COVINGTON, La., Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ is a rugged, pocket-sized device that works where cell phones do not, making it the ideal present for the outdoor adventurer on your list. SPOT Connect™ has the additional feature of allowing users to send real-time, on-the-fly messages via text or social media. Hunters, fishermen, skiers, climbers, sailors and bikers will appreciate being able to keep in touch while off-the-grid.
SPOT's satellite technology allows outdoor enthusiasts to stay in touch with family and friends back home throughout their adventure:
- SPOT Rescues, notifying emergency responders to the user's GPS location in severe situations
- SPOT Checks In, letting friends and family know the user is okay
- SPOT Tracks, allowing the user's location to be transmitted in real-time via Google Maps™
- SPOT Communicates, sending custom messages to personal networks
SPOT, which has facilitated more than 2,000 rescues worldwide, assists in emergency situations by transmitting the user's location via the Globalstar GPS satellite network. The International Rescue Coordination Center receives these transmissions and alerts local first responders.
This holiday season, SPOT is offering two unique ways for users to stay connected. Gift givers can receive a $50 rebate on SPOT Connect purchased between November 15 and December 31, 2012. In addition, SPOT is sharing the gift of adventure with explorers by offering a chance to win a free SPOT Connect plus a year of service, by simply uploading a picture of a favorite remote holiday destination. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com/wishuwerehere.
The SPOT family of products includes the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ and SPOT Connect™. SPOT Messenger retails for $99.99, plus service plan. SPOT Connect, which pairs with smartphones, retails for $149.99, plus service plan. SPOT and SPOT Connect are available at Cabela's, REI, Bass Pro Shops, West Marine, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods and other leading outdoor retailers. Learn more at FindMeSPOT.com.
About SPOT LLC
SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), provides satellite messaging technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. The SPOT product family uses Globalstar's GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others, including emergency notifications to an international rescue coordination center. Thanks to these affordable, rugged, pocket-sized personal safety devices, SPOT products provide peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone coverage or radio frequency range. To date, SPOT devices have initiated more than 2,000 rescues around the world. For more information on how SPOT is helping others stay connected – from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure – visit www.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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CONTACT: Liana Narcisse 985.335.1580 Liana.Narcisse@Globalstar.comSource:SPOT LLC