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GadgetTrak Inc. Awarded Patent for Portable Electronic Device Theft Recovery & Tracking Technology


Patented Technology Tracks & Recovers Stolen Portable Electronic Devices

Portland, Ore. – February 26, 2009 - GadgetTrak Inc. the leading innovator of theft recovery and data protection technology for mobile devices, today announced it has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entitled Portable Host-Pluggable Appliance Tracking System, U.S. Patent No. 7,496,201. The subject of the patent deals with tracking stolen portable electronic devices such as external hard drives, MP3 players, flash drives, digital cameras and others when connected to a PC.

“This patent emphasizes our unique solutions to help curb the epidemic of electronic device theft. This is just the start of GadgetTak’s innovations to track stolen electronic devices, as well as protect the data that resides on them” said Ken Westin, CTO & Founder of GadgetTrak Inc. “As the economy spirals into a recession, theft is becoming a growth industry and demand for our anti-theft software is increasing from both consumers and OEMs who wish to embed our software into their devices. This patent helps validate our position as the innovation leader.”

GadgetTrak® USB for portable electronic devices can be installed on a number of devices including MP3 players, external hard drives, flash drives, digital cameras and more. If the device owner remotely activates tracking for the device and it is the accessed via a PC it will send information regarding the host system it is plugged into including the username, computer name, internal network address, location (country, state/region, city), ISP (Internet Provider Information) and other data that relates to that connection instance.

About GadgetTrak Inc.

GadgetTrak Inc., headquartered in Portland, Oregon is a leading innovator in anti-theft, tracking and data protection software for mobile devices. GadgetTrak’s software protects tens of thousands of devices worldwide with their patented and unique solutions including laptops, mobile phones and portable electronic devices For more information on GadgetTrak Inc. and the company’s products, visit


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