GPSを使った 位置 情報システム。
Company: SPOT, Inc. Founded: 2007
・SPOT features four key functions that enable users to send messagesto friends, family or emergency responders, based upon varying levels ofneed:
o Alert 9-1-1 ・Dispatch emergency responders to your exact location.. SPOT sends one message every 5 minutes until power is
depleted or 911 is cancelled.
o Ask for Help ・Request help from friends and family in your exactlocation.. SPOT sends one message every 5 minutes for one hour or until Help is cancelled
o Check In ・Let contacts know where you are and that you are okay.. SPOT sends three identical messages to the SPOT service
for redundancy. The first of those three messages is delivered.
o Track Progress ・Send and save your location and allow contacts to track your progress using Google Maps.. SPOT sends one message every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until SPOT is powered off.
SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of North America, South America, Europe and Australia, Northern Africa and Northeastern Asia, and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas. See coverage on findmespot.com for maps and current coverage.
Includes 2 AA lithium batteries; under normal usage a full battery charge should meet or exceed the following
o Power on, unused: Approx. 1 year
o SPOTcasting tracking mode: Approx. 14 days
o 9-1-1 mode: Up to 7 consecutive days
o SPOTcheck OK/√: 1900 messages
SPOT works around the world virtually anywhere
. Operating Temperatures: -40°F to +185°F
すでに 有名なアドベンチャーレース PrimalQuest でも使われている。
Primal Quest Presented by SPOT 2008Primal Quest Montana 08 was a 10-day expedition-level adventure race, with 58 teams challenging each other and the Montana mountains over a 548 mile course. Try to imagine keeping track of 232 world-class athletes spread out over this course, and then reporting their progress to the world at any one time. PQ was fortunate to partner with SPOT for GPS tracking. Their motto is “Live to tell about it” ? a fit motto for a partner in such a grueling race.
In addition to providing a safer race for the participants, the SPOT tracking services made it possible for race officials and spectators, as well as fans on the website, to follow the progress of the entire field moving through the race course. Their assistance in designing the Leaderboard and Tracking sections of our website gave us results that exceeded our expectations.
The team from SPOT provided outstanding service, and the quality of the product they delivered was far better than we could have imagined. The entire experience was a very good one for us, and we look forward to partnering with them again for next year’s race.
SPOT （Satellite Personal Tracker ）