The Bad Elf GPS (left) plugs into the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to enable satellite GPS, while the Bad Elf GPS Pro (right) operates independently to wirelessly connect (via Bluetooth) up to five users who can share real time GPS data – anywhere.

Bad Elf, manufacturer of Apple-approved accessories that enable the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to receive real time GPS data on board via satellite, has appointed Northport Systems, Inc. to distribute the Bad Elf product line in Canada.

Headquartered in Toronto, Northport Systems is a leading supplier of GPS-related products for marine navigation. The company also supplies desktop, mobile and web-based navigation software products under its own Fugawi brand.

Bad Elf GPS does not rely on cell tower assistance to achieve a lock or to determine position. The Bad Elf units include a high performance satellite receiver and antenna that receive data directly from the GPS satellites. Locking on to up to 15 satellites, a Bad Elf unit supplies GPS data up to 10 times a second that can be accurate to within 9 feet (2.5 meters). This also means users will improve their GPS lock on the water beyond cell phone coverage areas.

The Bad Elf GPS (BE-GPS-1000) plugs into iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad 30-pin connector to enable satellite GPS, while the small and compact handheld Bad Elf GPS Pro (BE-GPS-2200) operates independently to wirelessly connect (via Bluetooth wireless technology) up to five users who can share real time GPS data for display on digital charts and a wide range of other compatible marine apps. The GPS Pro was the winner of the TechRadar Best GPS Device award at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.

Image courtesy Home Port Marine Marketing

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