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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Never lose lugagge again with LugLoc- the ultimate luggage locator

UPDATE 9 Jan 2013: Message from Stuart at LugLoc Australia

I need to advise you of a significant issue we have been forced to address. LugLoc’s functionality is similar to that of a mobile phone and contains a SIM card provided by a telecom company with global roaming ability. Since Christmas Day the telecom company used by LugLoc has had significant hardware and software issues that currently prevent the LugLoc from being “activated” and “traced”. These issues, to date, are still not rectified and continue to affect the LugLoc product.

In order to eliminate issues like this in the future, LugLoc USA have decided to contract to a new telecom global roaming provider. The new company contracts to some of the largest phone companies in the world and should provide greater stability in the future. To move forward with this company we need to use their sim cards within the LugLoc device.

If you are a LugLoc user, the company are in the process of replacing all units and you should have this message already. If you are contemplating a LugLoc purchase, please wait for new stock to arrive. See advice on the website www.lugloc.com.au


Over 30 million bags go missing via transit every year worldwide, which means airlines are losing over 3000 bags every hour! This affects 42 million passengers annually and although travel insurance may diminish financial pressures, it certainly won't help the unease of realising your belongings are missing.

LugLoc, launched in Australia just this month, uses GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) cellular signals, a state-of-the-art technology, to locate within minutes misplaced baggage in any airport in the world.

LugLoc is a small, thin device that is able to slip easily into any bag and will track its movements. In the event luggage is lost or misplaced, the location of the LugLoc device can easily be seen using the LugLoc app on the mobile phone (available for both IOS and android phones.) This information can be used to help airlines find missing luggage.

Each LugLoc device is located using a mobile phone based GSM-GPRS transmitter and receiver. It relies on various means of multilateration of the signal from various mobile phone towers that are currently serving the device. This information is gathered, transmitted back to LugLoc's servers and then transferred to a map on the phone app.

LugLoc has a unique Triaxial Accelerometer meaning the device automatically shuts off when in motion or under vibration. Once it is in a still position it will automatically activate by itself within 12 minutes. For this reason LugLoc does not interfere with any avionic system.

LugLoc is the size of a mobile phone and has a 40 day battery life. It weighs less than 40 grams and is FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) compliant.

"We understand losing your luggage can ruin a holiday so we have insured that LugLoc will make finding your luggage as easy as possible," says Stuart, exclusive distributor of LugLoc. "Each time you want to find the location of your luggage, you simply press the trace button on your phone app and your bags will be found from any airport in the world within minutes," says Stuart.

Upon purchasing a LugLoc device four complimentary traces are included. Further traces can be purchased directly through the mobile phone LugLoc app from US$0.99 per trace.

LugLoc is available online or from David Jones.  RRP $49.95

For more information about LugLoc, please visit www.lugloc.com.au
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