Over the last four months, the two companies have been working together to automatically detect passengers and role equipment and deliver that information off an aircraft in real-time.
Each crew member or passenger is assigned a secure wearable Bluetooth enabled “tag” that contains important and relevant information about them, such as name and weight. Critical role equipment such as winches, defibrillators or satellite phones can also be tagged, so that inventories can be kept up to date when role equipment is removed or replaced. These tags are automatically detected at aircraft startup and then transmitted off the aircraft using a RockAIR tracker.
“The strong interest we are seeing in our LaaS (Location as a Service) technology validates the need for automating passenger manifests and load calculations, technology that wildfire fighting agencies and other government organizations and utilities around the world have been asking for.” said Vincent Hoog, Chief Executive Officer of OBIQ.IO.
“Together, our technologies are bringing clarity to operational logistics by way of seamless transfer of critical data delivery in real-time” Hoog continued “We are very pleased with our ongoing synergistic collaboration with TracPlus Global and excited about the USFS (U.S. Forest Service) accreditation that the RockAir has just been awarded ”.
This integrated technology extends the functionality of the proven RockAIR satellite system and gives dispatch and managers immediate visibility into exactly who and what’s on board each aircraft from anywhere on the globe.
“This capability is a natural outcome of our Globally Connected Cockpit philosophy,” said Chris Hinch, Chief Innovation Officer of TracPlus. “We are passionate about working with other companies to deliver innovative and effective solutions like this, and we were delighted to support OBIQ.IO when they approached us. We believe that better mission intelligence drives better mission outcomes - and knowing exactly who and what equipment is on board an aircraft every time it takes off will be a game changer for our customers around the world.” Hinch continued, “This technology opens up many doors – not only for TracPlus but also for our other partners, such as moving map providers who will be able to automatically populate weight and balance calculations or flight plans, which is very exciting.”
OBIQ.IO and TracPlus will be on display at the TracPlus Global booth #C2141 at 2018 HAI HELIEXPO, Las Vegas, Nevada from Feb 26- March 1, 2018
TracPlus provides global tracking, communication and collaboration solutions for those who operate in harm’s way. They enable EMS, first responder, search and rescue, tourism and general aviation operators to share real-time information to achieve better mission outcomes.
OBIQ delivers information and asset tracking solutions using wearable technology, mobile app and cloud-based management software that integrates seamlessly with existing satellite tracking systems. OBIQ.IO serves government, utilities, military and market leaders in the aviation industry — providing deeper, more reliable insight into mission-critical logistics and communications.
For more information about TracPlus, please visit www.tracplus.com
For more information about OBIQ.IO, please visit www.obiq.io
Vincent Hoog - CEO