July 14, 2010
IContain, a leading developer of asset protection solutions, and Asset Protection Products (APP), a solutions provider in the asset security market, today announced IContain’s ICX cellular-controlled power interrupt switch has shown tremendous success in collecting payments …
July 13, 2010
Asset Protection Products LLC (APP), the RTO industry’s only “One Stop Shop” for asset protection solutions, will make its long anticipated debut at the upcoming APRO Convention…
March 26, 2010
Michael Gerwe Jr. of RES Marketing, has joined forces with other industry notables including Terry Beville, Salvatore Moccia and others, to launch Asset Protection Products…
APP puts the power of the satellite GPS, GSM, GPRS and the versatility of the Internet into smart locating devices that enable you to identify, control and track your most important possessions from virtually anywhere in the world. Communication is established through a standard Internet browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. There are two main technologies that help us locate and communicate with the APP unit. The first technology we use are GPS satellites. High above the Earth are no less than 24 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that constantly transmit microwave signals back down to Earth. These signals are picked up by a highly sensitive GPS receiver within the unit. This receiver is then able to determine the location, movement, and speed of your device. The next step is communicating this information back to the user. To accomplish this we use a cellular transceiver within the unit that operates on existing digital cellular networks. It's through these networks that you are able to establish the communication link necessary for sending and receiving both information and commands back and forth to the device. Once the information or command is received and acknowledged by the unit it is then communicated back to the APP servers where the results are then presented to the user via their web browser.
- GPS (Global Positioning System): space-based global navigation satellite system that provides reliable location and time information in all weather and at all times and anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government.
- GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications): the most popular standard for mobile telephony systems in the world. The GSM Association, its promoting industry trade organization of mobile phone carriers and manufacturers, estimates that 80% of the global mobile market uses the standard. GSM is used by over 3 billion people across more than 212 countries and territories. GSM also pioneered low-cost implementation of the short message service (SMS), also called text messaging.
- GPRS (General Packet Radio Service): packet oriented mobile data service available to users of the 2G cellular communication systems global system for mobile communications (GSM), as well as in the 3G systems. In 2G systems, GPRS provides data rates of 56-114 kbit/s