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MARATHON DES SABLES 2015 (MDS)

Now in its 30th edition, MDS is a grueling multi-stage adventure through a highly challenging landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates – the Sahara desert. Being held April 3-13, MDS 2015 will see the world’s toughest runners take the challenge of a lifetime, facing the most extreme terrain as they race across the sands of Morocco in temperatures as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celcius). Each of the 1,450 runners in the MARATHON DES SABLES (MDS) extreme foot race is to be equipped with a SPOT Gen3 device, supplied by SPOT and monitored by the GEOS IERCC. Marathon Des Sables 2015 MDS


Hiker Rescued From Foothills

On November 30, 2013 the IERCC received a distress signal from a SEND device and dispatched local first responders to the reported location. While the group of Hikers had cell connectivity, 911 doesn’t receive precise location data, so they decided it was best to push the SOS button on their SPOT Device. Here is the full report from FOX News, Boise, Idaho.
The Boise Fire Department and Ada County Paramedics responded to a distress call a little after one o’clock Saturday afternoon.
Two people were hiking in the foothills near Bogus Basin. When one of them slipped on a rock, she suffered an injury that left her unable to walk. Continue Reading.


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Press Releases

GEOS Safety and Response Announces Apple Watch Support

Montgomery, Texas - February 6, 2015 - GEOS Safety Solutions, Inc. today announced the availability of support for the Apple Watch in Version 2.1 of their Enterprise Group Safety Response application. "Being the first to add Apple Watch support to our existing enterprise safety application was an important milestone for us," said Mark Garver, CEO. “Wearable technology is here to stay and nothing is more important than adding safety applications to it.” Read More


Inmarsat and GEOS Bring Life Saveing Emergency Services to IsatPhone2

From today, Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) is offering all post-pay IsatPhone 2 customers free-of-charge access to GEOS’ Worldwide Emergency Response Coordination service.
The service takes advantage of the IsatPhone 2’s one-press assistance button, located at the top of the handset. GEOS’ service allows customers to contact the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), simply by pressing the assistance button. Pressing the button triggers a message containing the user’s GPS co-ordinates, sent over Inmarsat’s global satellite network.
Once the emergency notification request is received, the response centre; staffed 24-7 and located in Houston, USA, will contact the user directly and establish the nature of the emergency. GEOS staff will then notify the appropriate authorities based in region to begin search and rescue procedures.


GEOS Safety and Response and Vigilant Systems Group Sign Agreement

November 24, 2014 - Newport, NH: Vigilant Systems Group LLC and GEOS School Safety Response have signed an agreement to bring advanced emergency response services to schools systems and administrative units. GEOS School Safety Response is a unique emergency services offering, combining an emergency response center staffed with FEMA-certified medical and emergency personnel and a smart phone app as a end-point (teacher/administrator) SOS notification system. Vigilant Systems Group LLC, while working as a extension of GEOS' School Safety Response program, will provide consultation and safety and risk vulnerability services to assist schools in the optimization of the GEOS service.

“School systems realize that door locking mechanisms, cameras and video recording systems have an important place in protecting our children”, says Vigilant Systems Executive Vice President Kevin Brenker, “but the dynamic nature of student activities at sports venues, class trips, study abroad programs as well as regular busing and classroom activities, which can be disrupted by all kinds of hazards and threats, requires a more response centric capability to alert the appropriate authorities with the right resources. This vital service requires no additional purchase by schools of hardware or infrastructure, it uses the most pervasive device we all carry, the smart-phone as an emergency notification device. It is the unique and compelling capability of the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), which reduces time to response and increases situational awareness, ultimately playing an integral role in increased life safety of students, faculty and staff.”

The GEOS School Safety Response program is an extension of the GEOS IERCC, which has offered services to support international safety for seven years and is credited with saving nearly 4,000 lives across 110 countries. The service provides incorporation of school-specific protocols for all hazards, and can assist with building out additional protocols for those school systems that have been working on their emergency response programs. The response technology is triggered by a secure smart-phone SOS app that links directly to GEOS' 7/24/365 fully self-sustained underground communications center and can provide bridge communications to all first responders and school resources while assisting in the coordination of additional resources as required from the situational awareness captured by the smart-phone acting as an external sensor. The service does not impede 9-1-1 calling and GEOS is a major contributor in the 9-1-1 system through its National Emergency Number Association (NEMA) participation and with national school safety authorities.

“We're very pleased to work with Vigilant Systems Group”, says Mark Garver, CEO GEOS Response (IERCC). “They will be a local connection point with the school systems and optimize the on-boarding process for School Safety Response while providing vital assessment services around school safety. This is an important program and we are both focused on the mission of increased school safety.”

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Partner News

Iridium GO! and the Mojave Desert

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - Plane & Pilot Magazine, By Marc C. Lee I tested Iridium GO! in a real-world remote environment to see how good the data connection would be and how easy it would be to use. I took my biplane and the Iridium GO! unit together with my iPhone to the remote environs of El Mirage Dry Lake in California’s Mojave Desert. The airspace above the lake is among the most famous in aviation, having been home to historic aircraft, from Chuck Yeager’s Mach 1-breaking Bell X-1 to the series of “X-Planes” that led to America’s space program. The surface of the lake is like an alien planet, with a vastness punctuated only by dust devils and the occasional sonic boom from secret military aircraft. There’s no town anywhere close by, and cell reception is nonexistent. The cracked and parched playa is a no-man’s land. Iridium GO! is intuitive and easy to use. The 4-½ inch x 3-¼ inch device must be charged before venturing forth. Once charged, activating the device is a matter of flipping up a small and rugged square antenna that powers the device on. It “handshakes” with the nearest satellite, each of which is part of Iridium’s constellation of 66 Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) communications satellites, about 476 miles from the planet’s surface. In 2015, Iridium will launch its second-generation satellite network called “NEXT,” which the company says will offer faster data speeds and more bandwidth, along with six in-orbit spare satellites for redundancy. Continue Reading At Place and Pilot Magazine!


MARATHON DES SABLES 2015 (MDS)

Now in its 30th edition, MDS is a grueling multi-stage adventure through a highly challenging landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates – the Sahara desert. Being held April 3-13, MDS 2015 will see the world’s toughest runners take the challenge of a lifetime, facing the most extreme terrain as they race across the sands of Morocco in temperatures as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celcius). Each of the 1,450 runners in the MARATHON DES SABLES (MDS) extreme foot race is to be equipped with a SPOT Gen3 device, supplied by SPOT and monitored by the GEOS IERCC. Marathon Des Sables 2015 MDS


DeLorme Announces InReach Explorer, the Worlds First Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation

Yarmouth, Maine - April 15, 2014 - DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite communications and navigation technology, has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. The latest generation of inReach will be available in stores in early May and builds on DeLorme’s award-winning technology to keep outdoor adventurers, offshore boaters, hunters, aviators, travelers and workers connected wherever they go.
In addition to the messaging, tracking and SOS capabilities, users of the inReach Explorer can view, create or navigate routes and waypoints. An easy-to-follow map view displays routes, waypoints, tracks and messages geo-located onscreen for backtracking or self-rescue. The built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer sensors ensure accuracy and provide heading and bearing information, accurate elevation readings, speed and other useful trip statistics.
The company also recently announced the launch of Freedom subscription plans for all inReach products, allowing users to pay for satellite service only when they need it, on a monthly basis. Read Full Release Here.

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