SPOT delivers affordable, location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology via satellite to tens of thousands of users, including school expeditions, completely independent of mobile phone coverage.
makes it easy to track and protect school children adventuring outside of GSM mobile coverage areas.
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SPOT Value Added Reseller, Mapyx, is the Official GIS & Digital Mapping Partner of Mountain England & Wales and Lowland Rescue. Mapyx solutions are in use by Search & Rescue Professionals, the Police, the Ministry of Defence, Fire Services and hundreds of educational organisations both in the UK and abroad.
For the last 7 years, the Mapyx Tracking Solution is the sole system recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE). Mapyx was selected after assessment of available systems and surveys of DofE groups using the Mapyx tracking system. The solution, when combined with the SPOT Trackers was elevated above all competition. It is available on PC, Mobile, Web Portal and SMS.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE MAPYX TRACKING SOLUTION FOR THE DofE:
Peace of mind for DofE Leaders and Assessors
Savings on fuel due to a known location
Remote supervision, without taking away the need for Leaders/Assessors to retain total responsibility
Cost effective technological solutions to aid effective management
Already in use by existing DofE groups
Tracking of multiple groups
Compatible with the DofE Mapping system to permit the transfer of data
TRACKING PROVIDES DofE LEADERS WITH SITUATIONAL AWARENESS OF ALL PARTICIPANTS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR EXPEDITION, INCLUDING:
HISTORY - WITH FULL AUDIT CAPABILITY
5,000 HOURS OF TRACKING DATA
HOW CAN I USE SPOT WITH MY GROUP?
SPOT is placed on a participant’s rucksack, this transmits the GPS position in real time which is then sent via satellite to a secure server. This data can be viewed securely on a computer online or via a hand-held device using the SPOT app. Supervisors, Assessors, Leaders, Licensed Organizations and emergency contacts can then monitor the team’s location and progress. Using the tracking functionality of SPOT is an effective way of supporting team safety.
The inclusion of two way communication with SPOT X enhances safety even further enabling direct two way communication with the rescue authorities when required.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award appoints Mapyx as exclusive tracking partner using SPOT satellite devices.
Call Mapyx on
+44 1392 241428
for further information.
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