Are you in the market for a brand-new satellite tracking device? Maybe you’re interested in hiring a device for the management of tracking an asset on an upcoming excursion. Whatever the case might be, you’ve come to the right place as Global Telesat Communications (GTC) stocks the widest range of satellite tracking devices available.
This includes SPOT satellite trackers with options to suit all requirements and budgets. We’ve been supplying quality tracking solutions to customers since 2008 that enable them to quickly and easily track and monitor personnel and assets.
To learn more about our SPOT satellite tracking devices, you need only pick up the phone and call GTC on +44 1202 801 290. You’ll speak with one of our friendly team members who will answer any questions you have and provide you with advice and suggestions regarding the products we stock. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is a Spot Satellite Tracker?
Time was that keeping track of assets spread out across the globe was a far more difficult task. Even early trackers could only give a rough fix and provided no additional information regarding the tracked asset. The advent of satellite trackers changed everything, enabling pinpoint precision tracking of assets in real-time.
Not only that, but these trackers also enable users to pull up analytical information regarding the asset that informs decision making. There are numerous device options available, including SPOT satellite trackers, which we supply here at GTC.
Our range of SPOT satellite trackers are equipped with the most cutting-edge technologies available, providing near-global coverage that keeps you connected with your assets. These devices are a lifeline in regions where natural or man-made disasters may have disabled regular communications or areas that are not usually served.
SPOT satellite trackers continue to be the best-selling range of products that we supply here at GTC. From SPOT Trace that lets you track assets to SPOT Gen4, Gen3, and SPOT X that incorporate satellite messaging, we’ve got devices to suit all requirements and budgets.
All our devices are built to a high standard and even come with an IP67 rating, meaning that all SPOT devices are resistant to dust and water. This makes it possible to use these trackers even in adverse weather conditions without worrying about the technology failing.
SPOT satellite trackers are devices designed to operate in tandem with commercial satellite networks. They connect to your smart devices via Bluetooth and, once connected, enable you to track any assets equipped with a tracker anywhere in the world. You’ll also be able to pull up vital information regarding each asset using the online mapping portal.
Since their release, SPOT satellite trackers have played a role in more than 8,000 rescues worldwide and counting. Models that support two-way messaging also provide an additional level of peace of mind by allowing you to stay in contact with assets. SPOT satellite trackers even have full SOS capabilities, allowing assets to be located quickly by rescue services with pinpoint precision.
Benefits of Having Spot Satellite Trackers
There is a wide range of benefits associated with SPOT satellite trackers that ensure that they remain popular with customers looking to buy or rent. These benefits include:
- Near-Global Coverage
- Real-Time Tracking
- Wide Range of Trackers to Suit All Budgets
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Cutting-Edge Software Built-In
- IP67 Protection
- And More
Thanks to the worldwide network coverage provided by the world’s leading commercial satellite networks, SPOT satellite trackers offer near-global coverage. And because of the built-in Bluetooth functionality, SPOT trackers can easily and quickly connect to smart devices. This enables users to access a wide range of information regarding any assets currently being tracked.
All our SPOT trackers come loaded with state-of-the-art software that supports a range of functions, including support for a dedicated US phone number. This support enables users to send and receive messages via satellite messenger, ensuring that you can stay in touch with assets in the field. All messages received are free of any fees, and users can send predefined or custom messages.
SPOT satellite tracking devices are equipped with scratch and impact-resistant screens as standard and come with an IP67 rating. This rating means that these devices are dust-resistant and have a degree of water resistance, making them ideal for use even in adverse weather conditions. They can also withstand operating temperatures as low as 30-degrees Celsius and as high as 60-degrees Celsius.
Other benefits include the ability to set interval times for tracking GPS signals. This enables you to set the level of precision with which the SPOT device tracks the asset at the cost of battery life. Continuous tracking with 10-minute intervals can be sustained for up to 240 hours (ten days). However, that interval can be adjusted to two and a half minute intervals if SOS tracking is enabled.
SPOT trackers have built-in compasses and cutting-edge tracking technologies designed to create waypoints that assist with navigation. They can also connect to social media, enabling users to keep their friends, family, and colleagues updated with their location and travels. This makes SPOT trackers a great option for personal safety management as well as commercial asset tracking.
Naturally, you’ll need to track assets in motion as well as stationary assets. For this reason, SPOT tracking devices are designed to track boats, cars, motorbikes, valuable possessions, and even people. Authorised or unauthorised tracking modes are supported, and these devices can accurately update the real-time position of an asset in motion.
But what exactly is authorised or unauthorised tracking? Authorised tracking is where the device is configured to transmit its location via email or text at pre-programmed intervals. Unauthorised trackers work by detecting motion that triggers an alert. This is used in situations where an asset should be stationary and is intended to detect suspicious movements, such as theft.
One last benefit worth mentioning is ‘Dock Mode’. All SPOT satellite trackers come with this mode that is intended to track boats that are primarily kept on the water. In the event that the device’s power levels drop to critical levels, a status alert will be sent to you.
Spot Satellite Trackers to Choose From
Here at GTC, we recognise that no two customers will necessarily have the same requirements. To that end, we supply a range of satellite tracking devices, and our selection of SPOT devices is no exception. Customers can choose an option that fits their needs and budget, either to purchase or hire. Further details about the SPOT satellite trackers that we carry can be found below.
How Does the Spot Satellite Tracker Work?
If you’re looking for a high-quality satellite tracking solution that notifies you of the location of important assets anywhere in the world, then SPOT trackers fit the bill. These devices have been engineered with precision and performance in mind, so you can expect to find it far easier to track your assets wherever they happen to be located.
The system is incredibly robust and works in nearly all global regions. SPOT utilises the following steps to keep you connected with your assets and those in the field connected with friends, family, and colleagues back home:
- GPS Satellites Provide Signals.
- Your GPS Location is Determined by SPOT.
- SPOT Sends Your Location and a Pre-Programmed Message via Communication Satellites.
- Communication Satellites Relay the Message to Specific Satellite Antennas Around the World.
- These Antennas, Along with a Global Network, Route the Location and Message to the Appropriate Network.
- The Asset’s Location and Messages are Delivered According to the User’s Instructions
- This Can be Either Via Email, Text, or Emergency Notification to the Emergency Response Centre.
If you wish to use SPOT satellite trackers for authorised tracking, you must select one of the pre-programmed interval settings. For unauthorised tracking, you need only place the tracker on the asset and set it to detect and alert if any unplanned movement is detected.
For boats currently docked, you simply set the device to ‘Dock Mode’ as this will account for the rocking of the boat. Remember that SPOT satellite trackers are IP67 rated. This means dust resistance and water resistance to a degree. The device can be submerged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes.
The SPOT Gen4 satellite tracker takes the functionality of the SPOT Trace one step further. As well as supporting cutting-edge tracking solutions, it also supports two-way satellite messaging. Plus, you can call for help using the built-in SOS programme from anywhere in the world.
SPOT Gen4 satellite trackers also sport other vital features, such as SOS by satellite. With just one push of a button, the FocusPoint International Emergency Response Center and your emergency contacts will be notified of your situation.
Your tracker will transmit your GPS location to be shared via our online mapping portal that can be accessed by any concerned parties. You can also establish predefined messages that can be sent to contacts in different scenarios.
The upgrade features of the SPOT X satellite tracker firmly establish it as a premium-tier device. The crystal-clear 2.7-inch display makes it a lot easier to send and receive messages. The screen is IP67-rated, meaning that it is both dust and water-resistant (the device can be submerged up to 1m for 30 minutes). The screen is also both scratch and impact-resistant.
Plus, the SPOT X boasts more programmes that further enhance the functionality of the device.
SPOT X trackers come with a designated US phone number that enables the sending and receiving of custom or predefined messages with no fees to worry about for incoming messages. In addition to an SOS emergency button, the SPOT X features a check-in button to keep your contacts updated without triggering an emergency response.
As with all our other SPOT products, the SPOT X supports interval tracking that can be set to longer intervals to preserve battery life or shorter intervals for maximum precision.
Why Choose Us for Spot Satellite Trackers?
When it comes to purchasing or hiring the best satellite tracking and communication devices, including SPOT trackers, your best bet is to call Global Telesat Communications (GTC).
GTC is a small, family-run business with just over a dozen employees. This by no means impacts our ability to supply the very best satellite communication and tracking devices in the world. But what it does mean is that customers can expect a friendly, down-to-earth service delivered by a team of personable individuals.
Along with our sister company, Orbital Satcom, we serve tens of thousands of customers in over 165 countries. We offer the most comprehensive range of products backed by competitively priced services and the expertise of employees who know their stuff.
Other Devices Available
We’ve discussed SPOT trackers above, but it’s worth noting that we at GTC supply a wide range of products. We’re the number one supplier of communications hardware, airtime, mapping, and related services that operate via satellite on the world’s top commercial satellite networks. We stock a range of brands, including SPOT, such as Garmin, so whatever you need, you’ll find it here.
If you need something small, then our range of personal satellite trackers are what you need. We’ve already mentioned SPOT satellite trackers, but what other options are available? Garmin is an excellent alternative with a wide range of devices available that are capable of sending and receiving messages anywhere in the world via the Iridium satellite network.
You’re assured of global coverage, ensuring that even if you travel to the remotest parts of the globe, your location and safety will both be monitored. As with SPOT trackers, Garmin devices are also available to purchase or rent. So, if you cannot justify the cost, you have a more affordable option that’s available to you.
One such example that customers can get their hands on is the Garmin GPSMAP 66i. The 66i is a small handheld satellite tracker that can be connected via commercial satellite networks to any location in the world. Users have tracking and two-way messaging functionality at their fingertips with full support for custom and predefined messages.
Using the Garmin GPSMAP 66i, the built-in SOS programme can be used to send frequent GPS signals with a simple activation. These signals are sent to the GEOS 24/7 Search and Rescue Monitoring Centre. Furthermore, the 66i satellite tracker has a programmed mapping feature that supports detailed topography, which is intended to assist users while navigating challenging terrain.
Garmin devices also support weather forecasting and live geocaching. This keeps users aware of what’s happening in their location.
Another option that we supply is the Garmin GPSMAP 86i. The 86i is specially designed for use in the marine industry and boasts full wireless connectivity, serving as an extension of your vessel’s integrated systems. Users can also benefit from satellite communications, interactive SOS functionality, and navigational mapping.
All this makes the 86i perfect for customers who often partake in sailing or other boating activities.
Other Available Products
We’ve covered the SPOT trackers and touched on the Garmin trackers that we supply. But there are plenty more reasons why you should choose GTC. Besides satellite tracking devices, we at GTC also supply a wide range of other products too, including satellite phones. Satellite phones serve as an invaluable lifeline in locations where regular communication channels may be unavailable or unreliable.
We carry a wide range of satellite phones from top brands, including:
- And More
The majority of our satellite phones offer users complete or near-global coverage (some devices may not function in polar regions). These devices can support both voice and data communications and also come with full GPS tracking capabilities.
When you come to GTC to buy or hire a satellite phone, you can take full advantage of the expert advice that we provide. Not only that, but all our devices are eligible for FREE UK next-day delivery, and FREE UK returns.
We also stock a wide range of satellite internet devices too! If while on your travels you need access to the internet, whether for video communications, streaming data, sending emails, etc., this isn’t always possible. Many regions lack public Wi-Fi, or the Wi-Fi is simply not fit for purpose. Mobile data networks are not much more reliable, so the only solution is satellite.
Our range of products includes a selection of satellite-enabled internet communication devices that support voice calls and data connections through your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Simply set the device down and connect it to the satellite network. Then connect your smart device or computer to the device. Within minutes, you’ll be online and benefitting from healthy network speeds.
As you can tell from the information above, GTC are the best choice for those seeking affordable, cutting-edge satellite communication, tracking, and internet devices. Today, we’re proud to say that we serve more than 50,000 customers in over 165 countries. Our client base continues to expand, and we encourage anyone considering a satellite phone or tracking device to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience.
So, if you’re looking to purchase or rent SPOT satellite tracking devices, you now know who to call, having read through the above article. Whether for commercial or personal use, our satellite tracking systems assure you of near enough full global coverage. Our satellite tracking devices are utilised by thousands of customers who make up the more than 35,000 customers that we supply across 165 countries.
Whether you’re looking to track an asset in the field or a personal safety management system, you’ll find the product you need in our inventory.
If one of our SPOT satellite tracking devices could be of benefit to you, then you can place an order through our website. If you have any questions or concerns and would like to speak to a member of our team, call 0800 112 3913 (GB) or +44 1202 801 290 (International). Alternatively, you can send us an email at email@example.com or chat with our online specialists.