CP Communications Selects LandAirSea’s SilverCloud Real-Time GPS Tracking System
CHICAGO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LandAirSea Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of passive and real-time GPS tracking systems since 1994, has recently been selected by CP Communications as a provider for their GPS tracking solutions.
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CP Communications has been a leading source for the rental of production communications equipment and services. With over fifteen years of experience, CP provides high quality, sophisticated wireless and wired communications systems to the broadcast, theatrical, live event, film, corporate and other entertainment industries.
For the past five years, CP Communications has been chosen as the signal transport for the NFL’s Super Bowl halftime show. This year, CP provided fiber transports to and from the entertainment trucks for Touchdown Entertainment’s halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI, which featured legendary and powerhouse musical artists such as Madonna, Cee Lo and Nicki Minaj.
CP Communications Takes The SilverCloud to The Transitions Championship
This past weekend, CP Communications was in Tampa Bay, FL, providing broadcast fiber optics production solutions for the PGA’s Transitions Championship Golf Tournament (March 15-18, 2012). This time, however, they decided to take LandAirSea’s SilverCloud real-time GPS tracking system along with them.
Common applications for the SilverCloud GPS tracking system, usually include fleet vehicle management, law enforcement surveillance and personal vehicle tracking. CP Communications, however, used the SilverCloud to track their broadcast team on-site and on-course in real-time.
Broadcast teams that provide media and television services for PGA tournaments have the enormous task of covering all 18 holes on a golf course simultaneously, which poses significant challenges, especially in the amount of terrain that’s covered, when compared to NFL and NBA games. This means that prompt and efficient communication between on-site camera/audio crews and the command station is absolutely vital in order for the production to operate and run smoothly.
CP Communications utilized the SilverCloud real-time GPS tracking system to accurately locate and monitor the RF microphones for the NBC/Golf Channel on-course Talent as well as their RF Camera systems that were dispersed throughout the Innisbrook Golf Resort. The units were viewed by their RF Audio and Video QC engineers in order to assign the proper antenna receiver to the proper transmitters.
The 3-second continuous updates provided CP Communications the ability to track their audio and video team on the map in true real-time without having to constantly refresh or ping the device (update speed based on data plan). The intuitive and user-friendly SilverCloud online mapping software, powered by Google Maps, also allowed them to see precisely where each team was at all times without having to contact them individually.
The SilverCloud’s real-time GPS location data, helps save fleet dispatchers, and in this case, production crew managers, valuable time and energy. Managers will be able to locate and route their teams to the proper place without having to figure out where they are first. This is an extremely important feature when it comes to live sporting events, like PGA golf tournaments, which are viewed by millions of people worldwide.
When asked what compelled CP Communications to go with the SilverCloud GPS tracking system, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kurt Heitmann had this to say: “I searched on the web for a GPS device that gave me a cost effective real-time tracking solution and LandAirSea was, on the surface, the best choice. The real-time function was a key in our decision making as well as the Goggle Earth maps. Another feature we are using is the waypoint marking.”
The SilverCloud Offers a Wealth of Useful Features
LandAirSea’s SilverCloud real-time GPS tracking system has a wide array of useful features. The SilverCloud’s web-browser based software gives users the ability to set geo-fences, produce event and time-based alarms and generate detailed driving reports, which indicates speed, distance, number of stops and location data. The powerful GPS module is accurate to within 3 meters of the device (6 feet), and the rechargeable lithium ion battery is capable of providing up to 6 days of tracking on full charge with average driving (roughly 2 hours a day).
With the patent-pending ShareSpot feature, users of the SilverCloud will be able to share their precise GPS location online in real-time. With the ShareSpot users will also have the option to share the precise location of their vehicles on their personal or corporate website, blog or even their Facebook page.
The SilverCloud real-time GPS tracking system from LandAirSea have been designed with precision precision, simplicity and durability. For more information email LandAirSea Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE LandAirSea Systems, Inc.