Spider Tracks Ltd. of New Zealand has announced the launch of its iSpiderViewer, available as a free download from the iTunes app store (search for spidertracks to find it). iSpiderViewer allows people to track multiple aircraft or vehicles on their iPhones. It shows the most recently updated position of the aircraft or vehicle in real time and also the full track, including takeoff and landing locations. If the user has multiple spiders, the display order is based on the date or time of the last track. Symbols indicate the spider’s status and whether the aircraft is moving, is being monitored or if it has generated an emergency alert.
“Right from the beginning we made it easy for clients to see where people or vehicles were by making tracks accessible on the Internet from any PC,” says Marketing Manager Rachel Donald. “The iSpiderViewer takes that accessibility mobile. It means operations managers don’t have to be glued to their PCs to carry out flight following, and partners or friends can see exactly where the pilots are using their phones.”
Further, “If a pilot’s contact receives a text because an alert has been generated by spidertracks, the recipient can immediately view the track and the aircraft’s last reported position without having to seek out a PC.” This could help expedite location and rescue operations, potentially saving lives.
Look for a full review of the iSpiderViewer in an upcoming issue of KITPLANES magazine.
For more information and where to buy the tracking unit, call +64-6-353 3395 or visit www.spidertracks.com.