The SHOUT nano is a handheld, global, two-way satellite messaging and personal tracking device. It utilizes Iridium’s short burst data (SBD) service to provide location information determined by a GPS receiver, two-way inbound and outbound status, text messaging, and emergency/alert notifications. The nano measures 4.0” x 2.2” x 0.8” and weighs ~6.5 ounces.
The nano is designed with ultra-low power consumption electronics drawing less than 35uA during sleep. With an internal 1.95 A-Hr rechargeable Li-Ion battery, it can send a position report every hour for up to two months (about 1,200 reports). The nano is equipped with a high resolution color LCD and on- screen keyboards supporting transmission of free-text, canned messages and a combination of free-text and canned messages. The menu options are displayed as icons for quick access. The device can periodically wake up from sleep to send its position report to a command center. A 911 button is used for immediate emergency/alert notifications. Data are packaged in either standard or 256-bit AES encrypted format. Data can also be sent in encrypted PECOS formats to include Brevity codes.
The nano offers a variety of services including: Normal Tracking — programmed to automatically wake up and send a position report at a set interval ranging from continuous to once every seven days. Emergency Alert — sends alerts to a designated monitoring center using a 911 button. The monitoring center and the user can then communicate to define further specifics of the emergency. Free-Text Messaging — sends free-text via three different sets of on- screen keyboards. Canned Text Messaging — sends canned (pre-defined) messages in short codes to save bandwidth instead of the entire message body. Waypoint Tracking — sends and/or saves waypoints (interested landmarks) for later retrieval. Check-In — allows a quick check-in message to be sent using a single soft key.
- Low-cost tracker and messaging device
- Programmed for either DoD or commercial Iridium gateway
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Automatic location reports (>1200 reports)
- Guarded 911 alert switch
- Waypoint soft key
- Check-in soft key
- Free-text, canned messages
- Data logging (waypoints and tracking reports)
- Real-time, pole-to-pole coverage
- Volume of 4.0” x 2.2” x 0.8”
- Internal rechargeable battery (AC, USB port or solar charger)
- Integrated motion sensor
- USB interface
- 50-channel GPS receiver with -160 dBm sensitivity