ROL NEWS--New Intelligent GPS Telemetry Units Announced from GPSFlight

New Intelligent GPS Telemetry Units Announced from GPSFlight
January 12, 2004
Web posted at: 5:35 PM EST
Bellevue, Washington (ROL Newswire) -- GPSFlight announces the release
of several new products that provide advanced GPS telemetry.  The new
STXe is 2²x3²x1" and is an advanced low-cost, micro-sized real-time
telemetry device.   The STXe includes a new onboard computer which
enables multiple transmitters to send data to a single base station in
highly compressed binary ?TracID¹ packets for tracking in real-time
using the new GPS-TEAM software, also just released. It supports up to
10 units per second, and hundreds of units reporting in total.
In addition to the STXe with TracID, the Company announced the ?Digital
Altimeter Module, (DAM) which inserts into the STXe Expansion Slot and
provides highly accurate altitude and temperature data.  The DAM can
report as fast as every 1/10th of a second, 10x faster than earlier 
models, and provides 1-3 foot resolution from 0-30,000ft MSL. In high
stress environments, like high-power rocketry, the DAM ensures clear
altitude data regardless of G-force.
Coupled with the proven GPSFlight long range radios that have flown
onboard balloons to over 60,000ft at a distance of over 35 miles, the
STXe is an excellent device for tracking how fast, how high, how far ­
and now in groups.  The new GPS-TEAM software allows many units to send
position information during the same second.  Applications for the STXe
include RC Aircraft events, paragliding, high-power rocketry, RC
watercraft and all types of outdoor racing.  An entire fleet of RC
Aircraft can be outfitted to allow flyers to track individual aircraft
on the same computer screen in real-time.  This allows flyers to see
maximum speeds, altitudes, and second-by second position data plotted
over a satellite image of the actual terrain.
Compared to ?hacking¹ apart HAM radios, and wiring handheld GPS devices
to them, the GPSFlight units are smaller, lower cost, have much better
data resolution, and do not require a license to operate.  For existing
GPSFlight customers, an upgrade path to the STXe is available.  The
radios and many GPS units currently used by GPSFlight customers are
plug-compatible with the STXe platform making upgrading easy.  The STXe
comes completely assembled and ready to use.
The GPSFlight system has been used in many different application areas
from weather balloon telemetry to thousands of feet,  RC boats and
Aircraft, and other recreational uses.  Many commercial interests are
seeing the benefits of the GPSFlight technology as a low-cost
alternative with extremely powerful results.  The GPS-TEAM software
coupled with TracID-enabled STXe modules enable some extremely powerful,
very affordable applications in many different markets.
Learn more about the new GPSFlight STXe Telemetry Modules, the Digital
Altimeter Module, and the new GPS-TEAM software at the GPSFlight web
site at 
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