SOURCE: Global Trek Xploration Corporation

May 24, 2006 08:00 ET

GTXC Announces Newest Addition to Personal GPS™ Suite of Miniaturized Location-Finding Solutions

Downloadable Software Application Transforms PDAs Into Real-Time GPS Tracking Devices by Leveraging Company's Patented Shoe-Based GPS Technologies

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2006 --GTXC (GTX Corporation), known worldwide for developing and commercializing innovative shoe-based GPS tracking technologies, today announced a downloadable location-finding application for handheld PDAs.

Beginning with PaqTrax™ for the HP iPaq 6515, the newest GTXC application integrates a PDA's embedded GPS abilities with the internet-based GTXC TrackPack™, creating a complete Personal GPS™ tracking and location-finding solution.

The newest GTXC solution converts compatible PDAs into real-time, interactive tracking and location-finding devices via a simple downloadable application. This application and a compatible PDA device consolidates cell phone, e-mail, organizer, two-way texting, navigation, and tracking into a single unit, delivering an entirely new suite of location-specific subscriber services, including:

--  Find-A-Friend™ PersonalNetwork™ GPS location-finding
--  Employee Tracking and Dispatch
--  Navigation/Mapping
--  Location-specific, real-time traffic and weather
--  Unique real-time, location-based gaming
--  Precision roadside assistance
In his announcement today, GTXC CEO Patrick Bertagna remarked: "Our principal goal has been to develop and commercialize miniaturized GPS tracking and cellular location-transmitting technology into a wide variety of consumer products, providing technical solutions that provide user-discretionary tracking abilities while melding seamlessly into busy lifestyles. Our newest PDA-based platform quite literally puts much sought-after GPS location-finding capabilities into customers' hands."

Recently, GTXC announced the world's first GPS location-reporting platform built into footwear. Unveiled at the World Shoe Association trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the company's patented solution linked advanced GPS and cellular miniaturization technology with internet-based monitoring capabilities to provide accurate, real-time location and movement history to a wide range of users. Their shoe-based technology also introduced an innovative platform for delivering a new category of portable, personal consumer-based applications, from exercise monitoring and live real-time gaming to interaction with appliances and other household items.

Recognizing the potential of their miniaturized interactive technology and communications platforms, GTXC is working with developers in creating a new category of Personal GPS™ products -- personally integrated consumer-based applications including interactive fitness and exercise monitoring, real-life location-based gaming, and wireless interaction with household, commercial and consumer technology devices. A number of major corporations have expressed interest in sponsorship and brand affiliation opportunities.

In other news, GTXC recently hired former Cingular executive Eric Stalnaker as VP of business development. Mr. Stalnaker brings over 15 years of wireless data experience from the wireless carrier and wireless integrator market segments. At GTXC, he will be responsible for managing and developing strategic partnerships with the many outside firms interested in technology and revenue sharing relationships with GTXC. Prior to GTX Corporation, he held National Sales Director positions within Cingular Wireless and its spin off, Velocita Wireless, where he was responsible for the creation and management of indirect channels targeting the Field Force Automation and Fleet Management Markets. Mr. Stalnaker's early tenure with Cingular also included significant experience in the Strategic Account Business-to-Business channel representing the corporate messaging platforms of Good Technology and Research in Motion.

ABOUT GTXC: GTXC (Global Trek Xploration Corporation) was founded in 2002 to develop and commercialize miniaturized GPS tracking and cellular location-transmitting technology into a wide variety of consumer products, providing technical solutions that complement responsible caretaking while melding seamlessly into busy lifestyles. Based in Los Angeles, California, the privately held company has satellite offices in Lake Forest, California, and Pusan, Korea.

More information can be obtained by contacting Patrick Bertagna, CEO, at (310) 871-9046 or, or by accessing the GTXC website at

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