COVINGTON, La., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (OTCQB:GSAT) and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced the launch of the new SPOT TraceTM - 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 owners via email or text when movement is detected anytime, anywhere. SPOT's growing family of products uses 100% satellite technology to provide location-based messaging and emergency notification for on or off the grid communications.
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"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 MapsTM. 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 ½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute intervals. The units will sell starting at $99.95, with service plans from $99.99/year.
SPOT Trace Specifications:
|HEIGHT: 2.02 in (5.13 cm)|
|WIDTH: 2.69 in (6.83 cm)|
|THICKNESS: .95 in (2.14 cm)|
|WEIGHT: 3.1 oz (87.9 g)|
|OPERATING TEMP: -22 F to 140 F (-30 C to 60 C)|
|OPERATING ALTITUDE: -328 ft to 21,320 ft (-100 m to 6,500 m)|
|HUMIDITY 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)|
|(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 Gen3TM 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 at outdoor retail outlets such as West Marine, Sportsman's Warehouse, REI, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Best Buy and online at www.FindMeSPOT.com/Trace.
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 LLC
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.
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