SOURCE: Global Trek Xploration Corporation

October 09, 2006 19:44 ET

GTXC to Provide Maritime Version of Personal GPS Tracking Devices to Governmental Security Agencies and Consumers

Licensing Relationship With A-Trax Aimed at Supplying Personal Waterproof GPS Tracking Devices to FEMA, Dept. of Homeland Security, US Coast Guard, and Maritime Consumers

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- GTXC (GTX Corporation), the Personal Location Services (PLS) company known worldwide for developing and commercializing miniaturized personal GPS tracking technologies -- including groundbreaking shoe-based satellite tracking products -- announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement aimed at providing miniaturized, waterproof personal tracking devices to governmental security agencies and consumer maritime enthusiasts.

The licensing relationship was entered into with A-Trax, Inc., a California-based, sales and distribution company specializing in maritime technology for government agencies and consumers. The A-Trax team is utilizing the expertise of key advisor Rear Admiral David M. Stone, US Navy Retired (formerly head of the US Transportation Security Agency), along with other key advisors and management personnel to assist in the efforts.

The first of many innovative products offered will be a miniaturized A-GPS tracking device enclosed in a buoyant, water proof, shock proof, clip-on housing, ideal for real-time tracking of government employees. The device utilizes cellular transmission abilities and A-GPS (Assisted Global Positioning Service) technology, an optimized, high-power enhancement of standard GPS capable of advanced location-finding abilities. A similar device will be made available to the consumer maritime market, intended to provide improved safety to recreational boaters and water enthusiasts.

GTXC CEO Patrick Bertagna remarked, "We look forward to working with Jim Cohen and Rear Admiral Stone along with the rest of the management team at A-Trax. From a business perspective, this exclusive licensing contract represents steady and guaranteed maritime-based orders, provides up-front revenues, and expands our presence into horizontal markets. As an American company, we are proud to help enhance the safety of the brave men and women engaged in homeland security, and other types of government first-responders."

A-Trax President Jim Cohen commented, "Identifying vertical markets for breakthrough technologies is the forte of A-Trax. Along with GTXC, we saw the potential of this particular segment, and are looking forward to what lies ahead for both of us."

GTXC is renowned worldwide for defining the category of Personal Location Services (PLS) by developing the world's first GPS location-reporting platform built into footwear. The company's patented solution links 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 innovative technology platform has ushered in a new category of portable, personal applications, including remote oversight of children and loved ones, security, exercise monitoring, live real-time gaming, and even extending to interaction with appliances and other household items. In addition to the marketplace opportunities, a number of major corporations have expressed interest in sponsorship and brand affiliation opportunities.

The patented GTXC platform consists of miniaturized technology which integrates GPS satellite tracking technology and cellular transmission capabilities into a robust chipset. Approximately the size of a matchbox, the GPS module continuously tracks location and movement history via existing satellite arrays, relays the information to a monitoring center through cellular networks, and uses a secure internet interface that allows subscribers to instantly pinpoint the current location of the targeted user on an interactive map. In addition, a detailed record of past movement history is also available. GeoFence™, another valuable feature, allows a "boundary" to be set for each wearer, sending alerts by e-mail and telephone if the boundary is breached, or if the device is inactive for a set period.

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 products. Their goal is to provide technical solutions that complement personal security, responsible caretaking, and remote oversight needs, 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 (213) 489-3019 or, or by accessing the GTXC website at

ABOUT A-Trax: A-Trax is a privately held company blending legal, marketing, branding, promotion and direct sales skills with the ability to creatively manage the chaos of change. The company is based in Los Angeles, California. More information can be obtained by contacting Jim Cohen, President, at (714) 840-4322 or, or by accessing the A-Trax, Inc., website at

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