CAPTOR connects vehicle owners to their vehicles, protect car owners when they are hijacked and recover stolen vehicles. Netstar Advanced Systems Sdn Bhd (the service provider) was founded in 2000 to revolutionise the motor and motor insurance industry with the ultimate goal of keeping enabling people to drive safely and feel safe driving on the road.
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Netstar Advanced Systems Sdn Bhd
2000: Netstar Advanced Systems Sdn Bhd (Netstar) was incorporated via a joint venture between RTG Corporation Sdn Bhd (60%) and Proton Edar Sdn Bhd (40%). Netstar holds a telecommunications network license for its proprietary RF tracking system.CAPTOR-RF a radio frequency technology based tracking system launched.
2001-2008: CAPTOR-RF (Radio Frequency) tracking systems installed at the assembly line to select Proton models. Over 60,000 vehicles are installed with a CAPTOR-RF system in Malaysia.
2002: IGP of PDRM launches CAPTOR and opens the door to greater collaboration between the Polis Diraja Malaysia for stolen vehicle recovery.
2004: With collaboration from the Polis Diraja Malaysia, a stolen Toyota Hilux protected by CAPTOR-RF was recovered from a shipping container, leading to a recovery of 18 other vehicles. It was the first of three such recoveries by CAPTOR. No other tracking system company has recovered a stolen vehicle from a shipping container.
2005: CAPTOR-RF/GPS/GSM an upgrade to the standard RF system was launched combining satellite tracking, GSM communication with RF tracking technology.
2005: The recovery of a Toyota Hilux lead the police to the recover a warehouse in Port Klang recovering over 118 vehicles, mostly Toyota models.
2006: CAPTOR-RF/GPS/GSM was widely regarded by the general insurance industry to be the most effective security system against theft and hijack. Over 450 motor thefts were averted saving the insurance industry over RM 5 in claims payouts by CAPTOR systems.
2014: Netstar became wholly owned subsidiary of RTG Corporation Sdn Bhd.
2016: Two leading motor insurance companies pilot CAPTOR’s next generation tracking system with advanced telematics in readiness for the upcoming motor insurance deregulation in July 2017.
Now: Launch of the latest model of the RF/GPS/GSM system (branded CAPTOR StarDrive) incorporates insurance telematics, accident detection and accident assist, stolen vehicle recovery and light fleet management in a single device. Designed to be warranty friendly, it can be installed into any new vehicle (except fully electric cars).
Netstar Advanced System Sdn Bhd is a franchisee of Altech-Netstar of South Africa, which in turn is part of the Altron Group. Altech-Netstar tracking units produced at the highest automotive quality (ISO TS16949) and have fitted systems into hundreds of thousands of brand new vehicles in Africa and around the world. CAPTOR Retail Sdn Bhd is the sole marketing company for Netstar in Malaysia.
Altech Netstar, South Africa - Our Technology Partner
Altech Netstar pioneered the stolen vehicle tracking and recovery (SVR) industry in South Africa over 21 years ago. Using its proprietary Radio Frequency (RF) technologyproved that stolen vehicles can be recovered with over a 90% probability. Altech Netstar’s have continued developing its technology and recently launched its cutting-edge RF/GPS/GSM system (available as CAPTOR StarDrive in Malaysia).
With over 600,000 vehicles under its protection across the globe, Altech Netstar provides the most comprehensive private stolen vehicle recovery service and infrastructure in southern Africa, and has recovered in excess of 60,000 stolen and hijacked vehicles.
Altech Netstar employs over 800 people with 14 regional offices based in Midrand, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Pietermaritzburg, Rustenburg, Richards Bay, Newcastle, Witbank, Bloemfontein, Polokwane and Nelspruit. Altech Netstar operations extend into Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia and the organisation has customers throughout the rest of Africa and global operations in Malaysia.
About CAPTOR Retail Sdn Bhd
Founded in 2003, Captor Retail provides the service of asset tracking and recovery solutions. It holds the sole distribution rights over the CAPTOR systems in Malaysia for Netstar Advanced Systems Sdn Bhd.
Clients include many leading insurance companies in Malaysia who recommend CAPTOR products to reduce the impact of vehicle theft losses on their books. Additionally Captor Retail services the existing customers of Netstar Advanced Systems Sdn Bhd for their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) businesses.