Plane Tracking and Monitoring made Simple
While an aircraft may be kitted out with phones and other communication devices, flight routes are often out of GSM range so cannot guarantee signal. Reliable transmission of location on a regular basis is essential though, should the worst happen.
In an emergency situation, pilots need a quick and simple system to fire out an SOS – from messaging to accurate position information.
Presenting the RockAIR
Designed specifically for Aircraft Tracking, our dashboard-mounted RockAIR device delivers truly global tracking and two-way communications. Supporting hybrid satellite and cellular connectivity, switching seamlessly between networks. This combination of GSM and Iridium provides a cost effective, and truly global, method of tracking and communicating with your aircraft, wherever they may be.
Featuring complex geofencing capabilities working on many vertices; the device will monitor its location relative to these geofences, and can have different behaviour attributed to each fence. For example, a specific transmission frequency when inside each fence.
“Collaborating [with Ground Control] on the RockAIR, meant we could use all of our customer and industry insight, to ensure the device was capable of delivering true peace of mind to our customers.”
Todd O’Hara, CMO
Benefits of Iridium Short Burst Data Service
Truly Global Coverage + Low Latency
Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No other satellite network has truly global coverage. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach you, via e-mail or directly to your web-service.
Customised Airtime Service Plans
Satellite airtime is more expensive than cellular - most of the time! But we make it affordable. We have great prices and we’re able to tailor all of our airtime plans to our customers' requirements, so you only pay for the data you use.
Regular Usage Reviews to Manage Costs
Once you're with Ground Control, we'll proactively review your usage to make sure that you remain on the right plan for your requirements. This helps to ensure that you don't end up paying expensive overage costs for going out-of-plan.
Control GPS device data with Cloudloop
The Cloudloop platform puts you in control of your devices and data.
Our devices, including the RockAIR, send data direct to Cloudloop, where you can access all features, visualise the data on a map, send/receive messages, and export data to Excel. With well documented and easy to use APIs, partners and customers also have the option to integrate directly into their eco system. Meaning other services such as maps and weather patterns can be layered over the data supplied, for an enriched view of operations.
With Cloudloop, users can also manage subscriptions and organise data pooling, ultimately putting cost control in your hands.
- Remote activation/deactivation of devices
- Set limits to automatically suspend devices
- Create custom alerts for usage & expenditure
- View usage and billing data in real-time
Ground Control’s Aviation Tracking Partners
While Ground Control’s devices come with a simple, effective tracking platform, we work with several partners who have built application-specific software platforms that leverage the tracking and communications data provided by Ground Control. These companies include V2Track, TracPlus, SKYTRAC, and IndigoSat. They’re definitely worth reviewing if you have a particular use case in mind.
If you have a fleet management software solution and would like to integrate Ground Control’s devices into your platform, please get in touch. We have fully featured APIs, and provide partners with cost and time-saving tools such as data pooling via our Cloudloop platform.
Aircraft Tracking Articles & Case Studies
July 18, 2022
Effortless cloud-based fleet tracking with v2track
When you combine the tracking and communication capabilities of the RockAIR, RockSTAR and RockFLEET devices with V2Track’s innovative and constantly improved software solution, you have an end-to-end solution for fleet tracking, anywhere in the world.
February 4, 2022
Enhanced real-time tracking and communications with TracPlus
TracPlus is the trusted real-time tracking and communication platform used by first responders, government agencies, militaries, and other critical operators around the world. Their platform has been developed to deliver situational awareness to first responders, irrespective of who owns the asset, what the asset is, who provides the tracking, or what the platform or signal type is – be it radio, cellular or satellite.
January 17, 2019
RockAIR Dual Mode Tracking
Using a locally sourced cellular SIM card, or global cellular SIM provided by us, that’s loaded with cellular data, you now have the option of sending tracking reports once every 15 seconds, whenever you’re operating in cell range.
January 31, 2018
RockAIR Approved by United States Fire Service
The RockAIR brings satellite and cellular tracking together in a portable carry-on, carry-off form factor at a much lower cost than traditional dual-mode solutions.
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