One operator and team leader of a patrol spoke with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, about how the device has greatly improved his team's operations – watch below.
The Bivy Stick is a satellite-based text messaging device that works all the time, including when no cell towers are in the vicinity. This is handy for southern border teams working in remote areas with no nearby communications infrastructure.
"We use these to communicate GPS coordinates to where we are seeing drug runners or people carrying stuff," the operator explained to Adams.
"A lot of times, we'll be doing human tracking of these groups coming across and we'll be in a canyon and come up on a group of 10 to 15, and having to send that information out to get the arresting agents on site and get the vehicles to pick them up," he added.
"Or we have to lead them out, so we have to be tracked where we're going for our own safety and communication."
The Bivy Stick, the operator says, has played a crucial role in ensuring that these capture operations run smoothly with fewer of the usual hiccups.
The Bivy Stick comes with a GPS tracking module that allows others within a connected group to see the location of members and their teams.
Without actually having to directly communicate either through phone or text, the Bivy Stick allows for identification and capture teams to see where everyone else is at all times – and all without the need for a cell tower connection.
Even in areas where cell towers are present, canyons and other topography can cut off the signal. The Bivy Stick outsmarts that limitation by always communicating with satellites.
The device does allow for text messaging if need be, and also has a map function. It is also heavy duty, powerful, and has a long battery life.
Keep in mind that the Bivy Stick's use as a border patrolling tool is just one use among many. Hikers can also benefit from it, as can emergency first responders, rescue patrols, and others.
"If we have any medical attention or issues ourselves, we are able to send that out and still get air flight in to recover us or pick us up and move us to a different location," the coordinator added about how the Bivy Stick can be used to save lives.
"So, in coordinating across the network, it is awesome."
In many ways, the Bivy Stick fills the gaps in communication faced by military, law enforcement, and other similar groups. The operator says it beats anything else out there, particularly because it is small and lightweight, adding very little to pack weight.
And if you carry around a solar charger of some kind, the Bivy Stick will theoretically never run out of power no matter where you are, which makes it a powerful connection and networking tool no matter your circumstances.
"We were having to use IVs to save illegal aliens that were about to die, so getting those coordinates out and being able to communicate that is imperative not only for them but also for our own safety," the operator added about another practical in-the-field use for the Bivy Stick.
The Bivy Stick satellite-based communications device is available at SAT123.com, a sponsor of Brighteon.com.
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