Helios Takes to The Sky

The vehicle tracking system has had its hallmark in ground transportation. With a new waterproof casing added to Helios Advanced, the system gained more options at sea as well. However, there is another forefront Helios dares to challenge: The sky.

A recent installation of the system into light Cessna aircraft of a flight school has allowed for their monitoring as well as the reviewing of the pilot’s performance. The Helios is made essential in analyzing the flights and drawing the conclusions.

As Cessna planes don’t fly at very high altitudes, they can remain in cellular GSM range for most of the flight, which makes their monitoring easier. Even in the event, the plane exceeds the cellular range for a few seconds, the Helios will continue to work and record the plane’s location and send all the information once the unit reconnects, allowing you to see the plane’s full route.

While the initial intent was to provide the flight school with a monitoring tool to present the planes’ real-time location, the Helios ended up becoming a first-degree investigative tool for the pilot’s performance. The instructor and the student would use the data from the Helios, to analyze the flight. Since the unit sends updated height, longitude and latitude every 30 seconds, it is easier to view the entire progress of the flight and analyze the performance. In the unlikely case of an emergency landing, the Helios reports in real-time, allowing to make fast decisions and even save lives.

Starcom Systems never takes a break in expanding the use of possibilities for its products. Good examples were the IoT implementation of Kylos in CropX, the cooperation with Technoton to give Helios the ability to accurately read the fuel level inside tankers, and the project of the defibrillator stations placed in public areas.

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