Alerts

Common alert features for the RockSTAR, RockAIR and RockFLEET devices

Common Alerts

The following alerts are available on each type of device:

Alert Type:

RockSTAR

RockAIR

RockFLEET

Collision

x

x

x

Geofence

x

x

x

Power Loss

x

x

x

Temperature

x

x

x

Collision

The Collision Alert notifies you when the device is subjected to a physical impact. The Collision Threshold defines how many G-forces will set off the alert, and the "Collision Duration" defines how long that force needs to be constantly applied for.

At its lowest settings, the alert will detect a simple ‘tap’ on the device. At the highest settings, an alert won't be set off until a very strong impact is detected.

We suggest you experiment with the settings to find what works in your particular situation.

Geofence

The Geofence Alert allows you to set your current position as the Centre Point of a circular geofence, and then set the Distance (radius extending from the centre point). Should the device leave the defined geofence, an alert will be sent. Alert Frequency is the frequency with which the device compares your position within the geofence.

Power Loss

The Power Alert is a one-time alert that will notify your provider should your device lose external power. It will not put the device into distress mode, and this alert cannot be cancelled.

The Power Alert function is OFF by default.

Temperature

Should the temperature leave your defined range (e.g. 0 degrees to 40 degrees) then an automatic alert will be sent. This option allows you to turn this alert type on/off and set the temperature over which the alert will be sent.

Device Specific Alerts

The following alerts are only available on certain devices:

Alert Type

RockSTAR

RockAIR

RockFLEET

Airborne

N/A

x

x

Button (manual)

x

x

N/A

Dead Man's Switch

x

x

N/A

MOB Watcher

N/A

x

x

Timer

x

N/A

N/A

Signal Loss

N/A

x

x

Watch Me

x (via BLE only)

x (dedicated button)

x (via BLE only)

Airborne

When Airborne alerts are enabled, an automatic alert is sent indicating changes in Altitude Rate and Speed.

  • Altitude Rate

  • Ascend Rate - Maximum acceptable ascent rate. An alert will be generated if this rate is exceeded continuously for the ascent time period.

  • Ascent Time - An altitude rate alert will be generated if the maximum ascent rate is continuously exceeded for the entire duration of this time period.

  • Descent Rate - Maximum acceptable descent rate. An alert will be generated if this rate is exceeded continuously for the descent time period.

  • Descent Time - An altitude rate alert will be generated if the maximum descent rate is continuously exceeded for the entire duration of this time period.

  • Flight Status Mode

  • V-Rotate - The speed threshold (knots) that causes a takeoff event.

  • V-Stall - The speed threshold (knots) that causes a landing event.

MOB Watcher

  • MOB Watcher - will continuously monitor a National Marine Electronics Association
    (NMEA) source and generate an alert if a MOB message is seen.

  • Serial Mode - Select the external source to stream additional data from.

  • Sample Rate - Select the external data sample rate.

  • Baud Rate - Set the external serial baud rate.

See External Data for more information on using external data through RS-232.

Timer

The Timer Alert option allows you to send an alert message after a predefined interval, called the Timer Alert Timeout. The Timer Alert Timeout can be set between 5 minutes to 4 hours.

This is useful if you'd like an alert sent in the eventuality that you are not able to cancel it.

Dead Man's Switch

This function, called the Dead Man's Switch Alert, requires a physical button press every number of minutes (the Dead Man's Switch Frequency) to ensure you are still present and able to respond.

If a button is not pressed within the time allotted in the Dead Man's Switch Frequency, an automatic alert is sent.

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Timer Alert vs. Dead Man's Switch

A Dead Man's Switch is perpetual, i.e. you need to keep confirming with a button press until you turn this function off. A timer alert is activated and confirmed only once.

Signal Loss

When enabled the feature monitors both the GPS and Iridium signals and creates and transmits generic alert packets if the signal status for either transition from present to not present or vice versa.

Watch Me

The Watch Me alert informs 'HQ' that additional monitoring is required for a period of time.