Club Car announced that GPS Industries (GPSI), an international developer of global positioning system and Wi-Fi multimedia solutions, has joined the Club Car Solutions Network. The Solutions Network is an alliance of companies that help Club Car support its customers by providing products and services that complement the Club Car business.
The new alliance makes GPSI the preferred provider of GPS systems for Club Car. In addition, Club Car and GPSI will collaborate on technology solutions that bring the benefits of GPS and Wi-Fi to Club Car customers around the world, according to Robert McElreath, vice president of global marketing for Club Car. GPSI played a strategic role in the development of Guardian SVC, a GPS-based course management system that will be introduced by Club Car at the PGA Merchandise Show.
“GPSI combines the industry’s strongest technical expertise with an experienced and highly respected management team,” McElreath said. “We‘re very pleased to bring their capabilities to our customers.”
Founded in 1995, GPSI (NASD: GPSN.OB) develops and markets GPS-based solutions that help golf facilities, resorts and residential communities generate incremental revenues and improve operational efficiencies. GPSI owns the GPS golf patents for major worldwide golf markets, including North America, Australia, Japan and 11 European nations. GPSI investors include Great White Shark Enterprises and Dubai-based Leisure Corp.
In January 2008, Sarasota, Fla.-based GPSI acquired UpLink Corp., a leading developer of GPS and Wi-Fi enabled applications for the North American golf market. The acquisition expanded GPSI’s worldwide installed customer base to more than 300 golf facilities.
“We look forward to a collaborative effort that increases revenues and efficiencies for Club Car customers worldwide,” said David Chessler, CEO of GPSI.
The Club Car Solutions Network also includes Carts of Colorado, which manufactures mobile merchandising units for Club Car hospitality vehicles; and SolarDrive, which specializes in solar technology for mobile solutions.