Anyone familiar with GPS-enabled, location-based services available on many smartphones will appreciate the benefits from the new geo-fencing condition capability, dubbed advanced variable response (AVR), offered by Blue Sky Network on its HawkEye 7200 portable satellite tracking unit.
Blue Sky Network (Booth No. C13021) is featuring its new HawkEye 7200 portable “multi-national” satellite tracking unit, which also supports Iridium satellite communications for mobile devices.
Blue Sky Network unveiled the new HawkEye Portable Tracker (PT) Plus fleet management tool at Heli-Expo ’13, which offers more consistent, accurate and reliable connectivity throughout a customer’s multimodal network.
“We sell not just the hardware, but also software, service and airtime,” said Paul Duran, v-p of marketing and sales. “We have customers with fleets in the Gulf, in Canada–all around the world–so we’re growing to help manage our customers’ fleets, wherever they may be and whatever types of assets they may have: air, sea, or ground.”
Bell Helicopter is now using Blue Sky Network’s Hawkeye PT Iridium for tracking and communications during delivery flights of helicopters flying to customer sites from Bell’s Piney Flats, Tenn. service and support division. The Hawkeye PT weighs 6.5 ounces and runs on battery, ship or AC power. Iridium messaging is via short-burst data, allowing transmission of helicopter location and short messages over the narrowband Iridium network.