SPOT 2® has 5 primary functions.1. OK button- The ability to inform people via email or SMS you are OK.2 .HELP button - The ability to inform people (that you nominate) via email or SMS, you need HELP from them if it is not a life threatening situation. (EG Vehicle breakdown)3. CUSTOM MESSAGE button – Pre program a custom message EG completed task.4. SOS (URGENT) button - The ability to inform company control centres or Emergency Services that you need URGENT HELP . With SPOT® on TracerTrak® this can report direct to you control centres or others via SMS and email to take immediate local action.5. LIVE TRACKING - The ability to live track people / vehicles in the field with the device giving you updates approximately every 10 minutes.SPECIFICATIONS:Standard message transmissions per set of batteries 1350 (350 OK messages)Battery Life in tracking 4.3 days 24hrsBatteries Used 3 x AAA LithiumLight up button YesCustom Message feature YesHELP and SOS button covers YesSize: Length 90mm, Width 60mm, Height 15mm, Weight 150 gramsFloats Only in neoprene arm band that is supplied with unitSUBSCRIPTIONS:There are 2 levels of subscriptions available and are payable direct to SPOT® Inc on the website: 1. Standard – Access to all features – OK, HELP, 9-1-1 (URGENT) Required by all units.– Unlimited messages via email and up to 200 free text messages (after 200 then 10 cents US per message) is US$115.00 per year (approx AUD$127 at current rates) this equates to only 35 cents AUD a day running costs.2.SPOTcasting – Ability to live track. Additional US$49.99 per year (approx AUD$55 at current rates) this equates to only an additional 15 cents AUD a day running costs.ACCOUNT SET UP:SPOT® accounts are set up by logging onto www.findmespot.com and following the registration process. This usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. During this process you can choose the level of subscription required and pay online.AUSTRALIAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY (AMSA) RESPONSE:Any activation of the SPOT 9-1-1 function in Australia will be immediately relayed back to AMSA in Canberra. They are the government organisation responsible for all emergency beacon activations (EG EPIRB / PLB).They will then co-ordinate the activation and you will get the same level of emergency response as if it was an EPIRB or Personal Locator Beacon. This link with show the official ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ between AMSA and SPOT http://natsar.amsa.gov.au/Manuals/Search_and_Rescue_Manual/documents/SPOTMOU11June2009.pdfSPOT VEHICLE MOUNTS: Vehicle mounts to secure the SPOT 2 are also available for purchase separated. This will prevent SPOT from being a projectile in the vehicle and also hold SPOT in position for better transmission and operation. Mounts are available for windscreens, boats, heavy machinery, and off road vehicles such as motorbikes / quad bikes.