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16 Jun 2010

EMS Global Tracking launches the Osprey Personal Tracking solution using u-blox GPS technology

Portable device employs u-blox’ highly sensitive GPS chip to deliver a global, two-way communication and positioning solution for tracking personnel in remote locations

Osprey Personal Tracker

Osprey Personal Tracker delivers two-way tracking and communications for security in remote locations

Thalwil, Switzerland, June 16, 2010 – UK-based EMS Global Tracking (formerly known as Satamatics Ltd.), a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELMG), and a leader in global telematics and tracking solutions has integrated the u-blox GPS chip UBX-G5010 into its recently unveiled Osprey Personal Tracker. Combining u-blox’ GPS receiver chip with Inmarsat communication technology, the Osprey offers dependable global positioning and two-way satellite communication for tracking of individuals, assets and fleets around the world.


“As pioneers in global tracking and messaging, we developed the Osprey Personal Tracker to be a robust and highly reliable system for managing and protecting people and assets, especially in remote areas” said Phil Spear, Chief Engineer at EMS Global Tracking “The advanced GPS receiver technology from u-blox has allowed us make that goal possible.”

“By using u-blox positioning technology the Osprey encapsulates the highest standards required for locating and safeguarding people and assets. It is an excellent example of a solution that demonstrates global leadership in tracking and communication.” said Huub Robroek, u-blox Area Sales Manager.

The Osprey Personal Tracker boasts a long list of features, including the ability to communicate up to 450 pre-defined messages, multiple geofencing options, dedicated alert and POI buttons, and the ability to locate and communicate with the next nearest Osprey unit. The Osprey is supported by ViewPoint, a high-resolution web-based tracking application developed for the Osprey Personal Tracker, enabling control centre staff to track and send pre-defined messages to the unit. 

For more information about u-blox’ GPS chip, visit or contact the u-blox representative nearest you.