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SPOT satellite GPS messaging devices surpass one billion messages

By [email protected] - 7th January 2019 - 14:13

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. announced that SPOT has reached a new milestone, surpassing one billion messages transmitted and more than 6,100 rescue incidents initiated in 89 countries and on six continents. A trusted and proven satellite communications family of devices, SPOT’s fast-growing base of subscribers includes lone workers and outdoor enthusiasts who want peace of mind, reliable communications and SOS capability through the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), even when there is no mobile network coverage. To date there have been a total of 311 rescues in EMEA, with 258 in Europe and 53 in Africa. France (32), Italy (17), Norway (32), Sweden (27), Switzerland (25), Spain (32) and the UK (44) are the busiest rescue locations in Europe. Adventurers who are hiking, mountain climbing and paragliding in Europe and Africa are most likely to request help from the GEOS IERCC via SPOT’s SOS button.