Blue Sky Network, a global provider of GPS tracking and communication solutions, has introduced the D410A flight tracking and two-way messaging transceiver.
The D410A provides Iridium satellite-based GPS tracking like its big brother the D1000A with the added benefits of a lower cost, effortless usability, and new messaging capabilities, according to company officials.
It is designed to be ultra-portable at less than six ounces, battery powered, with a simple “power-on and go” capability that lets pilots track speed, altitude and GPS location with the touch of a button. Despite its smaller, lighter form factor, the D410A is built to MIL-STD-801F and able to withstand the harshest environments, company officials note. Combined with Iridium’s pole-to-pole reliability, the tracker can transmit data from anywhere on the planet.
It also offers advanced messaging software via an optional tethered PDA display. When connected to the D410A’s serial port, this option provides pilots with the ability for in-flight text messaging and trip submission via Blue Sky’s SkyRouter web portal and may also offer additional flight tools in the future. From the portal, aviation managers can also send and receive messages to/from their aircraft in route.
For more information: BlueSkyNetwork.com.