Philip Robbins<>
Sent: 7/29/2001 1:02:26 PM

RE: [gpsstash] Re: Human Caches?

Erm this technology is available for all and sundry
and has been d=for several years, it's more common use
these days is for tracking stolen vehicles, a current
system is Tracker, most HS police vehicles in the UK
are fitted with Tracker location equipment as
standard, the units are seriously small and fit into a
cigarette packet, it transmits via public satallite on
defined frequencies.

Best regards

Philip Robbins

--- wrote:

>suppose Molsen is the first to use it with a
transmitting device.

Uhh, no.  Lots of companies have done this. 
Emergency response vehicles,

taxi cabs, limos, airplanes.  I read a story
about a cement company in

Mexico that's doing this for all their trucks to allow
their dispatchers to

assign them more efficiently and help them route
around obstructions.  I'm

sure the military has gone way beyond anything like
this.  They went hog

wild with regular GPS's during Desert Storm.  No
telling what's happened in

the intervening 10 years.

This may be the smallest use of one.  You would
just need a bare-bones GPS

receiver, connected to one of those cheap cell
phones.  I know I read a

story recently (on Slashdot?, maybe Wired) where
someone was planning on

printing the circuitry for a cellphone on paper. 
Cheap, one time use (short

time, anyway) phones.  Needs a little engineering
to get it all to work in

the size of a beer bottle.  Activates when
someone opens the bottle, I

guess.  Wonder what indication the drinker will
have as to what's going on.

Did the article say?  I can't be bothered to
re-read it.

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> Sent:       Thursday,
July 26, 2001 3:04 PM

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[gpsstash] Re: Human Caches?


> --- In gpsstash@y..., Kluso@I... wrote:

> >        IN
WHAT IS BELIEVED to be the world's first use of the

> > military's Global Positioning System of
satellites, Molson Canada

> and

> > Marketing Drive Canada have brewed up a new
promotion for Coors

> > Light...

> >

> > href="">


> The "world's first use..." was by those
who developed it...the U.S.

> military. The world's first 'commercial use for
marketing purposes',

> afaik, would be by 20th Century Fox for the
Project A.P.E. caches. I

> suppose Molsen is the first to use it with a
transmitting device.




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