OEM GPS Receiver offers tracking sensitivity of -153 dBm.

Press Release Summary:

Consuming 100 mW at 2.8 V, 12-channel iTrax03-02 is fully programmable with iSuite 3 Software Development Kit. Programmability of receiver, along with 8 or 16 Mbit flash memory, allows custom applications to be executed on receiver's baseband processor, eliminating need for separate CPU and memory chips. Featuring Kalman Navigation, unit supports A-GPS, remote firmware updating, and WAAS/EGNOS.

Original Press Release:

Fastrax Announces New Family of iTrax03-02 OEM GPS Receivers

Helsinki, Finland - August 31, 2005 - Fastrax Ltd., a leading provider of programmable OEM GPS receivers and open, portable OEM GPS Software Development Kit environments, today announced the new iTrax03-02 line of receivers. Featuring ultra-low power consumption and state-of-the-art functionality, yet designed with the same form factor as the company's older iTrax02 receivers, the new iTrax03-02 is the ideal upgrade for current iTrax02 users.

The Fastrax iTrax03-02 combines the industry-leading technology of the iTrax03 family with iTrax02 mechanical format and connectivity. This allows existing products using iTrax02 OEM GPS receivers to be easily updated for lower power consumption and improved iSuite firmware performance.

"With the new iTrax03-02 receiver, we are pleased to offer the perfect migration path to our existing iTrax02 customers. The ability to incorporate the state-of-the-art navigation functionality and programmability of our top-of-the-line iTrax03 receivers into an iTrax02-based device without redesigning the hardware is a great advantage to manufacturers," said Matti Räty, President, Fastrax Ltd.

As with other Fastrax iTrax03 OEM GPS receiver modules, the iTrax03-02 is one of the lowest power consuming, complete 12-channel OEM GPS receivers on the market. The new iTrax03-02 uses 30 mW less power than the earlier iTrax02. The iTrax03-02 receiver has a tracking sensitivity of as low as -153 dBm, making it suitable for extremely demanding applications and environments.

The iTrax03-S is fully programmable with the Fastrax iSuite 3 Software Development Kit (SDK). The programmability of the receiver, along with its 8 or 16 Mbit flash memory, allows custom applications to be executed on the receiver's baseband processor, eliminating the need for separate CPU and memory chips. Furthermore, the firmware and application code can be upgraded remotely when necessary.

iTrax03-02 Key Features:
- iTrax02 compatible mechanics and connectivity
- Small form factor: 25.9 mm x 25.9 mm x 4.6 mm
- Low power consumption: 100mW @ 2.8V
- Very high sensitivity: -153 dBm (Tracking)
- iTALK 3 and NMEA0183 protocols
- Kalman Navigation
- Supports remote firmware updating
- Data logger (up to 70,000 lat/lon data points with 16Mbit flash)
- A-GPS support
- Versatile interface ports
- Support for iSUITE(TM) 3 Software Development Kit
- WAAS/EGNOS support (4Q2005)
- 1 PPS support (4Q2005)

Samples of the iTrax03-02 are available immediately from Fastrax distributors worldwide. For evaluation kits, please contact Fastrax local distributors.

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