Globalstar launches SPOT X across Europe and North Africa

image001New SPOT X GPS messenger features two-way SMS and email for reliable safety and communications. (Image source: Globalstar)Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and a provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has announced the launch of its SPOT X two-way satellite communications device across Europe and North Africa

SPOT X will offer a full two-way SMS and email, as well as GPS tracking and a one-touch SOS button that instantly sends the user’s GPS location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC) via the Globalstar satellite network.

The IERCC then transmits details to local first responders to send help to the precise location of the user.

The company stated that SPOT X will give users a permanent phone number, easy check-in function and a full, backlit QWERTY keypad for intuitive typing. SPOT X also offers the industry’s longest battery life in both tracking and SOS modes and is priced competitively.

It also gives users a permanent phone number, an easy check-in function and a full backlit QWERTY keyboard for intuitive typing. SPOT X also offers the industry’s longest battery life in both tracking and SOS modes, added the company.

SPOT has been increasingly adopted by companies and non-commercial organisations, to protect personnel working in remote or dangerous locations where mobile and radio communications are unreliable or non-existent.

The new SPOT X will integrate with the growing number of Value Added Resellers’ innovative third-party applications that support remote and at-risk worker safety.

David Phipps, managing director of the specialist distributor, Global Telesat Communications, said, “Staff welfare, as part of increasingly important employee duty of care initiatives, is high on the agendas of enterprises across many industries. We anticipate that SPOT X’s two-way messaging will be enthusiastically received by businesses who understand the value of communicating with workers in the field, and giving them reliable, highly functional devices to improve safety.”

“We believe that many individuals who already rely on SPOT to deliver added safety for their outdoor pursuits and adventures will be keen to take advantage of the new two-way communications options enabled by SPOT X,” he explained.

“SPOT X is a true game-changer for safety and communications for any user whose business or leisure activities takes them beyond the reach of traditional telecoms networks,” commented Mark O’Connell, general manager of Globalstar EMENA.

“With an increasing number of third-party applications now integrated with SPOT, delivering added value through customised mapping and data management, organisations can now better protect employees as they perform their roles even in the most isolated or hazardous locations,” he concluded.

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