Technology manufacturer Hemisphere GPS announced the release of HQ, a real-time, web-based asset tracking tool that allows companies to track the position and position-related data of aircraft and other assets, such as spotter vehicles and loader trucks.
Combining an Iridium satellite modem or cellular modem with Hemisphere GPS manufactured M3 or IntelliStar aerial guidance system, HQ provides the ability to more effectively coordinate flight plans, resulting in reduced time and costs.
HQ is ideally suited for companies that need to track multiple aircraft in flight at the same time. The Hemisphere GPS-managed web server stores all flight and asset information, allowing customers to view current flight data as well as all historical data from previously completed flights.
Aerial application companies can provide their customers the access to log in via the web interface to view spray on/off, spray rates, latitude/longitude, and other information to quickly analyze what jobs are being done and when. The HQ web interface allows real-time monitoring of aircraft to ensure aircraft are moving and in their proper locations. A USB cell modem is an alternative option to the satellite modem but may have limitations due to cellular coverage and signal loss issues.
Aerial application companies will realize greater efficiency and safety through improved flight planning and better ground crew preparation, says Greg Guyette, director of sales and marketing for Hemisphere’s Air Products. He adds that applications are more effective and input costs are reduced significantly as a dispatcher can better direct the aircraft to avoid duplicate or inaccurate applications. Viewing real-time information and being able to review previous flight data also allows companies to verify work is being done, giving them an upper hand in competitive contract bids.
“HQ combines GPS and web-based mapping tools taking flight management to a new level,” says Guyette. “Aerial customers will appreciate the simple layout of the user interface to track and manage their entire fleet and assets. The benefits of HQ are so significant and quickly realized that aircraft fleet managers will demand it.” HQ is currently available through the Hemisphere GPS Air Products global dealer network.
For more information visit www.hemispheregps.com.