GPS unit manufacturer, Bad Elf, has appointed Summerhill CA Sales, Blue Mountains, Ontario, to represent its product line in Canada.
Bad Elf GPS units are Apple-compatible accessories that enable the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to receive real time GPS data on board via satellite. They do not rely on cell tower assistance to achieve a lock or to determine position.
This week, Bad Elf's GPS Pro (BE-GPS-2200) was also named the Best GPS Device in the TechRadar Best of CES 2013 Awards presented by DTS at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Summerhill CA Sales is planning to introduce Bad Elf at the Toronto International Boat Show, running from January 12 to 20 at the Direct Energy Centre (booth G 567). The company has provided sales representation and technical support for marine electronics manufacturers for more than 20 years.
Bad Elf units include a high performance satellite receiver and antenna that receive data directly from the GPS satellites. According to the company, the units can lock on to up to 15 satellites, and supplies GPS data up to 10 times a second that can be accurate to within nine feet (2.5 meters).
The Bad Elf GPS (BE-GPS-1000) plugs into iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad 30-pin connector to enable satellite GPS, while the small and compact handheld Bad Elf GPS Pro (BE-GPS-2200) operates independently to wirelessly connect (via Bluetooth) up to five users who can share real-time GPS data for display on digital charts and a wide range of other compatible marine apps.