Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of programmable OEM GPS receivers
and open, portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments, today
announced the new iTrax03-02 line of receivers.
Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) September 2, 2005 -- Fastrax Ltd., a leading
provider of programmable OEM GPS receivers and open, portable OEM GPS
Software Development Kit environments, today announced the new iTrax03-02
line of receivers. Featuring ultra-low power consumption and
state-of-the-art functionality, yet designed with the same form factor as
the company's older iTrax02 receivers, the new iTrax03-02 is the ideal
upgrade for current iTrax02 users.
The Fastrax iTrax03-02 combines
the industry-leading technology of the iTrax03 family with iTrax02
mechanical format and connectivity. This allows existing products using
iTrax02 OEM GPS receivers to be easily updated for lower power consumption
and improved iSuite firmware performance.
"With the new iTrax03-02
receiver, we are pleased to offer the perfect migration path to our
existing iTrax02 customers. The ability to incorporate the
state-of-the-art navigation functionality and programmability of our
top-of-the-line iTrax03 receivers into an iTrax02-based device without
redesigning the hardware is a great advantage to manufacturers," said
Matti Räty, President, Fastrax Ltd.
As with other Fastrax iTrax03
OEM GPS receiver modules, the iTrax03-02 is one of the lowest power
consuming, complete 12-channel OEM GPS receivers on the market. The new
iTrax03-02 uses 30 mW less power than the earlier iTrax02. The iTrax03-02
receiver has a tracking sensitivity of as low as –153 dBm, making it
suitable for extremely demanding applications and environments.
The iTrax03-S is fully programmable with the Fastrax iSuite 3
Software Development Kit (SDK). The programmability of the receiver, along
with its 8 or 16 Mbit flash memory, allows custom applications to be
executed on the receiver's baseband processor, eliminating the need for
separate CPU and memory chips. Furthermore, the firmware and application
code can be upgraded remotely when necessary.
- iTrax02 compatible mechanics and connectivity
Small form factor: 25.9 mm x 25.9 mm x 4.6 mm
- Low power consumption:
100mW @ 2.8V
- Very high sensitivity: –153 dBm (Tracking)
- iTALK 3
and NMEA0183 protocols
- Kalman Navigation
- Supports remote
- Data logger (up to 70,000 lat/lon data points with
- A-GPS support
- Versatile interface ports
Support for iSUITE™ 3 Software Development Kit
- WAAS/EGNOS support
- 1 PPS support (4Q2005)
Samples of the iTrax03-02 are
available immediately from Fastrax distributors worldwide. For evaluation
kits, please contact Fastrax local distributors.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Fastrax is an exhibitor at the ION GNSS conference from September 14th to
16th 2005, at Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA (Booth
Tel. +358 400 431 124
Fastrax agency contact:
Tel. +358 9 6812 080
Fastrax provides industry-leading receivers and software solutions
for optimal utilization of GPS (Global Positioning System) and other GNSS
location services (Global Navigation Satellite Systems). Fastrax
transforms GPS technologies into highly scalable iTrax and iSuite
solutions with open interfaces, combined to ultra low power consumption
and miniature hardware design. With industry-leading performance, Fastrax
GPS receivers navigate continuously even in extreme conditions. Receivers
are ideally suited to both industrial location applications and
high-volume consumer products such as cell phones and sports accessories.
Fastrax Engineering Services provide expert services in application
design. Headquartered in Finland and founded in 1999, the company is
privately owned and backed by leading venture capital investors CapMan,
Eqvitec, Startupfactory and Innocap, with a strategic investment by Suunto
Corporation, a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world's
leading sports equipment companies.
More information: www.fastrax.fi.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
is a worldwide satellite navigation infrastructure funded and controlled
by the U.S. Department of Defense, originally developed for U.S. military
purposes. GPS provides satellite signals that enable GPS receivers to
calculate their exact position and velocity. The GPS infrastructure has
three segments. The space segment consists of 24 satellites that orbit the
earth every 12 hours. The control segment consists of tracking stations
located around the world, with the master control station located at
Falcon Air Force Base in Colorado. The user segment consists of GPS
receivers and users utilizing the information provided by the system. GPS
is widely used in applications such as marine navigation.