Date: 01st June 2009
The SPOT Satellite Messenger will give you and your loved ones peace of mind knowing help is always within reach. SPOT is the only device of its kind, using the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, then sending its location - with a link to Google Maps - and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network. Unlike Personal Locator Beacons, SPOT does more than just call for help and can be used continuously.
Tracking your progress, checking in with loved ones (with the pre defined "Im OK" button), and non-emergency assistance are some of the other functions available all at the push of a button. Because it uses 100% satellite technology, SPOT will work all around the world - even where your mobile phone wont!
SPOT will keep you tracking and in helps reach in even more places, giving you a vital line of communication from just about anywhere in the world. . The bright orange handheld device is water- temperature -and shock-proof, and it floats!! SPOT's Satellite Messenger boasts up to 1 year battery life (using 2 AA lithium batteries)
Spot determines your exact location via the GPS constellation. Using the GEOS communication satellite, SPOT sends pre-programmed messages and your location to nominated email addresses and mobile phones. These messages can then be opened in Google Earth with a marker at your current location.
In a real emergency, 000 services will be dispatched to your location via the Australian Search and Rescue regional Communication Centre.