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Satellite IoT Helps Make the Best of the Worst


When fires do break out, knowing the location of firefighting vehicles and crews is critical. Solar-powered satellite asset trackers, feeding GPS coordinates to digital mapping systems, let fire managers in the US Forest Service make the most efficient use of every vehicle in their fleet. 

Emergency managers spend their time imagining the worst that can happen and trying to prepare for it. Satellite IoT is making the job easier by the year.

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Satellite IoT is the Key to Success in Precision Agriculture


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


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


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


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,, 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 >

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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


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 >

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 >