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Apple picks Globalstar for iPhone 14 satellite service

9/7/2022

Tech Central - Satellite services firm Globalstar will partner with Apple for a feature on the company’s flagship iPhone 14 series that will allow users to call for help during an emergency. Apple will pay for 95% of the approved capital expenditure for the new satellites that will be needed to support the service, but Globalstar will still need to raise additional debt to construct and deploy the satellites, Globalstar said.Globalstar’s stock fell about 16% on Wednesday before being halted ahead of the announcement. The stock has gained about 50% year to date. Read More >

iPhone 14s Will Use Satellites to Send Texts From Remote Locations

9/7/2022

Wall Street Journal - Apple Inc. said users of its newest iPhone models will be able to send distress signals and broadcast their locations from far-flung areas where ground-based cellular towers aren’t within reach. The new service, called Emergency SOS via satellite, will allow iPhone 14 users to send special low-bandwidth text messages to emergency responders through space-based relays. Apple said the service will launch in November in the U.S. and Canada. The company plans to offer the service for free for two years. Smartphones have long used the U.S. Global Positioning System's existing network of satellites for wayfinding, but technical limitations have typically kept consumer-grade devices from reaching space-borne communications networks. The power needed to send a strong signal skyward has restricted the market to heavy, expensive satellite phones from specialists like Iridium Communications Inc. and Globalstar Inc. Read More >

Globalstar tapped by Apple for satellite services

9/7/2022

Connectivity Business News - Satellite communications provider Globalstar announced today that Apple is its long-rumored $327 million customer. Globalstar made the announcement as a Reg FD filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Globalstar is required to raise additional debt capital, according to its agreement with Apple, the filing said Read More >

Satellite IoT is the Key to Success in Precision Agriculture

6/2/2022

Few industries stand to gain more than the agriculture sector does from the adoption of technology at scale. A plethora of studies have shown the benefits of using detailed, real-time information about crops – known as precision agriculture (precision ag) – to increase yields while reducing water, fertilizer, and herbicide. Additionally, livestock ranchers have achieved sharp reductions in lost and injured animals by tagging them with trackers that transmit their location and identify behavior that may signal problems.  Read More >

How The Internet Of Things (IoT) + Satellite Technology Will Revolutionize Asset Management

5/1/2022

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the capabilities of smart, autonomous devices and transforming the way many industries conduct business. However, an IoT device is only useful so long as it maintains an internet connection. In remote areas, satellite networks are often the only surefire way to keep track of valuable assets. Read More >

Auto Sector Arguably the Fastest Adopter of IoT Today

4/15/2022

Dave Haight is a prominent name in the IoT space. A telecom industry veteran, Haight is credited with developing the IoT business at AT&T, where he was instrumental in launching devices and connectivity solutions in key market segments, including automotive, tracking systems and healthcare. Under his leadership, AT&T added more than 30,000 points of distribution, in both retail and digital.

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Globalstar's IoT ambitions: two-way tech and more carrier partners

3/24/2022

WASHINGTON – Satellite 2022 – Globalstar's Vice President of IoT, David Haight, discusses Globalstar's ambitions for IoT growth and more productive partnerships with telecom service providers around the world.

Haight talks about why partnerships with carriers makes sense – there is a lot of overlap in the customers each industry is chasing – and the timing for new two-way IoT modules that can allow for customers to get more data and feedback about their assets in the field, especially in areas with poor cellular coverage or damaged terrestrial infrastructure.

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How to Choose a Backcountry Communication Device

3/21/2022

For sending messages from the wilderness to a party back in civilization, look into a one-way satellite messenger, like the SPOT GEN4 ($150, findmespot.com), with options that range from sending customized messages (you can program up to 1,250 messages) and your location to specific recipients to sending an SOS to the appropriate emergency-response team. Read More >

12 Travel Products We're Loving This Month

3/18/2022

The SPOT Gen4 is for serious travelers who venture into areas without reliable cell phone coverage. It requires the activation of a service plan, but you can purchase a Flex plan for specific trips. The device fits into a pocket and can send your GPS coordinates to emergency responders at the touch of a button.  Read More >

Globalstar Taps Former AT&T Exec Dave Haight for IoT role

3/9/2022

Globalstar has appointed former AT&T Exec Dave Haight to be its new vice president of IoT, the company announced March. 8. Haight joins Globalstar after working on developing the IoT business at AT&T as well as other companies. Haight served as vice president of business development for AT&T’s Mobility Emerging Devices Organization, where he initiated and grew the organization into AT&T’s current IoT business. This appointment aims to further solidify Globalstar’s commitment to expansion within the IoT industry. Read More >