Dec 16, 2015 SPOT News

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SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., (NYSE: GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, will be showcasing its affordable satellite communications solutions at the upcoming CES conference January 6-9, 2016. SPOT recently announced that the SPOT family of products has initiated 4,000 rescues around the world since its launch in 2007. SPOT is currently being used by customers to initiate almost two rescues a day and delivers location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology to hundreds of thousands of users, completely independent of cellular coverage.

Michael Herrera, SPOT's 4,000th rescuee and a retired Houston firefighter, was off-roading alone in DeKalb County, Alabama on his dual-sport dirt bike when he took a hard fall. Within 40 minutes of the S.O.S. activation, an ATV and ambulance were onsite. At the hospital, it was determined that he had suffered a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung.

"Until my accident, I'd only used my SPOT for tracking so my wife could be aware of my location when riding off-road. It was gratifying to know that my SPOT delivered on its promise when I needed SAR services," says Herrera.

SPOT products work virtually everywhere in the world, most recently expanding to provide Pan-African coverage. Offering peace of mind through reliable satellite-based connectivity, SPOT users have the ability to track assets, use location-based messaging and get help beyond the boundaries of cellular.

The newest addition to the SPOT family, the $99 SPOT Trace®, offers an affordable and inconspicuous option for tracking high-value assets. Utilizing satellite-based anti-theft tracking technology, users can receive theft-alert SMS texts or emails when movement is detected. 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.

Earlier this year, Jonathan Ren Eversole woke to find his motorcycle missing and used SPOT Trace to recover the stolen bike. "I did a lot of research on GPS units and came across the SPOT Trace. I was able to login to the website and locate my motorcycle with its GPS coordinates," says Eversole. With that information, he alerted the police who were able to make the arrest and recover the stolen bike. According to Eversole, his SPOT Trace "paid for itself 100 times over."

More information on the story, including video footage Eversole captured of the incident, can be viewed here.

More information on SPOT's 4,000th rescue, including photos and video footage of Michael Herrera and his wife telling their story, can be viewed here.

  • SPOT Gen3® is a rugged and affordable GPS tracking device providing off-the-grid messaging, emergency alerts, extended battery life, and extreme GPS tracking at 2 ½ minute intervals.
  • SPOT Trace is a GPS tracking device allowing users to track anything, anytime and anywhere by receiving theft-alert SMS texts or emails when movement is detected.
  • SPOT Global Phone a portable, easy-to-use and data-enabled satellite phone, provides industry-leading, 2-way crystal clear voice quality where cell service won’t work.

To learn more about SPOT products and services, stop by booth #73157. To schedule an appointment, contact Erica Kelt.

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 4,000 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit 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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