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TracPlus Beacon app transforms smartphones into powerful tracking devices

TracPlus Press Release | May 16, 2024

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TracPlus, a provider of aerial firefighting software solutions, announced the launch of TracPlus Beacon, an innovative mobile application that transforms smartphones into advanced tracking devices.

Integrated seamlessly with the TracPlus Cloud platform, this solution extends the trusted tracking, operational oversight and safety to more asset types across land, sea, and air.

It is designed to meet the needs of diverse and complex environments, providing scalable, cost-effective tracking capabilities without the need for additional hardware for assets within cellular reception.

As the only commercial provider delivering a complete country-wide tracking solution for the aerial firefighting market, TracPlus continues to redefine emergency management worldwide.

By leveraging a team’s smartphone, leaders can now utilize these devices as sophisticated safety tools, providing real-time location updates directly within the TracPlus Cloud platform.

With just a tap, users can activate real-time tracking and use the phone’s GPS to send continuous location data, even caching data when out of cellular range to upload later and ensure uninterrupted tracking.

Todd O’Hara, TracPlus’ head of product, says this new capability is a game-changer because it extends the trusted TracPlus service to a connection that teams already carry with them—their smartphones.

“The future of our industry hinges on connectivity, and embracing ‘cellular over satellite’ technology is a key step. The acceleration towards ubiquitous data access, even over fire fronts, is becoming more feasible and TracPlus Beacon represents our first step to capitalize on this shift.”

“Looking ahead, it’s not unrealistic to see an app like TracPlus Beacon to become AFF-compatible, providing critical firefighting data—including images and streaming video from fires, alongside other telemetry and analytics—at volumes that existing satellite infrastructures simply cannot support.”

With TracPlus Beacon, the company broadens accessibility to vital safety features by providing a straightforward way for customers to engage with the valuable insights and oversight capabilities of TracPlus Cloud.

This integration with TracPlus Cloud delivers a unified operational view, offering real-time visibility that is crucial for managing remote field teams or coordinating complex logistics. As a result, customers gain a consistent and accurate overview of their operations, enabling effective safety management and operational efficiency across diverse environments.

TracPlus Beacon is now universally available to all organizations, regardless of their current aircraft tracking system provider. To showcase the groundbreaking advantages and ease of integration of TracPlus Beacon, TracPlus is offering one free license to any organization that operates aircraft anywhere in the world, including those that do not yet use the TracPlus system.

This initiative invites entities to experience a major advancement in tracking technology that sets a new standard in the industry. With its commitment to innovation, TracPlus continues to redefine what’s possible in operational management and safety.

This press release was prepared and distributed by TracPlus.

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