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The PetsCell is the first voice enabled waterproof GPS cell phone optimized for animals. Measuring approximately 5 cms wide, 2.5 cms thick and 9.4 cms long, the PetsCell sets the standard for GPS tracking devices for pets. Unlike any other ‘Rush to Market’ products currently available. The PetsCell utilizes the new CDMA / GPS tracking technology, rather than the current GSM technology. This technology is so new, PetsMobility is the first company to be provisioned by network providers to use this technology in the (LBS) pet industry.
What does that mean for you? Well, GSM is a cheap and economical tracking device for GPS systems, however in the tracking ability of the device, it can be out of range any where from 300 ft to a mile or more. It’s called ‘Drift’ and really doesn’t help you locate anything smaller than a 747. PetsMobility’s new CDMA technology and tracking algorithms diminish the GPS Drift and sets the standard of the most accurate GPS tracking in the industry today.
Incorporating this industry leading GPS technology with the 2-way communication ability, a built in temperature sensor and being completely waterproof, makes the PetsCell the leader in GPS positioning systems for pets.
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.
The PetsCell will be available latter this year.
Promising an easier way for parents, children and seniors to stay connected, Wherify Wireless announced it will launch its Wherify Family Locator Service and companion Wherifone GPS Locator Phone on October 1st, 2006. The Wherifone is the world’s first GSM/GPS phone designed for children and seniors, and gives on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives at any time from anywhere, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost.
Whether used as a “first phone” for pre-teens (ages 8 to 11) or as a “companion phone” for seniors or special-needs family members, the Wherifone locator phone combines GSM voice technology with industry-leading SiRFStarIII GPS technology and Wherify’s own Aided-GPS solution to provide quality voice communications and superior location accuracy even under difficult conditions, including inside many types of buildings, in vehicles, under foliage and in most urban canyons. 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.
The Wherifone GPS Locator Phone will retail for $99.95, and fixed-usage Wherify Family Locator Service plans that include both voice and location services start at just $19.95 per month.
This is a Plug-and-Play, compact, light-weight, wireless modem that provides EDGE, GPRS and GSM connectivity for portable, handheld computers and others. The SAMBA75 maintains the same form-factor of the well-known SAMBA GSM/GPRS modem. It allows subscribers to send and receive data, including digital images, web pages and photographs, with a transfer rate three times higher than possible with GSM/GPRS network. It supports SMS, fax & MMS.
The SAMBA75 is designed for use on any GSM network in the world, it is a Quad-Band EDGE and GSM/GPRS engine that works on the four frequencies GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800 MHz and PCS 1900 MHz and it can be used in all existing GSM networks in Europe, the U.S.A. and Asia. This full type approved integrated modem constitutes a self contained, fully integrated implementation of the GSM/GPRS and EDGE functionalities. The SAMBA75 provides an integrated SIM card reader and an internal GSM antenna. The physical interface to the modem application is made through an embedded USB connector.
The price of the Falcom SAMBA 75 is about $220