Personal Communications Devices and FreightWatch Partner to Bring Innovative Tracking Device, Geo F2, to Market
Device Supplier and Application Service Provider Partnership Enables Introduction of Next Generation M2M and Tracking Devices
Source: PCDPersonal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD) a leading provider of technology products to wireless carriers in North and South America, and FreightWatch Security Net (FSN), a leader in covert cargo tracking solutions, announced today a partnership whereby PCD will help FreightWatch market its Geo F2 tracker and future innovative M2M tracking devices.
A covert, portable tracking and sensor monitoring device, the Geo F2 leverages cutting-edge communications technology and has the distinctive ability to operate in impaired environments. By using both GPS and cellular signals, the Geo F2 can locate objects with extreme accuracy and can be configured over-the-air for greater tracking flexibility.
“As the M2M space continues to grow, PCD is pleased to extend its partnership with FSN. The Geo F2 is one example of the unique solutions we will bring to market with FSN, helping both companies to remain at the forefront of the tracking and sensor monitoring solutions marketplace,” said James Daurio, Vice President, Sales for PCD.
The FreightWatch Geo F2, like the CMA8110BK in PCD’s Merca-trax™ line, is powered by the Qualcomm inGeo™ Platform, which enables unique battery hibernation capabilities, producing best-in-class operation and standby time. This innovative technology enables the Geo F2 to outperform competitive offerings in end-to-end embedded cargo tracking, covert asset location assurance, and investigative surveillance applications.
“We’re excited to be continuing our relationship with PCD and leveraging the success of our first jointly marketed tracking solution, the Geo F1. As we move forward with the Geo F2 and future PCD state-of-the-art M2M products that perfectly complement FreightWatch solution platforms, we anticipate helping expand M2M technology into new markets and applications,” said Bill Games, President of FreightWatch Security Net.
In 2009, PCD and FSN launched PCD’s CMA8110BK which FSN branded as the FreightWatch Geo F1. The CMA8110BK is the first device in PCD’s Merca-trax line of M2M and location tracking devices.
Geo F2 Key Features
- Small, covert form factor (H) 2.5” x (W) 1.0” x (D) 0.625”
- Works indoors and outdoors, even through secure containers
- Offers exact tracking in impaired environments with no clear view of the sky
- Provides real-time tracking and monitoring
- Extended battery life with ‘low duty cycle’ hibernation
- 3D accelerometer for motion dependent reporting rates and alerts