Operating on the Iridium satellite network, the InReach 66i extends lone worker support into remote areas where cell phones don’t work.
The InReach 66i is a ruggedized, durable device well suited to working in remote, demanding environments. The waterproof, dustproof and impact-resistant ratings ensure operation will be maintained across a wide range of environmental factors.
The InReach 66i tracks the progress of the person carrying the device, providing visibility and peace of mind throughout the time spent in the field. Tracking is automatically enabled when the device is turned on and polling happens every 10 minutes when moving, or every 60 minutes when stationary (in order to preserve battery life). Moving is triggered when the carrier moves more than 50 metres.
To ensure the safety of users the InReach 66i offers manual duress, while the two-way text messaging ensures workers can continue to communicate with their managers irrespective of cellular reception.
Workers also have the option of using the check-in feature. This is useful when a worker will be moving out of satellite coverage, such as entering a basement. In this situation, the worker arranges to check-in at a predetermined time (once the task in the basement is completed). If no check-in is received, managers will know that a potential issue has occurred.