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GPS Industries appoints GEPSCO for European markets

12.05am 20th December 2004 - Corporate

Robert Silzer, Sr., president and CEO of GPS Industries, Inc., a leading innovator of Wi-Fi wireless and GPS-enabled multimedia communications and management solutions for golf facilities and residential communities, has announced that the company has signed GEPSCO, Ltd. to market the company’s Inforemer ™ Wi-Fi GPS golf business solution in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, France and Portugal, four of the largest golf markets in Europe, representing more than 3,000 courses.
The distribution pact with GEPSCO furthers GPSI’s strategic growth and position in Europe. GPSI has recently opened an office in the UK, and purchased the exclusive patents to the use of key Differential GPS golf technology in 11 European nations.
Already firmly established with strong ties in the European golf industry, GEPSCO’s distribution reach firmly establishes GPSI’s presence in the world’s second largest golf market. GEPSCO principals, Ben Porter and Phil Lewin, are both PGA members and have been major forces in the European golf industry.
“Ben and Phil were instrumental in pioneering GPS technology to European golf,” said Robert. Silzer. “Their knowledge of both the game and the application of GPS to the business of golf will help them quickly establish Inforemer in the important European golf market.”
“Inforemer is a state-of-the art GPS system,” said Ben Porter. “European golf courses will quickly recognize the benefits this system provides not only to the game of golf, but their bottom line. As the only GPS system to offer golf courses the choice of both handheld and cart-mount GPS view screen units, Inforemer is ideally suited to the European marketplace where golfers both walk the course and ride carts.
“Moreover, Inforemer provides European golf courses with a wide range of capabilities, including the management of tournaments and course facilities, analysis and monitoring of course activity, customer relationship management, the generation of revenue through remote food and beverage order placement, the sale of multi-media advertising spots and internet access through Wi-Fi hotspots.”
GPSI is strategically positioned to penetrate the European golf market having recently acquired the exclusive patents to Differential GPS (DGPS) in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Australia and Japan. With the recent announcement of the purchase of the GPS golf patents in North America, GPSI now owns the patents for all major markets in the worldwide golf marketplace.
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