COVINGTON, LA, July 16 2015 - Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and its subsidiary SPOT LLC will be showcasing their affordable aviation communication solutions at EAA AirVenture July 20-26, including the new aviation antenna (STC for Part 23 aircraft pending). Paired with the Globalstar Satellite Phone (GSP-1700) or the Globalstar Sat-Fi® satellite hotspot, the aviation antenna allows for voice and data communication while in-flight and completely independent of cellular coverage. Pilots can make and receive calls and texts, check weather and send emails from the cockpit using Globalstar’s satellite communications network, which boasts data speeds 4x faster than the competition. Currently, the GSP-1700 is FREE with select airtime plans.
General aviation pilots can now fly safer with SPOT’s recent integration with Lockheed Martin Flight Service (LMFS), providing automated position monitoring for pilots who file LMFS VFR (Visual Flight Rules) flight plans. Using SPOT Gen3® or SPOT Trace®, GPS tracking reports are generated and forwarded to LMFS. If the aircraft stops moving or sending points, an alarm is triggered immediately. Pilots can track their route down to every 2.5 minutes and give individuals on the ground the ability to monitor departures and arrivals.
Additionally, the SPOT Gen3 provides peace of mind through location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology. SPOT has been used to initiate over 3,500 rescues worldwide since its launch in 2007, and attendees of EAA AirVenture will be able to get them FREE.
Globalstar will also have representatives on hand to discuss its new space-based ADSB solution, ALAS. Prototypes of this simple, low cost peripheral designed to be compatible with virtually any ADS-B avionics installation have been flying successfully since 2010 and late last year, the team completed a successful 7,000 mile test flight.
Stop by BOOTH #3000 at EAA AirVenture to secure one of Globalstar’s new Experimental Category Aviation Kits at special trade show pricing, secure a FREE SPOT device and learn more about the Company’s in-flight satellite communications solutions.
GSP-1700 Mobile Satellite Phone (now FREE) smallest, most affordable satellite phone available in retail, allows users to make calls virtually anywhere beyond the boundaries of cellular using a local phone number.
Globalstar Sat Fi instantly turns any smartphone, tablet or computer into a satellite phone or data device, which then enables users to communicate seamlessly via satellite.
Aviation Antenna mounts to the outside of an aircraft, and paired with the GSP-1700 and Sat-Fi, provides in-flight communication. (STC Approval Pending for Part 23 Aircraft)
SPOT Gen3 is a rugged and affordable messenger that allows users to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues or if needed, contact emergency responders. Users can also track their route down to every 2.5 minutes.
SPOT Trace is a GPS tracking device using 100% satellite technology to track anything, anytime, anywhere. Receive movement alerts as well as record real-time GPS tracking intervals between 2.5 and 60 minutes.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, leveraging the world’s newest satellite network. Customers around the world in industries like government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel . Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information, visit www.globalstar.com.
About SPOT LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT Global Phone uses the Globalstar network to transmit two-way voice and data communications. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage, having initiated over 3,500 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com. Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.