms pushing baby strollers.

    “It’s amazing the lengths we will go to improve our performance,” said John Wickstrom, a Prairie Village cyclist who uses a Polar heart rate monitor. “If we all lost 30 or 40 pounds, we could just fly.”

    All the gadgets generally are designed to accomplish the same task — make us smarter about how we work out.

    The best of the gear warns us when we’re working too hard, provides motivation and makes exercise a little more fun.

    “After all, it’s supposed to be fun,” said Sean Staggs, project manager for the Mid America Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Staggs uses his Garmin gear for both running and cycling. But he also uses it to plot routes for MS fundraising walks and the MS150 bike ride.

    For the upcoming 50-mile MS Challenge Walk, for instance, Staggs will use Garmin technology to map hills and other challenges, giving walkers a heads up to rest up before the big ones.

    Of course, there are some other, less tangible, issues.

    “There’s always a little bit of competition involved,” Wickstrom said. “Somebody gets a new device, and then someone else wants to get something better.”…

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    tracstick announces new software features

    Published on May 22nd, 2006 in tracking, software, gps navigation

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    We had talked about the GPS tracking device from Trackstick before. They just announced a new software for their device which works with Google Earth. Here are the new features:

  • “Fast Track” Route Tracing
  • Mileage Reporting
  • Route / Track Sorting
  • Improved GPS Wobble Filtering
  • Output as .CSV (comma separated text files)
  • Fully compatible with all Trackstick firmware versions….and more!!
  • You can download the software here.

    Cabbies strike over GPS

    Published on May 18th, 2006 in tracking, misc news, gps navigation

    Hacked off by the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s forcing them to install high-tech tracking devices in their cabs, dozens of taxi drivers struck yesterday, wheeling around City Hall, honking horns, chanting, “PPA: Don’t suck my blood!”

    Drivers blasted the new Global Positioning Satellite [GPS] system - which lets the Parking Authority track every cab in the city - as a massive spy device that will add an $18 monthly maintenance fee to their backbreaking fuel and cab-leasing expenses.

    “Something don’t smell right,” said Ronald Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, which joined the Brotherhood of Unified Taxi Drivers and Owners for the midday rally on Dilworth Plaza.

    “We didn’t ask for the GPS,” Blount told the cheering cabbies. “Owners didn’t ask for the GPS. Customers didn’t ask for the GPS. Who asked for the GPS?”

    Bhatti Anjum, a driver, said the FBI should investigate the Parking Authority’s multimillion-dollar deal with GPS-maker Taxitronic.

    “Asking the Parking Authority to supervise taxis,” he said, “is like preparing a very nice meal, then asking a wild dog to protect it. The wild dog will destroy the food. The Parking Authority will destroy us with this GPS.”

    “I pay $40 a day in gas and $60 a day to lease the taxi and the medallion,” said David Amota, who drives the one cab owned by Isaac Coker 12 hours a day (Coker drives it the other 12).

    “I make $150 on an average day, so I only take home $50 for 12 hours’ work,” he said. “What is that - a little over $4 an hour? Any GPS expenses come right out of that. And what is GPS for? What good is it?”

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    GPS enabled Disney Mobile will use Sprint Network

    Published on April 8th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

    Walt Disney Company recently announced a phone service that promises for family members to communicate easier, faster, and cheaper, while at the same time keeping things simple. The service will operate as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) utilizing the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. But most important of all (for those frequent Navigadget readers) Disney Mobile will make use of GPS technology, allowing parents to locate their kids either using their own phone or by disneymobile.com with a PIN. Here are some of the main features:

  • set spending allowances and track usage for voice minutes, text messaging, picture messaging and downloadable content
  • determine the hours of the day and days of the week when kids can use their phones
  • program restricted and always-on phone numbers to manage with whom kids may communicate
  • prioritize important family messages
  • locate kids’ phones with GPS capabilities
  • Family Locator™
    The Family Locator feature allows parents to locate their kids’ phones using advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Parents can access the Family Locator feature from their phones or from www.disneymobile.com by entering a PIN which each parent personally selects. Once access is authorized, parents can locate their kid’s phone by selecting “locate” through the feature. When the phone’s location has been found, the location, a map of the location, and an indication of accuracy appear.

    Parents can use this feature at those times when it is inconvenient to call or when they know the child will be unable to answer their phone– such as during school hours or sports practices.

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    GPS tracking software on your cell phone

    Published on April 7th, 2006 in tracking, software, gps navigation

    The PocketReperion program forms part of this simple software which has functionalities sometimes rather complex, this one making it possible to record with interval of regular time the co-ordinates of a receiver GPS associated with Pocket PC or PDAPhone under Windows Mobile with an aim of then being able to analyze them and exploit them, the whole with a compatibility with the software Google Earth.

    Having a rather summary graphic interface, the PocketReperion software makes it possible to manage an internal or external receiver GPS associated Pocket PC or PDAPhone under Windows Mobile with an aim of being able to transfer, via the connector industries without wire of these mobile terminals (Wifi, GSM, EDGE or 3G), their associated co-ordinates GPS towards a distant waiter lodged by Reperion.

    These co-ordinates GPS will be automatically sent every 30 seconds on this distant waiter, the program not establishing connection when no movement was carried out between two periods given, this to save connections DATED necessary to use the program.

    During the phase of control, and even later on, Net surfers can moreover see in real time via the numerical charts proposed by Google Maps, MapQuest or MSN Maps, incorporated then by a service Web suggested by Reperion, the way traversed by an owner of this software. Thus, at the time of a personnel or business appointment, it becomes completely possible to send by email a bond to its patron/ami so that this one can consult in real time the borrowed course and the progress report of the user of PocketReperion before it does not arrive at destination.

    Moreover, it is also possible to send, not only co-ordinates GPS, but also of the messages accessible texts and audios then since the service Web while the program finally makes it possible to have information on another owner of this same software via a function of “buddy” list.

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    TrackStick GPS Data Logger

    Published on April 6th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

    We had a post about TrackStick a while ago, again about a logger, but the pic looked different. So maybe this one IS different. If you are planning to spy on someone using this try to come up with a reason why the ‘usb drive’ needs to have AAA batteries inside. For example: “it keeps the data fresh!”

    The unit actually houses a GPS receiver and will autonomously keep track of its location including time, date, speed, direction and altitude and store this data in its memory. The recorded information can then be downloaded to your computer VIA the USB connection and be integrated with Mapquest, Google Earth, Google Maps or Virtual Earth to give you a visual plot of where the TrackStick has travelled. Most of the unit’s size can probably be attributed to the fact it runs on 2 AAA batteries which will power it for about 5 to 7 days of ‘typical operation’ which amounts to about 4,000 records.

    Unfortunately the life of a spy does not come cheap. The Trackstick is available from ThinkGeek for $249.99 which will probably make you think twice about who to secretly plant this on.

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    PT-33 Personal Tracker from StarsNav

    Published on April 5th, 2006 in tracking, bluetooth, gps navigation

    This little gadget (86 x 57 x 27.4 mm), slightly resembling a ‘hello kitty’ product is a personal tracker from StarsNav; a company manufacturing car gps system products, gps antennas, car gps system receivers, bluetooth GPS and wireless applications.

    Integrated inside this little unit is GPS and GSM modules as well as GPRS support GSM for downloading logged data. It doesn’t have much memory but it can’t still store up to 14400 individual locations.

    Supporting a remote listen-in function and a panic button this personal tracker is the must have gadget for your most top-secret operations.

    We’re not sure what kind of GSM service would support this device but from reading the specs we can tell that it would also work without a SIM card.

    Here are some more of the specs from their website:

  • Send Panic message and location
  • Listen in remotely
  • Real time tracking using SMS and GPRS
  • Navigation data output on USB (serial port) at 9600 or 4800 Baud rate
  • Mini USB port - Serial (1200 to 38400 baud Rate) for external communication, firmware upgrade, GPS data output and battery charge.
  • 4 LED indicators
  • Bluetooth GPS output (Bluetooth GPS receiver)
  • A Simple GPS Logger

    Published on February 9th, 2006 in tracking, gps navigation

    TrackStick™ is a new lipstick-sized logger that uses GPS technology to keep a watchful eye on shipments, vehicles, personnel, or anything else that moves.

    Using the latest in low power GPS receiver technology, TrackStick™ records date, time, location, speed, heading and altitude at pre-set intervals configured from PC setup. Housed in a rugged plastic 4.1” x 1.2” x 0.87” case. This state-of-the-art logger is the perfect solution for logging the movement record of an item or person.

    A low cost alternative to real-time tracking devices with monthly airtime fees, TrackStick™ records location data for later PC retrieval via an integrated USB port. Detailed mapping and 3D satellite imaging reveal exactly where TrackStick™ has been for the last seven days… read

     

     

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    PREČO ZVOLIŤ GPRS ?

    On-line GPS lokalizácia a prenos dát GPRS

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    Náklady na GPRS

    V prípade použitia GPRS je vhodné používať najlacnejší dátový tarif GSM operátora s predplatenou službou GPRS. Napr. v prípade operátora T-Mobile ide o tarif Data Start aktivovanom na dcérskej SIM karte v rámci služby Partner s mesačným paušálom 99,- Sk, v ktorom je predplatený už objem 10 MB prenesených dát. V prípade operátora Orange je to program DATA 5 s 5 MB predplatených dát za 149.- Sk/mes. Komunikácia prebieha jednosmerne do centra pomocou GPRS, kde je cena za prenos 1kB dát stanovená na 0,039 (0,035) Sk.. Do tohoto objemu sa vojde celá informácia 64x, takže oproti SMS správam, kde je cena za jednu informáciu 2,- Sk sme na neporovnateľnej cene. Z toho vyplýva možnosť podstatne častejšieho automatického obnovovania informácií o polohe vozidiel na dispečérske pracovisko. Ak teda bude informácia v cene 0,039/64 Sk odovzdávaná počas celého dňa, teda celých 24 hodín, napr. každú minútu, bude cena komunikácie za takýto deň prevádzky vo výške necelej 1,-Sk.

    Ponuka

    Zdá sa Vám daná ponuka pridrahá ?
    Skúste nám napísať či z danej ponuky nemáme aj tovar II kategórie. To jest tovar bol v používaní a odkúpený pre ďalší predaj. Jeho stav je 100 percentný. Tovar sa pred predajom repasuje. (vyčistí sa a dezinfikuje, prebehne výmena batérie, celkové ošetrenie)

    Použili ste daný tovar a už ho nepoužívate?
    Nie je problém, napíšte nám kedy ste výrobok zakúpil v akom je ešte stave a my ho od Vás spätne po vzájomnej dohode odkúpime a peniaze Vám pošleme na Váš účet.

    Detektor II ver.

    AJ-02CD

    Cena: 1 175,-Sk

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    Ponuka

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    FM Transmitter Digital STEREO Vám hudbu z MP3 prehrávača prenesie vzduchom do Vášho autorádia.
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    Detektor na odhalenie bezdôtových kamier a ploštíc AJ-01CD

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