If your dog is getting lost and you have trouble finding him, you will soon be able to track him through a tracking collar.
Apisphere and AT&T will wirelessly connect a location-smart animal collar to help
pet owners keep track of their pooches. The product uses GPS via a wireless SIM to follow canines and track locations then send it to a phone or computer.
The dog collar, embedded with a SIM, uses
Apisphere's geo-mobility platform to transmit
location-aware data across AT&T's wireless network
directly to a pet owner's cell phone or personal computer.
Owners register their pets and important contacts
as soon as they attach the collar. Owners may establish a geo-fence
around the home where the pet can roam freely. Through the technology,
owners can continuously track Fido's movements with the virtual
geo-fence, or locate him on demand if he strays outside of his
Apisphere software will transmit street level data for easy pet
location. Owners will have the option to program text, email, video or
audio alerts, to be distributed as often as they like.
"We constantly strive to develop best-in-class products and
deliver a seamless user experience. Working with AT&T and the
strength and reach of its network enables us to do this," said Craig
Harper, president and founder of Apisphere. "The on boarding process
has been effortless, thanks to the AT&T team and the AT&T
Control Center software."
"There are few things as important to my daughter as knowing
the whereabouts of our dog," said Glenn Lurie, president, AT&T
Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships. "The peace of mind that a
wirelessly connected collar will bring my family and pet owners across
the country is long overdue. We're extremely excited about this product
and its possibilities."
The pet friendly collar features a unique integrated design
that allows for optimized GPS and wireless performance while virtually
eliminating any restrictions on an animal's weight or neck size.