OneLife Adventure's OneSPOT system receives praiseWith safety very much in front of our minds, new for 2010 we piloted our OneSPOT satellite tracking and messaging system. While you are away with us on your expedition, our satellite tracking system can send messages to your family and friends back home. This is a free service, part of our commitment to keep you safe and your family or friends informed while you are away with us. We can also send messages to our office and emergency services by this system. Messages to your contact contain a 'We are OK' message and our location in one of either two formats - SMS text messages to their phone or an email. The email contains a link to Google maps, your friends can easily see where you are by clicking on the link. If they use the satellite map option and they will get a birds eye view of your position.
Here's some comments from guests who piloted this in 2010
"Found the OneSPOT system worked really well. It was great to be able to zoom in to see exactly where you all were. I could send the Email to other members of the family so they could use it too."
"The OneSPOT system worked very well and it provided me with peace of mind. I enjoyed plotting the co-ordinates on Google Earth and watching your progress, I suppose the downside for you macho men is the nagging wife could keep an eye on you! Joking apart l feel that it was well worth the investment you made for our peace of mind in this turbulent world we live in."
"I thought the OneSPOT message system was both an exciting and a reassuring innovation for OneLife"
This system is available to all our guests on all expeditons - big brother is really watching you now !
In addition to the SPOT system, we carry a rugged Thuraya XT satellite phone, which comes with us on all trips and is available for guests to use for minimal cost..It gives us the ability to contact anyone, anytime where ever we go with great call clarity and stability. A great safety aid but also good for saying Happy Birthday to those at home.
By Paul Blackburn