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SPOT satellite device reaches major milestone with 5,000 rescues worldwide

By [email protected] - 17th May 2017 - 16:43

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. announced that its SPOT family of products has surpassed the milestone of initiating 5,000 rescues since its launch in 2007. These rescues have taken place on six continents and in over 89 countries. SPOT delivers affordable location-based messaging and a lifesaving S.O.S. service to hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. It has been used in 255 rescues in Europe, Middle East and Africa since 2007. Most of the worldwide rescues relate to hiking and mountain sports (33 per cent). The affordable, pocked-sized SPOT Gen3 is used to improve the safety of competitors in events in remote regions including this year’s Marathon Des Sables; the Transgrancanaria running race in the Canary Islands; the Titan Desert mountain bike race in Morocco; and the Carta Rallye race across the Sahara.