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Subject: SPOT Connect now available for iPhone Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:03 pm
Today's smartphones provide a level of social connection far beyond what we imagined just a few years ago. But when you go beyond the reach of the grid, your smartphone needs the help of SPOT Connect to keep you in touch with friends, family, and emergency personnel. Simply pair your smartphone with SPOT Connect, and get connected to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet. Update Twitter and Facebook. Send email and text messages. Request non-emergency help from professional service providers. And in the case of a critical emergency, send an SOS message requesting emergency assistance.
SOS: Activate the SOS mode to begin sending your GPS location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC). Add a custom message to update responders of your condition. The IERCC alerts the appropriate agencies worldwide – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe. Read more
HOW IT WORKS: In critical and life threatening emergencies, send an SOS message for help. You can send an SOS alert by selecting SOS in the SPOT Connect App and if you choose, even provide additional information by sending a custom Type & Send SOS message. In addition, SPOT Connect has an on device SOS button for standalone emergency operation. Once activated, SPOT Connect will acquire its GPS coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location with your SOS message to the IERCC every 5 minutes until cancelled or until the batteries are depleted. The Emergency Response Center notifies the appropriate emergency responders based on your GPS location and personal information – which may include local police, highway patrol, US Coast Guard, our country's embassy or consulate, or other emergency search and rescue teams – as well as notifying your emergency contacts about the receipt of a distress signal. HOW IT WORKS: Once activated, log into your SPOT account and click the Share tab. Under Other Sharing Sites, you can choose which Social Networking site you would like to link to your account. Updates are sent when the Check-in/OK button is pressed. Post a Check-in/OK message to your Facebook or Twitter page when out of cell range and automatically include a map link to your location.
KEY FEATURES: Send messages from virtually anywhere via satellite Type & Send message (41 character) or Predefined message (120 character) options* Track Progress on Google Maps™ or SPOT Adventures page* Integrates with SPOTadventures.com and popular social destinations Smartphone app for operation and detailed status On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation *Additional charges apply for Type & Send and Track Progress service plans.