[aprssig] Ultimate Instant Tracker ??

wa8lmf2 at aol.com wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Feb 10 15:48:39 EST 2006

Page 47 of the January 2006 Mobile Radio Technology magazine has this 
short news item/new product announcement:

"Pryme Radio Products

The PTG   GPS speaker microphone   incorporates a GPS receiver and a 
radio-frequency modem within a remote speaker-microphone. The solution 
brings location capability to hand-held radios, both conventional and 
trunked, without adding modems and GPS receivers to the radio, 
according to the company.    [At least if they are not P25 digital 
radios. The voice-oriented codecs in digital radios would completely 
destroy any modem tones fed into the mic jack... SHS]

The GPS microphone includes a man-down button that give the exact 
location of a first responder, while users can watch the data in real 
time.    [At least if he is down outdoors! - SHS ]

The device is completely programmable and configurable using 
Windows-based software. While secure functions require a direct cable 
to a PC, most routine functions can be programmed over the air, the 
company said. "

[The picture included in the article shows a typical speaker-mic with a 
small (less than one inch long) stubby whip sticking out the top - 
apparently a monopole GPS antenna. ]

http://www.pryme.com       (The web site doesn't yet mention this 

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