10-Oct-2010 Source: Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies, a leading provider of satellite based communication, tracking and onboard aircraft data systems, is pleased to announce that their SkyNode S200-021 satellite based Satcom/tracking/messaging system has been selected by Ornge for their new fleet of AW139 helicopters. The new fleet is currently being completed at Agusta Westlandâ€™s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility with dual SkyNodes and multiple crew station dialling/ messaging PTA12 keypads. â€œAs Ornge enters a new era in transport medicine with the introduction of our new fleet, the safety of our patients and crews is of utmost importanceâ€ said Rick Potter, Chief Operating Officer of Ornge Air â€œThe Skynode system enhances our situational awareness and resource management capabilities, providing Ornge with the accurate and up to date information we need to fulfill our mandate of high quality patient care.â€
The SkyNode S200 system is the smallest and lightest field proven Satcom, tracking and data telemetry device in the industry. It provides security and crew safety for air/ground logistics applications anywhere in the world with interfaces available to multiple mapping and information management systems. The S200 provides automatic flight following, reliable 2-way data networking/messaging, remote configuration control, data logging, event triggering from external switches/buttons and is equipped with an internal fast-fix 20 channel WAAS GPS receiver. Other features include auxiliary GPS serial data outputs for Moving Map, Electronic Flight Bag and 406 ELTâ€™s, OOOI flight schedule reporting.
Ornge, operating from multiple bases around Ontario, Canada, is a vital part of Ontarioâ€™s medical system. Ornge provides sophisticated medical transport for very ill and critically injured patients, on the ground and in the air. The challenges are varied in a province with 1,076,395 kmÂ² in total area (the size of France, Spain and the Netherlands combined.) Ornge is one of the largest and most intricate transport medicine organizations in North America. Ornge has more than 400 employees including paramedics, paediatric transport paramedics, transport medicine physicians, and a team of educators and researchers. For more information about Ornge, visit www.ornge.ca or call 1-647-428-2005.
About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a global supplier of aeronautical voice and data equipment and airtime services. Latitudeâ€™s family of products includes the smallest, lightest, most versatile and economical to operate voice, 2-way data networking and messaging devices in the world. Our products are supported by the WebSentinelâ„¢ data reporting, messaging and flight following service. For more information about our communications solutions, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599