Trimble has introduced what it is describing as the world’s most practical and affordable location device for consumer-oriented automotive applications. The small, battery-operated TrimTrac locator allows location-based service providers and system integrators to provide personal vehicle monitoring services to a broader range of subscribers. It enables cost-effective automatic position reporting for personal vehicle monitoring, security and theft recovery. The device can also support select roadside assistance and concierge services with application server and call center capabilities provided by third-party service providers. The TrimTrac locator features a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and tri-band Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) modem are integrated onto a single board and controlled by a common microprocessor.