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Satellite tracker – an affordable means of security and control of moving objects

Global communications and monitoring with a satellite tracker – affordable satellite phone replacement
At a time when mobile phones had not yet become a mass product, pagers served as their more affordable alternative. And although with the help of a pager it was impossible to just talk, they coped with the task of transmitting important information perfectly. Today, mobile phones have completely replaced pagers both from markets and from our lives, however, if we take on global tasks, the paging principle itself remains very relevant, especially when it comes to travel that affects regions of our planet that are not covered by cellular networks. There will always be plenty of such places, because cellular networks appear only where a large number of users are able to recoup the created infrastructure, which means that in those places where real travelers seek, and where, by definition, there can not be many people, mobile will never appear communications, and, quite naturally, in all such cases it remains to rely only on satellite.

Without a satellite tracker as without hands
Currently, a satellite phone is still unavailable to a wide range of customers and to a greater extent remains a professional means of communication when labor productivity significantly exceeds the cost of satellite communications, or the standard of living allows you to have hobbies where a satellite phone is nothing more than a useful toy. The most affordable alternative to a satellite phone is a satellite tracker, which allows you to stay in touch regardless of geographic location, send and receive text messages and, most importantly, track your route using global satellite positioning systems, that is, with a given frequency have data about your coordinates. When safety comes to the first place in any trip, the satellite tracker becomes indispensable, because it broadcasts information that helps prevent negative events, help in time and even save a life.

At the same time, satellite trackers are used not only as identifiers of a personal location, they are useful in all cases of monitoring moving objects, which do not need to be called people. In this sense, most often satellite trackers are used to track the movement of large consignments, for example, in container transportation, and also have a wide range of applications in the field of animal monitoring, for example, tracking deer in the tundra, elephants in Africa and other large animals, and the population and the movement of which must be controlled in order to study and conserve species on the planet.

Consider some of the most popular types of satellite trackers that can exhaustively solve the tasks assigned to them, be a guarantee of security and information accessibility anywhere and in any situation.

Satellite Tracker Shout TS
The Shout TS satellite tracker is sometimes also called the satellite communicator because it is capable of two-way communication. Shout TS allows you to not only monitor your progress on Google or Google Earth maps with your PC, but also exchange short messages. For this, the tracker is equipped with a large touch screen with a virtual keyboard familiar to owners of modern smartphones. The Iridium satellite constellation through which Shout TS operates provides 100% coverage of the Earth, including polar caps. The satellite tracker is powered by an internal lithium-ion battery with a capacity of about 2 A * h, which provides about one and a half months of battery life in hourly sending coordinates. The operating time of the satellite tracker depends on a large number of parameters, including the frequency of sending coordinates and checking text messages, the accuracy of determining coordinates, and user actions. On average, the tracker is able to send up to 750 messages, regardless of the frequency of determining the coordinates. The network interface used in conjunction with Shout TS can display the track in map, satellite or Google Earth 3D mode, display arrays of coordinates and messages, enable selective access to maps and provide billing information. Satellite communication through a tracker is charged based on the tariffs offered by the operators and consists of a monthly fee and traffic, which is significantly lower than the cost of a full satellite phone. Since in most cases the use of satellite trackers is situational, there are services for renting satellite trackers on the market, and in tariffs there is an opportunity to freeze the service so as not to pay a monthly fee, even when the satellite tracker is not used.

Satellite tracker InReach SE
The InReach SE satellite tracker is also an effective two-way satellite communicator provided by the Iridium satellite constellation.

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