Vismo has added the compact Garmin inReach Explorer+ to its extensive list of tracking devices. Apart from owning the Iridium Extreme satellite phone, it’s one of the only few ways to have two-way communications with friends, family, and emergency services in areas where there is no mobile coverage.
Vismo’s VP Business Development, Colin Dale, recently tested the device on a 45-mile, overnight hike, on the Appalachian Trail in New York State. This is his review:
“The increased screen size of 1.75″ x 1.5″, makes it much easier to read, especially in bright sunlight or in snow fields. The device sends and receives locations and messages via the Iridium satellite network, which has pole-to-pole global coverage, so it essentially works everywhere. The GPS locations are reported back to the Vismo platform, allowing admin teams to keep track of locations and safety statuses.
The device has a panic button, which connects directly to the Vismo platform; allowing alerts to be sent to anyone, anywhere in the world, as required. The device was useful for downloading preloaded TOPO maps, which can be seen directly from the device. There is also a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer. Although the menu structure isn’t intuitive to begin with and is a little complicated to use at first, once set up, it’s a straight forward device to use.”
The Garmin inReach Explorer+ is great for a consumer wanting a tracking device, with global Iridium coverage. The device shows immediate locations and allows access to downloadable trail maps, while also displaying information on distance travelled and waypoints along the way.
Pros of the Explorer+
- Connects to the Vismo Secure Portal
- Panic Button
- Downloadable DeLorme TOPO maps
- On-screen GPS routing
- Built in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer
- Ability to send and receive inReach messages and emails
- Bluetooth connectivity with mobile devices
Cons of the Explorer+
- Battery life if using the device for a long expedition with no ability to charge
- Menu structure isn’t intuitive at first
For more information on the Garmin inReach Explorer+ or the Vismo platform, please contact email@example.com or contact us on (UK and RoW) +44 (0) 1904 616666 or (US) +1 866 815 9128.
Vismo is attending the Education Without Borders conference on the 14th November 2018, at The Royal Society, London. The conference supports the academic sector in increasing awareness, capability and best practice in travel risk management. The event provides insights into real-life situations, allowing the academic sector to be more informed to better protect students and staff when travelling abroad.
Vismo has been developed in response to customer demand by Cellhire plc, a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications. In 2012, a large client in the education sector enquired about tracking solutions for students that were partaking in an international travel programme. The intent was to assure parents of their child’s safety by allowing them to monitor their whereabouts at any given moment. Following this, Vismo has continued to cater to the ever-growing demand for tracking solutions. The Vismo GPS tracking solution is a smartphone application that is also integrated into hardware such as personal trackers and Iridium satellite devices. Vismo has many features including Incident Management, a Panic Button, Geo-Fencing, Check-In functions, VismoMessaging and VismoStream – live video streaming.
To find out more and discover the tracking products available, visit: www.vismo.com/products
We look forward to seeing you at the Vismo Stand at the Education Without Borders conference where you can trial Vismo for yourself. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 1904 616666 (UK and RoW) and +1 866 815 9128 (USA).
With an ever-increasing US client base, Vismo has recently opened an office in New Jersey, located in the state of New York. The new US office will help Vismo be better positioned to support clients in the region as well as easily seize growing opportunities. Vismo is dedicated to demonstrating the commitment it has to reaching its US client base and the addition of the new office has only strengthened the presence with its clients as it makes first hand meetings more accessible.
Heading up the New Jersey office is the Vismo VP of Business Development, Colin Dale, who joined Vismo in 2012 in its headquarters of York in UK. Colin’s relocation to the US further demonstrates the company’s commitment to all clients and customers as the US client base expands. Upon establishing the US presence, Teal Roscott joined the US team in August 2018 in the role of Office Manager, focusing on assisting client meetings, exhibitions and providing support for the clients.
The US office team, as well as the global team are excited for this venture and look forward to continually meeting and exceeding client’s expectations around the world.
If you have any queries or for further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call the US Office on +1 8668159128 or email email@example.com.