SPOT Launches Outdoor Safety Initiative
Prepare Yourself for Adventure with Education, Skills and the Proper Equipment
MILPITAS, CA - (June 22, 2010) – No matter what excursion you’re planning, the best ones often start when you’re prepared. Spot LLC, a leader in personal satellite messaging and emergency communication technology today announced its new Prepare Yourself campaign - a national public safety initiative designed to promote outdoor readiness and responsibility.
Prepare Yourself aims at reminding outdoor enthusiasts of all levels the importance of outdoor education, skills and being equipped with the right gear. Advanced planning such as researching your route, learning First Aid and CPR and knowing how to use your safety equipment can help ensure your outing is both enjoyable and safe.
“As a provider of safety technologies, we want to encourage people to plan ahead when spending time outside, especially in remote areas where communications are limited,” said Katie Schoeben, Director of Marketing, Spot LLC. “Our goal with this campaign is to help others be prepared to avoid injury or getting lost in the outdoors.
The Prepare Yourself initiative is being introduced at the beginning of the active summer season when people are traditionally gearing up for their vacations and taking trips. SPOT plans on taking its message on the road to trade shows, conferences and retail locations around the country throughout the year.
The SPOT Messenger product family helps provide additional security in the outdoors or while traveling. SPOT 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.
Equipped with two, notification LED’s and six function buttons the new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ transmits activated messages based on varying levels of need:
- SOS notifies an emergency rescue coordination center of your GPS location
- Help notifies your contacts or SPOT Assist professional services of your GPS location and need for assistance
- OK/Check in lets contacts know where you are and that you’re okay
- Custom Message button sends a pre-programmed message to your personal contacts
- Track Progress sends and saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress in real-time using Google Maps™
Since market introduction in November 2007, SPOT has initiated more than 600 rescues in 51 countries on land and at sea.
About Spot LLC
Spot LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT), provides lifesaving communications technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and the SPOT network to transmit that information to friends, family or an emergency service call center. Thanks to this affordable, cutting-edge personal safety device, the company offers people peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage. For more information on how Spot LLC is helping users live to tell about it - from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure purposes – visit www.findmespot.com.
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