(Los Angeles, California) GEARSECURE (www.gearsecuremusic.com) the newly launched anti-theft company for musical instruments, announced the addition of Tony Scott of the TonyScottGroup to its board of technical advisors. The move is the first in a series of announcements by GEARSECURE leading up to this week’s National Association of Music Merchants summer convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
Scott, who most recently served as Federal Chief Information Officer for the United States, will advise the company on key strategic initiatives in conjunction with its late 2017 product roll-out.
Appointed by President Barak Obama in 2015, Scott held the country’s top technology position overseeing an $85 Billion budget until his departure earlier this year. Considered to be a world- leader in his field, Mr. Scott has held CIO positions with Vmware, Microsoft, Disney, and General Motors, and was named a member of the CIO Hall of Fame in 2009.
Introduced at NAMM 2017 Winter Show in Anaheim, California, GEARSECURE’s patented technology is the first commercially available embedded anti-theft device for musical instruments and other associated gear. It provides a bridge between RFID and GPS to help in the instant recovery of lost or stolen items. The company’s stated goal is “the end of lost or stolen”.
When released, the technology will be offered to consumers at an annual subscription price of $19.95. It will be embedded and offered with new gear, available for Backline and Tour management inventory solutions, and released to the aftermarket through a certified installer network.