Re: Market Research GPS GSM IPIRB/low Jack
> Yeah bit of a different heading
> I have a sample order of some GPS gadgets coming in to NZ this week.
> They could be described as a Poor mans Lo Jack or EPIRB
> They are a unit with GPS built in and SMS and GPRS capability.
> Basically the unit will respond to a text message or a Call and send
> Latitude and Longtitude to the calling/texting number.
> It also has three buttons on it allowing predefined messages (including
> lat long info) to be sent by the device.
> But wait there is more and it's not Ginsu Steak knives.
> The unit can be configured to send lat/long data on a regular defined
> With the GPRS capability (which I havnt quite got my head around yet)
> real time on line tracking is a possibility.
More useful would be a video feed in realtime or failing that a ftp
upload of still images.
> Currently only usable on Vodaphone, but I hope also going to be
> available on Telescum's XT network.
A friend got a cheap thing from deal extreme that does this - never
gonna work on XT since china is GSM only - nothing 3g out on their
domestic market. If you have a source on a UMTS850 capable one of those
I would be interested since I am going to be moving to telecom soon (as
it seems most people are)
> So what do you reckon is the market for these, what do you reckon they
> are worth?
> As an aside, I fitted an earlier model to a genset trailer unit that was
> being used in fairly sparsely populated units, it was worth about $50k,
> it walked as we were afraid it might. I texted the unit got the lat
> long, we plugged it into google earth got the location and sent the
> police to collect it.
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