More positive developments for field folks. From the Thuraya partner (Geonix) site:
ThurayaRelay™ combines updated positioning services and the ThurayaLocate™ dynamics with a stream of new and useful features.
Supports two levels of alerts: basic position reports and emergency SOS requests for immediate assistance
Automatically relays SOS messages to multiple user defined e-mail addresses and mobile phones
Facilitates free-format text messages from user to centre to aid identification of assistance required
Provides detailed travel advice and risk assessment for every country worldwide
Provides timely incident reporting on inclement weather, terrorist or other threats as they occur
For more information, download the FAQs by clicking here.
ThurayaAssist™ provides you with access to a spectrum of services when you’re on the go both on the road and off the beaten track. With full global 24*7 voice assistance in emergency or for prior briefing, ThurayaAssist™ is the ultimate in personalised travel SOS services
In the event of an emergency or when faced by threats, you can call on a specialist security advisor who will advise, assist and co-ordinate effective response through to appropriate external services such as police, fire, ambulance, coastguard, embassies as well as relaying to friends, family and employers. All the time the security specialist knows exactly where you are from the emergency SOS report on his screen
The ThurayaAssist™ emergency response services are provided by the UK based global security specialists red24. Additional personalised corporate emergency and repatriation services are also available. For more information, download the FAQs by clicking here.