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GeoPro - rugged satellite text messaging device with GPS
Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:11 pm
Just found out about this new product. Looks interesting at less then half the cost of a sat phone.
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:27 am
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:31 am
Yes, I agree this and the sat phones do cost. But there is just something about being able to actually connect with someone when you are in a dire emergency for either yourself or someone else and knowing that the right kind of help is on the way and coming to the correct location.
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:44 pm
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:11 am
I see they're using the Iridium network. Do you have to pay some sort of activation fee or monthly subscription? I didn't see any mention of that on the sites.
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:40 pm
The Geopro looks like one of a number of units intended for sale to employers to provide logging, tracking and safety functions for employees at remote locations via the sat-phone satellite systems.
In addition to the Spot II, there are other systems aimed at individual use like a recent one from Delorme:
http://www.gpsworld.com/lbs/personal-tr ... cator-1230
The Delorme unit costs more than the Spot, but it uses Iridium for full-time coverage.
Dale B. Dalrymple