November 02, 2007

A new Satellite-Based Emergency Messenger and Personal Tracker - SPOT

A new satellite messenger service (not to be confused with the satellite imagery provider with the same name)... it's Small, rugged and simple to use, the SPOT satellite messenger is a lifesaving device designed to improve personal safety for the millions of people who spend time in the outdoors – whether for recreation, work or daily life. With the push of a button, SPOT can transmit a user’s exact location and message to a 9-1-1 emergency call center in times of need, or to friends, family or co-workers to request help, track their location, or just keep in touch. Because SPOT sends a user’s exact GPS satellite location over a commercial satellite network, SPOT works in much of the world regardless of cellular coverage. Viewing messages and locations is easy using the SPOT Web service with included Google Maps™ technology.
# Alert 9-1-1 signals
# Ask for Help sends a request for help to friends and family
# Check In lets contacts know where you are and that you are OK
# Track Progress

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