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Globalstar Celebrates 10,000 Rescue Milestone

By Eric Van Rees - 29th April 2024 - 05:17

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, a provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced that Globalstar devices, including SPOT satellite GPS messengers have to date played a role in over 10,000 rescues worldwide.

This landmark milestone includes incidents, many of which being life-threatening, where emergency support was rapidly delivered precisely where needed thanks to satellite-enabled alerts from economical and rugged Globalstar devices.

Rescues have taken place all over the globe, including over 7,000 in North America. To date, there have been 479 rescues in EMEA (including 376 in Europe and 103 in Africa), and 569 in APAC (of which 462 were in Australia).

Globalstar’s compact and cost-effective SPOT devices provide reliable, near-global coverage thanks to Globalstar's next-generation Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network. Always-on connectivity and real-time tracking capabilities are assured, even in remote or challenging environments where traditional telecom networks may be unavailable.

SPOT Gen4 was designed for outdoor recreation, and has been embraced by adventure enthusiasts whose activities take them beyond reliable mobile network coverage. Its always-on, ubiquitous tracking and user-centric functionality make SPOT Gen4 an increasingly popular companion for outdoorspeople of all kinds, delivering peace of mind to users, their friends and family, all over the world.

In an emergency, pressing SPOT’s one-touch SOS button instantly sends an alert including the user's GPS coordinates to Globalstar partner, FocusPoint, SPOT’s 24/7 crisis response centre. From there, needs are assessed and local first responders are engaged in order to dispatch help rapidly.

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