SOURCE: Sanswire

October 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Global Telesat Chooses Sanswire for Technology Integration Study, Investment

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Sanswire Corp. (PINKSHEETS: SNSR) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Global Telesat Corp. (GTC), a provider of satellite-based tracking and monitoring services and satellite-based airtime to government and commercial end users of Globalstar, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GSAT) global mobile satellite system, for further testing and planning for a lighter than air (LTA) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution integrating technologies from all three of the companies.

The agreement provides GTC with an opportunity to invest in Sanswire and calls for Sanswire to study the integration of GTC's satellite simplex data transmission systems, called "appliqués," with Sanswire's LTA platforms to allow data communications in areas of the world not yet covered by Globalstar's gateway earth stations. In this role, the Sanswire LTA platforms would act as a surrogate Globalstar ground station.

The companies are hopeful that their synergistic compatibilities can result in the ability to:

--  Mount GTC Appliqués on Sanswire LTA platforms for persistent,
    autonomous aerial monitoring and tracking solutions.
--  Customize the systems and services for GTC and Globalstar customers to
    provide governments, armed forces, disaster relief organizations or
    industrial users with a highly secure, precise method of asset tracking and
    monitoring in areas where the standard commercial Simplex Data Service is
    currently unavailable.
--  Combine technical resources and engineering teams to further develop
    and test LTA platforms with unique sensor packages for uses from tracking
    to pipeline monitoring.

Testing and commercialization of the LTA-based service may be subject to U.S. and foreign governmental approvals.

Jonathan Leinwand CEO of Sanswire Corp stated, "We're starting to see the solidification of unique opportunities for Sanswire's LTA platform to provide a wide range of uses both on and above earth, and we're excited to be able to explore the integration of our capabilities with an established satellite network and proven appliqué system. Not only do we welcome GTC and Globalstar as technology partners, but we look forward to deploying solutions that meet a wide range of demands in this critical marketplace."

GTC is a leading service provider of Simplex Data Service over the Globalstar System, a transmission resource for status reports on a wide range of fixed assets such as oil pipelines, environmental measuring instruments and utility meters as well as tracking mobile assets such as vehicles, tractor trailers, cargo containers and marine vessels.

About Sanswire

Sanswire Corp. develops and provides an integrated suite of aerospace communications products and services, leveraging its relationships with leaders in UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technologies. Sanswire Corp. is focused on the design and construction of various aerial vehicles, capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent surveillance and security solutions at various altitudes. For additional information, please visit

About Global Telesat Corp.

GTC provides satellite airtime and tracking services to government and defense industry end users and are partnered with resellers of leading satellite network providers such as Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya. GTC specializes in satellite tracking services and owns a number of network infrastructure devices containing the signal processing technology that powers the Globalstar Simplex Data Service. GTC's equipment is installed in various ground stations across South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more information regarding GTC, please visit GTC's website at

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