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SAVOX to bring GPS capabilities to TETRA communication devices

Fastrax Ltd., a developer of GPS receivers for optimal utilization of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and SAVOX Communications
Ltd., a technology provider, designer and manufacturer of hands-free and positioning solutions for demanding use, introduced a new GPS accessory for TETRA terminals.

TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) is a digital radio standard defined by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI). The standard provides demanding mobile radio users, e.g. in emergency services, with significantly improved communications over previous analogue systems. The GPS accessory developed by SAVOX using Fastrax technology complements the TETRA communication system with highly accurate positioning features. The accessory connects to the serial port of TETRA devices. The positioning information for the new SAVOX GPS accessory is provided with a Fastrax iTrax02/8 GPS receiver, featuring the lowest power consumption on the market. The low power drain enables an extremely long operating time, a crucial factor in a battery-operated device. Designed for demanding conditions, the iTrax 02/8 receiver offers industry-leading performance and fast time to first fix (TTFF). The iTrax02/8 also includes support for assisted GPS (A-GPS) for urban tracking.

Fastrax’s product family of iTrax02 Series 12-channel GPS receivers offers key benefits in performance, size, power consumption and versatility. The iTrax02 Series modules with iSuite navigation software enable the implementation of position-aware features into practically any appliance. They are ideally suited for both industrial tracking systems and small battery-operated products like mobile phones, asset tracking devices, handheld computers and sports accessories. Fastrax GPS receivers are globally available via a network of qualified distributors.