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WITH 3,500 INITIATED RESCUES AND COUNTING, SPOT SHOWCASES LIFE-SAVING SATELLITE PRODUCTS AT 2015 OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER SHOW


Company to present: SPOT GEN3®, SPOT Trace® and SPOT Global Phone and have customers on hand to share their stories on why they depend on SPOT


July 16, 2015 –– SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, will showcase its affordable line of products at the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City, August 5 – August 8. SPOT is designed to provide peace of mind, tracking capabilities, and connectivity in areas beyond the boundaries of cellular. With approximately 250,000 SPOT units in service, SPOT now averages a rescue a day.

Recently on June 18, Stan Reese, an experienced hiker, set foot on a four-day solo adventure in San Bernardino, California. On day three, he saw smoke and immediately knew he was in trouble. The fire blocked his only way out by foot so he activated the SOS feature on his SPOT device. Within two hours of alerting the GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center, a San Bernardino Sheriff’s helicopter arrived shortly on the scene. Reese stated, “I remember the sheriff communicating to me through the loud speaker to gather my stuff.” Due to erratic winds, the helicopter had to burn fuel to reduce the weight for safety. Stan was instructed to abandon his belongings as he boarded and they were forced to travel through the ravine of the fire. Reese became relieved when they made it out safely and now encourages other fellow hikers to make sure they have SPOT on them at all times.


Additionally, Trevor Thomas explains, "As a professional, blind long distance hiker, safety for myself and my guide dog is my priority when in the back country. No matter who you are, things can go wrong and my SPOT Gen3 is the most important piece of gear that I have."


Brock Butterfield, an experienced outdoorsman and snowboarder, doesn’t venture out without his SPOT devices. "Crossing glaciers and avoiding crevasses in Alaska was the hardest part in getting to our zones for snowboarding. We relied heavily on our Gen3 both for reviewing our route later that night and in the event something went terribly wrong." He continued, "We were thirteen miles deep in the Wyoming back country when our cinematographers’ snowmobile blew a piston. If it wasn't for our SPOT Global Phone, we would have had a very long and cold night."


SPOT Trace, the newest addition to the SPOT family, is already helping approximately 20,000 customers keep tabs on their high-value assets like boats, ATV’s, off-road bikes and RV’s. Here’s what a few customers had to say:


  • "SPOT Trace is the most user friendly tracking device with the best battery life hands down."– AC
  • "I enjoy the fact that when my RV moves, I know about it in 3-5 minutes." – Barry Perkins
  • "Trace is the perfect way to track any movements of my boat while I'm away." – Dan Lawler
  • "If someone or something messes with our four wheeler up at the cabin, we know within minutes of activity. It provides a real peace of mind in leaving an expensive moto unattended in deep Appalachia." – Katie Rehkop

All SPOT products utilize the Globalstar network, the newest satellite network to date, ensuring reliable service well into the future. SPOT delivers affordable and reliable satellite-based connectivity and real-time GPS tracking, completely independent of cellular coverage. Over the past eight years, boaters, hunters, recreational pilots, hikers, off-road travelers and outdoor enthusiasts have come to depend on the lifesaving capabilities of SPOT.

SPOT Gen3 (currently $74.99 after MIR plus service) offers enhanced functionality with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power options including rechargeable and USB direct line power. Features include: SOS feature to immediately reach emergency personnel if required, custom tracking (2 ½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minute tracking intervals available), motion-activated tracking, continuous tracking and extended battery life.

SPOT Trace (currently $49.99 after MIR plus service) uses 100% satellite technology to track anything, anytime, anywhere, making it the ultimate anti-theft device for boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis and other valuable assets. Users can receive theft-alert SMS texts or emails when movement is detected. Customized tracking intervals and notification features, such as power off and daily status messages, are included with Basic Service. SPOT Trace’s battery life of up to 18 months and available line power option lets users confidently monitor assets on and off the grid, in near real-time via the SPOT App.

SPOT Global Phone (currently FREE on select airtime plans), a portable, easy-to-use and data-enabled satellite phone, provides industry-leading, crystal clear voice quality where cell service won’t work. It’s also the most affordable solution on the market. For those who want to send emails while off-the-grid, SPOT Global Phone provides the fastest data speeds in the industry, 4x the competition.
Stop by BOOTH #40171 to view the entire suite of SPOT products, speak with SPOT customers and learn more about our life-saving technology. To book an appointment, please contact Allison Hoffman at allison.hoffman@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 3,000 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.
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