Tuesday, March 29, 2011
On May 22nd, 2010, a balloon containing probes and an HD video camera constructed by 12 students at The Bay School of San Francisco was launched from Carmel State River Beach, and traveled over 75,000 feet into the air before bursting and returning to earth some 80 minutes later. The balloon and its attached equipment traveled close to 80 miles east, landing on the edge of the central valley.
In order to observe the movements vertically and horizontally of the balloon, including locating its landing spot so that recovery could be achieved, the team of students used three separate methods to track the travel of the near space balloon. One of these methods was the use of a LOCi tracker. This device, only a couple inches in length, is a new design from GTX Corp (GTXO) using a multi-step process to track whatever it is attached to in real time. The first operation is to figure out its location by triangulation from satellites, using standard GPS technology. It then broadcasts its location in cellular wave format, using standard cell towers to get the information back to GTX's servers, where the location is stored for the end user to see via GTX's website.
Traveling up to 75,000 feet in the air, and surviving under the extreme conditions that prevail there is an extreme challenge for any electronic device, but the LOCi tracker preformed admirably, recording its location and sending out its location whenever it was possible to establish a connection to a cell tower. When the balloon had traveled to a certain height, it was impossible to reach down to the cell towers which were not designed for this purpose, so there is a temporary blank spot on the map when this occurred, however, after the balloon ascended to within range of a cell tower, it immediately began re-broadcasting.
The LOCi tracker worked remarkably well in finding its location and sending it back out so that from anywhere in the world, we could view its location via internet. The genius of the design is in the simplicity. There is very few ways for this to go wrong, and we did not experience any of it. Without accurate tracking on the balloon, we not only would not have known its height and travel pattern, but we also never would have found where it landed, which was necessary to recover the recorded video. The LOCi tracker never failed in this regard.
Here is a webpage including information about, and a video of, the flight of the near space balloon: http://ikaros.xrg.us/.
Age 16, Junior The Bay Schoo
Monday, March 21, 2011
with Adam, Inc to Deliver Real Time Daily Promotions from over 100,000 Chamber of Commerce Businesses to 1 Million LOCiMOBILE® users.
Los Angeles, Calif. – March 21, 2011 – GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO) a leader in 2-way GPS Personal Location Services (PLS) and ADAM, Inc., the nations largest platform for Hyper Local Mobile Apps for Directories, entered into an exclusive revenue share agreement allowing 123 Chambers of Commerce representing over 100,000 businesses nationwide to push out proximity alert promotions, utilizing the GTX Corp GPS/PLS Platform and leveraging its growing GPS Tracking Smartphone App user base.
“It’s a perfect partnership of connecting businesses with consumers, says Patrick Bertagna, CEO of GTX Corp. We provide technology that pushes out content in real time to specific geographical areas through our robust enterprise platform and ADAM brings its relationships with thousands of businesses that want and need to easily and cost effectively, promote products and services to consumers that are nearby.”
Proximity marketing will push location based service revenues to nearly $13 billion over the next few years and Gartner reports that 42% of consumers use their phone to check a store location, 31% use it for a mobile promotion, and 17% use their phone for the actual purchase.
With a soft launch expected as early as next month utilizing ADAM’s flagship product MyChamberApp, the largest mobile app for Chambers of Commerce, the Company will offer daily promotions to LOCiMOBILE®’s growing community enabling users to opt in for special deals that may be right around the corner. ADAM also brings a network of over 200 regional sales reps dedicated to serving their local chamber members which is on target to reach over 600,000 enterprise members by the end of the year. As ADAM increases its members and GTX Corp its consumer base, the value of this strategic alliance grows exponentially while providing a significant competitive advantage and speed to market.
About GTX Corp (GTXO.OB) a leader in enterprise 2-way GPS personal location services (PLS) was founded in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles, California. With user in 108 countries and distributors in Mexico, Australia and Nepal, known for its game changing and award winning patented GPS Smart Shoe and its block buster smartphone GPS Tracking App which hit number two on the iTunes top grossing chart, the Company continues to pave the way with innovative geo specific and proximity alerting applications that help you know where someone or something is at the touch of a button. Utilizing the latest in miniaturized, low power consumption technology and offers a robust enterprise GPS and cellular location platform to track in real time the whereabouts of people, pets, vehicles and high valued assets. Through a licensing business model the Company provides a complete end to end solution of hardware, middleware, apps, connectivity and professional services. GTX Corp also owns and operates LOCiMOBILE, Inc which develops applications for smartphones and tablets, Code Amber News Service, and Code Amber Alertag. The Company has an aggressive intellectual property strategy and extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trade marks, copy rights and URL's.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
2 Way GPS has helped the lives of thousands by guiding emergency services to the precise location of people and pets in need of immediate attention. Getting there quickly however is only the first step.
That's why everyone needs a Code Amber Alertag