Collaborates with AT&T and LugTrack to Develop Innovative Wireless Tracking Device. Any Bag. Anywhere.
TUMI Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TUMI), the leading global travel lifestyle brand, announced today its collaboration with AT&T1 and LugTrack to launch the “TUMI Global Locator,” a new wireless tracking device designed to provide travelers with real-time data regarding the location of their luggage or other travel bags, helping to alleviate the headaches of lost or misplaced items.
“AT&T continues to deliver on its promise to improve life through connectivity on a global scale. After close collaboration with TUMI and LugTrack, travelers worldwide can now lead a more connected life while on-the-go”
With a sleek design and the ability to track any bag, briefcase, backpack, luggage, or accessory, the TUMI Global Locator is a wireless and compact device which uses GPS, GSM, WIFI and Bluetooth technology to provide specific location positioning information via a mobile application to users around the world. The device is FAA compliant, with the capability to shut itself off in-flight and turn itself back on upon landing, maintaining observance with major airline regulator policies.
“As a leader in creating innovative travel solutions, TUMI is always looking for new ways to simplify and perfect the travel journey, while ensuring that our products exceed consumers’ expectations and fit seamlessly into their lives,” said TUMI’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Jerome Griffith. “In today’s digital world of connected devices, smartphones, and tablets, we saw a great opportunity to support consumers’ desire to remain connected to all parts of their lives, including their luggage and bags they use day-to-day. We are excited to be working with AT&T and LugTrack to bring this exciting new travel solution to market.”
AT&T, a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), provides global connectivity for the device. “AT&T continues to deliver on its promise to improve life through connectivity on a global scale. After close collaboration with TUMI and LugTrack, travelers worldwide can now lead a more connected life while on-the-go,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T Mobility.
The hardware and patented technology for the device is supported by LugTrack, a New Jersey based technology company.
The TUMI Global Locator device and mobile application are planned for commercial release in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will be sold at TUMI collection stores and on TUMI’s website at www.TUMI.com. For a preview of the TUMI Global Locator, please visit: http://www.tumi.com/s/tumigloballocator.
Since 1975, TUMI (NYSE: TUMI) has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we’re committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 310 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries. For more about TUMI, visit www.TUMI.com, www.facebook.com/TUMItravel, www.twitter.com/TUMItravel.