Free of charge tracking for prototypes and starter kits

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    Press Release
    Innovative positioning package from Round Solutions:
    Website and starter kit for tracking applications
    Dreieich, 15th. March 2007 – Round Solutions, a specialist and value-added distributor for M2M applications, is now offering its customers an attractive developer package. This includes the access to the website and a starter kit based on what is currently the world's smallest GPRS GPS module. The package assists system integrators in the development of compact and inexpensive tracking solutions.
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    The latest positioning package from Round Solutions is based in the customer’s access to the website. This track4free server relies on Google Maps and offers free global GPS positioning. To use the online platform, a function-enabled GPS device is needed that can transmit geographical data via HDCSD, GPRS, EDGE or UMTS. Following registration with track4free, the user is shown examples of a map that illustrates his or her positional data along with a range of other information. This is enhanced by extensive documentation about the movements made by the user's device. Users can register up to two applications per account.

    Starter kit promotes development
    System integrators also have the option of using the Round Solutions starter kit when developing their tracking application. The Basic Board S3 is based on what is currently the world’s smallest combined GPRS-GPS module, equipped with extremely small embedded antennas. The starter kit's core component is a licence- free Phython interpreter with a free-of-charge Phython code. This transmits the device’s GPS position to the track4free server. The HTTP protocol is provided free of charge.

    The starter kit has been developed completely as a BGA design. It assists developers in their mission to create very small and inexpensive positioning devices for various fields of application.

    Extensive additional services
    Round Solutions supports system integrators with design-in services and bespoke adaptations for integrated antennas. If developers have any queries, they can access 24-hour support from the world's biggest GSM / GPRS / UMTS / GPS user community, which has more than 3,000 members from all over the globe.

    Premium customers can also have their designs and devices checked and tested free of charge by Round Solutions. The package is supplemented by a free marketing service, which establishes contact with several thousand companies. “Our services make it significantly easier for our customers to sell their products," explains Ben Hoelke, CEO of Round Solutions.

    About Round Solutions
    Round Solutions is a leading, internationally active supplier of products, services and concepts for industrial users of electronic components. The focus lies on wireless technologies such as GSM, UMTS, GPS, Bluetooth, ZigBee, WIFI, UWB and ISM. The product portfolio ranges from starter kits to components for mass production. Round Solutions offers a wide range of electronic components such as radio modules, HF cables and ultra-sensitive antennas. Round Solutions currently has the world’s largest range of quad-band and penta-band antennas. Unlike its competitors, integrated antennas are already available in small quantities at Round Solutions. Its stock also includes lithium polymer, lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride batteries. Moreover, Round Solutions offers a global express delivery service. With the compact and innovative components from Round Solutions, system integrators can develop their solutions quickly, easily and inexpensively. They thus enjoy greater efficiency and a shorter time to market for their applications. The company has branches in Germany and the United Kingdom.

    Further information can be obtained from and or:

    Round Solutions GmbH & CO KG
    Harald Naumann
    Am Steingrund 3
    D-63303 Dreieich
    Tel.: +49/6103 270 440
    Fax: +49/6103 270 44 199