Delta’s Nupoint Systems has hundreds of remote viewer satellite camera systems installed across North America, and last weekend the technology saved a hiker lost in the Alberta foothills.
Government bodies, including B.C. Wildfire and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, are among the B.C. company’s clients.
“Our camera works down at minus 40 with no heater,” Nupoint Systems president and CEO Wayne Carlson told Global News.
Earlier this week, the unique technology’s grit paid off during a rugged rescue west of Rocky Mountain House in west-central Alberta.
On March 13, Adam Nichols and his dog began hiking from Highway 11 near the Cline River to Pinto Lake on a camping trip. The pair ended up arriving late on March 16 — for what was supposed to be a four-day trek.
“I was planning on making it there on the third day, so I was running out of time,” Nichols said.
Unable to make it back to their vehicle due to dwindling supplies, the Edmonton man and his canine companion hunkered down in the backcountry at Pinto Lake.