Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.
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Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.

May 25, 2016 08:00 ET

Nunavut Government Chooses SPOT Gen3® Satellite Messengers to Increase Safety for Hunters, Boaters and Recreational Travelers

60,000 SPOT customers in Canada, including the Nunavut Government, rely on the technology for messaging, tracking and emergency notification from beyond cellular

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT:GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced today that the SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger has been chosen by the Government of Nunavut to help increase safety of its personnel and those it helps to protect. SPOT was chosen based on its affordability, connectivity features and ability to assist during Search and Rescue operations. To date, SPOT has helped to initiate over 4,000 rescues around the globe, 1,100 of those occurring in Canada.

According to Kris Mullaly, Policy Analyst/Communications Officer with the Department of Community and Government Services, Government of Nunavut: "The Government of Nunavut promotes the use of communication devices when travelling on the land. Such devices save lives, are cost effective and reduce risks for volunteer search and rescue personnel who play such an important role in helping our citizens. We are planning to replace our older devices with the Gen3 because when used, these devices increase safety for our hunters, boaters, visitors and recreational travelers, at least they would have an option to get help should they ever need it."

SPOT Gen3 is a rugged, pocket-sized and affordable GPS messenger that helps users stay connected via satellite even where there is poor or no cellular signal. It provides off-the-grid messaging, emergency alerts, and extreme GPS tracking, with track check points capable of taking place as frequently as every 2 1/2 minutes. SPOT Gen3 is part of a family of products that work virtually everywhere in the world, offering peace of mind through reliable satellite-based connectivity. SPOT users have the ability to track assets, use location-based messaging and signal for help beyond the boundaries of cellular.

60,000 SPOT activations in Canada

"Canada has now reached a record number of activations, with more than 60,000 customers choosing the technology for emergency notification, messaging and GPS tracking," says Jim Mandala, Vice President and General Manager of Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. "With its affordability and reliability, SPOT is the satellite communications device of choice for public sector organizations like the Government of Nunavut, recreational and business customers who live and work in areas not served by cellular networks. For businesses that need to address mandated lone worker safety legislation, SPOT provides a simple and affordable way to minimize the risks and address check-in requirements for employees working alone."

Averaging almost two rescues a day, SPOT provides affordable location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology to hundreds of thousands of users around the world, completely independent of cellular coverage. Since the technology was introduced in 2007, approximately 25% (1,100) of SPOT's 4,000+ rescues have been initiated in Canada. To date, British Columbia has reported the greatest number of SPOT rescues (42%), followed by Northern Territories including Nunavut (18%), which together accounts for well over half of all rescues in Canada. With an estimated 80% of Canada's geographic land mass not covered by wireless networks*, SPOT provides an affordable and reliable line of satellite communications for those who live and work in areas not served by cellular.

SPOT Rescue Infographic

To view rescue information in more detail, download this infographic which breaks down incidents by region and activity. For information on SPOT rescues, including a March 2016 incident involving a hunter from Baker Lake, Nunavut who was rescued after his snowmobile broke down in -40° Celsius conditions, click here.

New low pricing on SPOT

Globalstar Canada has just released a limited time 50% off offer (via mail in rebate) on SPOT Gen3, the SPOT Global Phone and SPOT Trace. For complete details and to learn more about SPOT products and availability, click here.

About Globalstar, Inc.

Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, leveraging the world's newest mobile satellite communications network. Customers around the world in industries like government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring, SCADA and IoT applications. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information, visit www.globalstar.com.

About SPOT LLC

SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT Global Phone uses the Globalstar network to transmit two-way voice and data communications. 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 4,000 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.

* CRTC report, section 5.5: "Wireless networks cover approximately 20% of Canada's geographic land mass"

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