PathTrack is a high technology company developing a range of innovative low-power GPS tracking products.
The company was established in 2006 with the goal of exploiting the benefits and capabilities of GPS and ancillary low power technology in a wide range of new and emerging consumer applications. Initial product developments involved evolution of the Fastloc® GPS technology, originally developed by Wildtrack Telemetry Systems, to produce ever more power-efficient solutions with enhanced capabilities. A range of such enabled products were successfully produced for the marine mammal and seabird tracking markets.
In 2014 we launched our nanoFix® GPS range of products into the terrestrial avian tracking market. Our expertise in low-power GPS processing enabled us to produce products that were optimised from the outset of the design process to minimise the overall size and weight of the solution. In addition our novel technology also vastly increased the capabilities of such small tags compared to those available on the market at that time. We successfully developed the world’s lightest weight GPS tag with (at least) a ten-fold increase in the number of GPS locations attainable.
Since then we have continued to evolve the nanoFix® range of products in terms of performance, functionality and packaging options. As well as our expertise in GPS and low-power wireless communications we have developed a wide range of skills in packaging our products to meet the needs of this market. Custom packaging solutions are often employed to withstand the challenges of both the environment and the animal’s behaviour, whilst keeping tag weight to the minimum possible. Consequently we have developed the world’s lightest weight fully packaged GPS+UHF tags and also the world’s lightest weight fully packaged GPS+GSM tags.
About the Directors
Dr Ed Bryant is an electronic engineer with a PhD in Tracking Systems and 20+ years of industrial and research experience in radio frequency design, embedded systems and digital signal processing.
Dr Gary Brodin was previously Director of the CAA Institute of Satellite Navigation at the University of Leeds and is an expert in GPS receiver technology and embedded systems design.