Matrix Electronica to supply Fastrax GPS in Spain and Portugal - Embedded.com

Matrix Electronica to supply Fastrax GPS in Spain and Portugal

LONDON — Fastrax, an Helsinki-based provider of open and portable OEM GPS software development kit environments and programmable OEM GPS receivers, has signed a distribution agreement with Matrix Electronica S.L. which specializes in supplying complex semiconductor and electromechanical components as well as embedded modules.

Matrix Electronica is said to be Spain's leading distributor of GPS technology. claiming a market share of approximately 80% in the OEM GPS market. Matrix will distribute Fastrax's iTrax family of OEM GPS receivers, as well as the Fastrax iSuite 3 software development kit in both Spain and Portugal.

Fastrax products enable the implementation of position-aware features into practically any device. The GPS modules are ideally suited for both industrial tracking systems and small battery-operated products such as mobile phones, asset tracking devices, handheld computers and sports accessories.

The Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can be used to rapidly modify the features and functionality of a GPS receiver, allowing receiver performance and power management to be tailored for any usage scenario. By utilizing the spare CPU and memory resources of the GPS receiver, the Fastrax iSuite 3 SDK can significantly reduce the bill of materials and non-recurring expenses of GPS products.

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