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MAMBO - First generation of personal tracker & mobile phone


based on the GSM/GPRS and state-of-art GPS technology for satellite navigation, FALCOM introduces a new portable tracking device for personal safety and asset monitoring. The FALCOM MAMBO is a Tri Band GSM/GPRS engine that works on the three frequencies GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz. The integrated GPS receiver architecture based on the SiRFstarIII chipset provides more then enough precise location information using satellite signals to enable to track people where they are anywhere in the world.

With its integral housing, compact design and ultra-low power consumption, it is an outstanding quality, high-performance, operating as a stand alone unit ideally suited for personal security, asset management and automotive applications as well. The configurable internal firmware is a fundamental component which in combination with the excellent hardware performance makes the FALCOM MAMBO unit to be on the top of applications where the fleet management and personal security today are required.

The FALCOM MAMBO consists of the GSM/GPRS engine, 20 channel GPS receiver, Bluetooth class 2 for voice and data connection and a motion detector as an all-in-one solution.

The FALCOM MAMBO provides geofence features that can be used for territory management, route verification, prohibited locations, and more. Once a geofence is established, the unit automatically notifies via SMS, voice or data calls, if the person carring it enters and/or leaves the predefined area(s).

In the event of an emergency, the person who carries the FALCOM MAMBO can activate it by pressing a touch button on the unit's surface. Upon activation the equipment uses the GPS signals to define its positions, and sends a SMS message with its location information or performs a voice call to the predefined number via the GSM network. The FALCOM MAMBO based on the TCP/IP protocol is also able to be monitored as real time over the internet or to send an e-mail to the predefined e-mail address.

MAMBO accessories

leather bag
replacement batteries


GSM Mambo55: 900/1800/1900 MHz
Mambo56: 850/1800/1900 MHz
compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+
GSM class: Small MS
WAP compliant
GPRS GPRS multi-slot class 10
GPRS mobile station class B
data downlink transfer: max. 85.6 kbps
data uplink transfer: max. 42.8 kpbs
coding schemes: CS-1, CS-2, CS-3, CS-4
TCP/IP, PPP stack
protocols: PAP, CHAP, PBCCH
CSD transmission rates: 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 14.4 kpbs
nontransparent, V.110
SMS text mode
storage: SIM card plus 25 SMS locations in the mobile equipment
transmission: over CSD or GPRS
Audio features speech codec modes: half rate, full rate, enhanced full rate, adaptive multi rate
handsfree operation: echo cancellation, noise reduction
Phonebook management supported phonebook types: SM, FD, LD, MC, RC, ON, ME
Ring tones 5 different ringing tones/melodies
GPS features 20 channel GPS receiver
L1 1575.42 MHz
C/A code 1.023 MHz chip rate
protocols:  NMEA Msg.: GLL, GGA, RMC, VTG, GSV, GSA
Accuracy position: 10 m CEP without SA
velocity: 0.1 m/s, without SA
time: 1 s synchronized to GPS time
DGPS Accuracy position: 1 to 5 m, typical
velocity: 0.05 m/s, typical
Date WGS-84
Acquisition Rate hot start < 4 s, average
warm start < 35 s, average
cold start < 42 s, average
Sensitivity tracking 13 dBHz
hot start 15 dBHz
cold start 30 dBHz
Dynamic Conditions altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max.
velocity: < 515 m/s (1000 knots) max.
acceleration: 4 g, max.
CPU processor type ARM7/TDMI
Memory combo memory 2 Mbyte Flash, 512 kByte SRAM
Electrical characteristics 2 rechargeable lithium ion batterys 1700/850 mA/h
power: +5 V DC input charging circuit 700 mA
Casing fully shielded
Physical characteristics dimensions (L x W x H): 86 mm x 60 mm x 28 mm
weight: 90 g
temperature range: 0 to +55 °C
Bluetooth serial port Bluetooth class 1.1 and 2.0
Bluetooth range: 10 m
Motion detector built in motion detector
Interfaces Bluetooth serial port
3.5 mm power jack
MCX connector for external active antennas
3 LEDs for status signals
internal loudspeaker, internal microphone
external audio interface