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Russian Engineers Design New Pet Tracker Collar

Who is Sheldon and why is he such a lucky canine?

 

 

It would appear one needs to be fortunate even when born an adorable dog. A Labrador named Sheldon just happens to be the nephew of a dog named Koni who belongs to Vladimir Putin, the current Prime Minister of Russia. He is the first animal to wear this special device, which will allow dog-lovers to easily track their pets via a global navigational satellite system (GLONASS).

How does this pet-tracking, global navigational satellite system work?


The dog accessory is made of expensive black leather and comes in three varieties each with their own battery capacity. The special pet collar is specifically designed to track a dog’s movements online by utilizing data supplied to the owner’s pocket PC, notebook or communicator.

Aleksandr Gurko, the Director General of M2M Telematics, the company responsible for creating this new device, said:

"We have designed the world's first tracker collar with a tiny navigation module that can receive signals from the world's two operating satellite navigation systems: Russian GLONASS and American GPS.”

When will these new collars be available for mass production?


The designers of the world’s first animal tracker say mass production of these collars will not begin until they can be assured of a steady demand for the product. It is estimated that the cost of each tracker will be around $500 US dollars, which may limit purchasing to the rich dogs of the world and their even richer owners!

Here’s to lost dogs and their owners everywhere! (Clink!)

Ken
Webmaster
PetsLady.com

Comments
Sep 19, 2008
by Anonymous

Product is already out in production

He might be the first dog in Russia to wear a unit on the GLONASS system, but here in the good ol' USA, the idea is already in production, go to zoomback and see they make 3 versions. 1 for pets, 1 for kids, 1 for cars. The pet one lists at just $199 and the monthly service (needed because the GPS communicates over the cellular phone system using SMS) starts at just $9.99 a month.

If you paid 2 grand or more for a pooch, this is obviously worth it!

Sep 19, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff (not verified)

GLONASS in USA

Hi there-

Thanks for the info.

Russia is behind the US in this and other areas as well.

It seems much more reasonably priced in US.

Maybe Russians should import these systems. Even with taxes, they would probably fare better.

Best and thanks for reading the piece

 

 

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations

Sep 19, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff (not verified)

Yours in Words, M Dee

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations

Oct 2, 2008
by Anonymous

Soon Available @ Wal-Mart

Give the Chinese some time to start turning out $99 versions of this for Wal-Mart.

Oct 4, 2008
by M Dee Dubroff (not verified)

Wal Mart

You raise an interesting point.

Thans for your imput.

 

Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

Russian Innovations