Inc. is a wholly-owned division of Paradigm Advanced
Technology Inc. (OTCBB:PRAV). PowerLOC provides products and
technologies that allow Location Service Providers (LSP®) to
Locate, Track and Manage assets... anywhere, all the time.
From its Corporate
head-offices in Richmond Hill Ontario, Canada, PowerLOC
provides end-to-end technologies and solutions to its LSP®
business partners and distributors who, in turn, provide
Location-Based Services to their end-users.
its licensed LSPs® a complete spectrum of location solutions
based on PowerLOC's proprietary L-Biz® architecture. This
incorporates its low-cost wireless, GPS-enabled mobile
devices, such as VLD (Vehicle Location Device), PLD (Personal
Location Device), and ALD (Asset Location Device). It also
includes its Destinator(TM) personal navigation units sold and
distributed through PowerLOC Channel Partners.
employs more than 60 people globally.
For a description of PowerLOC's strategic technology partners,
Paradigm Advanced Technologies, is a leading provider
of GPS-based location, navigation and asset tracking products
and technology solutions. It is a publicly-traded company on
the NASDAQ bulletin board (OTCBB:PRAV).
focused on three distinct business models:
PowerLOC offers products and technology that enable
service providers to LOCATE, TRACK, MANAGE and COMMUNICATE ...
anywhere, all the time
PowerLOC products includes:
» Mobile Devices
» Server System -
» Client Application
Navigation Units Destinator(TM)
PowerLOC division, Paradigm designs and delivers products and
technology that allow clients to locate, manage, track and
communicate with assets anywhere, anytime.
Through continuous researching, developing and
acquiring new technologies, PowerLOC has amassed an impressive
line of proprietary products, patents and trademarks. PowerLOC
has secured its industry-leading advantage with a portfolio of
intellectual property that includes:
» GPS/Cellular U.S.
Patent #B1 5043736
» Trademarks for
L-Biz®, LSP®, Destinator(TM), L-Commerce
» L-Biz® Technology
It is worthwhile
to note that U.S. Patent #B1 5043736 is a broad-based wireless
location patent covering the apparatus and method of
transmitting position information from satellite navigational
signals (such as GPS) over cellular systems to a base unit and
displaying the location of that equipped object. Paradigm's
rights cover all fields of use for the patented system (except
for certain criminal justice applications). As described in a
February 21, 2001 press release, the company is seeking to
enforce all of its intellectual property rights relating to
the patent. Paradigm has retained a high-profile attorney,
David Boies of Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP, to vigorously
enforce the company's rights under the patent. If the
companies infringing on its patent rights have to pay a
licensing fee to Paradigm, this legal action could result in a
huge influx of longterm revenues for the company.
Location Service Platform
Tracker is a scalable and open architecture server system
designed for Wireless Carriers and Location Service
Providers (LSPs®) to allow them to offer location-based
services (LBS) to their customers.
L-Biz® Tracker permits to Locate, Track and Manage assets
such as vehicle and people, anywhere, all the time. L-Biz®
Tracker is equipped to work, in parallel, with multiple
carriers and with multiple wireless technologies.
Clients such as
fleet dispatchers or otherwise, can benefit fromthe advanced
Location Based Services (LBS) offered by the Tracker, via the
Internet. The Tracker Server has been engineered and designed
on the basis of an ASP model allowing our Location Service
Providers (LSP®) to track, manage and communicate with
multiple fleets simultaneously. Clients can manage and control
their respective fleets from their desktops via the Internet.
Mobile Devices are portable wireless units that compute
their exact location, velocity and acceleration and
transmit, via wireless networks, to a PowerLOC Location
Service Server also known as L-Biz® Tracker. PowerLOC
offers three distinct line of Mobile Devices, referred
collectively as xLD: - VLD(Verhicle Location Devices)
Location Devices) - ALD(Asset Location Devices).
All PowerLOC Mobile Devices integrate a Satellite Global
Positioning System (GPS) Receiver which pinpoints its exact
location, speed and acceleration. As well, they include a
wireless modem which facilitates communication between the
Mobile Devices and our currently supported cellular networks
which are GSM, AMPS, CELLEMETRY, CDPD, and MOBITEX as well as
Satellite and private radio networks.
PowerLOC Mobile Devices or xLD are small, reliable and smart
electronic units which has been designed to withstand the most
rigid environment conditions. The xLD includes three main
components: (1) GPS Receiver; (2) Wireless Modem and (3)
Central Processing Unit.
All xLD are fully
L-Biz® compliant units that features PowerLOC proprietary
Quality of Service (or QoS), PowerLOC Smart PowerSave and
several other proprietary PowerLOC technologies.
Client Software is the application software designed to
allow fleet dispatchers, response centers and other users
to facilitate the management of a myriad of location based
services. It allows anyone using our system to Locate,
Track and Manage moving assets such as vehicles, people
and others, anywhere, all the time.
the Tracker via the Internet or Intranet, the Client Software
can display the exact location, speed and acceleration of the
assets along with the status of sensors or other devices which
may be attached to the xLD. This same communication link
allows the fleet dispatchers and the other users to send and
receive text messages and to send commands to the xLD units.
PowerLOC offers two types of Client Software: Fleet-Manager
and Fleet-Manager Lite. Fleet-Manager is fully featured "Fat
Client" software application that can use maps resident on the
Tracker server or maps stored locally at the desktop. The lite
version of the same, is a browser application which
exclusively uses maps stored on the Tracker server, available
through the Internet.
DESTINATORTM is a
full-featured personal GPS navigation system with
capabilities that rival and, in many cases, exceed those
found in luxury model cars. Destinator(TM) features high
quality maps of North America and Europe provided by
NAVTECH®. Destinator(TM) is not only capable of
identifying the precise geographic location, it can also
accurately position a user's location
high-resolution interactive rotating map. Destinator(TM)
details the quickest or the shortest route to any
chosendestination in a matter of seconds, even if the route is
thousands of miles long. As an advanced navigation system,
Destinator(TM) provides the user with real-time multi-lingual
instructions and visual guidance throughout the trip. If a
turn is missed, Destinator(TM) recalculates the route
Destinator's(TM) proprietary compression technology puts vast
amounts of map data, such as detailed street level maps of
several states, onto a single Compact Flash memory card.
Advanced data processing and navigation algorithms ensure that
cumbersome calculations are performed seamlessly and
Destinator(TM) operates on the Compaq iPAQTM Pocket PCs or any
MS-Win CE devices. Destinator(TM) currently offers maps of
North America and Europe supplied by NAVTECH®. Additional maps
of other geographic areas are being added on a regular basis.
Destinator(TM) is the true car navigation system with features
rivaling and surpassing those of permanently installed
systems, at a fraction of the cost.
To review a list of FAQ's about the DESTINATORTM product,