Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company, has announced the signing of a strategic agreement with DSG Tag Systems Inc. of Surrey, British Columbia in Canada, for the sale and co-marketing of its TAG-150 product line and accessories through the Ransomes Jacobsen distribution network and sales channels.
DSG Tag Systems has developed the TAG-150, a revolutionary fleet management and tracking system, designed specifically to help golf course operators efficiently manage their vehicles and equipment, as well as labour resources. The system utilises a combination of wireless technologies to track and report the exact location and status of all tagged assets, issue alerts to facility managers and notifications to vehicle operators. The TAG-150 is compatible with any Ransomes Jacobsen mower or E-Z-GO or Cushman vehicle, be it petrol, diesel or electric.
"The product offered by DSG Tag Systems is a perfect companion for the products we are offering across our market segments and gives our customers a new high-tech tool to better manage their facilities and protect their mobile assets," said Richard Tyrrell, Product Manager at Ransomes Jacobsen. "Unlike similar products on the market it operates without any Wi-Fi equipment on site, so there's no additional installation expense; it is compatible with all makes of turf and utility vehicles and there's even an option for walk-behind mowers. It also comes with a lifetime warranty."
DSG offers two accessories for the TAG-150 product designed to add new functionality aimed at the vehicle operator and facilitate communication between the golf course operator and customers.
The first accessory, the TAG TEXT, is an alphanumeric text display featuring a rugged weather-proof case with mounting options for any E-Z-GO golf car, which adds messaging and distance measurement capabilities to the versatile TAG-150 vehicle unit. Players now have access to distance measurement capabilities while the golf course management has a very affordable and convenient way to communicate with the players in the field.
The second accessory is the TAG TOUCH, a high-definition color touch screen display, which provides the golfer with a graphic representation of the hole played and offers features such as pro-tips, green-view, score keeping, distance measurement and more. This new unit is aimed at high-end facilities interested in creating an exceptional user experience for their customers.
Commenting on the new agreement Robert Silzer, Sr., CEO of DSG Tag Systems, Inc said,
"We are very excited about the new relationship with Ransomes Jacobsen and we are looking forward to expand our marketing reach through their extensive network of sales professionals and distributors."
About DSG Tag Systems Inc.
DSG Tag Systems was formed by a team of technology development veterans with extensive experience in the golf industry. Their mission was to build and deliver a breakthrough solution to age-old challenges faced by golf facility operators in managing and protecting their mobile fleet assets. The executive team has over 30 years collective experience in providing GPS and wireless solutions designed specifically for the golf industry. For more information, visit www.dsgtag.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.