Global satellite tracking beacons

Ground Control is the parent company of YB Tracking, our consumer / leisure user brand. YB Tracking started life in 2010 (then known as Yellowbrick) as a yacht race tracking service, and has since grown to become the world leader in remote locations sports tracking.

Events that lend themselves well to satellite tracking tend to be those that venture out of cellular connectivity: boat and yacht races, round the world flight attempts, desert-bound car, buggy and bike races, and arctic adventures. YB trackers give racers, adventurers, educational trips and charitable missions greater safety, peace of mind, and where appropriate, two-way communication with organizers and families back home.

Remote car racing

“As the organisers of ‘The World’s Toughest Row’, safety, visibility and up-to-date technology was our number one priority. Not only did YB Tracking give our duty officers the ability to constantly monitor and check our fleet, but it also gave us, and the families of our teams, peace of mind and up-to-date positioning.” – Atlantic Campaigns, Talisker Atlantic Challenge

With YB you gain access to the same waterproof, rugged, reliable equipment as Ground Control, but with flexible rental options, perfect for event organizers. Using the Iridium Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, they provide completely global coverage, and in challenging situations, they outperform all competing products.

You can learn more about YB Tracking on the brand’s dedicated website; from the Ground Control site you can purchase the products that YB provides rental for, so if you’re likely to conduct your event again, this may well make for a more economical option. Just get in touch to discuss your requirements and we’ll be happy to advise.