RadioTrac, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CyTerraCorporation with offices in Waltham, MA and Orlando, FL, announced May 13 it will sell its GPS-based tracking and emergency location systemsto RELM Wireless Corporation of Melbourne, FL. RELM, amanufacturer, developer and distributor of wireless mobile and handheld two-way radios, says it is marketing the RadioTrac system under the EarthLoc brand nameand using it initially with its BK Radio line.
According to RadioTrac, their palm-sized tracking device, which plugs directly into anyhand-held radio, uses global positioning technology to provide dispatcherswith pinpoint locations of their personnel and allows the radio user to signalfor help during an emergency situation. All RadioTrac systems integrate GPS technology and come complete with a base station, a miniature GPSmodule with patented encoding/decoding techniques and mapping software.
"Beyond being a great business opportunity, this is also a tremendouscompliment to the sophistication of the RadioTrac technology," said RadioTracPresident Lou Marcarelli. "Whenever a company like RELM Wireless steps up toendorse your product in this manner, it means you've developed somethingunique that satisfies a definite need in the marketplace. With this agreement,RELM Wireless is adding to its strength with a critically important and uniquesafety device."
David Storey, RELM's president & chief executive officer commented,"Vehicle location devices have been available for some time, but until now,due to cost and size issues, individual location has not been an effectivebusiness concept. RadioTrac's real-time tracking and emergency notificationgive incident managers a critical measure of safety as well as more controlover their assets. The compact size and ease of operation make the RadioTracsystem a valuable and cost-effective tool for any two-way users withapplications requiring location and tracking capabilities."
Designed to be worn by public safety personnel, forestry rangers, or anygroup performing field operations, RadioTrac says the system provides users with a range ofapplications, including bike, mounted, foot or motor patrols. RadioTrac'sadvanced 12-channel GPS with patch antenna and receiver is housed with a high-speed modem and microcomputer in a lightweight, 2" x 2 1/2" x 1" case. Thebase monitor can be stationary or completely portable, connected to a laptopcomputer and its own self-contained battery pack.
CyTerra Corporation is a privately held, employee-owned company founded inJuly 2000 to focus on the development and production of securitytechnology solutions.