The Yellowbrick 3 is an advanced tracking device with two-way messaging. It works both as a standalone unit, and paired using Bluetooth to an Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.
No longer do you need to press a button and hope that the message has been sent. With full two-way communications, you can get a real note back from a human-being acknowledging that your message or alert has been received. *
…and all this, from anywhere on Earth, thanks to its use of the Iridium satellite network. Click to pre-order now.
In standalone mode the user can choose from hundreds of preset messages to send via e-mail or SMS, and receive messages back from third parties.
This compact and rugged device can also offer advanced messaging when linked via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet (either Android or Apple based) to send more complex email messages, SMS, Twitter or Facebook updates – no matter where you are in the world. When integrated with Yellowbrick’s online position tracker portal, this advanced functionality offers a complete solution for remote communications and tracking when out of reach of normal mobile network coverage.
As an additional safety feature, Yellowbrick 3 incorporates an alert button which, when pressed, sends a message back to the user’s nominated contact together with the Yellowbrick’s precise location. Alerts can be responded to via SMS, e-mail, and through the Yellowbrick portal, letting the user know that help is on its way, and perhaps asking what kind of trouble they are in so that the correct response can be given for the situation. *
With its own internal battery, Yellowbrick 3 is entirely self-powered, lasting up to 12 months or 2000 transmissions on a single charge.
- 4-button keypad plus specific ‘alert’ button
- Bright OLED screen for information display
- Full 2-way communication system
- Over-the-air reconfiguration of key parameters
- USB connection for charging and for data transfer
- Detachable antenna, to allow option of an external Iridium/GPS antenna unit
- Truly Global Operation, using the Iridium satellite network
- Long battery life (over 2000 transmissions on a single charge)
Key Functions (some features are model dependent, see PDF datasheet for more info)
Position tracking – the unit will automatically report your position at a preset time interval (e.g. every 15 minutes).
Basic Messaging – using the keypad and screen, you can choose from hundreds of preset messages to send to mobile phones and e-mail addresses, from wherever you are.
Advanced Messaging – use your smartphone or Bluetooth enabled tablet to send more complicated free-text messages to email and mobile destinations. Update your twitter, facebook, or other social media status from anywhere in the World.
Alerting – press the alert button on the device and a message will be sent back to whoever you nominate, with your precise location.
Advanced Alerting – Countdown timers, proximity alarms and other types of alert are available.
Waypointing – whilst out in the field you can use the unit to mark key points on the map, available when you next log into the web-based control panel.
Encryption – All data to and from the unit can be encrypted up to AES-256 standards.
Multi-Language Support – the unit can be switched between languages from the menu system.
Nick Farrell, Director of Yellowbrick, says; “We are very excited to launch Yellowbrick 3, which offers the most advanced functionality yet from a tracking device and brings new elements to online tracking in remote areas. The Yellowbrick v3 has been extensively trialled over the last 6 months in some of the harshest conditions, and has performed extremely well – we’re proud to put our name to it.”
Yellowbrick 3 is now available for rental by corporate companies and event organisers in any quantity, from one to 100 to 500.
Individuals and groups will be able to purchase Yellowbrick 3 units from September 2011, and can pre-order now.
Yellowbrick provides a fully professional service and reliable product delivery, with support from its expert technical team and high quality after-sales service.
As well as being used by individuals, the Yellowbrick 3 is ideal for professional and corporate use anywhere in the world. Offering full data encryption to AES-256 standard, it includes multiple language settings. Yellowbrick 3 has been professionally rated to EU standard IP67 for waterproofing and dust resistance, and is ruggedly constructed to US MIL Standard. Extensively tested to ensure its robustness and reliability in extreme environments, the device has been fully trialled to prove its functionality.
Yellowbrick 3 is available in four different models; basic, standard, professional and corporate, with a staged pricing structure offered according to the level of functionality chosen. Multiple units can be used in Professional and Corporate accounts.
Download the information sheet here
* Please note, in common with many other PLBs, the Yellowbrick 3 is not a certified GMDSS safety device. We advise customers to carry and use GMDSS devices (such as an EPIRB) as their primary alert method in the case of an emergency… but having another route of communications as well is never a bad thing.