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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and consumers, announced it has received a substantial order for the initial delivery of more than 15,000 SPOT Satellite Communicators from DeLorme, an innovation leader in mapping and GPS technologies. The introductory order will address DeLorme's retail distribution channel fill requirements. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the two companies jointly announced the introduction of the world's first rugged, handheld GPS and satellite communicator product. The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is the first handheld GPS navigation device capable of sending customized text messages even when the user is operating far beyond the range of cellular communications. The product is expected to be ready for general availability beginning in late spring.
"The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with the SPOT Satellite Communicator provides customers with the utility of a sophisticated handheld GPS device combined with SPOT's global satellite messaging and tracking capability," said Peter Dalton, Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar Inc. "We were very pleased with the reception this new product received when it was unveiled at CES and today's announcement further demonstrates the level of market excitement and potential pent up demand there is for a handheld GPS device capable of sending customized text messages and location coordinates from virtually anywhere in the world."
The revolutionary SPOT Satellite Communicator, designed exclusively for the new PN-60w, merges SPOT satellite message functionality with DeLorme's state-of-the-art GPS mapping utility. Together, this integrated solution offers broad messaging capabilities enabling users to send freeform text messages using the PN-60w's keyboard to select individuals or groups, even when the user is far beyond the range of traditional terrestrial-based wireless communications.
Established SPOT technology allows real-time location updates and the ability to summon help in an emergency. Custom messages and waypoints can easily be shared with social networking sites like SPOTadventures.com, Geocaching.com, Twitter, and Facebook. As an emergency back-up, the SPOT Satellite Communicator has stand-alone capability to send location-based SOS notification to an emergency response center.
For more information regarding the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger please visitwww.findmespot.com.
Source: Globalstar, Inc.