GPS is taking a step forward in regards to one's ability to track something remotely, via satellite, the latest invention in this area being named the PocketFinder GPS Vehicle Locators.
Many cars nowadays, and consumer electronics, come equipped with a GPS system of some sort.
This allows people to always know where they are on the globe, thanks to the assistance of orbiting satellites.
Not very much exists in the way of remote GPS tracking, however, something that Location Based Technologies decided to remedy.
What the company did was develop the PocketFinder
GPS Vehicle Locator, a small item which, after easily being strapped to a vehicle, relays its location via satellite to a map that one can view from anywhere.
All people need in order to access the map is a personal computer with a web connection, that or any web-connected mobile smartphone (and, most likely, tablets and other online devices). Email and SMS text alerts based on speeds and established zones can also be programmed.
“As a socially aware pet parent myself, I’m thrilled to be working with PocketFinder to showcase their GPS Vehicle Locators for our Social Petworking community, said Denise Quashie, founder of BarkWorld Expo.
Speaking of BarkWorld, it is there that the item will be demonstrated, with the help of two pet owners that will be tasked with driving new 2012 Subaru Foresters from their homes to BarkWorld Expo 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“BarkWorld is a fun way to demonstrate our PocketFinder GPS vehicle location device,” said Dave Morse, CEO of Location Based Technologies, Inc. which develops and manufactures all PocketFinder products. “It illustrates how our devices help people keep in touch with loved ones.”
The demonstration will be made on September 29, 2011 (tomorrow). PocketFinder devices have already been priced, at $189.95 (139.35 Euro) and have a monthly service charge of $12.95 (about equal to 9.50 Euro).