#GPS #Pet Tracking Sector Snapshot; (NASDAQ: $FLEX), (NASDAQ: $GRMN), (OTCQB: $GOPH), (NYSE: $MSI), (NASDAQ: $SWKS)
Pet Wearable Market Size Worth Over $2Bn by 2023 – Global Market Insights
Point Roberts, WA – November 22, 2016 – Investorideas.com, a global news source covering technology issues a sector snapshot for the GPS pet tracking market and some of the publicly traded companies participating in the growing market opportunity. Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), Garmin (NasdaqGS:GRMN), Gopher Protocol (OTCQB: GOPH), Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SWKS) all have products developed or in development for the GPS tracking sector of the pet wearable market.
According to Global Market Insights, the pet wearable market size will be worth over $2bn by 2023. “The rising need for remote monitoring and tracking pets is anticipated to drive the industry over the next few years. The advent of various smart devices such as tablets and smartphones that help in instant tracking of pets is likely to propel the industry over the next few years. Increasing significance of GPS and RFID based devices is predicted to positively impact the pet wearable market size.”
The report also notes, “The U.S. pet wearable market size is predicted to continue its dominance due to surging adoption of these devices. Increasing spending on pet food, veterinary care and on other products and services is expected to drive the regional industry demand.”
Another research firm, Grand View Research, sees similar growth opportunity. They project the market reaching USD $2.36 billion by 2022. “Growing pet ownership coupled with increasing per capita expenditure on pets is expected to drive product demand over the forecast period. Over the next seven years, linkage of pet wearable with IoT & other mobile devices along with increasing dominance of certain vendors would challenge industry penetration of new entrants.”
In October, Gopher Protocol (OTCQB: GOPH) announced they had started building its initial 50 Guardian Sphere Devices, designed for tracking pets as well as other applications. The Sphere is an innovative tracking device that can easily be attached to a pet’s collar and then transmit real-time location information to the smartphone(s) or website account of the registered owner of the device. The Sphere has a replaceable battery and operates on the exclusive Guardian private network, which provides owners with the unique ability to obtain real-time tracking information without the need for GPS, Wi-Fi or cellular service. The Sphere includes state of the art radio technology, a GPS system and micro controller systems, with a potential “back-up” Bluetooth unit. The Sphere sends signals in specific intervals to report on its location. The Sphere’s system analyzes the information using its proprietary, advanced mathematical modeling software that precisely calculates the Sphere’s location. The Sphere’s mobile application then presents the exact location of the Sphere on the map. An additional unique system feature is the Sphere’s Emergency Alert system. Users of the Sphere have the ability to transmit emergency alerts directly from their mobile apps, which transmit their Sphere locations. All registered users located in such a Sphere’s proximity will be notified about the Emergency and may notify the user about the Sphere’s recovery (which we fondly refer to as a “private emergency alert”).
“The actual creation of our initial 50 Spheres along with their suggested final design is extremely exciting. These 50 Spheres will be tested as a complete system in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We believe tests will be initiated by mid-November. Our goal in developing the Sphere is to provide pet owners with peace of mind through the use of an invaluable recovery tool which could enable them to track their pets in real-time should they ever become separated,” stated Company CTO, Dr. Danny Rittman.
Gopher Protocol (OTCQB: GOPH) is taking the tracking industry seriously and expanding their technology applications to meet other market needs. Just last week they released the GuardianPack, a unique application for tracking groups; a tracking application for IOS systems only, using GPS through a smartphone or through the web. News: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gopher-protocol-release-basic-version-130000148.html
In September, hereO, creator of the first complete end-to-end family location service, announced it had entered into a product development and manufacturing partnership with Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world.
According to the press release, “Complementing hereO’s rapidly growing, industry-leading partnership line-up, Flex and hereO will collaborate on the design, engineering and production of the company’s next generation of family friendly wearable technology products – Pet Tracker, Tracker of Things, hereO Senior, and current in-market hereO GPS Watch for kids.”
In June of this year, Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NasdaqGS: GRMN), announced new capabilities to its GPS dog tracking system, including the new Astro® 430, a GPS and GLONASS dog tracking handheld that can track up to 20 dogs at a range of up to nine miles, and is capable of updating their location every 2.5 seconds. The unit can be used in conjunction with the new DriveTrack™ 70 LMT, a seven-inch touchscreen dashboard navigator that tracks dogs from inside a vehicle and navigates to them. In addition, hunters can now see their dogs’ whereabouts on any fēnix® 3 watch. The capabilities extend to existing Alpha tracking and training systems as well.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SWKS) announced in May that its front-end modules are being leveraged by Iotera, a leader in wireless technologies for wide area Internet of Things applications, across their family of IOTA® GPS-enabled tracking products. Initially deployed for tracking pets, these devices are now being utilized to protect vehicles, bicycles and other personal items. Tracking is becoming an increasingly important opportunity as the Internet of Things explosion proliferates and encompasses a wide range of new and previously unimagined applications ranging from smart meters and connected vehicles, to security systems and industrial uses. Skyworks’ connectivity solutions extend range and maximize battery life in these types of devices.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) announced its new VerveRetrieve waterproof GPS pet tracker at CES 2016 and other technology conferences at the beginning of the year but it’s unclear presently if it’s in the market. The GPS pet tracker lets pet owners find their lost dog and track activity anywhere with cellular data and it includes lifetime1 tracking warranty. VerveRetrieve is IP67 waterproof and offers lifetime GPS tracking, virtual fence and wander alert via the Hubble application for iOS and Android. The Motorola SCOUT5000 wearable camera with GPS lets you know where your dog is at all times. The wide angle camera allows you to stream live video of what your dog is seeing on your compatible device; while GPS real-time tracking lets you know the exact whereabouts of your pet so you can bring them home if they wander off.
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Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) (“Gopher” and the “Company”) (http://gopherprotocol.com) is a development-stage company developing a real-time, heuristic-based mobile technology. Upon development, the technology will consist of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that will run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. Gopher believes this will be among the first system that is developed using a human, heuristic-based analysis engine. Since the core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that will be capable of being installed in any mobile device worldwide, Gopher expects that this will result in an internal, private network between all mobile devices utilizing the microchip by providing mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing and other additional mobile features.
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Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB:GOPH) is a development-stage company that is developing a real-time, heuristic based, mobile technology, per license agreement it holds. Upon development, the technology will consist of a smart microchip, mobile application software and supporting software that run on a server. The system contemplates the creation of a global network, worldwide. Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using a human, heuristic based analysis engine. Since the core of the system will be its advanced microchip that will be able to be installed any mobile device, worldwide, Gopher expects that this will result in an internal, private network between all mobile devices utilizing the device by providing mobile technology for computing power enhancement, advanced mobile database management/sharing, and additional mobile features. Guardian Patch- works with or without GPS: Consumer website (http://www.guardianpatch.com/)
GTX Corp. (OTC:GTXO) is a pioneer in wearable technology and a leader in enterprise 2 way GPS real-time personal location based services. Founded in 2002, headquartered in Los Angeles, California and known for its game-changing and award-winning patented GPS Smart Shoe, its block buster Smartphone GPS Tracking App, and GPS SmartSole, GTX provides solutions that answer the “where is” question: where is my mother, child, pet, vehicle and high value assets. Through a robust enterprise platform and licensing business model the Company offers a complete end to end solution of location based hardware, middleware, apps, connectivity and professional services. Letting you know where or how someone or something is at the touch of a button delivering security and peace of mind in an instant. GTX Corp also owns and operates LOCiMOBILE, Inc. which develops applications for smart phones and tablets and Code Amber Alertag. The Company has an aggressive intellectual property strategy and owns an extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trademarks, copy rights and URL’s.
Innovative Solutions & Support (NasdaqGS:ISSC) is a systems integrator that designs and manufactures flight guidance and cockpit display systems for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and retrofit applications. The company supplies integrated Flight Management Systems (FMS) and advanced GPS receivers for precision low carbon footprint navigation
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Ituran Location & Control Ltd. (NASDAQGS: ITRN) provides location-based services, consisting predominantly of stolen vehicle recovery and tracking services, as well as wireless communications products used in connection with its location-based services and various other applications. Ituran offers mobile asset location, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, management & control services for vehicles, cargo and personal security. Ituran’s subscriber base has been growing significantly since the Company’s inception to over 1 million subscribers distributed globally. Established in 1995, Ituran has employees worldwide, provides its location based services and has a market leading position in Israel, Brazil, Argentina and the United States.
Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. GPS:
Kongsberg Automotive ASA (OTC:KGAUF) provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. GPS: Lowrance Electronics is one of the smaller manufacturers of GPS devices that was acquired by Kongsberg.
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Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSX:RHT.V; OTC:RQHTF ) is a Vancouver, BC based healthcare technology company that specializes in developing innovative, secure mobile software solutions for the $20 Billion Community Care market. Reliq’s iUGO Health technology platform is a comprehensive hardware and software solution that allows complex patients to receive high quality care in the home, improving health outcomes, enhancing quality of life for patients & families and reducing the cost of care delivery. GPS: The comprehensive home health solution can also be tailored to fit any patient’s specific needs. For example, if they have dementia, Alzheimer’s, or some other traumatic brain injury that affects cognitive function, the patient is outfitted with a wristband that will alert the wearer with a video message from someone familiar if they walk outside instructing them to go back inside the home or in the case that the patient still wanders off, the device has a GPS locater embedded so, the police or medical personnel will be alerted to ensure the safety of the patient.
R F INDUSTRIES LTD (NasdaqGM:RFIL) manufactures, designs and distributes Radio Frequency (RF) connectors and cable assemblies, medical cabling products, RF wireless products and fiber optic cable products. Coaxial connectors, cable assemblies and custom microwave RF connectors are used for Wi-Fi, PCS, radio, test instruments, computer networks, antenna devices, aerospace, OEM and Government agencies. Medical Cabling and Interconnector products are specialized custom electrical cabling products for the medical equipment monitoring market. RF Wireless products include digital data transceivers for industrial monitoring, wide area networks, GPS tracking and mobile wireless network solutions. Fiber optic cable, connector and harness products serve computer, aerospace, computer networking and specialty applications.
SafeonTheMove™ ( OTC:OPMG) – Formerly Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. – is a leading provider of mobile applications software. The Company’s flagship product, personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite, is a next-generation software suite with the most robust set of features and functions available today. The software product, which is easily downloadable to mobile phones, allows for GPS tracking of the mobile device in order to calculate the rate of speed of travel. Above certain predetermined speeds, the software will lock the keyboard and prevent the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting. While SafeonTheMove’s(TM) software is designed to prevent texting while driving, it also offers parents and employers the ability to monitor the driving habits of mobile phone users in order to prevent speeding.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SWKS) is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks supports automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, GPS, industrial, medical, military, wireless networking, smartphone and tablet applications. The Company’s portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, infrastructure RF subsystems, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, PLLs/synthesizers/VCOs, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches and technical ceramics. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Skyworks is worldwide with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Sparc Systems Ltd. (BSE:SPARC.BO) provides software and hardware solutions for office automation, electronic security systems, and embedded and Internet appliances in India. It offers GPS vehicle tracking systems, video conference systems, mobile ATMs, fire and intrusion detection systems, access control systems, home security systems, and building management systems, as well as SMS solutions, including kiosk monitoring, remote activation, vehicle control systems, etc. The company also provides custom solutions comprising self service kiosks, handheld terminals, and embedded systems.
Telit Communications plc (LSE:TCM.L) is a global wireless technology company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing communication modules, which enable machines, devices and vehicles to communicate, through cellular wireless networks. It develops, manufactures and markets global system for mobile communications (GSM)/general packet radio service (GPRS), code division multiple access (CDMA), universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS)/ high speed packet access (HSPA), short range radio frequency (RF), including ZigBee and global positioning system (GPS) communication modules for machine-to-machine (m2m) applications. Its subsidiaries include Telit RF Technology S.A.S., Telit Wireless Solutions Srl, Telit Communications SpA and Telit Wireless Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
TomTom (Amsterdam: TOM2.AS; OTC:TMOAF) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS sports watches, as well as state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry-leading location-based products. Our business consists of four customer-facing business units: Consumer, Automotive, Licensing and Telematics.
TRIMBLE Inc (NasdaqGS:TRMB) applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Wi2Wi Corp (TSX:YTY.V) is a vertically-integrated technology company which designs, manufactures and markets high performance, low power wireless connectivity solutions, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) modules, and frequency control devices. The Company’s products and services address numerous applications in the markets of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M), Avionics, Space, and Government Sponsored Projects. Wi2Wi’s products and value-added services provide highly integrated, rugged, robust, and reliable multiprotocol wireless actuators with embedded software, along with customized timing and frequency control devices for customers, worldwide. The Company was founded in 2005 and is strategically headquartered in San Jose, California with satellite offices in Middleton, Wisconsin and Hyderabad, India. Wi2Wi’s manufacturing operations, its laboratory for reliability and quality control, together with design and engineering for timing and frequency control devices are located in Middleton, WI. The branch office, located in Hyderabad, India, focuses on the development of wireless connectivity; both hardware and software. Wi2Wi’s strategic objective is to service the unique needs of each customer by providing end to end wireless integration solutions and highly customizable timing and frequency control devices. Wi2Wi distinguishes itself from commodity grade products, with best in the market performance, highly reliable, low power wireless connectivity products with integrated software that supports broader temperature ranges and a longer product life cycle. Furthermore, Wi2Wi’s end to end product solutions helps the customer substantially reduce their end product expense, certification cost, and overall R&D investment, in addition to substantially reducing the time to market. Wi2Wi has partnered with best in class global leaders in technology, manufacturing, and sales. The Company uses a wide network of manufacturer’s representatives, worldwide, to promote its products and services, and has partnered with world class distributors for the fulfillment of orders along with direct sales.
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