Globalstar's IoT ambitions: two-way tech and more carrier partners
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
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
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
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 >
Globalstar selects MDA and Rocket Lab for new satellites
WASHINGTON — Globalstar has selected MDA Ltd. and Rocket Lab to supply a set of satellites to replenish its constellation, funded by a mystery customer.
Globalstar said Feb. 24 it awarded a contract valued at $327 million to MDA to build 17 satellites intended to extend the life of the company’s existing satellite constellation, which provides messaging and internet-of-things services. The contract includes an option for up to nine additional satellites at $11.4 million each.
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SPOT Gen4 Satellite GPS Messenger Review
The SPOT Gen4 satellite device is a must have for all adventurous outdoors people who venture into the backcountry. Whether it be backpacking, hiking, snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, horseback riding, or anything else, this device is a crucial and reliable piece of equipment for anyone who is exploring and playing where cellular devices are unreliable. The SPOT Gen4 includes GPS tracking, the ability to contact friends and family, and emergency messaging (SOS) when necessary. Read More >
Spanish Regional Authorities Continue to Trust Globalstar and SPOT to Safeguard Fire Fighters
NFOCA, the administrative authority for forest and wildfire management, a department of the Junta de Andalucía, has extended its agreement with specialist fire management technology provider Technosylva, whose solution for the authority is enabled by Globalstar’s satellite network and 550 SPOT satellite messengers. Andalusia’s INFOCA is one of the largest fire authorities in Europe with 5,000 response personnel to cover this expansive region in southern Spain. Read More >
Great Gift Alternatives for the Person Who Has Everything
If you know someone who loves the great outdoors, they probably have everything they need, from a fitness tracker to a great hiking backpack, water bottle, and other relevant gear. But I bet one item they never thought of was a satellite GPS tracker. The new SPOT Gen4, which is $165 on sale (regularly $190), provides a critical, potentially life-saving line of communication once the person finds themselves in an area without cellular service. Read More >
Globalstar SPOT Devices Reach A 20K Sales Milestone By Reseller Global Telesat
This 20,000 total represents aggregated sales of SPOT Gen4, SPOT X, SPOT Trace, and earlier generations of SPOT. Since the device family’s initial launch in 2007, SPOT has been enthusiastically embraced by adventure travelers and sportspeople, including enthusiasts of leisure marine, motorcycling, hiking, paragliding and other forms of free flight, among other high-octane and high-adrenaline activities. Read More >
UK Globalstar Reseller Global Telesat Communications Achieves 20,000 SPOT Sales Milestone
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar and the provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced that UK specialist wireless and satellite technology reseller, Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a subsidiary of Orbsat Corp. (NASDAQ: OSAT), has achieved the landmark milestone of 20,000 SPOT device sales, making GTC one of Europe’s most successful re-sellers of SPOT products. Read More >