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Company Trials GPS Technology to Track Remote Cattle Stations

08 December 2016

AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's largest cattle companies is trialling the use of satellite technology to track and monitor staff working in remote areas.

Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) is using the pocket-sized beacons on four remote Northern Territory and Queensland cattle stations to assess their suitability as a safety management tool.

The GPS devices can send pre-prepared messages to the station office, and more importantly, distress signals that are beamed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for an immediate search and rescue response.

The technology is currently being used on Brunette Downs Station on the Barkly Tableland, Camfield Station in the Victoria River District, and on Canobie Station and Wondoola Station in the southern gulf region of Queensland.

Source: ABC

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