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Hardware Spotlight: The TracPlus RockSTAR
Enhancing the capabilities of remote workers, the TracPlus RockSTAR is a compact and reliable tracking device, equipped with satellite-based tracking and communication features that guarantee your team remain agile and thoroughly informed, even during an emergency.
Redefining Remote Communication and Tracking
For professionals navigating challenging terrain, connectivity is not just a convenience – it is an absolute necessity. Whether you are working remotely or conducting rescue operations, staying connected is crucial. That's where the TracPlus RockSTAR comes in, redefining traditional communication and tracking tools. With its advanced features, unmatched connectivity, and durable design, the RockSTAR is an excellent investment.
The TracPlus RockSTAR is a pocket-friendly device that seamlessly combines satellite technology with advanced communication features, making it a must-have for teams working in remote areas where there is no-cellular coverage. Whether it's tracking assets or exchanging critical information, the device offers reliable and uninterrupted connectivity, ensuring teams can stay in touch no matter where they are.
With its compact design and rugged construction, the RockSTAR is built to withstand extreme conditions such as heavy rain, extreme temperatures, and high impacts. Its durability makes it an ideal choice for industries such as aviation, search and rescue, firefighting, forestry, utilities, and other operations that require resilient equipment to perform critical tasks in remote locations.
The device provides global coverage through a satellite network, allowing teams to stay connected and communicate reliably from anywhere in the world. The RockSTAR also features advanced GPS tracking technology, providing real-time location updates for assets, vehicles, or personnel. This allows for effective fleet management, asset tracking, and monitoring, ensuring that teams can efficiently coordinate operations and respond promptly to emergencies.
Operating on the global Iridium Satellite Network, the RockSTAR provides enhanced global coverage, ensuring that you can stay in touch even in the most isolated and remote locations. This means you can focus on the task at hand, knowing that reliable communication and accurate tracking are always at your fingertips.
Real-Time Tracking and Reporting:
Customisable transmission times are a key feature of the RockSTAR. This flexibility allows operators to balance the need for regular transmissions to ensure safety while conserving battery life during extended periods of work. Operators can set the transmission frequency from as often as every 5 seconds up to 24 hours. This real-time tracking and reporting capability provides visibility into the whereabouts of workers and assets, allowing for better coordination and safety. The device also supports customisable waypoints, making it easier to track and navigate to specific locations during field operations.
The RockSTAR offers two-way messaging capabilities, enabling direct and immediate communication in high-risk, time-sensitive situations. The device features a high-visibility OLED display and a 5-button keypad for easy message composition and response. For longer messages, the TP Connect app seamlessly integrates with the RockSTAR, allowing for efficient communication through smartphones and tablets.
Dedicated Emergency Response Button:
During an emergency, the RockSTAR has a dedicated SOS button that can instantly send distress signals and alerts to the base station and other team members. This feature is crucial for emergency response teams as it allows for quick and efficient coordination during critical situations.
Durability and Weather Resistance:
Working in remote and rugged environments demands a device that can withstand rough elements. The RockSTAR is designed with a robust construction that is waterproof up to a rating of IP-67. It can be submerged up to 1 meter for 30 minutes without compromising its functionality. The device's operating temperature range of -30 to 60 degrees Celsius and its ability to handle high humidity make it durable and reliable in all environmental conditions. With its MIL-STD-810 F/G standard, the RockSTAR is thoroughly tested to ensure it can withstand shocks, vibrations, and other forces encountered in the field.
Extended Battery Life:
The RockSTAR is equipped with an internal rechargeable LiPo battery, which offers an impressive battery life. On a single charge, the device can last up to 2500 Iridium transmissions. The customisable transmission times allow for optimal battery usage, ensuring that the device can keep up with the length of the mission.
Enhanced Situational Awareness:
Through the integration with TracPlus Cloud, the RockSTAR provides enhanced situational awareness. The cloud-based application allows for centralised tracking, communication, and management of all personnel and assets. With accurate tracking of team locations, operations managers can optimise resource allocation and improve mission coordination. Real-time data and insights enable informed decision-making, leading to more effective and efficient operations.
Comparing Satellite Devices
When compared to other satellite tracking and communication devices in the market, the RockSTAR stands out in terms of its advanced features, durability, and overall value. Its long battery life, real-time communication capabilities, and emergency response tracking make it a worthwhile investment.
Case Study: Enhancing Conservation for Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Managing 3 million hectares in Queensland's Southern region, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) relies on TracPlus technology to enhance their operations. With 60+ RockSTARs and other TracPlus devices in their use, Greg Carter - Senior Ranger (Assets), emphasises the important role TracPlus plays in optimising their conservation efforts. Through seamless tracking and efficient communication, TracPlus enables Queensland Parks to preserve and protect their natural landscapes effectively while ensuring the safety of their staff in the field.
Check out the video case study below to hear how QPWS utilised TracPlus and the RockSTAR devices to deliver an award winning safety programme.
Redefining communication and tracking, the TracPlus RockSTAR provides unwavering performance in the harshest of environments. It's the ultimate companion for teams operating in areas with limited or no cellular coverage, providing reliable tracking and communication that you can count on. Backed by stringent compliance and certifications, the RockSTAR stands out as a revolutionary satellite device, empowering professionals to navigate remote terrain with confidence and peace of mind.