Source: Hemisphere GPS

Hemisphere GPS released 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' own M3 or IntelliStar aerial guidance system, HQ provides the ability to more effectively coordinate flight plans, resulting in reduced time and costs.

Initially targeted at firefighting, forestry and agricultural customers, 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 also 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.

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