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Blog > October 2019 > Satellite Solutions for the Maritime Industry
Globalstar satellite solutions can address several issues facing maritime businesses including personal safety and asset tracking. Beyond mobile satellite voice and data services, Globalstar also offers SPOT for Business, an affordable and reliable solution specifically designed to address the needs of the maritime industry.

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Fleet management becomes easy through use of the Globalstar platform which utilizes geofences to ensure boaters do not go further than allowed area, ensuring boater safety and asset protection.

In most industries, access to the internet, voice and SMS services are amongst the most essential needs required for successfully operating a business. But what happens within the industries, like maritime, where connectivity is not reliable?  Fortunately, there are satellite-based solutions for those that operate in areas with unavailable or non-existent terrestrial connectivity.

Globalstar satellite solutions can address several issues facing maritime businesses including personal safety and asset tracking. Beyond mobile satellite voice and data services, Globalstar also offers SPOT for Business, an affordable and reliable solution specifically designed to address the needs of the maritime industry.

Fleet Management
Wondering how Globalstar products might be beneficial to your business? For commercial fleet operators, the SPOT Trace satellite tracking device allows managers the ability to monitor boats and track movement in near real-time via Google Maps. Fleet management becomes easy through use of the Globalstar platform which utilizes geofences to ensure boaters do not go further than allowed area, ensuring boater safety and asset protection. In addition to reduced liability, the real-time asset tracking serves as an anti-theft device alerting managers to unauthorized movement.

For charter boat operators, the SPOT X with Bluetooth provides 2-way satellite messaging, allowing connectivity between captains and crew members while outside of cellular range. Additional features include a direct link to emergency services with pinpoint satellite boat location, providing precise coordinates to responders when warranted. Each SPOT X with Bluetooth unit has its own U.S. mobile phone number allowing communication via cell phone or other SMS devices at any time. This enhanced connectivity allows small business operators to never miss a call, or revenue driving opportunity.

There are many applications for the SPOT for Business Solution for the maritime industry but the most important is to provide and affordable and reliable solution that saves lives and lower operational costs.

To learn more about SPOT for Business go to https://www.globalstar.com/en-us/solutions/spot-for-business