Ottawa, Canada and Ashhurst, New Zealand – February 21, 2008 – Guardian Mobility Corporation and Spider Tracks Limited are pleased to announce a distribution agreement whereby Guardian will have rights to resell the Spider satellite tracking system throughout North America. The Spider represents a very complementary offering in the Guardian aviation product line being a portable, light-weight, self-contained GPS tracking platform. Operating on the Iridium satellite network, the Spider will add two-way communication capability to Guardian’s line of transmit-only SkytraxSL and Skytrax3X tracking products. Similar to the Skytrax products, Spider may be powered using a supplied cigarette lighter adapter plug for easy connection to the commonly available power socket. However, SkytraxSL remains the lightest, smallest, most power efficient satellite tracking platform capable of being powered by an AA battery pack.
“We think the Spider platform is an excellent and very compatible addition to our lineup of aviation tracking and flight following solutions” commented Jean Carr, CEO of Guardian Mobility. “The product will provide an added punch in our efforts to maintain rapid expansion into the AFF, light utility helicopter, and government/military markets.” Guardian will be displaying their complete product line-up this month at Heli-Expo 2008 in Houston, TX Booth #1343.
The Spider product will fit seamlessly into Guardian’s existing message management and web mapping services. It is expected to be priced competitive to the company’s original Skytrax3 product line albeit at a slight premium reflecting the fact that the device is a two-way wireless communications platform.
James McCarthy, Finance Director for Spider Tracks Limited, states that “the key to our early success has been in developing a good partner network with companies such as Guardian Mobility who have an established presence in the aircraft tracking business. We are seeing excellent early response to the Spider product due mainly to its purpose-built design and very simple installation.”
About Guardian Mobility Corporation
Guardian Mobility has developed a new generation of innovative wireless GPS systems used to track and monitor land and airborne assets almost anywhere. SkytraxSL and Skytrax3X are designed specifically for the general aviation market where customers use it world-wide to track and report the movement of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in many environments. Combined with custom service packages that include airtime, message access and web mapping, Guardian Mobility provides a complete aviation tracking solution. www.guardianmobility.com
Ian Stewart, Director Skytrax
Guardian Mobility Corporation
43 Auriga Drive
Ottawa, ON, K2E 7Y8
About Spider Tracks Limited
Spider Tracks Ltd is an innovative company dedicated to producing leading edge satellite tracking systems and hardware for aviation, marine and land based transport. Spider Tracks is proudly New Zealand owned and strives to provide customers with outstanding service. As pilots, the Directors of Spider Tracks understand the needs and concerns of pilots and the aviation industry.
Spider Tracks Ltd.
Pohangina Road, RD14
Ashhurst, New Zealand
Source: Guardian Mobility
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