New SATcase™ set to revolutionise Search & Rescue
A new product developed in the UK that looks set to take global smart communications to a new level is to be unveiled at the Aidex exhibition & conference in Brussels next month.
A deceptively simple concept, the SATcase™ instantly transforms your mobile phone into a satellite phone, enabling you to stay in contact wherever you are in the world, irrespective of mobile signal.
Designed initially for search & rescue, the SATcase™ provides the perfect solution for those working in remote locations or dangerous situations. Where mobile networks are not accessible, or have been disabled, the SATcase™ ensures your smart phone continues to work, keeping you in vital communication with your team, organisation or loved ones.
Unsurprisingly, the SATcase™ has already excited interest from governments around the world as well as leading health and safety organisations, off-shore, rescue and emergency services bosses and others.
According to Jim Thomson, Founder & CEO of SATcase™, the product also incorporates additional features to facilitate tracking in a rescue situation, including strobe lights and an infrared beam; By pressing an emergency button on the SATcase™, a signal is sent out to highlight that the user is under duress, triggering rescue response. In due course, the SATcase™ will be able to be accessed and activated remotely.
“Current satellite phones are large and ‘brick’ like, reminiscent of early mobile phones in the ‘80s. Frankly they don’t have much more functionality than that either,” he says. “By combining ordinary smart phones with satellite technology and adding search and rescue features, we have created an incredibly easy to use piece of equipment that is compact, rugged and fully functional - and most importantly, will most certainly save lives.
“The invention of the SATcase™ is miles ahead of existing technology. There is nothing else like this currently on the market. The point of SATcase™ is to keep people safe and in contact, whether lone workers, rescuers or adventurers. As the world becomes increasingly dangerous, particularly in areas of war and disaster, this is a timely and critical product launch. SATcase™ is literally for anyone, anytime, anywhere.”
SATcase™ integrates easily with your business and can be purchased on contract or by yearly subscription. It activates immediately and can be charged wirelessly. It works by simply inserting your mobile phone into the SATcase™.
SATcase™ will be exhibiting on stand (D67) at Aidex, where the new technology will be available for visitors to investigate and interact.