2016/11/21


Acer Offers Peace of Mind Location Tracking Solution with the New Circo S


BIOGGIO, Switzerland (November 21, 2016) – Acer today announced the release of its first tracking device and service, the Circo S, with a 2 month subscription included. A smart and portable position tracker jointly developed with Transatel and Athentek, combines the location technologies of GPS, WiFi, and GPRS into one tiny device. Available in France, Spain, and the Netherlands, customers will be able to rest easy, as the tracker provides accurate, up-to-the-moment updates on the position of the device straight to Android or iOS phones or tablets.

BIOGGIO, Switzerland (November 21, 2016) – Acer today announced the release of its first tracking device and service, the Circo S, with a 2 month subscription included. A smart and portable position tracker jointly developed with Transatel and Athentek, combines the location technologies of GPS, WiFi, and GPRS into one tiny device. Available in France, Spain, and the Netherlands, customers will be able to rest easy, as the tracker provides accurate, up-to-the-moment updates on the position of the device straight to Android or iOS phones or tablets.


The new device is an extension of Acer BYOC’s BeingWare initiative as a solution which integrates hardware, software and services.


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“We’re proud to begin offering this cloud based solution to the European community,” notes Maverick Shih, President of Acer BYOC. “As a part of our BeingWare line, Circo S will be a product that knows you, serves you, and grows with you. The tracker will be able to set and define safe zones to let you know when your loved ones enter and leave certain areas. Combined with social groups already integrated into the application, we are making it easier than ever to keep your loved ones safe.”


Stay Safe, Stay Connected


Parents and pet owners will never have to wonder where their son, daughter, pet, or anyone is ever again. Circo S constantly provides location updates to the owner or a group of friends and family at all times via its unique social integration tools, allowing multiple people to follow the same device. Along with it’s long-lasting battery life, which only needs to be charged every three days, the device is incredibly easy to carry. Weighing in at 22 grams, children and pets will have no problem carrying the tracker around, most likely forgetting that it’s even there.


“We developed specialized algorithms and calibrations to allow for the greatest accuracy in reading the device’s location - you can’t use GPS to find your location inside a building, for example,” describes Yi-Hsiu Wang, CEO of Acer’s BlueSky Alliance partner Athentek. “We use WiFi and cellular ID to enhance the conventional and stand-alone GPS services such that we provide better indoor positioning and tracking, allowing 100% seamless and complete coverage.”

Transatel CEO Jacques Bonifay adds, “Via our platform, Circo S benefits from the best connectivity from leading networks in the EU and the UK. Any end-user traveling to any of these European countries is therefore certain to benefit from a consistent service.”


The Circo S tracker works on a prepaid basis. After the first Circo S activation, the user will be able to use all functionalities for two months in all countries throughout the European Community, free of charge.


2016/3/2


Highlights from 2016 Hong Kong Pet Show


Our partner csl launched Circo at the Hong Kong Pet Show which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 19-21.

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Our partner csl launched Circo at the Hong Kong Pet Show which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 19-21. Circo is now available in all csl Centers and 1010 shops.


csl is Hong Kong's first mobile communications operator and is part of HKT Group, Hong Kong's premier telecom service provider.


Learn more about csl Circo program:

https://www.hkcsl.com/tc/Pets-Tracking-Service-Package/
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2016/2/19


Athentek Announces $7 Million Series A Round to Innovate Smart Wearable Devices


Taipei, Taiwan, February 18th, 2016 – Athentek, the innovator of smart location technologies, today announced $7M in Series A financing. Foxconn led the round, joined by Testrite Group, CSVi Capital, MediaTek Inc., and other well-respected industry leaders. Athentek will use the capital to expand its design and research teams in the U.S. and Taiwan, while continuing to grow its business development capabilities internationally.

Taipei, Taiwan, February 18th, 2016 – Athentek, the innovator of smart location technologies, today announced $7M in Series A financing. Foxconn led the round, joined by Testrite Group, CSVi Capital, MediaTek Inc., and other well-respected industry leaders. Athentek will use the capital to expand its design and research teams in the U.S. and Taiwan, while continuing to grow its business development capabilities internationally.


The financing follows the company’s successful Circo product launch in Hong Kong. Circo is the first in a family of smart wearable devices that keep everyone you love in a close-knit circle. csl Mobile is Athentek’s launch partner, and Circo is available now in csl retail stores, with partners in other countries to be announced shortly.


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“We are very excited to launch Circo, a smart tracker pushing user experience to the next level with intelligent positioning and behavioral analysis algorithms,” Athentek CEO Yi-Hsiu Wang said. “We are equally thrilled to be recognized by these industry leaders participating in our first round of financing. Our goal is simply to make everyday life easier and safer.”


“There are huge opportunities in the smart wearable devices, and Athentek is bringing innovative solutions to market with cloud-based intelligent learning algorithms.” said Mingto Yu, former CFO of MediaTek and Xiaomi, “We believe Athentek’s technologies can easily go beyond smart wearable devices, and Internet-of-Things won’t reach its true potential without the intelligence behind them, ”



About Athentek

Athentek is an innovative and rapidly-growing startup company focused on the security applications of our smart location technologies. Our mission is to provide the best user experience through tight integration of a wearable device, application software, and cloud services.

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2016/2/18


Athentek and csl.big Launch Circo In Hong Kong


A Smart Wearable Device for Your Loved Ones

Hong Kong, February 18th, 2016 – Athentek and csl today launch Circo in Hong Kong. Circo is a smart wearable device that locates children, pets, elders, and all your loved ones using Athentek’s cloud-based intelligent learning algorithms and easy-to-use mobile app.

Hong Kong, February 18th, 2016 – Athentek and csl today launch Circo in Hong Kong. Circo is a smart wearable device that locates children, pets, elders, and all your loved ones using Athentek’s cloud-based intelligent learning algorithms and easy-to-use mobile app.


Circo is a small device fully packed with the latest smart positioning technologies, an advanced blend of GPS, AGPS, Wi-Fi, and Cell ID, to provide the most accurate positioning both indoors and outdoors. Circo is small enough to fit into a pocket or it can be worn with additional accessories which may be purchased separately.


Through the accompanying free mobile app, parents and caregivers stay always in touch, and can view on a map at any time the location of their loved ones – both where a child is now as well as the places they’ve been over the past seven days. It also works as a chatting app where everyone can come together to discuss a child’s location and well-being. And the innovative “Safe Zones” function within the app automatically provides notifications when a child enters or leaves areas which are marked as safe. This acts as a warning for parents and caregivers to check their child’s location.


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Circo is a wearable smart tracking device for your loved ones.

For those with pets, Circo’s tracking mode is especially useful when pets run away. Once this mode is triggered, Circo will provide continuous location updates and help an owner quickly visualize where a pet is now, where it may be heading, and increase the chances of finding it.


csl will be presenting Circo at the Hong Kong Pet Show in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 19-21. Circo will be available in all 1010 Centers and csl shops.



About Athentek

Athentek is an innovative and rapidly-growing startup company focused on the security applications of our smart location technologies. Our mission is to provide the best user experience through tight integration of a wearable device, application software, and cloud services.

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