This morning, one of the largest domain registrars in world, Godaddy.com, suffered an outage. This outage caused many websites to go down. Goddady provide a service that tells your computer which website you want when you type in spidertracks.com. Without it, your computer doesn't know where to go.
The outage meant that some customers were unable to reach our website, as they didn't know how to get there. Some of you may have been unaffected as the closest name server to you might not have been affected.
Spidertracks are putting their spiders to the ultimate test next month. From May 3–21, in
conjunction with Northern Lights Avionics, and Land and Sea Aviation, spidertracks will be
performing an “Air Tour” of Alaska. They will be traveling to tradeshows and various areas of
Southern and Central Alaska, tracking their journey with a Spider S4.
Spidertracks has announced a partnership with Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) in Germany. On April 6, 2012,
spidertracks signed with DFS, making them the official distributors of spidertracks throughout Europe.
Spidertracks has launched Spidertxt for Android, the latest software feature for their GPS satellite-tracking units. Spidertxt for Android allows spidertracks users to send and receive SMS messages, to and from any cell phone on the ground, while in flight.
Spidertracks is the preferred aircraft tracking system for three major helicopter tour operators in Las Vegas. Spidertracks has announced that Sundance, Papillon and HeliUSA, are now tracking their helicopters with spidertracks – portable, and simple, Iridium tracking units – when flying around Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
Slovenian pilot and marine biologist, Matevz Lenarcic, is completing an around the world flight to expose disparities in global water supplies, and the source locations of black carbon emissions. From January through March, Lenarcic will fly westbound around the globe, being tracked in real-time, by Palmerston North based GPS company, spidertracks.
Spidertracks, is teaming up with melanoma survivor, Jeremy Burfoot, to help raise awareness against skin cancer. On February 7, Burfoot will attempt to break two personal water craft (jet-ski) world records at Lake Karapiro in support of early melanoma detection...
In June 2011, the DOI implemented a contract change for all Alaskan aircraft operators who carry DOI employees and cargo. They’re now required to have an operational Iridium satellite aircraft tracking system on board. Spidertracks was assigned to meet this new requirement.
Eleven adventurous Kiwis are about to take to the African skies, flying 5 Cessna 182's over some of the biggest and best game parks throughout South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe and will also gain a South African license while there. After months of planning they are about to leave, starting the journey on the 9th of July. Read the article from AOPA magazine by Richard Primrose and follow the groups progress on their public page.