What's New at Furuno:


Denton, MD – June 11, 2013. For more than 20 years, Furuno has been one of the top names in research and development of innovative GPS solutions for Telematics, Communications, Vehicle Location and Tracking, Handheld Devices, Timing and Synchronization, and Embedded Solutions. Furuno continues it’s tradition of delivering quality, low-cost GPS/Timing solutions.

Now, Furuno is pleased to announce a partnership with Advanced Technology Marketing. ATM is a technically-oriented organization providing sales representation throughout the New England states. Founded in 1992, the mission of ATM is to operate as a direct extension of their principal’s sales organization, providing direct support as a manufacturer’s sales representative in the field throughout the New England states.

Advanced Technology Marketing, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative of market leaders in wireless products for over 20 years, is based in Massachusetts and supports the New England Territory. Said Angelo Sakelarios of ATM, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Furuno and their GPS/OEM Timing Products. The extensive product portfolio offered by Furuno will provide ATM with an additional quality solution to offer our New England customers.”

The ATM team consists of 4 Field Application Engineers and 2 Internal Sales Support Managers. The combined experience of these individuals represents nearly 150 years of field experience with Defense and Medical Electronics, Datacom/Telecom applications, Automotive and AMR/Energy Management, as well as a host of other commercial and design contract manufacturing processes.

“We are excited to work with ATM, a firm with the technical expertise and professional dedication required to support and promote our products in the field.” said Gil Passwaters, Product Manager of the Furuno GPS Division. “Furuno has always been dedicated to customer satisfaction, and ATM understands that principal very well.”

For more information on Furuno’s full line of GPS/Timing products, contact: Furuno U.S.A., 70 Engerman Avenue., Denton, MD 21629 Phone: (410) 479-4420. More information is also available at Furuno’s Internet Web site (www.Furuno.com).


Furuno Acquires eRide:

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. has acquired eRide, Inc., making eRide a majority-owned subsidiary of Furuno. The acquisition enables eRide and Furuno to jointly develop future generations of market leading GPS technology and products.

Furuno and eRide have had a long and successful relationship. In 2005 Furuno and eRide entered into a technology licensing agreement, and in the following year the relationship was strengthened when Furuno invested in eRide’s sale of Series A Preferred Shares. This relationship now culminates with Furuno acquiring a majority of eRide shares, and eRide becoming a majority-owned subsidiary of Furuno.

eRide, a San-Francisco-based fabless venture company established in 1999 by former Trimble Navigation employees, has been engaged in the design, development and sales of high sensitivity GPS receiver technology. Through this acquisition eRide’s high sensitivity GPS technology, LSI design technology and intellectual property will be merged with Furuno’s GPS core technology to enable the creation of new world-class GPS products.

Furuno is known for its GPS modules and chip sets in Japan’s automobile industry, especially for in-car navigation systems. The market demand for lower cost and higher quality GPS has been increasing and applications in Japan have spread into many different areas. Through this acquisition, Furuno strengthens its ability to provide its customers with a stable supply of market-specific GPS products that are high quality, high performance, and low cost.

Educational Discounts Available:

Furuno GPS/OEM is pleased to offer significant discounts to educational facilities for a wide variety of academic applications. Please contact us for more information.


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