SatTrac works with the help of the Spot satellite transmitter, a handheld communication and safety device that broadcasts the user’s location via satellite to 8 designated contacts. Using the Spot device together with SatTrac allows the user to:
- Alert emergency responders to your GPS location.
- Inform contacts of your location and status.
- Share data with field-workers for updating and decision making.
- Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using any of the BaseImage GIS layers.
- Request help from contacts at your GPS location
Remote Broadcast options include:
- CHECK IN: Also known as SPOTcheckingSM, this feature allows you to let your SPOTteam – the people you have chosen as your contacts – know that all is well, notify them of your location, or save waypoints so you can review your route at a later date.
- ASK FOR HELP: In the event of a non-life threatening emergency, you can use this function to notify your SPOTteam that you need assistance.
- ALERT 9-1-1: Use this function In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of your location and that you need assistance. The GEOS International Emergency Response Center alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe.
BaseImage SatTrac allows users to broadcast their location onto a wide array of map layers not available in the standard Spot system.