Thalwil, Switzerland – May 16th, 2012 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, has been chosen as the GPS receiver and wireless module provider by Starcom Systems, a manufacturer of innovative products for telematics, fleet management and security applications.
Starcom’s latest product is “WatchLock”, the industry’s first high-security padlock with built in u-blox GPS and GSM wireless communications capability. Watchlock combines a Mul-T-Lock® high security padlock with an electronic alarm system from Starcom Systems. WatchLock is the first padlock that can report tampering while simultaneously transmitting its location to an online web application, making it ideal for both static (ex. Warehouses, fuel pipes, fences) as well as mobile applications (ex. trucks, trailers, vending machines).
“WatchLock is a unique product that provides a whole new level of security and peace of mind for industrial as well as private users”, said Mr. Doron Kedem, Starcom’s founder, “u-blox’ tight-integration of GPS and wireless communications technology has allowed us to develop a highly sensitive, location-aware padlock perfect for a wide range of high-security applications.”
The WatchLock has recently won the prestigious “Physical Security Product of the Year” award at the IFSEC International 2012 event held in Birmingham, UK .
WatchLock integrates a u-blox LEON GSM module together with a UBX-G6010 GPS receiver chip. All u blox 6 GPS receivers are hardware and firmware compatible with u-blox’ compact LEON 2G and LISA 3G wireless modules. This provides a mobile communications back-channel that enables numerous attractive “location-aware” features for consumer, automotive and industrial applications.
WatchLock is the result of cooperative efforts by Mul-T-Lock ® and Starcom Systems, two industry leaders whose experience, professionalism, and innovation ensure a high-quality, uncompromising product that provides solutions for real-world needs. Mul-T-Lock® is fully owned by ASSA ABLOY the world-leading supplier of total door opening solutions, a multinational company with annual turnover of 5.5B$? and 37’000 employees.
For more information on WatchLock, please visit www.watchlock.com
Starcom Systems will be demonstrating the Watchlock at the IFSEC show, between May 14th -17th in Birmingham, UK, Hall 4 - booth 4C50 (www.ifsec.co.uk)
For more information about u-blox’ satellite positioning receivers and wireless modem products, visit www.u-blox.com
u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u blox employs over 200 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
About Starcom Systems
Starcom Systems is a global company specializing in easy-to-use, practical wireless solutions that combine advanced technology, telecommunications, and digital data for the protection and management of people, fleets of vehicles, containers and assets. The company’s continuous investment in R&D positions the company and its products at the front of technological progress. It is the only company in the world that includes certifications from all the leading standards in the world. With more than 15 years of experience and expertise, Starcom Systems distributes and sells its products through more than 110 technology partners and independent dealers in over 50 countries and its application operate in 32 languages.
Herbert Blaser, VP Business Marketing
Phone: +41 44 722 7469
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Ms. Nurit Shai, International Marketing Manager