SPOT products have been used to initiate 3,000 rescues around the world since the technology’s launch in 2007.
With more than 200,000 SPOT units in service, the company reports it is averaging a rescue a day.
SPOT delivers 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, SPOT’s parent company “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.”
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.
The 3,000th rescue recently occurred in the Hayman Fire area of Central Colorado. Two avid dirt bikers were outside of cell range when an accident occurred. One of the riders activated the SOS button on his SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center was alerted and coordinated the rescue with local law enforcement.
SPOT continues to add new products and services, including:
• SPOT Gen3, a device providing off-the-grid messaging, emergency alerts, extended battery life, and extreme GPS tracking at 2 ½ minute intervals.
• SPOT Global Phone, allowing users to make calls virtually anywhere beyond the boundaries of cellular.
• SPOT Trace, GPS tracking device using 100% satellite technology to track anything, anytime, anywhere.
• The SPOT App, web-based interface allowing users to view their SPOT messages, show their track points and monitor their assets via smartphone or tablet.
The ability to send SOS 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.
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