History: G1

G1- The First PROTAG

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G1 is where we began as a company. Being the first card sized anti-loss device, we were the pioneers to bluetooth anti-loss technology. Originally designed to protect the traveler’s passport, G1 soon expanded to the protecting people’s wallet, bags, etc. Without all of you supporters for this baby, we would never have been able to bring forth the Elite and the duet.

Like all innovations, it all began with a problem, or rather a bad experience.  Our co-founder, Johnathan Lim was having a great overseas vacation with his family. All was well, until the John’s aunt lost her passport. It was a lot of pain, hassle and distress caused to the family as getting a replacement passport whilst overseas is no easy and fast task. All they needed was something to slip into the passport and alert them through a message if the passport was missing.

It was through all that frustration the PROTAG was born. Rick and John worked together to conceptualize and design the first PROTAG, spending lots of time researching on available products and the technology available of that time. Soon, it came to design. What is the perfect size for good battery life as well as be form fitting for everyday use? The conclusion is a card size, where they are able to fit in the tech needed for the PROTAG and a 270mAh battery that can last for 6 days on a single charge.

G1 First Packaging

The rest, is history. The team was form and we began production of the product, placing it in our first packaging as shown for retail sale (The box you see is over 3 years old!).

 

-The PROTAG Team

Protag App Update

Dear Elite Users,

As most of you should have experienced the auto-app upgrade of our new interface, we proudly announce to you – the Protag App for Elite, Duet and G1.
You may download here for Apple and Android if you have not done so.

Here are some tips to use the Protag App:

  1. Protag App focuses on a new interface displaying all your valuables and phone on a single map which makes tracking easier if you lose your items. Never to worry where your keys went as it will always be recorded automatically on the map.
2.Track Silently by switching off the alarm notification in the edit settings without disturbing your daily routine and tracking will still take place automatically

3. Search things easily by sounding an alarm on Duet or allow Duet to ring your phone even on silent mode.

If you wish to purchase our new product, the Duet, you may do so as we should be shipping our latest batch of Duets by September before retail placements. Click here to view our final campaign.

That’s it for now, stay tuned for future tips and updates. You may drop us a feedback for current product evaluation, wants and improvements to our product support email: customerdev@theprotag.com

We hope to receive your favorable feedback soon, for us to further improve. Do let us know if our product is more stable than any other trackers in the market, as this means valuable feedback to us.

Have a good day!

- The PROTAG Team

Project Update #10: We’re Shipping out Duets!

Shipping Updates 2 (16/7)

Dear Backers,

This week, we have begun shipping out first 1000 duets to all early backers and we hope some of you have received it! We will have so many more flowing through our shipping system soon. Thanks for your patience!

On a weekly basis we’ll ship out your duets in batches.

 

You can also check the progress of our Duet shipments here at:http://theprotag.com/is-duet-shipping/

Please note we are not able to provide individual time-frame for each order due to a number of factors, including the occasional interference from customs, the quantity of orders, and delays via your local post office. In case you are experiencing any issues with customs please email: support@innovatechnology.com.sg

Main Backers (est June Delivery)

We apologize that we took a 1 month delay to get our mass manufacturing run into a good shape; we developed production grade soldering machine and improved our PCB (4 layered instead of 2 layered). We are now confident that we will produce about 5,000 pieces every 2 weeks after this initial manufacturing run with consistent quality. Do give us some time for packing, we should ship out our Main Backers batch around early August (1-2 week additional as compared to our previous estimates).

Shipping Payments

For those early bird backers who have not paid for your shipping of US$5, please do so as soon as possible. We have setup a new campaign to process extra Duet orders and shipping payment for our backers. Here is the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/duet-the-smart-bluetooth-tag-that-watches-out-for-your-phone–2

Have a pleasant week!

-Rick & The Duet Team