Technical features

The GPS beacon and wristband 

Caution: to operate, the beacon must be out of the water.
Underwater, no communication with land is possible.  

Transmission of GPS location

DIAL works in 32 countries in Europe thanks to the multi-operator SIM card included in the beacon. More precisely, to function, the beacon must be in an area covered by the cellular network or the GSM network. DIAL transfers its encrypted data by mobile internet (GPRS). If this network is not available, DIAL transfers its data by text message via GSM networks.
> The SIM card works with a yearly subscription for unlimited use (the first year is included with the purchase).
> The user can choose to share their location with their emergency contacts (at all times, or only in case of an alert).
> The beacon transmits GPS data feedback every 5 minutes (every 15 seconds in alert mode).

Sending geolocalised alerts

An alert with the location of the beacon is transmitted to the smartphones of the emergency contacts when:
> The user presses the wristband for 3 seconds,
> The user remains motionless on the ground (total absence of movement) for 3 minutes (if the user activates this feature through the app)

An autonomy adapted to your daily practice

> Max 2 days with GPS data feedback every 5 minutes,
> Max 6 hours (in alert mode) with GPS data feedback at least every 15 seconds. 

Waterproof to 20 m for 4 hours 

Certified IPX6 (Protected against strong jets of water from all directions) and IPX8 (Waterproof up to 20 m for 4 hours). However, DIAL is not suitable for scuba diving or other underwater activities. Underwater, communication with the land is not possible. 

Vibrations to indicate the status of the beacon 

A vibrating motor inserted in the beacon indicates whether the beacon is on, off or in alert mode.  

The DIAL mobile application 

The DIAL application is only available from the Play store or App store in France, from Android 4.1 and iOS 9.

Soon available in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

Once the beacon is associated with the application, you can:  

Consult the user's location

The location is refreshed every 5 min. The path history of the last 10 locations is available. The consultation of the location of the DIAL beacon user requires that:
> The beacon is in an area covered by a GSM / GPRS network and can receive GPS signals.
> The user has given their consent for the emergency contacts to obtain the location of the beacon in the absence of an alert.
> The emergency contact is in an area covered by his 3G/4G subscription with mobile data activated or WIFI and has his DIAL application installed and set up with the beacon(s) of the user(s) for whom they are the emergency contact.


N.B.: The location can be obtained by the owner or the emergency contact by using the procedure indicated after clicking on "IMMEDIATE LOCATION BY TEXT MESSAGE". This functionality is offered in particular when the emergency contact's phone is not connected to the internet, which he/she is informed of on the DIAL application's home screen.  

Selecting emergency contacts

Up to three emergency contacts can track a beacon simultaneously.  

Mobilizing the rescue services

Emergency number available via the application: N°112, provided that the referent is in an area where his/her phone has access to a wifi or 3G/4G network  

Managing multiple beacons 

An emergency contact can follow several beacons.  

Prolonged immobility (effective only on land) 

If there is no movement of the beacon for 3 minutes, it sends an alert to the emergency contacts.  This feature has to be previously activated on the application. 

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