(PRWEB) November 1, 2003
Anaheim, CA -- October 29, 2003 -- Targeting personal security and high-value asset applications, GeoSentry, Inc. has announced the launch of its portable tracking and monitoring service designed to provide customers with greater safety, security and peace of mind.
The GeoSentry offering brings together a suite of technologies required for a complete location and tracking solution: enhanced GPS positioning, digital wireless communications, Web-server-based digital mapping with position overlay, and Internet routing of location and status messages.
"The convergence of technology with the commercial, social and political need for greater safety and security has created a tremendous opportunity," stated company founder and President Gary Russell. "GeoSentry is emerging at the right time, to bring advanced personal security and asset tracking services to commercial, government and consumer markets."
GeoSentry is a versatile system and can be used in many different safety and security applications, including:
ÂX Monitoring and tracking small, high-value assets
ÂX Providing situation awareness for law enforcement and public safety agency personnel deployed in the field
ÂX Monitoring and tracking students and youths on field trips while away from school and home
ÂX Monitoring and tracking elderly, handicapped and stalked individuals
ÂX Providing distress signal alerts and location for recreational boaters and fisherman in coastal waters
ÂX Tracking and monitoring hazardous or sensitive cargo
ÂX Portable tracking for small, independent courier and delivery services
In describing the market opportunities, Russell pointed to business enterprises, public agencies and consumer groups as likely vertical markets for the GeoSentry monitoring and tracking service. These prospects include such organizations as the United States Coast Guard, police (including patrol, detectives and SWAT members), FEMA and fire fighting departments, "first responder" security/safety/emergency units, businesses with field sales and support personnel (such as home services companies, office equipment sales and repair), public and private schools, youth groups such as the Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls, home health agencies such as the Visiting Nurses Association, child protective services and the like, and others.
"Thanks to the small size of GeoSentry's portable tracking devices, it is possible to deploy them as covert monitoring systems, allowing us to track hazardous or sensitive materials or cargo -- as well as individuals or groups of individuals who pose a threat to security. As such, portable tracking technology like GeoSentry's will no doubt play an important role in the United States' Homeland Security initiative," Russell added.
GeoSentry offers a complete solution for remotely tracking and monitoring people and objects. The company has aggregated a variety of hardware and software elements, from the portable tracking device to wireless communications service providers to billing systems, creating a complete customer solution and business offering.
"We're ready to go right out of the box. Customers can be up and running with the service quickly and easily," Russell noted, "without the hassles of elaborate and expensive installations, vehicle alterations, connections to power or antenna placements."
The GeoSentry monitoring and tracking solution consists of a small, transportable device (worn by a user or installed on a mobile asset) that determines location and communicates this position via the Internet to Web-enabled personal computers, laptops and a variety of wireless PDAs. The GeoSentry PT-100 hardware is a fully self-contained unit, including the GPS, cellular functions, both antennas and battery. About the size of a deck of cards and weighing only five ounces, the unit is portable and can be worn or carried by an individual or covertly placed on small high-value assets for monitoring the unit's location while in transit -- even over large distances.
Privately held GeoSentry is based in Anaheim, CA. The company's principals have solid roots in the GPS and wireless communications industries, with over 50 years' combined experience with market-leading companies such as Magellan, Teletrac, Raytheon, Wireless Telematics and other pioneering high-technology firms. The GeoSentry remote monitoring and tracking service is available for purchase, rental or on a lease-to-own basis. For more information on the company, applications and the system's components and capabilities, visit the company's Web site at http://www.geosentry.biz/.
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Gary Russell, President