Globalstar to Show How Satellites Deliver 24/7 Security for Assets and Remote Workers at IFSEC International 2015
Dublin, May 19, 2015 – Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., the leader in satellite communications and emergency notification technologies, today announced the range of leading edge satellite solutions that it will showcase at IFSEC International 2015 (London ExCeL, 16-18 June 2015). Visitors to the Globalstar stand – C370 – can learn how its suite of communications and tracking products can help safeguard valuable equipment and cargo, provide security and peace of mind to lone workers, and help users stay in contact with colleagues, family and emergency services even in areas outside of mobile phone coverage.
One of the main highlights will be the new SmartOne™ C, the satellite industry’s smallest commercial one-way asset manager. Launched in May 2015, SmartOne C monitors assets of any kind, whether fixed or mobile, including shipping containers, transport trailers, construction machinery and vehicle fleets.
At the core of the SmartOne C is an accelerometer that alerts owners to any unexpected motion, such as attempts of theft. The device can also dynamically report asset status and monitor faults, significantly enhancing operations. What’s more, should the line power be interrupted or fail, the SmartOne C automatically switches to battery back-up to provide uninterrupted transmission.
Globalstar is also showcasing Sat-Fi, the world’s most powerful satellite hotspot, that turns smartphones and other Wi-Fi enabled devices into satellite phones. Launched in EMEA in April 2015, Sat-Fi allows up to eight simultaneous users to connect to Globalstar’s satellite network using their own devices. Sat-Fi makes BYOD – bring your own device – a reality, meaning that anyone can have reliable connectivity, enjoying the benefits of Globalstar’s 9.6kbit/s best-in-class throughput, no matter where they are.
At IFSEC 2015, Globalstar will also feature its pocket-sized GPS messenger, the SPOT Gen3TM. With this small, rugged competitively-priced device, remote workers can send an SOS with just the touch of a button. Emergency services instantly receive GPS location information and help can be immediately dispatched to the person in distress. And with SPOT, colleagues, operation centre managers, or friends and family can track the user’s location 24/7 thanks to an easy-to-use Google Maps interface.
SPOT products have been used to initiate over 3, 500 rescues around the world. With over 200, 000 SPOT units in service, Globalstar is now averaging a rescue a day.
Globalstar’s stand will also feature another valuable communications tool for lone and remote workers, the GSP-1700 satellite phone, which offers the industry’s best voice quality and fastest data speeds. It’s also the lowest cost satphone on the market. Available on contract or pay as you go, the GSP-1700 is an invaluable tool for workers in construction, oil and gas, and transportation where employees are frequently in remote and often hazardous areas, but still need to stay connected with home or HQ.
SPOT TraceTM is a small device that helps users keep track of their valuable assets via satellite. Whether tracking and safeguarding a fleet of vehicles or high-value cargo containers and packages, with SPOT Trace, the user receives a text or email alert when new movement is detected and is able to track his/her assets via Google Maps.
“All these state of the art low-cost communications devices are enabled thanks to the Globalstar fleet of satellites, the only complete second generation satellite network in orbit, ” commented Mark O’Connell, Director of Sales and Business Operations. “With our wide range of highly reliable and capable satellite products, we have more solutions than ever before to meet the security needs for a wide range of users at IFSEC 2015.”
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users around the world. The company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Globalstar 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 users. 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.