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PassTime Announces Next Generation Encore Device

PassTime launches Encore 4, the innovate new generation of the battery-powered GPS platform

LITTLETON, Colorado—Nov. 20, 2023—PassTime®, a leading provider of advanced asset tracking solutions, announced today the launch of Encore 4, the newest version of the company’s Encore platform.

Now on its fourth generation, Encore 4 marks one of the most substantial updates to the platform since it was originally launched in 2019. Since its launch, Encore has been a revolutionary device platform that has expanded its reach into new industries as a reliable, easy-to-use, and quick to install mobile asset tracking solution. The platform is renowned for its cutting-edge technologies: delivering performance, features and extensive battery life in a small form factor.

Encore 4 boasts an all-new enclosure that is both IP66 and IP68 rated, making Encore 4 waterproof, dust-proof, and protected against powerful jet-spray, an essential upgrade for those using Encore to track assets in rugged or harsh environments.

Significant updates have also been made to Encore 4’s battery and power components. Now, with a larger battery capacity and optimized internal power components, Encore 4 boasts an even longer battery life than its predecessors: up to five years when in the platform’s Endurance Power Mode. Additionally, Encore 4 has been optimized to work better in colder climates and has stronger overall performance for the life of the battery.

“This version of Encore is the most advanced one yet. The enhancements in Encore 4 are really quite amazing and push this device to a whole new level for our customers. This solution will continue to expand the asset tracking industry and provide the opportunity to locate, monitor and recover assets that would have seemed impossible before,” stated Todd Goodnight, PassTime CTO.

Other upgrades for the device include a streamlined enclosure design featuring a new flush-fitting activation cover, a redesigned cellular antenna that greatly enhances Encore 4’s cellular performance over prior models and provides greater connectivity in remote areas on the fringe of cellular signal availability. Updated GPS/GNSS antennas and module allow for greater sensitivity, signal capture, increased accuracy, and overall performance, especially in difficult conditions like dense overhead obstructions.

The Encore 4 launch comes just weeks after PassTime made a major feature upgrade announcement of adding the availability of geofences for all versions of Encore.