Globalstar Launches Automotive Team to Connectivity to Autonomous Vehicles
According to a recent announcement, Globalstar, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has launched Globalstar Automotive, a newly formed division to support future connected and autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport. With more than 600 million connected vehicles expected to be on the road by 2025 and with the market for automotive connectivity projected to increase to $103 billion by 2030, Globalstar seeks to leverage its two-way global and broadcast capable network to assist automakers to comply with the latest safety regulations, deliver over-the-air (OTA) software updates, increase location accuracy and improve reliability for autonomous vehicle operation.
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Globalstar Satellite Technology to Combat North Sea Pollution
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies provider, announced that SPOT Trace and Globalstar satellite communications are helping researchers at the University of Oldenburg in Germany better understand and combat plastic pollution in the North Sea. A team from the University’s Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment is studying the movement of floating plastic pollution to get a clear picture of the drift patterns. PhD student Jens Meyerjürgens explains: “We embed low-cost satellite trackers into floating buoys which provide a wealth of information on the movement of plastics on the sea’s surface. This helps us understand how plastic debris moves and how it is affected by the complex interaction of wind, current and tides.” Read More >
Globalstar : Woodland Managers in Sweden Choose Globalstar's SPOT Gen3 to Enhance Safety for Forest Rangers and Hydro-electricity Staff
Dublin, Ireland - Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announces that Orsa Besparingsskog, a company which manages a range of forestry, commercial and recreational activities in the vast woodlands of Sweden's Orsa region, has selected SPOT Gen3® to improve safety for forest-based workers and hydro-electricity personnel. Read More >
First Aid: Communication devices for backcountry emergencies
In the most recent installment of our first aid series we dove head first into the topic of brain injuries. Serious medical emergencies like severe concussions often demand medical attention on the scene. As trails push further into the hills, communicating with emergency first responders is not always possible. This week we review a few tools riders can use to summon help from deep in the backcountry. Read More >
Globalstar : Botswana Grants Globalstar's First International Terrestrial Spectrum Approval
Globalstar, Inc. announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority(BOCRA) has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar'sBotswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz. Globalstar filed its application for terrestrial authority in Botswana in early 2017 and appreciates BOCRA's accelerated review. With this approval, Botswana becomes the first country outside of the US to approve Globalstar's terrestrial S-band authority and the first country to approve the authority over 16.5 MHz across Globalstar's licensed 2.4 GHz holdings.
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Globalstar’s Sat-Browse to Enable Faster Satellite Web Access
Globalstar announced the introduction of Sat-Browse, a new internet compression and search engine technology powered by Yippy. According to Globalstar, Sat-Browse enhances the internet browsing experience for the company’s satellite subscribers through quick access to text-based information and decreased load times for data from the web or corporate data silos. Supporting multiple languages, Sat-Browse allows users to stay informed when beyond cellular with faster access to news, sports, weather and informational or educational sites. Read More >
Learn how the IoT is protecting reindeer from trains in Norway
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services has implemented its technology for the development of the SaveMyReindeer solution. Developed by animal tracking specialist FindMy, this IoT solution is designed to prevent trains from colliding with reindeer in Norway’s hinterland. Each year, trains kill about 6,500 of the Nordic region’s 600,000 reindeer, with an estimated loss of 8.5 million euros ($10 million) worth of livestock.
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Globalstar, IPmotion Create Subsidiary for MSS in Japan
Globalstar and IPmotion have partnered to create a new joint subsidiary, Globalstar Japan, which will offer a suite of Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and products with voice, data, asset monitoring, tracking and emergency S.O.S. capabilities for the consumer, enterprise and government markets.
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Rescue at the Push of a Satellite Button: An SSPI Perspective for SatMagazine
Joe Hiscock and his son look forward each year to hunting on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada Their cabin is 35 miles from the nearest road and accessible only by private helicopter or snowmobile. One September, they were dropped off at the cabin, where they planned to spend the week. Instead, Joe began suffering abdominal pains that worsened as day turned into night. Finally, he pulled out a gadget he carried called SPOT and pushed a button on the unit labeled “S.O.S.” Read More >
A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 1
It was a warm spring day when Mr. Roland Howard Goff, of southern Georgia, started up his Honda VTX 1300. He couldn’t have imagined the chain of events that would result in him spending the next eight days lying trapped in a ditch under the heavy bike, fighting for his life with one leg crushed, drinking rain water off the ground to survive. Mr. Goff had no cell phone and lived by himself, but luckily a friend noticed that for several days there was an uncharacteristic amount of social media inactivity. Read More >