The substantial order for the initial delivery of more than 15,000 SPOT Satellite Communicators comes from DeLorme.
MILPITAS, Calif. -- Globalstar, Inc.
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
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.
DeLorme Places Large Initial Order for GPS Satellite Communicators from Globalstar
March 17, 2010