Les Stroud, Survival Expert, to Meet with Fans at REI’s Flagship Store in Seattle for Celebrity Book Signing and SPOT Promotion on January 24th
TV Show Host Promotes New Book and the Benefits of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger
MILPITAS, CA (January 15, 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 SPOT Ambassador and famed survival expert and television host Les Stroud is scheduled to make an in-store appearance to present SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ at the Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) flagship store at 222 Yale Ave N in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, January 24. Les will also promote his new book titled “Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive,” and share highlights from the new season of the series 'Survivorman' currently airing on the Discovery Channel.
The event is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. and free for members. Advance registration is not necessary, however attendance is expected to be significant. Stroud will help educate outdoor enthusiasts on the many benefits of SPOT, a handheld product that combines GPS and commercial satellite technology. SPOT is designed to raise the safety factor for the hundreds of millions of people around the world who spend significant time in the outdoors – whether for recreation, work or daily life. REI, a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor clothing and gear, was the first retailer to carry SPOT in its stores since the new personal GPS device was introduced in August 2007.
“As a true outdoor survival expert and spokesman for the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, Les Stroud has helped educate others on the importance of being prepared while enjoying the wilderness,” said Mike McCarty, Product Manager for REI. “SPOT was our leading GPS safety device among consumers in 2008. We are proud to host Les at our Seattle REI location to demonstrate how SPOT can be used to increase outdoor recreation safety and peace-of-mind for REI members and outdoor enthusiasts.”
Weighing just over seven ounces, the hand-held SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger is ideal for the growing market of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy backpacking, camping, hiking, ice and rock climbing, skiing, snowshoeing or recreational maritime activities. Since its inception, SPOT has helped initiate close to 100 life saving rescues and sent millions of peace-of-mind and tracking messages world-wide. For more information visit www.findmespot.com
Shoppers visiting REI in Seattle on Saturday January 24 can take advantage of promotional, in-store offers on the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. SPOT representatives will be on-hand for demonstrations and to answer technical questions.