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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Track anything

ATS Automobile has launched a GPS device for keeping track of your valuable ­possessions.
MyNav GPS Tracker is one of the smallest tracking devices, making it easy to attach to any surface or object, according to Kithsiri Kumar, the company’s director.

The device works by using a combination of three technologies — GSM, GPRS and GPS. It can send out an SMS alert with its current location and moving speed if it is in transit.

And when the tracker is not able to achieve a GPS lock, it would still be able to roughly triangulate its position using cell towers.

“Up take of the device has been good as people are considering personal tracking devices as an additional security measure for valuable assets such as cars,” he said.

To date the company has sold over 200 units of the device over the course of three months, said Kithsiri.

The tracker can also be used as a personal security device for children as it also comes with a panic button. Pressing this button will make the device send out an SMS every three seconds.

Other uses include voice surveillance as it allows users to call the device and listen in on what’s going on via the tracker’s built-in microphone.

ATS Automobile says the MyNav GPS Tracker is able to last up to one week or 50 hours of continuous usage on a single charge.

The tracker would also alert the user via SMS if it’s running out of power.
MyNav GPS Tracker retails for RM899. — CHONG JINN XIUNG

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