VIP Award Recognizes SPOT for Product Innovation and Performance
MILPITAS, CA - (February 18, 2009) – SPOT LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) and a leader in personal satellite messaging and emergency communications, today announced that its SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ has received the prestigious Good Housekeeping Very Innovative Product Award. The award recognizes new products that performed exceptionally well when evaluated by its research institute. SPOT will be honored during an awards luncheon on February 20, 2009 at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute in New York City.
The SPOT Satellite Messenger is the world’s first and only handheld personal safety device that provides unparalleled peace-of-mind for users who spend time in the outdoors or simply want to stay connected with family and friends, or in case of an emergency, an emergency response call center. SPOT sends users’ GPS location and message to others from virtually anywhere in the world without the limitations of cellular networks.
“SPOT is rapidly gaining acceptance as a must have safety and communication device for family members, especially when traveling or enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, boating or driving in rural areas from town to town,” said Tom Colby, chief operating officer of Globalstar and president of SPOT LLC. “We are very excited to be honored by such a leading authority on consumer products. On behalf of everyone at SPOT and Globalstar I would like to thank Good Housekeeping for recognizing the innovative utility and performance of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger.”
Each year the Good Housekeeping Research Institute evaluates thousands of new products. The winners of the VIP Awards truly stand out for their inventive approaches to helping families improve their lives in ingenious ways, big and small. They represent ground-breaking advances in technology and product design and each has been reviewed by the scientists at the Research Institute to validate that the product performs effectively. The eleven VIP products are featured in the February 2009 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine.
The Good Housekeeping Research Institute has been an advocate for consumers for over one hundred years and it is its privilege and responsibility to highlight to the readers of Good Housekeeping magazine—one out of every five women in America and more than eight million women with children living at home—products that are valuable, pioneering product breakthroughs.
The SPOT Satellite Messenger is available at www.findmespot.com and leading retailers and online outlets for $169.99 or less. For a complete listing of SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger retailers in the United States, please visit the SPOT dealer locator at http://findmespot.com/DealerLocator.aspx.