Starcom launches “WatchLock” high-security padlock based on u-blox technology 인쇄 인쇄 이메일 이메일

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Security lock integrates u-blox GPS and GSM to monitor tampering, summon help


WatchLock is the industry’s first security lock that integrates u-blox GPS and GSM to monitor tampering, summon helpThalwil, Switzerland - May 16th, 2012 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, has been chosen as the GPS receiver and wireless module provider by Starcom Systems, a manufacturer of innovative products for telematics, fleet management and security applications.

Starcom’s latest product is “WatchLock”, the industry’s first high-security padlock with built in u-blox GPS and GSM wireless communications capability. Watchlock combines a Mul-T-Lock® high security padlock with an electronic alarm system from Starcom Systems. WatchLock is the first padlock that can report tampering while simultaneously transmitting its location to an online web application, making it ideal for both static (ex. Warehouses, fuel pipes, fences) as well as mobile applications (ex. trucks, trailers, vending machines).

“WatchLock is a unique product that provides a whole new level of security and peace of mind for industrial as well as private users”, said Mr. Doron Kedem, Starcom’s founder, “u-blox’ tight-integration of GPS and wireless communications technology has allowed us to develop a highly sensitive, location-aware padlock perfect for a wide range of high-security applications.”


The WatchLock has recently won the prestigious “Physical Security Product of the Year” award at the IFSEC International 2012 event held in Birmingham, UK.


WatchLock integrates a u-blox LEON GSM module together with a UBX-G6010 GPS receiver chip. All u‑blox 6 GPS receivers are hardware and firmware compatible with u-blox’ compact LEON 2G and LISA 3G wireless modules. This provides a mobile communications back-channel that enables numerous attractive “location-aware” features for consumer, automotive and industrial applications.


WatchLock is the result of cooperative efforts by Mul-T-Lock ®  and Starcom Systems, two industry leaders whose experience, professionalism, and innovation ensure a high-quality, uncompromising product that provides solutions for real-world needs. Mul-T-Lock® is fully owned by ASSA ABLOY the world-leading supplier of total door opening solutions, a multinational company with annual turnover of 5.5B$‏ and 37’000 employees.

For more information on Watchlock, please check its web site at: www.watchlock.com
Starcom Systems will be demonstrating the Watchlock at the IFSEC show, between May 14th -17th in Birmingham, UK, Hall 4 - booth 4C50 (www.ifsec.co.uk)

For more information about u-blox’ satellite positioning receivers and wireless modem products, visit www.u-blox.com


About u-blox
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs over 200 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
(www.u-blox.com)


About Starcom Systems
Starcom Systems is a global company specializing in easy-to-use, practical wireless solutions that combine advanced technology, telecommunications, and digital data for the protection and management of people, fleets of vehicles, containers and assets. The company’s continuous investment in R&D positions the company and its products at the front of technological progress. It is the only company in the world that includes certifications from all the leading standards in the world. With more than 15 years of experience and expertise, Starcom Systems distributes and sells its products through more than 110 technology partners and independent dealers in over 50 countries and its application operate in 32 languages.
(www.starcomsystems.com)


u-blox contact
Herbert Blaser, VP Business Marketing                                                          
Phone: +41 44 722 7469
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Starcom Systems contact
Ms. Nurit Shai, International Marketing Manager
Phone: +972-3-6199901
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Reston, VA and Fredonia, PA, USA - Feb. 7, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen as the GPS technology provider for Grace Industries, a manufacturer of mission-critical personal safety devices. Grace’s latest intrinsically-safe personal tracker, the SuperCell® SC500-GPS, relies on u-blox 6 GPS technology to report critical location data of remote workers.

 

Text Box: The SuperCell® SC500-GPS is an intrinsically safe personal tracker ideal for workers in flammable environmentsSuperCell® SC500-GPS is a networked, motion-sensing, two-way emergency radio device with automatic “man-down” alarm. The device is used in critical safety applications where a worker’s location and safety status needs continuous monitoring. With its intrinsically safe, ignition-proof design, the device is of particular interest to the oil and gas industry, as well as railroad and trucking companies handling hazardous or highly flammable materials.

 

“After careful analysis and rigorous testing, Grace chose u-blox GPS because of its high performance, reliability, and quality”, said Bob Campman, Vice President at Grace. “SuperCell SC500-GPS provides the ultimate level of confidence for companies with mobile workers in remote or hazardous locations, where safety and location can be monitored simultaneously”.

 

“Grace’s selection of u-blox GPS technology is a testimonial to the superiority of our products”, said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America. “With the SC500-GPS, tasks such as aircraft fuelling or gas pipeline repairs can now be performed safely while offering companies peace of mind and better insurance terms.”

             

About Grace Industries Inc.

Grace designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of high performance electronic life safety products for applications including firefighting, industrial safety, security, mining and railroad amongst other industrial and commercial markets. Further information on Grace Industries and the SuperCell model SC500-GPS can be obtained by calling, 1-800-969-6933 or online at www.graceindustries.com

 

About u-blox

u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, i

Reston, VA and Fredonia, PA, USA - Feb. 7, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen as the GPS technology provider for Grace Industries, a manufacturer of mission-critical personal safety devices. Grace’s latest intrinsically-safe personal tracker, the SuperCell® SC500-GPS, relies on u-blox 6 GPS technology to report critical location data of remote workers.

SuperCell® SC500-GPS is a networked, motion-sensing, two-way emergency radio device with automatic “man-down” alarm. The device is used in critical safety applications where a worker’s location and safety status needs continuous monitoring. With its intrinsically safe, ignition-proof design, the device is of particular interest to the oil and gas industry, as well as railroad and trucking companies handling hazardous or highly flammable materials.

“After careful analysis and rigorous testing, Grace chose u-blox GPS because of its high performance, reliability, and quality”, said Bob Campman, Vice President at Grace. “SuperCell SC500-GPS provides the ultimate level of confidence for companies with mobile workers in remote or hazardous locations, where safety and location can be monitored simultaneously”.


“Grace’s selection of u-blox GPS technology is a testimonial to the superiority of our products”, said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America. “With the SC500-GPS, tasks such as aircraft fuelling or gas pipeline repairs can now be performed safely while offering companies peace of mind and better insurance terms.”


About Grace Industries Inc.

Grace designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of high performance electronic life safety products for applications including firefighting, industrial safety, security, mining and railroad amongst other industrial and commercial markets. Further information on Grace Industries and the SuperCell model SC500-GPS can be obtained by calling, 1-800-969-6933 or online at www.graceindustries.com

About u-blox
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
(www.u-blox.com)

u-blox contact
Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America
Phone: +1 703 483 3180
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Grace Industries contact
Victoria Lenzi, Marketing Assistant
Phone: +1 724 962 9231
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ndustrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u‑blox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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www.u-blox.com)

 


u-blox contact
Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America

Phone: +1 703 483 3180

E-mail: 이 이메일 주소는 스팸봇으로부터 보호됩니다. 보시려면 자바스크립트를 사용 가능으로 해야됩니다.    

Grace Industries contact
Victoria Lenzi, Marketing Assistant

Phone: +1 724 962 9231

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