GLOBALSTAR SHOWCASES AWARD-WINNING SPOT SATELLITE GPS MESSENGER AND SATELLITE TELEPHONES AT OUTDOOR RETAILER 2012
Covington, LA – Globalstar, now completing the launch of the world’s first second-generation low earth orbit ( LEO) satellite network, will showcase its SPOT personal GPS devices and the Company’s Satellite Phones in booth 39191 at Outdoor Retailer, August 2-6, 2012. Globalstar’s satellite network is the power behind both SPOT devices and Globalstar’s Satellite Phones, delivering the industry’s clearest voice quality and data speeds up to three to four times faster than other satellite handset providers.
SPOT devices are rugged, pocket-sized communication devices that work where cell phones and two-way radios fail, allowing outdoor adventurers to maintain communication or send for help in emergency situations. As crucial as a water bottle and less expensive than a sturdy backpack, SPOT assists outdoor enthusiasts in the following situations:
- SPOT Checks In by letting others know you are OK and have arrived safely.
- SPOT Tracks by sharing your location in real time via Google Maps™.
- SPOT Communicates by allowing you to send custom messages to family and friends.
- SPOT Rescuesby transmitting your location in an emergency situation to an international rescue coordination center that initiates local first responders.
SPOT has initiated more than 1,900 rescues worldwide since Globalstar introduced the product in 2007. Just this summer, the U.S. Forest Service announced that it will purchase 6,000 SPOT devices for the purpose of employee safety.
The SPOT family of products includes the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ and SPOT Connect ™. In addition to the above features, SPOT Messenger allows adventurers to send standard check in ok messages to pre-programmed contacts. SPOT Connect pairs with your smartphone, providing the user with the ability to send real-time, on-the-fly messages to pre-set contacts. SPOT Messenger retails for $99.99, plus service plan. SPOT Connect retails for $149.00, plus service plan. Both are available at Cabela’s, REI, Bass Pro Shops, West Marine, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other leading outdoor retailers. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.
Globalstar’s line of Satellite Phones allow users to stay in touch and access data when out of cell phone range or out in the field. Useful in the oil and gas, maritime and emergency preparedness industries, Globalstar Satellite Phones are valuable to consumers who want to keep in contact from remote locations around the globe and in emergency situations. The GSP-1700 is the world’s smallest and lightest global satellite phone and retails for $499.00, plus service.
About Globalstar Inc.
Globalstar (NASDAQ:GSTAR) is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems, flexible airtime service packages and the SPOT family of mobile satellite consumer products including SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational consumers. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
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.
For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web site at www.Globalstar.com.