Step into Adventure with GPS Games from Finland

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Today’s society is a fairly sedentary one, especially for children. Consumed by technology, children seem more interested in television, computers, and video games. The founders of Treesure Ltd. in Finland want to stop that trend and get children and their families outdoors again by combining a child’s natural love of stories and adventure with GPS tracking technology. Established in 2011, Treesure is owned by people involved in the media and mobile industry but with small children whom they want to see involved in the adventure of life. Their solution—TreesureGame.

The Game
TreesureGame is the company’s first media release, and the idea behind this GPS-based game is to turn everyday errands into adventures that will get the whole family moving and interacting together. Designed for children ages 3 to 12, the game allows the child to choose a character and story line, plan a route, and accomplish the physical tasks needed to complete the story. Princesses, pirates, and policemen make up the majority of the characters, but Treesure is also working on incorporating Owl the Private Investigator and Fireman Otter into their adventures. Of course, no game would be as exciting if there were not a prize at stake, and Treesure comes through on this point as well, offering children prizes in the form of extra stories and parent rewards.

The Goal
Though a new and foreign company, Treesure’s initial launch has been an encouraging one with high rankings in the Health & Fitness category of downloadable apps. Treesure offers its GPS tracking game as a free download for iPhone and iPad users, and it is also available at the App Store. Treesure even offers other companies their own story and adventure as a marketing tool; the company can create its own characters and tasks to encourage users of the game to visit the business. The overriding goal of the Finnish company is to get people moving again through exercise and relationships.

The concept is so simple, but the possibilities are limitless. By joining the pull of technology and the imagination of childhood, Treesure has started something new and exciting with the help of GPS tracking technology. And if Treesure Ltd. has anything to do with it, the mobile adventure may soon take the place of the virtual one.

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  1. To whom is concerning GPS/Satellite Tracking,

    Hi,

    This is Wendy from China Aerospace Telecommunications Ltd. , based in China, listed on HongKong, builds high value asset tracking and communication technology.
    We have a wonderful satellite tracking product, SAT802. Below is brief.

    Challenge:
    Sometimes the world’s most valuable assets are also the hardest to reach. They’re too precious to take your eyes off – but how can you have real-time monitoring when they’re remote and traditional communication is not available?

    The answer is SAT802

    Principle:
    To ensure constant—and cost-effective—coverage, it normally works on GSM/GPRS but automatically switches to Iridium satellite mode when the vehicle exits area of GSM coverage. Suitable for tracking of ships, helicopters, vehicles in desert, mountain, forest area where there is no GSM coverage.

    Application:
    Air transport: Helicopter (Hospital, off-shore oil, tour and air-taxi service).
    Maritime: Yacht, vessels.
    Logistic: Mining Trucks and Heavy Duty Vehicles, Container.
    Utility: Police car, Ambulance, Intercity Bus.

    Feature:
    High-value assets tracking.
    Air, Sea, Mountain, Desert, Forest, , etc, anywhere on earth.
    Leverage on GSM and Iridium satellite networks, able to switch automatically, depending on GSM signal strength.
    Next generation multi-modal global satellite communications device that will improve your tracking and communications capabilities while connecting through either GSM or a satellite network.
    Provide fleet operators with lower monthly tracking costs while delivering 100% global coverage, and Internet-based fleet monitoring.
    Compact and portable form factor, best in class of comparable devices.
    Design to meet aviation grade standards

    Why Iridium Satellite tracking
    GSM/GPRS is very cost effective, but it is often unavailable in remote locations. With traditional tracking devices, when the vehicle is out of the GSM cellular coverage, or, when there is a jammer around, the tracking will stop.
    Iridium satellite network consists of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellites that provide complete coverage of the earth. Satellite tracking is a highly reliable means of providing consistent tracking and monitoring solution for your valuable assets.

    Why dual mode?
    If you have been using pure GSM tracking solutions to oversee your fleets and personnel, a dual mode system enables you to ensure complete coverage wherever your assets may be. No more blind spots, no more dropped coverage.
    And while some fleet managers don’t worry about blind spots (“So what? What can happen in 20 minutes?”), most prefer constant connectivity, especially along the borders and in remote locations where what can happen in 20 minutes can change a business forever.
    If you have been using pure satellite tracking, a dual mode solution will deliver tremendous costs savings while your trucks and other assets are within GSM coverage. Why pay for satellite transmissions when there’s GSM coverage available?
    If you’re a fleet manager or HSE professional, satellite-tracking solutions are your ticket to improving safety and accountability—and a dual mode system is your ticket to reducing costs.

    IRIDIUM SATELLITE
    The only true gobal satellite communication service in the world. Iridium delivers essential communication services to and from remote areas where no othere form of communications is available. Its constellation consists of 66 low-earth-obiting (LEO) satellites that provide complete coverage of the earth-including oceans, airways, and Polar Regions.

    Best Regards
    Wendy

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