Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.

Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.

November 14, 2013 07:00 ET

Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. Announces SPOT Trace, the Ultimate Theft-Alert Tracking Device

Revolutionary, compact and affordable asset tracking for on and off the grid

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2013) -

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Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, today announced the new SPOT Trace™ - the ultimate anti-theft asset tracking device. SPOT Trace ensures cars, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles and other valuable assets are where they need to be, notifying its owners via email or text when movement is detected anytime, anywhere. SPOT's growing family of products use 100% satellite technology to provide location-based messaging and emergency notification for on or off the grid communications.

"SPOT Trace is a cost effective tracking product that will give loyal SPOT users and new users across the globe assurance that their personal assets are safe," said Jay Monroe, CEO and Chairman of Globalstar. "SPOT Trace is the latest advancement in our commitment to build products that reach an audience beyond the traditional mobile satellite service user that are relevant to millions of people globally."

SPOT Trace users can view their boat, ATV, motorcycle or other asset's GPS coordinates online 24 hours a day in near real-time through Google Maps™. With multiple mounting options, SPOT Trace is small and durable enough to be placed practically anywhere. With up to 18 months of battery life, affordable rate plans and satellite coverage that goes beyond the reach of cellular coverage, there is no comparable product on the market to track anything, anytime, anywhere. Some other SPOT Trace features include:

  • Tracking. View your asset's GPS coordinates from your smartphone or online
  • Movement Alerts. Receive texts/emails when SPOT's vibration sensor detects your asset has new movement
  • Dock Mode. Configure your device to track an asset that is primarily stored on the water
  • Power Off Message. Receive a notification if your device is powered off
  • Low Battery Message. Receive a notification when the device's batteries are low
  • Status Message. Receive a once per day alert to let you know your asset is secure

SPOT Trace also features customizable tracking, which allows users to track an asset's GPS coordinates at 2 1/2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute intervals. The units will sell for an MSRP of CDN$119.99, with service plans from CDN$99.99/year.

SPOT Trace Specifications:

HEIGHT: 5.13 cm (2.02 in)
WIDTH: 6.83 cm (2.69 in)
THICKNESS: 2.14 cm (.95 in)
WEIGHT: 87.9 g (3.1 oz)
OPERATING TEMP: -30 C to 60 C (-22 F to 140 F)
OPERATING ALTITIDE: -100 m to 6,500 m (-328 ft to 21,320 ft)
HUMDITY RATED: MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.3, 95% to 100% cond.
VIBRATION RATED: per SAE J1455
WATERPROOF RATED: IPX7 (1 m for up to 30 minutes)
POWER OPTIONS
(4) AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L92) - installed
(4) AAA Energizer® NiMH rechargeable batteries (NH12) - sold separately
Line power with a 5v USB connection (NOT waterproof) - included
Waterproof line power with a custom USB cable - sold separately

SPOT Trace is the third new product announcement from the popular SPOT line this year. SPOT Global Phone and SPOT Gen3™ were added to the SPOT family this summer. To date, over 2,500 rescues have been initiated by the SPOT brand of products.

SPOT Trace will be available in November at retailers and electronics dealers across Canada as well as online at findmespot.com.

Coverage

SPOT satellite coverage works around the world, including the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, Northern and Central Africa, portions of South America and North-Eastern Asia as well as thousands of miles offshore of these areas.

About SPOT

SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT voice devices use the Globalstar network to transmit two-way communication. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage, having initiated over 2,400 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Globalstar

Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. For more information regarding Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. please visit www.globalstar.ca.

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