EFY Times  
Sunday, May 24, 2015

 
GO
 
 

Marking Its 3,000th Rescue, SPOT Satellite Devices Have Proven To Be Essential Life-Saving Technology For Outdoor Enthusiasts And Adventurers
 
Home >> Electronics >> Technology
 
Marking Its 3,000th Rescue, SPOT Satellite Devices Have Proven To Be Essential Life-Saving Technology For Outdoor Enthusiasts And Adventurers  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Monday, May 26, 2014 SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., (NYSE MKT:GSAT) and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced today that its SPOT products have been used to initiate 3,000 rescues around the world since the technology's launch in 2007. With over 200,000 units in service, SPOT is now averaging a rescue a day; approximately one-third (829) of all worldwide rescues to date have taken place in Canada. SPOT delivers affordable and reliable satellite-based connectivity and real-time GPS tracking, completely independent of cellular coverage.






"Lifesaving rescues around the globe are now a daily occurrence for our SPOT products. SPOT is an absolute must for the outdoor recreation market and aviation, as well as an essential government and enterprise solution," said Jay Monroe, CEO and Chairman of Globalstar. "With 3,000 confirmed rescues, saving lives continuously drives us to innovate, creating affordable satellite communications solutions that reach a market well beyond traditional mobile satellite users, including millions of people globally. We would like to thank GEOS and the search and rescue teams across the world that put it on the line every day."

Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada

The first week of May is the time of year when Canadians recognize Emergency Preparedness Week and many start making summer holiday and travel plans:

"SPOT can be an important part of trip planning and emergency preparedness for anyone considering outdoor adventures that take them off-the-beaten track or in the back country," said David Taylor, a volunteer member of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA). "SPOT can tell others where you are with GPS accuracy even if you don't know where you are. And, with tracking mode enabled and a good contingency plan in place, your GPS coordinates are plotted at pre-set intervals on a map so that even if you are unable to initiate a call for help, your last reported coordinates can be used as a starting point which can significantly reduce search times."

SPOT products offer users peace of mind by allowing them to track their assets, utilize location-based messaging and emergency notification technology and to make calls beyond the boundaries of cellular. SPOT products work around the world, including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa, North-Eastern Asia and thousands of miles offshore of these areas. Over the past seven years, boaters, hunters, recreational pilots, hikers, snowmobilers, fishermen, campers and off-road travelers and outdoor enthusiasts have come to depend on the lifesaving capabilities of SPOT.

Canadian SPOT Rescue Story: Jamie Waine

One of Canada's most recent SPOT rescues occurred this spring in Kananaskis, Alberta. College student Jamie Waine was on an adventure trek to Bull Creek Hill with friends. Having reached the top of the lookout, Jamie slipped on some rocks and broke her ankle. Outside of cell coverage range and with evening approaching, the group used a SPOT Gen3 to send an S.O.S. message to GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (GEOS) that included Jamie's GPS location coordinates. Rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene.

"The fact that SPOT was able to provide our exact location cut the rescue time by several hours," says Jamie, who is now recovering from a surgery to reconstruct her ankle. "You never know when you are going to need SPOT, and on this recent hike, I'm so glad that we had it when I was too injured to walk."

SPOT continues to innovate with products and services that deliver peace of mind, reliable connectivity and accurate GPS tracking solutions that are relevant to millions of users around the world, such as:

SPOT Gen3™ (SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger) is a rugged and affordable GPS tracking device providing off-the-grid messaging, emergency alerts, extended battery life, and extreme GPS tracking at 2 1/2 minute intervals.

SPOT Global Phone is the most affordable satellite phone available in retail ($499), allowing users to make calls virtually anywhere beyond the boundaries of cellular.

SPOT Trace™ is a GPS tracking device which uses 100% satellite technology to track anything, anytime, anywhere. SPOT Trace ensures that users never lose sight of their car, boat, motorcycle, ATV or other valuable gear.

The SPOT App is a convenient web-based interface allowing users to easily view their SPOT messages, show their track (location) points, and monitor their assets via smartphone or tablet.

The ability to send S.O.S. notifications to GEOS and emergency dispatch services are included in the SPOT Basic Service plan. Additionally, SPOT offers the GEOS Member Rescue Benefit, for as low as $1.99 a month on an annual basis, which covers additional expenses associated with search and rescue efforts. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center is staffed 24/7 with dedicated and highly trained operatives who have access to emergency responders worldwide, to ensure timely and efficient response to each emergency situation.

In Canada, SPOT is available at retailers including MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op), Sail, London Drugs, Atmosphere, at independent electronics dealers across Canada and online. For more information on where to buy SPOT, visit FindMeSPOT.com or call 866-651-SPOT.



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 293)
 
Share

 
 
Electronics News
   
ZOTAC Announces ZBOX R-Series Mini-PC
Ikanos First To Demonstrate Gigabit Broadband Performance Over Existing Copper Networks In Japan And Korea
FSP Launches Hydro G Series 80 Plus Gold Power Supplies
Hitachi Received Order Of 2 Energy Storage For Traction Power Supply System (B-CHOP System)
Tech Source Releases Condor 4000 3U VPX Graphics Card For GPGPU Applications
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview For Phones
New Release Xara Web Designer 11 Premium With Online Editing
Google Releases New Gmail Login Screen For Users
Piyush Goyal Inaugurates New Solar Passive Building Of The National Institute Of Solar Energy
Barnes & Noble Announces Amazing New Low Prices On The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Just In Time For Graduation And Father’s Day
New HP Security Offerings Focus On Securing Interactions Between Users, Applications And Data
Now Shop With Google’s ‘Buy Now’ Feature
Amazon Appstore Offers 38 Paid Apps For Free
QLogic And Cavium Collaborate To Deliver Accelerated Performance For Enterprise And Cloud Storage Applications
WhatsApp Launches New Version 2.12.84 For Android Users
Mouser Launches Enhanced Open Source Hardware Technology Site
ReGlobe Is The Exclusive Buy-Back Partner For India’s Top E-Commerce Websites: Amazon, SnapDeal, eBay And Infibeam
Asus Zenfone 2 Now Available In US And Canada
Motorola Rolls Out The Android 5.1 Lollipop Update To The Moto E (Gen 1)
Google Launches Asus Chromebox In India At Rs. 90, 000
Google Joins Hands With Twitter; Includes Tweets In Its Search Results
 
   

Overall

Features
Top 7 Recently Launched Budget Smartphones
Competition in budget smartphone range is pretty tough in India. Here is a list of best recently launched budget smartphones...
10 Killer Techniques About CSS
Here are 10 killer CSS techniques for web developers...
8 Things You Didn't Know You Can Do With iPhone Camera
Even though you may take tons of photos with your iPhone all the time, there are probably at least a few tricks you might not know about...
8 Best Cameras Of 2015
Here are top 8 cameras that won TIPA awards...
5 Ways To Identify Hackers
Hackers are everywhere on the internet. Here are 5 ways to save yourself from hackers....
8 Best Free HTML5 Frameworks
You can build interesting responsive websites and web apps using these free HTML5 frameworks....
8 Surprising Job Skills That Can Get You Job In IT
The job scenario for IT workers has changed in recent times due to to the new technologies and shifts in business processes. Here are top 8 in-demand ...
Top 8 Highest Paying Tech Skills
Looking for a job in IT? Here is the list of tech skills that you should consider to acquire...
5 Rules To Ensure Proper Programming Style
Here are some of the best rules that help you in attaining a better programming style....
Key Rules To Build A Great Tech Team
Making IT work in any organisation is about making human connections. Here's how you can do it....
6 Best Code Editors For Realtime Collaboration
Here is the compiled list of 6 Best Code Editors for Real Time Collaboration....
Top 10 Most Expensive Gadgets In The World
Here are top 10 gadgets made for super-rich people in the world...
7 Things To Do After Buying New iPhone
Bought a new iPhone? Here are 7 things you need to do right away...
8 Gadgets To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter!
Check out these 8 cool gadgets that will make your smartphone smarter...
10 Must Have Google Chrome Apps
Install these Chrome extension apps to boost your work productivity...
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
“One Day The End User Can Open Up A Used Battery, And Use What’s Inside As Barbecue Sauce”
Of course that is not something currently possible, but what B&B Batteries does have are some secret recipes for their very specialised battery design...
We Wish To Procure All The LED Components Within India: Avni Energy
G. Gururaja, director, Avni Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd, shares his views about the expanding LED industry in the Indian market and the company's plans i...
We Have Registered 50 Per Cent Growth In The Last Two Years: Arihant Lighting
Apart from LEDs, Arihant is associated with the promotion of renewable energy in India and therefore, manufactures various energy saving products....
“Elcom Plans To Build A New State Of The Art R&D And Manufacturing Unit In Maharashtra", Reveals MD Girish V Vaze
Starting out as a small business to cater to the industry’s need for import substitutes, Elcom International has grown to be a leader in the field of ...
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
The company had partnered with TDK Japan for technology transfer to manufacture magnets in India....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions