The service is for people who want their location to be known and shown to family, friends or employers so that they know where the user is, where they have been and when. It is a simple and easy service which allows anyone that you wish to see your location and history using essentially any recent web browser on any current PC.
ThurayaLocate service relies upon Thuraya satellite phones to transmit their GPS location data; hence ThurayaLocate™ operates in all countries where Thuraya satellite phones operate. Currently in satellite mode this represents almost 2/3 of the world’s land surface including Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Australia. When using a Hughes, Ascom, SG or SO phone the Thuraya Location Services are also available wherever there is an interconnected GSM network, thereby significantly extending the coverage area.
The service works by:
• The Thuraya subscriber registering their handset for the ThurayaLocate™ service via www.thurayalocate.com
• Upon registration, the subscriber will receive a username and password to access the service. The subscriber decides which authorized people they will share the username and password with.
• After registering, the user acquires their GPS position using the standard features available on Thuraya handsets.
• This information is then sent manually via SMS to the ThurayaLocate operations center.
• The authorized parties log on to the website with the subscriber username and password.
• The web browser displays the handset location using maps, satellite images and aerial photography made available via Google Maps or Windows Virtual Earth.
ThurayaLocate™ is designed for:
Backpackers letting friends and family see where they are and where they’ve been
Outdoor adventurers – skiers, hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, canoeists, coastal and oceanic sailors
Balloonists, paragliders and light aviation pilots
Fishing fleets, coastal and oceanic cargo ships, water taxis, ferries, river and cruise boats
Long distance drivers, truckers and courier companies
Government ministers and staff on overseas assignments
Corporate clients working in remote locations
Oil/gas/mineral exploration teams
Pipeline, road, rail and GSM network construction teams
Overland travel companies, tourist coaches, 4x4 rally enthusiasts
World Bank, United Nations and agencies working in developing markets
Disaster relief agencies – forest fire, flood, tsunami, earthquake
Anyone travelling and working in off-the-beaten-track locations who wants friends, family and/or their employer to know where they are
TS2 specializes in providing global satellite access services. Our core business is broadband access to the Internet in areas with poor telecommunications infrastructure and mobile satellite phones communication. The main medium of used transmission is a two-way satellite transfer system, which provides good access to the satellite network in even the least accessible areas. It not only provides a broadband connection but also a wide range of additional data and voice services.
Before end of 2007 year, the TS2 solutions have been implemented for e.g. US Marine Corps (USMC), US Army Corps of Engineers, Australian Defence Force (ADF), Command of Polish Navy, Special Military Formation GROM, 1st Special Commando Regiment, Polish National Police, Polish National Headquarters of the State Fire Services, Border Guard (Poland), World Bank Group, Lockheed Martin Information Technology, Halliburton Energy Services, KBR, General Dynamics Information Technology, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, US Naval Research Laboratory, ITT Corporation Aerospace / Communications Division, Technest Holdings / EOIR Technologies, North Eastern Aeronautical Company (Neany), EchoStorm Worldwide, Jorge Scientific Corporation, Erinys International, Aegis Iraq, American Heart of Poland and more others.
TS2 Satellite Technologies http://www.ts2.pl
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