Network-free location tracker helps groups stick together anywhere

28-09-2018 | U-Blox | Subs & Systems

U-blox has collaborated with USA-based LynQ on a tracking device that enables groups of users to locate each other. LynQ, which exceeded its fundraising target on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, raising over US$ 1.5million, is now on pre-sale. Featured in the device is the company's CAM-M8Q GNSS receiver. This is a GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou positioning module with an embedded antenna. Featuring a slim size of 9.6mm x 14mm x 1.95mm, it is easy to combine it into handheld devices. While there are many smartphone-based solutions to locate friends and family, they are limited by the availability of mobile network reception. The location tracker gets by without networks, cellphones, apps, or monthly fees. By syncing up the devices prior to heading out, group members can track each other within a five-mile radius. Dependability is central to the location tracker, which has been field-tested on numerous continents and in most topographies and use cases. “We found the U-blox CAM-M8Q to be the best solution for us to achieve the requirements our use cases demand,” says Drew Lauter, CEO at LynQ. “We’re extremely price sensitive, yet we need a highly dependable GPS module. U-blox worked closely with us to deliver that.” For U-blox, accompanying LynQ in the development of its product has been an exciting adventure, says Suresh Ram, president of U-blox America. “We’re thrilled to see how well their idea has been received by the public and look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.”

By Electropages Admin