SkyGolf, the developers of SkyCaddie, the rangefinder in golfClubs, and U-blox, the maker of high performance consumer GPSreceiver technologies, announce the development of TruePoint(TM) precision GPS technologies in an exclusive cooperation to provideunprecedented accuracy for golfers. The SkyCaddie(R) SG5 rangefinder utilizes GPS to reply the oldest question in golf, "how far?" , without needing markers orsquandering time pacing off distances. It computes distances mechanically providing golfers with the information that they need toperform more than 17,000 golf courses in over 45 nations. The SkyCaddie is like having a professional caddie in the palm of yourhand.
SkyGolf's patented IntelliGreen(R) technologies also permits golfers to assess the full thickness and shape of the greenfrom any angle of approach and immediately compute distances to up to 40 goals at a time, helping golfers assess distances torisks and choose the best club for their next shot. At the heart of the SkyCaddie SG5's rich functionality is a Custom-engineered GPS receiver from Swiss GPS receiver IP manufactureru-blox. A cooperative engineering effort between u-blox and SkyGolf resulted in the innovative positioning technologyTruePoint(TM). From the SkyCaddie SG5, TruePoint(TM) provides placement accurate to below a meter and an ultra-fast time to firstfix in a tiny, easy to use, hand-held device with extremely low power requirements.
This breakthrough technology providesdramatically more accurate position calculations compared to conventional GPS receivers used in consumer GPS devices designed forless demanding applications like hiking, hunting, and boating. The positional jitter and drift, which can be inherent to other GPSplacement products and procedures, is virtually eliminated, resulting in reproducible precision unique in consumer GPS devices. "We've consistently provided superior GPS placement in all Our goods and always try to keep on enhancing our products beyond thoseaccessible to consumers.
We were trying to find a high-precision, dependable GPS technologies for our newest golf rangefinderproducts to provide users with the improvements technology can bring to their own game. We selected u-blox due to their highperformance GPS engine and experience, and integrated u-blox specific receiver calculations that culminated in TruePoint(TM)precision GPS. This new technologies, when used in combination with our high-precision golf course maps, provides golfers yetanother level of accuracy improvement they need to play smarter, faster and have more fun," explained Richard Edmonson, CEO inSkyGolf.
The size of a Cell Phone and weighing only in five ounces, the SkyCaddie SG5 is small enough to be worn on your belt just like acell phone and supplies a huge variety of user-configurable options, intuitive menus and a rechargeable lithium battery for longerbattery life. "This innovative device is set to revolutionize golf in The years to come," explained Brad Sherrard, Vice President Sales atu-blox America, Inc. "The combination of SkyGolf's IntelliGreen technology, which Provides users an eagle's view of the green andmany intuitive functions, and U-blox' highly precise and reliable GPS technology, using its exclusive TruePoint(TM) precision GPStechnology enables the SG5 to calculate distances With unmatched precision.
This makes the SG5 the perfect companion for amateurAnd professional golfers alike."SkyGolf Is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning Systems specifically designed for use on agolf course. The systems, designed For golfers, are both accurate and simple to use. SkyGolf is leading a revolution That willchange the way golfers play the game. Currently, more than 17,000 Courses, including 90% of all 18-hole centers in North Americaare making The advantages of SkyGolf's SkyCaddie available to their members and guests.
This Record of SkyCourses - golf courseswhich have been professionally mapped with SkyGolf's proprietary ProView mapping procedure and are available to be used with TheSkyCaddie - is increasing at a rate of 150 per week. SkyGolf estimates that at Least 20,000 SkyCourses will be accessible byspring 2008 including over 4,000 Courses from the EU, South Africa, Asia, and Australia.