LinksPoint releases new enhanced version of its groundbreaking GlobalPoint GPS Global Positioning System receiver for Symbol Technologies ruggedized handheld computers.
Norwalk, CT (June 25, 2003) - LinksPoint, the leader in Location Powered Solutions, today announced the availability of its second generation of Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers for the Symbol Technologies SPT1800, PPT2800 and PDT8100 series ruggedized handheld computers. The new 12-channel GlobalPoint GPS receiver can be "snapped on" to the ruggedized handheld computers to provide GPS location data to software running on the device. GlobalPoint GPS receivers allow existing handheld computers to be used for location-oriented applications including field data collection, vehicle, personnel and asset tracking, navigation, field service management, proof of delivery, "location/time stamping" and numerous other applications.
The new GlobalPoint GPS receiver represents the second generation of LinksPoint's handheld GPS technology and features a number of enhancements over the original version that has been used by the FDNY at "Ground Zero" in the World Trade Center recovery efforts; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for field bioterrorism investigations; and by utilities and enterprises worldwide for data collection and field force tracking. Included among the industry-leading features of the GlobalPoint GPS are:
- Fast Satellite acquisition: Cold Start under 45 seconds; Hot Start under 8 seconds; Satellite re-acquisition in one tenth of a second
- Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and EGNOS support
- Signal acquisition using 1920 time/frequency search channels
- Hardware designed to improve Multipath-mitigation
- Superior Urban Canyon/Canopy Performance
- Low Power Chipset provides greater battery life in the field.
"The new generation of GlobalPoint GPS receiver for Symbol handhelds is the result of continuous innovation and the lessons learned in challenging use of the device under the toughest field conditions," said Scott Potter, LinksPoint's CTO. "The new receiver represents a leap forward in field GPS technology by giving longer battery life and greatly enhanced GPS performance for a wide range of mobile applications."
Cheers ~ Arne
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