LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA , Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider in the personal location, wearable and wandering assistive GPS technology business, announced today that it has filed and 8K for receiving a material contract from the Department of the Air Force to supply Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), located in Southern California, with a non-cellular, encrypted GPS technology platform in order to track personnel and equipment on the base.
Edwards AFB will be the first military base to deploy the new GPS devices which are specifically developed by GTX Corp for large scale installations and bases that need to monitor the location and movement of both human and non-human assets, but due to their remote location or lack of conventional cellular coverage, the devices need to transmit through RF technology, report latitude and longitude coordinates every second and encrypt the data. The customized devices will be enclosed in a hardened military grade encasement with the system consisting of transportable GPS trackers, repeaters, which will be strategically installed throughout the base. The Personnel/Equipment Tracking System (PETS) will have solar panels to achieve several months of battery life and a base station that collects the encrypted data for display.
Under the contract, GTX Corp will be responsible for the manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and support of the PETS platform. The Company plans to start delivering parts of the contract in the coming weeks and throughout the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. All of the hardware and most of the software and firmware is expected to be manufactured and coded by the Company at its headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
Patrick Bertagna, GTX Corp CEO, commented, “Receiving our first sizeable military contract is a significant milestone for the Company and is a true testament to our teams’ collective years of experience and knowledge about the GPS tracking business. We are deeply honored to have been awarded this contract and view this as a great opportunity to develop and deliver technology solutions that at the core are designed to help save lives. Edwards AFB conducts live ammunitions testing, and hence knowing where every person and asset are on the base in real time is of vital importance. I want to conclude by wishing the Air Force a happy 70th birthday.”
In preparation for developing an ongoing relationship with the military, GTX Corp has renewed and updated its System for Award Management (SAM) and General Services Administration (GSA) entity registrations.
Known for its patented GPS SmartSole and Smartphone GPS Tracking App, GTX Corp has previously been recognized and granted numerous awards by prestigious organizations, including most recently honored as the winner of Technology Media Telcoms (TMT) News Magazine’s “Best Wearable Technology Company – USA” and “Most Innovative Tracking & Recovery Technology”, given a 4 star ranking by Able Magazine, in AARP top 10 best new technologies for seniors, the People’s Choice Award for most innovative connected device, nominated for the 100 Most Important Inventions of Mankind, exhibited in the Technology Museum of Sweden, included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 100 Brilliant Companies, identified by ABI Research as ‘paving the way into the next billion dollar market’ and as the 2nd Place Winner (between Microsoft-1st, and Samsung-3rd,) in the 2015 CTIA E-Tech Awards in the “Wearables, Health, Fitness & Wellness” category.
About GTX Corp
GTX Corp (GTXO) is a pioneer in Smart, Mobile and Wearable GPS tracking and recovery location based solutions, supported through a proprietary IoT enterprise monitoring platform. GTX offers a complete end-to-end solution of hardware, software and connectivity. The Company develops 2 way GPS tracking technologies which seamlessly integrate with consumer products and enterprise applications. GTX Corp utilizes the latest in miniaturized, low power consumption GPS, Cellular and BLE technology and offers a proprietary platform that enables subscribers to track in real time the whereabouts of people or high valued assets through a complete end to end - customizable transceiver module, wireless connectivity gateway, smart phone Apps, middleware, and portal.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with distributors in 14 countries and customers in over 35 countries, GTX is known for its award-winning patented GPS SmartSole® - Think Dr. Scholl’s meets LoJack, the world’s first invisible GPS wearable technology device created for those at risk of wandering due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and traumatic brain injury. Currently there are 100 million people worldwide who are part of this at risk wandering group and that number is expected to reach 277 million by 2050. The Company doesn’t just make and sell the best GPS tracking products, they deliver innovative, miniaturized, low power consumption wearable tech that provides safety, security and peace of mind at the touch of a button. GTX puts the "Where" in Wearable Tech.
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