Seamless Personal Tracking

Whether you're a remote worker, soldier, or simply travelling outside mobile phone range
frequently, or for an extended period of time, it's vital you think about connectivity. For both
safety and security, GPS satellite tracking can prove invaluable.

Ground Control delivers faultless tracking and communication services via satellite, so you and
your team are covered anywhere, anytime.

Simple GPS Satellite Tracking

When you’re reliant on cellular coverage, ‘off-grid’ doesn’t just apply to remote and hostile environments.

For adventurers, field workers and those on science expeditions or in remote racing events, determining a tracking and communication plan, is vital. When you know you’re going to be travelling outside cellular coverage, this reduces the chance of accidents (source: LoneAlert), ensures swift response times in the case of an emergency and delivers real peace of mind.

With unparalleled reach, reliability and security, Satellite connectivity is the obvious solution for those venturing out of cellular range.

Hello RockSTAR

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.

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RockSTAR features enhancing People Tracking

Benefits of Iridium Short Burst Data Service

Ideal for tracking, SBD antennas do not need to be pointed in order to pick up a satellite and they’re designed to send small packets of data frequently.

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.

Manage GPS device data with Cloudloop

The Cloudloop platform puts you in control of your devices and data.

Our devices, including the RockSTAR, send data directly 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 ecosystem. Meaning other services such as maps can be layered over the data supplied, for an enriched view of operations.

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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.

Ground Control Partners - People Tracking

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