How HERO Works. When HERO is activated, a distress, alert is sent from your personalised HERO beacon to a worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network operated by Cospas Sarsat. As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service. The satellite sends your details to a 24/7 manned Rescue Coordination Centre. They contact the nearest search and rescue team to your alert location, along with your I.C.E (in case of emergency) family contacts. Are turn link message is sent back from the satellite to your HERO to let you know your alert has been received and help is on its way. A further Automatic Identification System (AIS) is included for localised “homing in” for all search and rescue parties to find your exact location on the ground or at sea.
We design leading edge semiconductor technology for the world biggest companies. In our spare time we are a passionate team of adventurers, loving to travel off the beaten track. We have found, in life not everything goes to plan – it’s the unexpected events that can turn your world upside down in an instant. This can happen to anyone, what was an enjoyable day out can, turn in the blink of an eye, into a life-threatening situation. No matter the sport or hobby you enjoy they all come with risks. If you have no communication, you are on your own with little or no chance of rescue!
HERO is the difference. Making the Cospar-Sarsat lifesaving satellite system available to everyone. HERO’s unique distress alert is acted on within minutes, ensuring your family and emergency services know fast. We want to enable this life saving technology for everybody. It’s been saving lives for 30 years, and you may not have even heard of it. This is why we created HERO