Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) today announced that it has discontinued development and support of its MACTracker™ product functionality. RAD’s MACTracker application had been utilized to identify a user’s location via a MAC (Media Access Control) address on common network-enabled devices.
“There was a time when identifying and cataloging a user’s MAC address provided some value to security services or law enforcement,” said Steve Reinharz, President and CEO of RAD. “But recent privacy protection initiatives along with the development of more robust technologies have negated the value of MAC address tracking and using it for BOLO alerts.”
The company mentioned that the application of identifying persons in, or near the vicinity of a RAD device is continuing to progress. “We have several, more reliable, artificial intelligence analytics for tracking the location and movement of humans and vehicles. The need for enhanced contact tracing is certainly increasing and RAD will be at the forefront in delivering easy to deploy solutions,” Reinharz concluded.