Oil and Gas Businesses Benefit From Globalstar's Superior Satellite Technology

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COVINGTON, La., July 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. launched a second-generation constellation in February, making its mobile satellite services an invaluable resource for the oil and gas industry and putting the company years ahead of the competition. Satellite communications connect people and assets serving a number of roles in this burgeoning industry, and Globalstar's solutions offer superior performance while fulfilling essential functions.

Because Globalstar's GSP-1700 connects remote workers to their boss, family, or coworkers, access to satellite communications can aid in recruitment and retention, in addition to enabling crucial information to be shared. Globalstar's GSP-1700 also proves essential in emergency situations. With a handheld satellite phone, remote workers will stay safe and stay in touch during the oil and gas exploration process.

Globalstar is the only MSS provider using the patented Qualcomm-based CDMA technology, which provides crystal-clear voice quality from anywhere within the global footprint. Globalstar's GSP-1700 satellite phone is ideal for critical communications that happen in an instant. Calls occur with no noticeable time delays on a network that transmits even a whisper.

For asset managers, Globalstar's superior tracking product, the Simplex Transmitter Unit (STX-2), is designed to deliver reliable, one-way, digital data communications for remote sensing, tracking and monitoring applications. With the STX-2, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tanks, water tanks, pipelines, electricity meters, cars, trucks, boats, human tracking devices and sea or land containers can be monitored from afar. The module provides the ability to send packet-switched data automatically on a time- or event-driven basis once integrated into a tracking or monitoring device.

Additionally, providing a viable Internet connection in remote locations is possible with Globalstar's GSP-2900 Fixed Phone System. The phone system allows as many as five RJ-11 jacks to be connected and, with the availability of Express Data on most of Globalstar's data plans, standard data speeds of 9600 bps accelerate to 28,000 bps, enabling emails, file transfers, and basic services to occur at high speed. A reliable Internet connection ensures business continuity even when you're beyond the reach of terrestrial communication.

According to George Tulle, President of MRL Integration Solutions Ltd., a Calgary-based company that serves customers in the oil and gas industry in western Canada and the U.S., "MRL strives to build and deliver solutions for real-time data delivery in a variety of services that provide value for our clients. The value of real-time data delivery is perhaps best summed up by the old saying 'time is money' which perfectly describes the logic driving the growth in demand for faster access to data from critical oil and gas services. The faster data can be provided, the faster decisions can be made, thus increasing the probability of optimizing the performance of the asset which is the oil and gas well undergoing the service work."

Globalstar's solutions provide superior performance for a variety of needs in this industry known for remote locations and exploration. Globalstar's affordability makes this superior performance accessible to every remote worker.

Globalstar's GSP-1700 Satellite Phone and GSP-2900 Fixed Phone System are significantly less expensive than any other satellite products available. Prices start at $499 for mobile and $699 for fixed systems with service plans from $300 annually. Globalstar's STX-2 is a low-cost tracking device providing asset management in an affordable way.

For more information on Globalstar's products and to view a list of available suppliers, visit Globalstar.com.

About Globalstar, Inc.

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. Note that all SPOT products described in this or any Globalstar 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.

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