Homeland Integrated Security Systems today announced that the company is planning to release a new, low-cost, portable Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device for a wide range of target markets.
The new portable CT-100 GPS device is pocket-sized and weighs only 2.6 ounces. Measuring approximately 2 x 2 inches, it can clip onto a belt or slip into a pocket, and uses a rechargeable battery.
It can be used to track children, pets, sex offenders, and vehicles, among numerous other items.
The CT-100 works by transmitting its location to a personal computer, allowing users to track the location of the unit at all times.
Currently in the testing phase, the device is scheduled to be released later this year.
The tracking device does not require a line-of-sight with the open sky and can work indoors using a combination of GPS technology and cellular signals.
The CT-100 will be marketed to law enforcement and public safety agencies, schools, automotive manufacturers, shipping companies and other industries. It currently works with the company's CDMA
partner, Sprint (News
) PCS, and is expected to be supported by additional networks prior to release.
"This is our first GPS tracking device that is truly convenient to wear. We are very encouraged by the number of industries in which it can be utilized. The CT-100's technology is state of the art with respects to cost, size and usability, and we anticipate it to be extremely marketable," stated Fred Wicks, CEO and president of Homeland Integrated Security Systems.
Also in recent company news, Homeland Integrated Security Systems announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Connecting Business World Wide, to market Homeland's products to a variety of major automotive manufacturers, shipping and freight companies in Scandinavia.
Homeland Integrated Security Systems owns proprietary technology in conjunction with its Cyber Tracker product line.
Cyber Tracker technology has applications for data and tracking functions across a variety of industries, utilizing CDMA, IDEN, and GSM
technologies. In addition, the use of satellite technology in conjunction with the Cyber Tracker is under development.
Michelle Robart is a Contributing Editor at TMCnet. To read more of her articles please visit her columnist page.