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GadgetTrak Announces First Mobile Security & Tracking Application for the Amazon Kindle Fire
Tuesday, September 11, 2012


PORTLAND, OR– September 11, 2012 – GadgetTrak, the leading innovator of theft recovery and data protection solutions, today announced compatibility with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the first mobile security and data protection solution for Amazon’s flagship device and a partnership with Skyhook, Inc. to enable accurate location on its Kindle Fire app. GadgetTrak Mobile Security brings location tracking, remote alarm activation, encrypted backup and data wipe to the Kindle Fire line of devices.

The patent-pending GadgetTrak Mobile Security platform is the first cross-platform mobile security applications that not only tracks stolen devices, but empowers device owners and administrators with the ability to encrypt, backup and wipe sensitive data from devices. Since launching last year GadgetTrak Mobile Security has won awards from CTIA, MIT, Mobile Star and others.

To build the best of breed application GadgetTrak partnered with Skyhook for location services and Urban Airship for push notifications. Utilizing the combination of services, GadgetTrak Mobile Security provides reliable location and near-instant activation while conserving battery life on the device.

“GadgetTrak is a great example of an innovative use of our technology, utilizing our location services to provide tracking across platforms regardless of the device they are using.” said Maggie Taylor, marketing manager at Skyhook. “GadgetTrak’s implementation provides consistent location quality across all types of devices while saving on battery life.”

“The loss of mobile devices is quite stressful for consumers as we’ve all become so attached to them,” said Mike Herrick, vice president of engineering, Urban Airship. “GadgetTrak offers an elegant solution to track devices down and minimize the exposure of personal information, and we’re happy to power cross-platform push messaging for it.”

GagetTrak Mobile Security is available for Kindle users as a direct download from GadgetTrak’s website and will be available in the Amazon Marketplace soon.

About GadgetTrak
GadgetTrak is an innovator of location tracking and data protection solutions for laptops, smartphones, and portable media devices. The company’s award winning, cross-platform GadgetTrak software delivers the most advanced tracking and data protection available for consumers and businesses today. This year the company was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 100 Brilliant Companies” and has won awards from CTIA, MIT and the Mobile Star Awards for their innovative security solutions.

About Skyhook, Inc.
Skyhook is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results in urban areas. Today, Skyhook provides positioning to tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.

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