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Two young entrepreneurs, both graduates of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Northwestern Switzerland, have invested more than 1 million dollars towards the development of their ultra-light GPS-cat collar, Alan Ellenberger and Claudio Gloor, two young entrepreneurs, hope to be the first to crack the 10 million dollar-limit?

The GPS-cat collar claims to a unique design, small in size and incredible light weight, the petTracer collar is just like any regular collar. The guys made sure that the collar is very comfortable for a cat to wear and due to the one-click safety buckle the GPS-cat collar fastens easily and opens instantly, as a safety feature should your cat ever get caught on a twig, fence or some similar hazard.

After several years of development, the next step is to bring the GPS-cat collar into production. In order to do this a new crowdfunding campaign for the world’s lightest GPS-cat collar will be launched on Indiegogo -  a fierce competitor of the international crowdfunding-platform, Kickstarter.

The two Swiss entrepreneurs’ ambitious aim is to exceed 10 million dollars in sales and service subscription.

Cat lovers can soon considerably reduce their fear of losing their beloved cats - and this for less than the cost of a Nespresso coffee capsule per day!  

It seems that a large number of cats go missing every year causing a lot of distress among the affected families not just in the UK but across Europe and the USA. With children and their parents hanging up missing-signs around their neighbourhood to find their own

or their grandmother’s beloved cat are all proof that cats are more than just pets but have become part of the family.

Cats can go missing for days or weeks and owners are left with an agonising uncertainty about the whereabouts of their cats. But all this will become a distant memory of the past as petTracer announce the arrival of the world’s first ultra-light GPS-cat collar that combines modern and reliable technology with exceedingly high demands for safety and comfort for cats.

What makes this cat collar so unique? 

The petTracer GPS-cat collar is ultra-light and with just over 20 grams weighs practically the same as any regular collar.

All the necessary components have been integrated into a fully weatherproof and

skin- friendly collar. It has been specially designed with the aim of providing a uniquely high comfort level for cats.

• comes with a one-click safety buckle to prevent cats from getting strangled. The use of an approved safety buckle prevents any unnecessary risks for cats.

• has a battery life of several weeks without the need to be recharged.

• protects your cat from permanent exposure of potentially harmful mobile phone

radiation as it operates independently of mobile phone networks and uses safe radio

transmission technology having a radiation level that is 100 times below that of standard mobile phone networks.

The debate about health issues caused by a GPS-collar with permanent mobile phone radiation via a GSM-network can be left to others.

• keeps a constant record of a cat’s tracks and even enables the owner to find his cat in places with bad GPS-reception or none at all.

The user-friendly petTracer-web portal is the solution for tracing cats carrying the GPS-cat collar wherever they may be in the world.

The free mobile phone apps for IOS and Android make it even easier to locate one’s cat.

The option of tagging safety-zones and subsequent marking of dangerous streets promptly informs a cat owner when the cat has put itself in danger.

In addition to the aspect of safety, the petTracer GPS-cat collar also provides an array of interesting information on the cat’s behaviour. Data such as distance covered, speed or favourite locations can be shared and compared with friends in a playful way.

For many years the petTracer team has thoroughly studied the behaviour, habitats and demands of cats. Long and careful research and pioneering work in the field of energy-saving procedures for "micro GPS-applications" has been carried out.

Thanks to this well-founded know-how it was possible to develop and patent an operational and ultra-light GPS-cat collar of highest precision and fitted with the latest high-tech that meets Swiss quality standards.

The founders worked closely with various experts in the fields of electronics, radio transmission, software-engineering and design.

Available directly or through resellers and dealers prices are $144 USDollars and £90.00 GBP’s including 6 months of service subscription.