Yellowbricks are tracking beacons – they work anywhere on Earth using the Iridium satellite network, and are programmed to send back a position at regular intervals. They are self-contained with their own internal batteries and antennae, are very easy to fit, and are therefore ideal for yachting, expeditions, treks and other adventures.
Yellowbrick 3 gets a GPS fix and transmits your position back to a website from anywhere on Earth. It has a dedicated distress button which when pressed will send a SMS or email with your last known position to a list of nominated contacts. The tracker will wake up every so often (e.g. every 15 minutes), obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmit that position back to Yellowbrick HQ using the Iridium satellite network in seconds. The message is relayed to us from Iridium, and then we visualize the positions on an easy-to-use web-based viewer.
Yellowbricks online maps showing your track can be embedded in your own event website, or can be linked to directly so that your friend or family can monitor your progress.
Sponsor logos can also be added, and if there are multiple teams then team names are shown down the left-hand side
This is the 'Corporate' model,and as such it has the advanced messaging system (messages can be typed on another device and sent to Yellowbrick via bluetooth), you can have more than one Yellowbrick on your account, multi language support and data encryption.
- 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
- Truly Global Operation, using the Iridium satellite network
- Long battery life (over 2000 transmissions on a single charge)
NOTE: After purchasing a Yellowbrick unit you will need to activate it online and purchase credits before the unit will operate - There is also a monthly fee - no minimum contract, simply pay per month when you need to use Yellowbrick.
Size and Weight
|Height||144 mm (plus antenna)|
|Type||5.3 Ah LiPo|
|Charge Time||8hr from empty|
Battery Life / Transmission Times
|every 5 min||6.5 days|
|every 15 min||19 days|
|every hour||68 days|
|every 4 hours||186 days|
|once per day||389 days|
Storage / Upgrade
|SD Card||2 GB internal|
|Compatibility||Mac & PC|
Location & GPS
|First Fix (hot)||<1 sec |
|First Fix (warm)||<20 sec |
|First Fix (cold)||<60 sec |
|Storage Temp||-40 to 85 deg C|
|Operating Temp||-30 to 60 deg C|
|Humidity||< 75% RH|
depth of 1m for 30 mins
for vibration and environment
CE & FCC