Despite its sophistication, it is simple enough for even the most technophobic sailors to use because it has just 5 operating keys and all the information is fed back to the user on the screen. Not only that, it's portable, rechargeable, weather resistant, visible in all lights and even floats!
We handled the total design, from conducting feasibility studies, developing electronics and software to seeing the injection moulded components through to manufacture. The Vision GPS received instant market-place recognition, and won the German Design Zentrum Red Dot Award for innovation in form and function.
We then went on to design the offender tag and monitoring system, using Geografix's position detection expertise from the electronic surveying market to give positioning data to the base station. The transmission and detection of signals down fibre optic cables in the wrist strap is used to detect any tampering with the unit. This new product has helped Geografix move into the growing security products market.
With all these products, we put together a team of specialists to develop the necessary software, design the electronic circuitry and to organise the component manufacture and assembly.