Blue Sky Network is a proud equipment and service provider for the U.S. Forest Service and the B.C. and Alberta Canadian Forest Service, as well as other entities working under government contracts that require automated flight following. With a thorough understanding of the intricacies of government regulations for forest service aviation, we offer a flexible range of fixed and portable satellite communication solutions and real time satellite tracking that are all fully compliant and approved by the USFS with AFF and other requirements. Our extensive experience working with government contractors makes us the go-to provider for agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service.
Through the Iridium constellation of low Earth-orbiting (LEO) satellites, tracking frequency can be set on SkyRouter, up to once every 15 seconds.
The server can communicate with the device and request a position report via the Ping function.
Pressing the Quick Position (QPOS) button triggers your device into distress-mode reporting, and will increase reporting frequency. Distress-mode reporting is fully configurable via SkyRouter.
Remote Parameter Updates
Remotely update device parameters and trigger event-based situational or circumstantial reporting. Device parameters are fully configurable via SkyRouter.
Geofences can be stored on the device and will trigger conditional, geofence-based reporting as soon as one is entered.
Geofence Advanced Features
Set up both circular and polygonal geofences, automated alerts and compound rules through the SkyRouter platform.
Many devices support two-way messaging, allowing constant communication between you and your assets.
Leverage Bluetooth technology and communicate in-flight using a smartphone or tablet via the HawkEye Link app.
Min En-Route Event
Receive an alert when the altitude for an en-route segment no longer provides adequate reception of relevant navigation facilities and ATS communications, and no longer provides the required obstacle clearance.
Devices can be configured for altitude-based reporting, and can in some cases autonomously detect anomalies in-flight.
Auto Takeoff & Landing
Devices can be automatically set to begin reporting upon take-off and will stop reporting at the end of the journey.
Serial Data Collection
Data from a journey can be collected and exported for further analysis.
Use the device to make standard phone calls.
= capability is possible with additional hardware.
Multiple event alerts and notifications via SMS or email
Efficient, Cost-Effective & Forest Service Friendly
Fleet utilization reports
Comprehensive voice systems
Seasonal service options
Forest Service approved equipment
Automatic position reports sent directly to Forest Service
Seasonal service suspension for off-season
Extensive experience with government contractors
Continuous satellite communication (voice/data) anywhere with Iridium—the most comprehensive global communications network for real time satellite trackers available
Optional GSM/GPRS Network connectivity
Delivered & Trusted Results
With long-term contracts from the U.S. Forest Service as well as the B.C. and Alberta Canadian Forest Service, Blue Sky Network has established its identity as a market leader that delivers secure and flexible solutions for government agencies across the board.
The Blueprint for Today’s—and Tomorrow’s—Most Reliable Satellite Connection
With more than a decade of experience, Blue Sky Network was one of the first companies to offer fleet managers with reliable real-time flight tracking and emergency communication systems, even in locations where traditional cellular and radio technology is unrealistic. We’ve been the forefront for reliable real-time satellite tracking technology and this is just the beginning.