Users Can Share Outdoor Adventures with New Web-Based Mapping, GPS Tracking and Broadcast Email Tool
Press Release –
Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a leading provider of satellite, voice and data services, today launched the beta release of shared pages for the SPOT Satellite Messenger – a free, easy-to-use Web-based software application that enables users to share their GPS location waypoints and SPOT messages with others via an email link displaying sophisticated mapping and real time tracking on Google Maps™.
SPOT, the world’s first satellite messenger, sends the users’ GPS location and custom messages to family and friends or emergency responders over a satellite communications network.
Users can designate up to ten email or cell phone addresses to receive messages directly. Now with SPOT shared pages, users can create, manage and share their SPOT messages, with enhanced GPS waypoints, from around town or around the world for anyone online to track the SPOT user’s progress.
“For adventurers or workers who spend time outside of cell coverage areas, the SPOT satellite messenger provides them the ability to send a message to a small, select group in real time.” said Steve Bell, Senior Vice President International Sales, Marketing and Customer Operations for Globalstar Canada. “With shared pages, they can now broadcast their GPS location history to anyone with a web connection from virtually anywhere.”
The shared pages service is a no-charge optional feature that is available to any SPOT subscriber so others can view their SPOT messages whether they have a SPOT account or not.
The user creates his or her shared page, chooses what information is to be shown and emails a web link to friends and family. Currently, shared pages can display the last 24 hours of any subscriber’s SPOT data.
Later this summer it is expected users will be able to share up to seven days’ worth of information. Shared pages can be either password protected for limited access or available to the general public without restriction.
SPOT subscribers control every aspect of their shared page including:
• Public and private settings
• Multiple shared pages
• One or multiple SPOT messengers to be shared
• Personalization/naming of shared pages
• Password protection
• What Information is shown
• Creation of new and overall maintenance of their shared pages
SPOT enables users, to send their location and message to friends, family, or emergency responders, and to visually track the location of the SPOT satellite messenger through four simple functions:
• Alert 9-1-1 notifies the emergency response center of your GPS location
• Ask for Help sends a request for help to friends and family
• Check In lets contacts know where you are and that you are OK
• Track Progress sends and saves your location and allows contacts to track your progress using Google Maps™
Weighing just over 7 ounces and sold at CDN $169.95, the SPOT satellite messenger provides a new level of safety and peace-of-mind for anyone who spends a considerable amount of time in the outdoors or just wants to stay connected with a line of communication.
For more information about SPOT visit www.findmespot.com.
About Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.
Globalstar (NASDAQ:GSAT), offers satellite voice and data 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.