The RockSTAR Two-Way Messenger is a truly global communication and personal tracking device. With an astonishingly long battery life, ruggedised and waterproof, the RockSTAR is a vital handheld safety device that allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a clear view of the sky.
The tracker wakes up on a regular basis, obtains your position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmits that position back to Ground Control HQ in seconds using the Iridium satellite network. The message is relayed to us from Iridium and then we visualise the positions on an easy-to-use web-based viewer.
In recent applications with our partners, the RockSTAR has enabled heart-rate and air quality monitoring, and workforce management solutions.
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.
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 Partners
Ground Control’s tried and tested tracking and communications devices are used all over the world 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 JCSys, Priavo, Tracplus and Track24. They’re definitely worth reviewing if you have a particular use case in mind.
If you have a workforce management or personal security 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.
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