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 established parameters.
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.