Knoxville, TN July 1, 2009 – PROCON (www.proconmrm.com) Inc, the leader in location based systems (LBS) technology, is not deterred by the GAO (Government Accountability Office) report released.
The GAO report suggested that the Air Force may have difficulty in the future in maintaining the quality of the full 24-satellite constellation over a period between 2010 and 2014. Going below 24 satellites could result in lower GPS performance. <http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-670T>
The U.S. Air Force and Air Force Space Command have been the diligent stewards of GPS since its conception in the 1970?s and continue its commitment to this critical component of our National Infrastructure. The current GPS constellation has the most satellites and the greatest capability ever. The Air Force has released official statements assuring the consumer based GPS industries as well as the American public that they will continue to pursue an achievable path maintaining GPS as the premier provider of positioning, navigation and timing for the military and civilian users around the world. Besides civilian applications, the US military uses encrypted GPS signals for troop movements, logistics, communications and search and rescue.
David Meyer, Executive Vice President of PROCON, Inc. states, “We are confident that the United States Air Force will be meeting their goals with the Global Positioning System, and at a minimum maintain the current level we as a nation have grown to rely upon. GPS will not go down.”
David Meyer’s confidence is not alone. Other leaders in the GPS manufacturing industry, such as Jessica Myers, a spokesperson for Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN), concur. “At this point in time, we’re confident that the system will continue to provide the signals that our customers and the nation need. So much is now dependent on the GPS system. It?s amazing how much is woven into it.”
The GAO report is useful and allows us to keep our system in perspective. Since 1995, GPS has never failed to exceed performance standards. This issued report has opened the floor to prepare and discuss the goals necessary to achieve continued success over the next decade and beyond. As our needs continue to evolve and demand more markets for GPS, PROCON Inc is prepared to continue expanding their stance as the leader and innovator of GPS services.
PROCON, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is one of the world's leading providers of MRM (Mobile Resource Management) products and services. By providing a globally-managed, wireless data network PROCON reduces the costs, complexities and risks associated with deploying and supporting mobile applications and connected devices. PROCON offers solutions for government, automotive, consumer, commercial applications and currently has over 450,000 units being used throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. PROCON has over 25 industry-leading brands and offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom and Thailand.