Latitude Technologies Corp. of Victoria, B.C., has added a configurable “G” switch accelerometer to the UDG100 and S100/S200 SkyNode product lines. The configurable 6 axis accelerometer will have basic factory settings mirroring the common aircraft emergency locator transmitter but can be customized to user defined settings, according to company officials.
“This new safety feature is extremely important to the future of aviation accident reporting and investigation,” said David Thomas, VP Business Development. “The combination of our Smart AFF product line with this event triggering switch technology virtually makes traditional aircraft emergency location products redundant.”
The technology marriage allows aircraft to be tracked from takeoff through customized flight profiles to the exact geographic position of a gravity triggered event. In the event of an emergency a customized message can be sent via email through Latitude’s web-based Sentinel Service to emergency services or any other recipient designated by the customer’s system administrator. In addition to latitude and longitude position information the SkyNode products store up to two hours of high resolution data that can be used for accident cause analysis.
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