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Latitude Technologies Releases IONodeTM, LodeNodeTM and ATISTM at Heli Expo 2012

VICTORIA, British Columbia — Feb. 13, 2012 — Latitude Technologies unveiled its new IONodeTM and LoadNodeTM Flight Data Monitoring devices at Heli Expo 2012 in Dallas, Texas. 

The IONode FDM is designed to continuously monitor, capture and store up to 32 GB of data. The IONode features a rugged D0160F design, WiFi or USB A/B download, 20 digital/serial discrete inputs/outputs, real-time alerting via SkyNode® SATCOM, built-in magnetometer, accelerometer, gyroscope and temperature sensor, altitude, airspeed and WAAS GPS. The device is compatible with the Latitude Technologies SkyNodeTM family of products. 

“The IONode has five feature sets to suit any budget,” said Latitude Technologies President Mark Insley. “Our customers have always liked that they can easily add services to our devices without having to add additional hardware. This product gives our clients great options too.”

The LodeNode was designed for the purpose of capturing, storing and reporting helicopter hook and bucket payload data. It uses a combination of logic and analog inputs from the helicopter’s load cell, hook switch, skids/weights on wheels and GPS sensor sources.

“The intensity of fires has grown in recent years due to drought, high winds and other peak conditions for fires,” said Vice President of Information Services Tim Curtis. “Our IONode OLM (operational loads management) is capable of collecting flight data and multiple streams of payload data which give firefighters critical data they need in order to combat fires. This gives them real-time tactical, costing, dispatch and efficiency reporting.”

Latitude also is taking orders for their new ATISTM (air tanker information system). The ATIS is the world’s first autonomous data network hub designed specifically for reporting on belly tanks and type I, II, and III air tankers during fire attack missions. ATIS provides real-time key performance metrics.
“Our IONode, coupled with ATIS, provides operators with invaluable tools to give them the ability to maximize their efficiencies,” said Insley. “We have a long-standing history of developing great products and technology. Our new products offer the same technological advances our customers have come to expect from Latitude Technologies.”  

About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a vertically integrated manufacturer and provider of satellite telephone, tracking, messaging, avionics and broadband data services. The company’s SkyNode® products are the most versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices in the world and have been chosen by government, commercial and private operators for all mission and aircraft types. Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiency with its WebSentinelTM flight data management platform for desktops, dispatch centers and mobile devices. For more information about Latitude’s satcom and flight data solutions, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.

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