The SpotOn System Featured in the New Hampshire Union Leader
Bedford engineer's virtual smart fence lets an owner corral a dog anywhere
BEDFORD — A local engineer and entrepreneur has launched a new tech product for dogs that is designed to make life easier for pet owners and their pooches.
“This invention took about 3½ years and several millions of dollars,” said Ken Solinsky, one of the founders of the SpotOn dog collar.
Solinsky’s virtual smart fence system works without a buried electrical wire. Using GPS technology and navigation, the SpotOn dog collar allows pet owners to remotely create a perimeter that will contain a dog — anywhere from a backyard, local park, campground, vacation home and more.
“It enables you to take the dog with you wherever you go,” said Solinsky, a Bedford resident. “I feel the virtual fence system will enhance the lives of dogs and their owners tremendously because it will enable one to truly treat the dog as a member of the family and take them everywhere.”