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Economist.com

economist_logo.pngAs seen in the economist.com on May 15, 2009:

Satellite phones go where mobiles fear to tread - Imagine the possibilities when such a hand-held gizmo (SPOT) can beam video as well as voice, GPS location and instant messaging.

Check out this article from the authority in scholarly business news, the Economist, on SPOT, the critical need for satellite communications away from cell coverage and the future of the industry. Click here to read.

 

Less than normal job? Seeking adventure?

No, we’re not talking about a job advertisement; we’re talking about the words coming from JT at shootingresources.com. See his interesting review of SPOT and how its design and functionality help thousands live up to the challenge of making it back in one piece while exploring or doing some of life’s most dangerous work. JT: “…It was the longest and probably the most in depth testing we have ever done. We did this for a reason though. This was designed as a rescue device and as such you are putting your life on the line with this one piece of equipment. This is your last hope of rescue or survival therefore it must work flawlessly. So before I would say “yes this works go check it out,” I want to make sure that I trust it with not only my life but those that are closest to me too. So how did the SPOT hold up after all of this? It was nothing short of amazing to be honest. The SPOT is tough plain and simple, there is not much in the normal world that is going to break this device. It held up under every harshness that we threw at it. It needed just a little more than cleaning or to pick it up and dust it off.  Sure it shows a little cosmetic wear but who cares it still works.” Click here for the full review.

Video: Gear to Get with Brian Brawdy

brian_brawdy.jpgWill you be on the road this summer, often outside of cell service and cellular-based roadside assistance coverage? Listen to SPOT Ambassador Brian Brawdy and learn how SPOT provides a GPS safety system for you and your loved ones. Click here to read the full article and see a SPOT video demonstration.

Boating Life - The 411 on 911

bl_logo.jpgWhether boating just off the beach or 50 miles out, make sure you can be heard. Read the full article as seen in Boating Life.

411 on 911

By Randy Vance

http://www.boatinglife.com/SPOT

SPECIAL NASCAR WEEK LIMITED OFFER-GET YOUR FREE SPOT NOW!

SPOT today announced it is sponsoring Robby Gordon Motorsports at this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Bristol Motor Speedway – “the king of NASCAR short tracks” from March 20-22, 2009.

For the limited time of March 19 – March 29, 2009, SPOT will be offering a FREE SPOT with the purchase of basic service and tracking ($149.98 annual service subscription required. Additional services optional). The offer is only available by clicking here or going to findmespot.com/robby and is available for U.S. residents only.

SPOT is the primary sponsor of Robby Gordon’s No. 7 Toyota Camry, which will be branded in SPOT’s familiar black and orange colors for the Food City 500’s racing action at Bristol Motor Speedway. Follow the action on FOX this Sunday March 22 at 1:30 pm Eastern. To find out more and read the official press release, click here. Stay current on all of the action at SPOT's Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/spot_messenger.twitter_logo.png

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Coast Guard Rescues Injured Hiker Near Shubrick Peak



Dale, a retired community college administrator and instructor, is an avid hiker, backpacker and cyclist. At the age of 67, he now spends most of his free time hiking through the backcountry of Oregon and California alone and with fellow backpackers.

Like many hikers, Dale often worried about connectivity during his travels. This is why SPOT piqued his interest when reading one of his favorite magazines. Soon after, Dale visited REI to purchase his first SPOT device. In celebration of Memorial Day, Dale and 7 other hikers ranging from ages 51 to 74 decided to take a five day trip to Mattole Beach Campground near Petrolia, California. This time, he made sure to add his new SPOT Gen 3™ as a "must bring" item.

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