September 16th, 2010

ActiveTrak GadgetTrak Mobile 3 available off the shelf at more than 2000 independent wireless retailers


ActiveTrak GadgetTrak Mobile 3 available off the shelf at more than 2000 independent wireless retailers

When it comes to technology, sometimes the most important devices are also the easiest to lose. Take mobile phones. Small, compact, loaded with data, and easy to move, they’re often the target for some of those more nefarious types.

That’s why Portland-based ActiveTrak works to protect them with their GadgetTrak Mobile security software. And now, even more folks have access to that protection. You see, a beta of GadgetTrak is being added to handsets at 2,300 independent wireless retailers.

During this pilot GadgetTrak Mobile 3 is currently purchased at the point-of-sale and bundled along with a phone warranty product that provides better margins for the wireless retailer. The mobile security service is a strong value-add for consumers to not only protect their devices, but also the data that resides on them.

Even better news? At last count, this arrangement has resulted in GadgetTrak being activated on more than 25,000 devices.

So what is the GadgetTrak software providing for this glut of new customers?

The software enables the user to all kinds of stuff. Like the ability to remotely wipe personal data stored on the device. And as much as getting your phone stolen sucks, losing all of that data would be horrible too. That’s why GadgetTrack backs your data up in a secure location. Once that’s done, you can lock down all of the settings.

So your data is safe, but what about the hardware? GadgetTrak allows users to locate your device using a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi positioning and cell tower positioning. What’s more, GadgetTrak allows you to signal an alarm that cannot be disabled, even if the phone is in silent mode. As an added bonus, you can also use this little feature to find your phone the next time you’re searching for it.

For more on the partnership with retailers, see the ActiveTrak press release. For more on the software for laptops and mobile devices, visit GadgetTrak.

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