Irvine-based Location Based Technologies Inc. has expanded into Mexico, releasing its PocketFinder GPS Locators into the country’s market. The PocketFinder Locators are small, personal GPS devices designed to help users keep track of vehicles, people or pets. The devices have been approved for sale in Mexico by the Normalizacion y Certificacion Electronica (NYCE), a Mexican organization that regulates electronic products.
The sturdy, waterproof devices, which can be stashed in backpacks or attached to pets’ collars, operate on a GSM wireless signal from almost anywhere in the world. PocketFinder Locators give real time updates on the device’s location as well as more than 60 days of history, and allow users to set up geo-fences so that pets don’t wander away. Users can look up the device’s location from any Internet-enabled device, or by calling the network from a mobile phone or landline.
“Expanding into Mexico is a major strategic milestone for our company. This accreditation gives us the ability to begin delivery of our products throughout Mexico,” said Dave Morse, CEO of Location Based Technologies. “While we continue to sell both to consumers and commercially direct and through our sales partner, Apple, we also appreciate the national and international attention the devices are getting.”
Location Based Technologies originally introduced its GPS products through Apple’s online and retail stores in the U.S. and Canada, but the locators are now available in more than 40 countries.
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