Globalstar launches new SPOT Gen4 satellite messenger in EMEA

The satellite messenger promises reliable tracking and communication enabled by Globalstar’s satellite fleet in Lower Earth Orbit (LEO).

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar, has announced that SPOT Gen4, the new generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, is now available in EMEA.

SPOT Gen4 offers new features including an enhanced, more detailed mapping interface with more display options, improved product specifications for water resistance, and geofencing capability, among others.

SPOT Gen4 is the newest member of the SPOT satellite-enabled tracking and safety product portfolio. It promises reliable tracking and a vital line of communication with colleagues, friends and family, and emergency support enabled by Globalstar’s second-generation satellite fleet in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

SPOT Gen4 features include an enhanced design, upgraded IP68 rating, motion-activated tracking, long battery life, SPOT Mapping, map layers, alerts, shared view enhancements, customised position icons, and geofencing.

As with other SPOT devices, in an emergency, with a simple press of SPOT Gen4’s SOS button, an alert along with the user’s GPS co-ordinates are instantly transmitted to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) which in turn engages with local first responders to swiftly dispatch help to precisely where it’s needed.

SPOT’s SOS function can alternatively be configured to connect directly with in-house operations or security teams when deployed to safeguard personnel in an organisation.

Globalstar’s economical SPOT satellite devices provide security and emergency support to employees for a growing number of governmental and non-governmental entities across the world. Meanwhile, these organisations can benefit from the SPOT’s ability to help manage and optimise resources and monitor valuable assets of all kinds.

SPOT provides satellite coverage, including North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and North-Eastern Asia as well as delivering reach across hundreds of thousands of miles offshore. Around the globe, over 7,000 rescues have been attributed to SPOT satellite technology to date.

“Thanks to SPOT Gen4’s new professional-grade mapping capabilities, with detailed and informative displays, we have the ideal safety and tracking solution for even more independent occupational SPOT users; being able to support this customer segment complements our abiding commitment to supporting larger organisations who benefit from the sophisticated feature-rich platforms which our talented and dedicated VARs deliver,” commented Mark O’Connell, Globalstar EMEA General Manager.

“The new SPOT Gen4 was designed for outdoor recreation, adventure enthusiasts and field personnel who travel beyond reliable mobile coverage or go off-grid for work or pleasure. Its enhanced tracking and new functionality, with updated sleek and rugged profile, make SPOT Gen4 the perfect complement to our SPOT product line, and we look forward to delivering peace of mind to even more users all over the world,” said Dave Kagan, CEO of Globalstar.