Next Generation Dual-Mode Tracking Technology
This is no ordinary tracking system. While traditional flight trackers are limited to using satellite networks, v2track revolutionized the industry by introducing a tracker that uses both satellite and cellular networks. What’s the benefit? Lower cost, greater safety.
How? Our clever dual-mode hybrid system uses inexpensive cellular networks when available, switching to more expensive satellite networks, like Iridium, only when out of cellular range. Shifting between cellular and satellite is completely automatic. v2track saves you money—and you don’t have to do a thing.
And lower costs allow you to track with greater precision. Because cellular networks cost less to use than satellite trackers, you can affordably increase the frequency of your updates. That enables you to monitor aircraft/vehicles with pinpoint accuracy—accuracy that, in an emergency, could save lives.
- Lower operating costs. Hybrid technology costs less to use than satellite-only systems. It combines the lower cost of cellular with the superior coverage of satellite (e.g., Iridium).
- Superior safety. Thanks to lower running costs, you can afford to increase accuracy. Changing your update rate from minutes to seconds will drastically reduce your search radius, allowing you to locate a plane or vehicle faster.
- Advanced communication. v2track not only tracks; it also functions as a sophisticated communication device, enabling advanced two-way messaging.
- Less paperwork. Reduce paperwork using digital manifests and EFB solutions that transmit data via the v2track system.
- Proven track record. v2track has effectively tracked planes, vehicles, and vessels around the world for over ten years. A proven performer.
Advanced High Rate Tracking
By default, our devices are set at either 10 or 15 second updates while connected to a Cellular data network and 2 minutes while on Satellite. These default update rates can be set/altered to suit your requirements and with some customisation we can accommodate burst modes down to 1 – 5 seconds for specialised applications.
v2track trackers use the “Store and Forward” architecture when operating outside cellular coverage to store high detailed cellular tracking data for rapid uploading when the tracker next has a cellular connection.
Full event tracking
In addition to the regular scheduled position updates, v2track trackers also transmit additional details from on-board or external sensors.
For example with tracked aircraft, additional event positions are triggered when the system detects engine start/stop, take off/landing, significant heading changes, hovering/ground-contact, rotors-in-motion, water/Bambi discharge in addition to emergency events such as engine failure, generator failure, tail rotor failure, rapid descent and others linked to the internal gyro and accelerometer.
Industry leading Messaging / EFB solution
As the industry moves towards “paperless cockpits” v2track is leading the way with an advanced two-way messaging platform v2Connect.
v2Connect allows advanced messaging capability including the transmission of EFB data, trip manifest data, checklist completion, flight plan information and you can even use it to request en-route weather reports + more!
With v2Connect a variety of information transmitted via v2track. Custom electronic forms could include things like Expense Claims, an Engine Trend Monitoring form, scheduling changes, Airstrip reports – anything you can think of really!
Logging in to the v2track Viewer web portal or mobile app allows you to watch all your aircraft/vehicles/assets in real-time. It retains a permanent history of every trip/session so you can go back and review it at a later time.
Our v2track devices can be used for 2-way messaging using a bluetooth connected tablet/phone app, or via our optional LCD screen with preset messages. Messages can be sent from the v2track Viewer web portal to devices or mobile phones. Device initiated messages can be sent to emails, mobiles, other v2track devices, and displayed to users logged into the v2track Viewer web portal.
For more information please refer to our Advanced Messaging page.
A variety of SMS, Email and Website Alerts can be set up for each device. These include: Speeding Alerts, Out of Hours use and Date based alerts for tracking things like Registrations/Servicing and Odometer readings. You can also set up Alerts to notify you when an asset enters or leaves a predefined Geographic Area.
Flight Following Alerts
We have the following Flight Following alerts available from our servers. You can customise the parameters for your own fleet.
- Proximity Alert: If aircraft appears to have landed (ie speed less than 10kts)
more than 1.5 miles from a known helipad or airstrip.
- Non Reporting Alert: A device hasn’t been heard from for more than 10 mins and
the last position it sent it was moving.
Daily History, Playback and Reports
The v2track website provides an extensive daily history allowing you to drill down into each trip and see the data in each position. You can also plot or play-back a previous trip, view its vertical profile, or export it to Google Earth in a KML file. There are custom reports available. You can get a summary of information based on a period in time, ie weekly/monthly trip reports. We can add custom reports on request.