SPOT Sponsors Backpacker’s Get Out More Tour
Visiting 30 States, 60 Cities and the Nation’s Largest Outdoor Festivals
MILPITAS, CA - (May 13, 2009) – SPOT LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) announces its sponsorship of the Get Out More Tour, a national road tour designed to educate others on the latest outdoor skills and the best equipment – including SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™– to help ensure safety and enhance recreational experiences. The Get Out More Tour plans to visit more than 60 cities across the county between now through October 31, 2009.
Now in its 9th consecutive year, Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour is engaging audiences at leading outdoor retailers offering free, in-depth workshops, demonstrations and outdoor excursions. Led by outdoor experts Randy and Sheri Propster, the Tour will also make its presence known at five large national festivals this summer including Appalachian Trail Days, Asheville Mountain Sports Festival, National Trails Day, Big Bear Paddlefest and Gauley Riverfest.
“It’s great to support a program that educates and inspires others to get outside and enjoy a rich and healthy lifestyle,” said Darren Bassel, director of global marketing SPOT, LLC. ”The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger was designed so others can pursue their passions in the outdoors while having the ability to connect with family, friends or emergency services even from the most remote areas outside of cell phone range. The Get Out More Tour offers a unique and fun opportunity for people to learn about innovative products like the SPOT Messenger and receive ‘hands-on’ leadership from experts who advocate choosing the right equipment.”
“We’ve already received an overwhelming response to the SPOT Messenger on the Get Out More Tour,” said Randy Propster, tour leader and outdoor expert. “SPOT has given us an entirely new platform for sharing our adventures with audiences as we travel across the country. We consistently hear stories about how SPOT has enhanced the lives of outdoor enthusiasts by providing an unparalleled level of comfort and safety. SPOT can help assure you have access to emergency assistance when you need it, while keeping your loved ones at ease knowing your adventures are safe and on track.”
The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is a personal satellite-based messaging and emergency communications device which transmits GPS location coordinates and status messages over a global satellite network to a list of personal contacts or an emergency response center. Because SPOT uses satellite technology, it works from virtually anywhere around the world regardless of cellular service availability.
Weighing only 7.3 ounces, the hand-held SPOT Messenger is ideal for any outdoor enthusiast. SPOT floats, is water-resistant, and works between -40 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit. SPOT features four function keys that transmit messages based on varying levels of need:
· Check In lets contacts know where you are and that you are okay
· Track Progress sends and saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™
· Help notifies your contacts or the SPOT Assist roadside response center of your GPS location and need for assistance.
· Alert 9-1-1 notifies an emergency rescue coordination center of your GPS location
To learn more about the Get Out More Tour and it’s schedule of events visit www.getoutmore2009.com.