OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER MARKET - SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BOOTH 188&190) - (August 8, 2008) - SPOT LLC, the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite MessengerTM today announced it has delivered more than 2.5 million SPOT message transmissions since it was first made available to customers in November 2007. The SPOT Satellite Messenger was first unveiled to the outdoor industry at last year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market conference. Since its debut, this breakthrough safety device has won numerous industry awards, been featured by various media and most importantly - its unique satellite messaging and tracking capability has helped save dozens of lives worldwide.
millions of SPOT messages delivered in such a short time indicates that
people are connecting with others around the world using SPOT on a
daily basis; sharing their adventures, checking in with loved ones or
getting the help they need," said Darren Bassel, Director of Marketing
for SPOT LLC. Mr. Bassel added, "This is largely due to the support
received from the outdoor retailers and their customers who travel and
enjoy life in remote areas. We will continue our commitment to the
outdoor retail market and adventure enthusiasts to provide further
service enhancements such as our SPOT Share pages, expanded coverage,
increased availability and reliable, state-of-the-art satellite
messaging for years to come."
The summer's premier event
showcasing SPOT services was Primal Quest Montana 2008, presented by
SPOT, known as "The World's Most Challenging Human Endurance
Competition." SPOT LLC is holding a joint press event and presentation
at Outdoor Retailer on Friday August 8 in the Paddle Lounge at Salt
Place from 3:00 - 4:00 pm followed by a reception from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.
Media and conference attendees are welcome to attend as SPOT LLC
executives and Primal Quest Directors present product news and
highlights from this year's race involving 60 teams and the tens of
thousands of messages sent along the 550 miles of Montana's most
mountainous and forested terrain. This event will also feature news
regarding potential sites for the 2009 and 2010 Primal Quest event
with the 2008 Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award at Outdoor
Retailer Winter Market in February, the SPOT Satellite Messenger
enables users to send their GPS location and custom text and e-mail
status message updates to friends, family or an emergency response
center independent of cellular coverage. Personal alert messages
include custom peace-of-mind "I'm OK:" and need assistance "Help"
status to friends and family; sharing adventures with GPS tracking, and
9-1-1 alerts for emergency rescue. Since November 2007, SPOT users have
sent more than 2.5 million message alerts from various world-wide
locations. SPOT has also been involved in at least 38 life-saving
personal rescues around the globe.
SPOT Satellite Messenger
has virtually complete worldwide coverage - including some of the
world's most remote locations - including all of the continental United
States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South
America, Northern Africa and Northeastern Asia, and thousands of square
miles of offshore waters. In a press release dated July 23,
SPOT LLC announced expanded satellite messaging coverage throughout
Alaska plus the surrounding Pacific and Arctic maritime regions. Later
this summer coverage is expected to expand into significant portions of
Since its United States debut, SPOT availability
has expanded into Canada, Western Europe and parts of Latin America. By
the end of the first quarter of this year, SPOT LLC had already
received orders for more than 40,000 SPOT Satellite Messengers from its
network of more than 3,000 points-of-distribution.
just over 7 ounces and sold at U.S. $169.95 SRP, the SPOT satellite
messenger provides a new level of safety and peace-of-mind for anyone
who spends time in the outdoors or just wants to stay connected with a vital line of communication.
To find a SPOT dealer, please visit http://www.findmespot.com/store/buynow/storelocator.aspx.
About SPOT LLC.
SPOT Satellite Messenger, the world's first satellite messenger, uses
both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and
the SPOT network to transmit that information to friends, family or an
emergency service center. SPOT LLC., a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc.
(NASDAQ: GSAT), provides lifesaving communications technology that
allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe.
Thanks to this affordable, cutting-edge personal safety device, the
company offers people 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 or wireless coverage. For more information on how SPOT
LLC. is helping users live to tell about it(SM) - from disaster
preparedness to outdoor adventure purposes - visit www.findmespot.com.
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SPOT LLC. SPOT Satellite Messenger Delivers Over 2.5 Million MessagesSaturday, 09 August 2008
SPOT LLC, the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite MessengerTM today announced it has delivered more than 2.5 million SPOT message transmissions since it was first made available to customers in November 2007. The SPOT Satellite Messenger was first unveiled to the outdoor industry at last year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market conference. Since its debut, this breakthrough safety device has won numerous industry awards, been featured by various media and most importantly - its unique satellite messaging and tracking capability has helped save dozens of lives worldwide.
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