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Trimble unveils small, battery-powered automobile location device

Trimble introduced a location device for consumer-oriented automotive applications — the TrimTrac(TM) locator. With its low cost, small size and battery-powered operation, the TrimTrac locator is supposedly a complete end-user device that allows location-based service providers and system integrators to provide personal vehicle monitoring services to a broader range of subscribers. The TrimTrac locator will be showcased at International CES.

Priced at two to five times lower than other comparable devices on the market today, the TrimTrac locator enables automatic position reporting for personal vehicle monitoring, security and theft recovery. The device can also support select roadside assistance and concierge services with application server and call center capabilities provided by third-party service providers.

Trimble also announced a marketing and distribution agreement with Topp Data Solutions, headquartered in Miami, Fla., to offer the TrimTrac locator as part of its location-based services product line.