GPS tracking devices have become very popular during the past few years, as they provide a very affordable and user-friendly solution for keeping an eye on one’s belongings from a distance. And one such item is the Mambo Personal Tracker launched by the Falcom company back in the first half of 2007, a GPS-enabled device that combines the powers of GPS and GSM in order to provide a complete surveillance tool.
The main purpose of the Falcom Mambo is, obviously, to provide the users continuous information regarding the position of the asset it’s been attached to. In order to do so, it integrates a 20-channel SiRF Star III GPS receiver with a position accuracy of down to 10 meters, while in DGPS mode it can even go down to 1 meter. Moreover, in order to transmit the location data to the user, the device also incorporates a Tri Band GSM/GPRS engine that works on three GSM frequencies: 900/1800/1900 MHz.
The Mambo also offers other interesting features, besides simple GPS tracking. Thus, it provides geofence features that can be used for territory management, route verification, prohibited locations, and more. Once a geofence is established, the unit automatically notifies via SMS, voice or data calls, if the person carrying it enters and/or leaves the predefined area.
Moreover, the device can also be used as a personal safety solution. In case of emergency, the person who carries the Mambo can activate it by pressing a button on the unit’s surface. Upon activation the equipment uses the GPS signals to define its positions, and sends a SMS message with its location information or performs a voice call to the predefined number via the GSM network. There’s even a Mambo version that incorporates the TCP/IP protocol and allows users to monitor it in real time over the internet or sends an e-mail to the predefined e-mail address.
The Falcom Mambo is available at several retailers for around 360 Euro.