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GPS: Hot selling technology during Computex '08

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Global positioning systems (GPS) products were hot items at Computex Taipei

2008. To fulfill GPS product buyers' multiple requirements, 'Cartronics

Pavilion' was arranged for one-stop shopping for all kinds of GPS products, even

for Telematics industries. The Cartronics Pavilion that was set-up for

consecutive three years, is increasing in scale each year. This year, it had 32

exhibition booths. Buyers could find tiny GPS modules, multi-function bluetooth

GPS dongles, personal GPS loggers, pocket-sized GPS trackers, waterproof

automatic vehicle location (AVL) devices, GPS dongles for marine environment,

customized PND, and in-dash 1/2-DIN car navigation boxes at Cartronics pavilion.

NCSNavi Technology Inc showcased its new in-car GPS navigation with 2-DIN

seven-inch display touch-screen functions. It can be custom made for automobile

companies.

Sheng Jay Automation Technologies showcased its Marine AIS transponder

SJ-8912RT, which is as compact in size that it can be placed anywhere on ship,

easy to install, standard NEMA 0183 output suitable for any Marine plot

software, providing real-time AIS Info for collision avoidance and integrated

with GPS information to show your own location.

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Apart from these, San Jose Navigation, Inc also showcased its MT-101, the

smallest GPS tracker in the world, which is SIRF III inside, light and portable,

SOS button for emergency use, programmable auto report, and geofence available.

With small in size and light in weight, MT-101 is best for various applications

including sport tracing, child tracking and vehicle management.

HAICOM Electronics Corp displayed its GPS receiver and GPS/GSM real-time

tracker, HI-601VT. With HI-601VT GPS/GSM tracker, users can track, remote

control, tapping any object globally in real time by using any regular SIM card

(with one phone number), any regular phone and any local mapping software or

Google Earth. No special software is needed for it. Because HI-601VT is small in

size and main unit come with the big capacity rechargeable battery, it is also

suitable for personal tracking. On the HI-601VT, one can press the 'panic

button' and HI-601VT will instantly dial back to the preset telephone numbers.

A host of other companies like Navisys Technology Corporation that showcased

its new GPS module for PND, tracker, locator, GM-318A, which is ultra slim GPS

module for navigator and handheld applications; eBon Technologies Inc that

showcased its 65 channels USB Dongle GPS receiver EDU-731F, which is built-in

Sky Traq chipset, log GPS data by time interval/distance/speed limit, and 2MB

memory for 10,000 way point record and eRaytec International Inc, which

showcased its AVTS-3000, a vehicle tracking and dispatch system, utilized the

Computex Taipei 2008 as a platform for their product launches in the GPS

category.

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