Geonovo GPS tracking device works at 17,388ft above sea level

Bill Moore and David Mason
Bill Moore and David Mason

Geonovo Ltd can report new heights of success for the RSP-100 with the news that it successfully worked at 17,388ft (5,300m) above sea level.

Geonovo’s Chairman, David Mason and Finance Director, Bill Moore, recently completed a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and took the opportunity to verify that the RSP-100 was able to work effectively, even in one of the most remote parts of the world.

“It did seem amazing that the RSP100 worked in such a remote area. We were not however totally surprised as it had already been proven that the high sensitivity GPS based technology incorporated into the RSP-100 is able to take full advantage of the global positioning network,” said David Mason. “Nevertheless, because of the altitude, the trekking was very hard at times and it was reassuring to know that we were being tracked and could get help if we needed it.”

The RSP-100 can also be used as a mobile phone and so with the help of a GSM base station recently installed at Gorak Shep, trekkers to Everest can now stay in touch with friends and relatives.

Healthcare professionals, emergency services personnel, estate agents, transportation staff, fast food delivery drivers, security personnel and factory or office workers alone at night are just some of the vulnerable lone workers for whom peace of mind and additional personal protection is provided by the RSP-100.

Although the Romad RSP-100 was initially introduced for the protection of lone workers, its success in that sector had led it to be quickly adopted to support various social welfare and health care programmes which help people with different abilities to remain active but protected within their own communities.

Utilising high sensitivity GPS based technology which interacts with leading alarm receiving software platforms, RSP-100 equips employers to know exactly where their lone workers are whenever they need assistance.

The RSP-100 is fully compliant with the British Standard 8484 Code of Practice a key specification of which is that a person carrying a lone worker protection device should be able to be located within 10 metres.

Simple, over the air commands are used to configure the device, providing pre-programmable speed dial numbers and a rugged SOS alert button. One of the pre-allocated speed dial numbers, for example, allows lone workers to leave a recorded message when they arrive at an appointment. This message is safely stored on a server and can be quickly retrieved if the user is out of contact or if there is concern for his or her welfare.


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