Optus Satellite has inked a partnership with ASX-listed company, Aeeris (ASX: AER), to support remote worker solutions such as the tracking of staff and delivery of communications services across Australia.
Specifically, managers will can track remote staff, receive and view check-ins and outs of locations, and be notified of ‘man down’ situations automatically and alert staff as required by either group or location based sending.
This will utilise Optus’ Satellite Services and the Thuraya SatSleeve+.
Aeeris is a developer, operator and provider of the Early Warning Network (EWN), which is a multi-channel, Geographic Notification and Information System (GNIS) built to help protect lives, property and business.
EWN maps live data from multiple sources relating to severe weather, fire, traffic and other geo-spatial hazards, supporting natural disaster awareness problems, personal and employee safety, asset protection and risk management.
In addition, All users will receive EWN’s 24/7 alerting service for their location should any severe weather event or hazard affect the area they are in.
Optus Satellite vice-president, Paul Sheridan, said the new relationship opens up a number of options when utilising the satellite data as a means of tracking, communicating and reporting from anywhere in Australia.
“The technology allows clients of Aeeris to track and monitor a very large number of users and communicate immediately with the users, particularly about events which affect their safety.”
As part of the arrangement, EWN customers can use mobile phones to make satellite calls and SMS using the Thuraya SatSleeve rather than via a satellite specific handset.
Aeeris CEO, Kerry Plowright, said the EWN will suit “an ever growing global market demand” and that by teaming up with Optus Satellite, it is able to deliver access to information and alerts, which is critical to enterprise and government customers.
“In addition, interactive worker tracking, functionality and communications has been previously limited to what a satellite handset could offer," she added.
"However, the Safe@Work App Suite, utilising the Optus Satellite Services and Thuraya SatSleeve+, opens up a new world of data enabled offerings."