Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

SPOT LLC unveiled the new "SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger," which is 30 percent smaller than the SPOT Satellite personal tracker. It features custom messaging modes, and uses a GPS chipset and satellite communications to offer enhanced reliability and performance, the company said.

The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger uses the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and the SPOT network to transmit that information to friends, family or an emergency service center. The device also lets people track users progress in real-time via Google Maps. It also features a SOS 9-1-1 Alert button to let emergency responders coordinate a rescue with the users’ GPS location, the company said.

The latest model offers globally recognised symbols for its message buttons to accommodate use in international markets and drive distribution to customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger will include the following new features designed to enhance customer usability:

* 30% smaller and lighter than the original model at 5.2 ounces
* New enhanced satellite antenna for improved performance in foliage or canopied environments
* Advanced GPS performance chipset
* GPS Acquisition light
* “Message Sending” indicator light
* Dedicated GPS Tracking button
* New, dedicated pre-programmable Custom Message button
* Protective covers over S.O.S and Help button to prevent inadvertent message transmission
* Illuminated buttons
* Choice of orange or silver
* Included case and neoprene fastening band


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