New Tech Offers Longer Battery Life and Affordability
Solutions Into Motion, the developer of Trackem and WhereSafe GPS, is announcing the launch of a new line of CAT-M GPS modems. The new devices will replace the existing line-up of 4G modems, providing new enhancements, capabilities and form factors.
The CAT-M network, officially known as LTE Cat-M1 and referred to as LTE-M, is a low powered wide area network (LPWAN) specifically designed for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the internet of things (IOT). The network has a maximum system bandwidth at 1.4 MHz (as opposed to Cat-0’s 20 MHz), which is ideal for devices where small data transfer is required. Less speed means less battery power required. Some studies suggest that CAT-M can increase battery capacity by 10x.
“We have been aggressively researching CAT-M technologies since it became available. We knew this network would provide the efficiencies and capability for our trackers to offer our clients enhanced user experience,” says Alex Simms, COO at Solutions Into Motion. “To bring our products to the next level, we wanted to offer units with extended battery life and ones that are more compact. Now we can and our pricing does not increase, even decreases in some cases,” he adds.
The new CAT-M line of modems offer improved versions of existing product with longer lasting batteries as well as a new smaller portable personal GPS tracker.
The BAT Mini
The new WhereSafe BAT Mini (ST4940) is a pocket sized tracker that easily fits into a child’s backpack, purse, luggage, containers, or with a magnetic holster onto an ATV, snowmobile, vehicle and more. The Mini features a battery that can last up to one month. See more information at https://www.wheresafe.com/products/mini-gps-tracker or the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5svaCaQ5bM
The BAT Standard
The all new BAT Portable Tracker (LLO1), is an upgraded version of Trackem and WhereSafe’s most popular form factor…The BAT. This portable magnetic GPS tracker can be installed on any magnetic surface or any other surface with the optional adhesive mounting plate. The new BAT features a long life lithium-ion battery that can last up to one year. See more information at https://www.wheresafe.com/products/magnetic-gps-tracker or the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1t8KBIAB6o
The BAT XT
Another new form factor is the Trackem Where BAT XT Portable Tracker (ST4940). XT stands for ‘Extended Battery’. This modem features four strong magnets allowing it to be installed on any magnetic surface or use the mounting bracket to install it onto any other surface. The XT has a battery life up to three years. See more information at https://www.wheresafe.com/products/xt-magnetic-gps-tracker or the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuR4vpMN45Y
The OBD Tracker and Sport Tracker
The new CAT-M WhereSafe and Trackem modem line-up also features an all new OBDII GPS Tracker and a hardwired Sport Tracker. Get more information about these at https://www.wheresafe.com/products/vehicle-tracker, the OBDII product video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI91K4gjM14; https://www.wheresafe.com/products/sport-tracker and at the Sport Tracker product video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx5SVLZBEZE
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