According to the SITA, nearly 26 million bags go missing each year from airports around the world. AirÂ travelersÂ concerned about their valuables now have a simple, affordable luggage positioning solution from Trakdot.Â The Trakdot â„¢ Luggage tracker fits into a checked bag and reports airport location in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable devices.Â For the first time, Trakdot Luggage gives airline passengers unprecedented control at an affordable price, allowing them to keep track of checked-in luggage anywhere mobile phones work.
Trakdot Luggage is built for travel convenience, with a palm-sized global positioning tracker that is ultra-light and fits easily into any size bag.Â The luggage locator systemÂ utilizesÂ GPS technology to deliver city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. Â Even if the Trakdot protected bag does not reach the desired destination, passengers will still have the reassurance of knowing which airport has their luggage.
Once the device is registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a checked bag, it will deliver location information directly to the userâ€™s mobile phone or SMS device via text or email.Â Alternatively, travellers can track their luggage on Trakdot.com or use the free Trakdot Luggage app.Â An additional app alerts passengers as their baggage approaches on the carousel, making it easier than ever for them to find their bag.
â€œA recent passenger survey from the International Air Transport Association showed that 81% ofÂ travelersÂ are interested in tracking their bags in real time,â€ explains CEO Harry Steck.Â â€œTrakdot Luggage empowersÂ travelersÂ to do just that, with a revolutionary product that is inexpensive as well as simple and convenient to use.â€Â The retail package includes the Trakdot Luggage device, luggage tag, and batteries.Â It works globally with any mobile phone or SMS enabled device for a low annual price. Â Each device can be linked to multiple phones, and each phone can track multiple devices (as with family applications). For added convenience, Trakdot Luggage owners can track or locate bags on the web at www.Trakdot.com using a secure log-in.
The product will be available March 2013 for Â£49.99 MSRP and an annual service fee of Â£12.99.
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