Press releases


11 Feb 2010

Mobile Solutions launch locator phone based on u-blox GSM/GPS design

Sleek, easy-to-use Creon handy sends GPS location of loved ones to rapid response service Europe-wide

The attractive, ergonomically designed phone transmits GPS location on demand to a rapid response service, and is being offered by the Red Cross throughout the European Union. The simple-to-use phone with large character color display facilitates personal aid for the elderly, infirmed, or outdoor sports enthusiasts by summoning assistance to their precise location at the touch of a button.

“Providing community support services in times of need is one of the Red Cross’ most important mandates.” said Beat Braendle, CEO of mobile solutions. “With the help of u-blox’ N709Q wireless reference design, we have created a robust mobile phone with high-performance locator capabilities. With our service provider partners, Creon means help can be summoned at the touch of a button, no matter where you are.”

Creon provides tri-Band (900/1800/1900) GSM/GPRS capabilities together with simple, easy-to-read and easy-to-hear operation. The phone comes with charger cradle, and supports 3 day battery operation with GPS active (one week with GPS inactive).

Mobile Solutions provides Creon to partners such as the Red Cross who are able to offer complete services and support. Please contact mobile solutions for more details.