SPOT Announces Enhanced Next Generation SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
SPOT has been used by pilots since its launch in November 2007. It’s compact and hand-held design makes it convenient and easy to use. Real-time GPS tracking allows for ground based, online flight path monitoring. Your friends, family, or even your flight instructor can easily track the progress of your cross country flight. The tracking mode automatically broadcasts your updated location status at regular intervals to a SPOT hosted website using Google Mapping technology.
SPOT provides users a host of message options and the automatic ability to display geo-location updates in real-time to Google Maps. SPOT uses 100% satellite technology. The benefit is extended coverage far beyond that of cellular phones or other terrestrial communications. Even in remote areas, your exact location can be accurately tracked!
Imagine your friends and family tracking your flight path in real time from their own computer via the Internet. This can be quite enjoyable, as well as comforting for your friends on the ground. Your friends at your destination can confidently track when you are arriving, and meet you as you land to pick you up. That’s convenience!
Long Cross Country Flights
On your next long x-country flight, be sure to take along your SPOT. Your entire journey can be mapped in real-time by your loved ones on the ground. Your exact location and trip progress is broadcasted in real-time for your friends to follow online.
What if something goes wrong on your flight? Even without an ELT, your location can be quickly determined. Unexpected emergencies and forced landings in desolate areas are always a risk to a pilot. But now with SPOT, your exact location can be pin-pointed for rescue or assistance. SPOT Messenger products allow you to easily notify friends, family or emergency response centers with status messages and location coordinates based on your current situation and need. Send updates and ”I’m ok messages” via satellite to your personal contacts or the flight school anytime.
SPOT function keys allow you to instantly transmit messages based on varying levels of need:
- Check-in/OK let contacts know where you are and that you are okay
- Help/SPOT Assist sends a request for help with your location to friends or family or third party SPOT Assist service providers
- SOS/911 immediately notifies the emergency rescue coordination center of your GPS location
- Track Progress sends and saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress in real-time using Google Maps
- Custom Message allows you to send a custom message to family and friends
SPOT is designed for extreme conditions. It’s rugged, waterproof design makes it invaluable during any emergency response situation. You can trust SPOT even in adverse conditions such as hurricanes and floods. When landline and cellular service may not be available, you still have SPOT as a reliable communications device. Because SPOT uses 100% satellites, it works around the world independent of cellular or VHF radio.
Since its inception in November 2007, SPOT has helped initiate more than 500 rescues in 51 countries. And, SPOT has already transmitted millions of “peace-of-mind” and “track me” messages world-wide. Your last known position is easily tracked for Search and Rescue to find you quickly in the event of an emergency. Pilots have used SPOT’s SOS/911 function resulting in quick rescue response from public search and rescue agencies, US Coast Guard and RCMP. In an emergency situation, a SPOT user can press the SOS/911 button on their SPOT Messenger device. This instantly alerts the GEOS Emergency Response Center with their exact location. SPOT transmits their updated GPS longitude and latitude coordinates every five minutes. The distress alert is immediately processed and the nearest appropriate authorities including the U.S. Coast Guard, National Search and Rescue, County Sheriff and local Police are immediately notified with your exact position.
SPOT Messenger products work nearly around the world. Coverage includes all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Africa, North-eastern and Southeast Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles off-shore of these areas.
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is manufactured by SPOT LLC.
Spot LLC is a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT). Pilots can rely on the lifesaving communications technology allowing users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. Spot LLC and their cutting-edge personal safety devices offers pilots peace of mind on every flight. They can automatically notify friends and family of their location and status, and also send for emergency assistance in time of need. This is completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage.
Don’t fly without a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.
For more information visit: www.FindMeSpot.ca
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