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Lebanese Red Cross Selects Globalstar SPOT Gen3 to Enhance Safety of Volunteers

By [email protected] - 6th January 2016 - 17:33

Globalstar Europe announced that the Lebanese Red Cross is deploying 125 handheld SPOT Gen3 safety devices to enhance the safety of its workers by tracking their location as they respond to critical emergencies. In such situations, volunteers and SAR teams can simply press an SOS button to send their coordinates over the Globalstar satellite network. The SPOT Gen3 is a rugged, easy-to-use handheld device that uses the Globalstar next generation LEO satellite network ensuring communications even in areas where there is no mobile phone signal. Each SPOT can be quickly set up to automatically report the user’s location at regular intervals using a ‘check-in’ button, which sends a prepared message to Lebanese Red Cross headquarters indicating that all is OK. The SPOT app can also be installed on smartphones and tablets to read messages and see where each volunteer is located using Google Maps.