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Loc8 Codes helping to save lives

21 March 2012 @ 9:38 AM  / Automotive / Corporate /


Garmin sat navs preloaded with Loc8, a Digital Address Coding system, are being used by the Health Services Executive in Ireland to help save lives. Key emergency locations are now identified using this innovative system which precisely pinpoints destinations on navigation devices. The aim is help crews know exactly where they’re going, therefore saving time – and lives.  

The Chief Emergency Management Officer of the HSE South, Mr. Peter Daly, is using Loc8 Codes in his emergency plans: "Loc8 Codes are now being used on an inter-agency basis, particularly for upper-tier chemical plants. They ensure emergency staff can reach locations quickly without the guesswork caused by confusing or imprecise postal addresses or complicated coordinates. Staff simply enter the Loc8 Code directly into a sat nav and don’t have to worry about going to the wrong place.”

Loc8 Codes are free-to-create “location codes” that work like a modern postcode to make addresses more accurate. They can even be used on non-property based destinations such as tourist attractions, fishing spots, outdoor events, accident locations and more. You simply assign a unique reference to the location and use it to search and navigate with a Garmin sat nav for pinpoint-accurate addressing.

CEO of Loc8 Code Ltd, Gary Delaney, says the system is increasingly being relied upon: “All sorts of organisations are finding Loc8 Codes useful, from sporting organisations such as the GAA  and car park operators to private businesses and couriers. The General Lighthouse Authority for all of Ireland is even using the Codes to help visitors and contractors find their way to these iconic structures, which, although seen easily from sea, can be difficult to find on land!”

Director of Automotive Products for Garmin, Clive Taylor, is happy to support the use of Loc8 Codes on sat navs: “We licensed Loc8 Codes to ensure customers (locals and visitors) using our sat navs in the Republic and Northern Ireland would be able to benefit from this world-leading technology, saving time and fuel by navigating efficiently to a precise address. They help people get to the right place, first time, every time.”

Generating a Loc8 Code is free of charge at www.loc8code.com. Loc8 Codes are already being used commercially by many organisations and are now displayed by more than 5,000 companies on their websites. Medical practitioners as well as friends and relatives are also beginning to ensure medically vulnerable people have Loc8 Codes for their homes, ready to use in the event of an emergency.

Garmin and Loc8 Code Ltd have also agreed to collaborate in deploying Loc8 Codes in other countries where the need is identified.

For more information contact Loc8 Code Ltd
Gary Delaney
Tel :- + 353 21 4832990
Email : gary@loc8code.com

 

About Loc8 Code Ltd
Loc8 Code Ltd., headquartered at Church Bay, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, W8L-82-4YK.  ( www.loc8code.com/W8L-82-4YK ). Loc8 Codes, formerly PON Codes were developed and tested by GPS Ireland, a GPS specialist company based in Cork which delivers solutions to professional users of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) in Ireland.  GPS Ireland has been involved in GPS for over 14 years and began to release Loc8 Codes in 2006 as a result of demand from clients. Loc8 Code Ltd has now been formed to launch and support Loc8 Codes into the market as new enterprise. CEO Gary Delaney is a former Naval Officer, and is an experienced land and hydrographic surveyor who has advised and trained both Government and Blue Chip organisations in the use of GPS for everything from precise surveying to asset tracking. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and professional member of the Irish Institution of Surveyors and has worked in the GPS industry in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Gary has supported Garmin and their products in Ireland since 1997.

Enterprise Ireland:  Supported by Enterprise Ireland under its High Potential Start Up Programme. A 'high potential start up' is defined as a company which is:

  •  Based on technological innovation;
  •  Likely to achieve significant growth in 3 years (sales of €1.0m per annum and employment of 10 or more)
  •  Export oriented
  •  Ideally, led by an experienced team, with a mixture of technical and commercial competencies.

This definition includes early stage, product led R&D companies, with equivalent sales and employment potential, following successful completion of a defined pre-commercialisation phase.

Related News articles at www.loc8code.com/news

About Garmin
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at http://garmin.blogs.com/ukpr. Garmin is a registered trademark and GHP, GHC and GWS are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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