MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, 9/7/2017 Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), announced today its newest M2M/IoT satellite device the SmartOne Solar
™. The solar-powered SmartOne Solar is a low maintenance and intelligent IoT device that provides remote monitoring and tracking via the Globalstar satellite network. The new device is being unveiled at GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas in partnership with CTIA, a mobile industry event taking place in San Francisco from September 12-14, 2017.
"There is exponential growth in M2M markets worldwide fueled by demand for affordable, reliable IoT data solutions that help businesses monitor, manage and automate collection of data from remote assets. SmartOne Solar is part of a line of products designed to help our customers affordably streamline remote M2M and IoT operations over our modern and fast satellite network," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar. "In developing the technology that powers SmartOne Solar, we partnered with Carmanah, a leader in solar manufacturing with a global reputation for developing dependable industrial solutions that perform in some of the world's harshest environments."
SmartOne Solar is powered with solar-rechargeable batteries which can deliver over eight years of serviceable life. The device will operate continuously for many months while reporting twice a day without the need for exposure to sunlight. SmartOne Solar is part of a line of satellite-based data products designed to meet the M2M needs of businesses in industries such as oil and gas, transportation and logistics, mining, forestry, utilities and commercial maritime with critical data monitoring and remote asset management needs.
"Carmanah was able to apply many of our core strengths when developing this product: using rugged materials and reliable enclosures to withstand extreme environmental conditions, designing efficient PV and charging circuitry, optimizing power management firmware, and applying insolation simulations that balance energy generation and consumption," said John Simmons, Carmanah CEO. Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, BC.
The simple operation of the SmartOne Solar allows users to proactively manage remote assets through automated data collection and critical monitoring, and delivers reliable location reporting for assets deployed worldwide - providing security and improved efficiency for businesses. The product's additional benefits include: quick and easy installation, configurable range capabilities, and operational productivity improvement through reliable remote asset performance monitoring, safety/compliance, smart metering and data visibility.
To learn more about the new SmartOne Solar, visit the Globalstar website
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Customers around the world in industries such as government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring, SCADA and IoT applications. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information regarding Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholy owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., please visit www.globalstar.ca
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Carmanah designs, develops, and distributes a portfolio of products focused on energy-optimized LED solutions for infrastructure. Since 1996, we have earned a global reputation for delivering durable, dependable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for industrial applications that perform in some of the world's harshest environments. We manage our business within two reportable segments: Signals and Illumination. The Signals segment serves the Airfield Ground Lighting, Aviation Obstruction, Offshore Wind, Marine, Telematics and Traffic markets. The Illumination segment provides solar-powered LED outdoor lights for municipal and commercial customers.
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