Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), has announced that UK specialist wireless and satellite technology reseller, Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a subsidiary of Orbsat Corp. (NASDAQ: OSAT), has achieved the landmark milestone of 20,000 SPOT device sales, making GTC one of Europe’s most successful re-sellers of SPOT products.
This 20,000 total represents aggregated sales of SPOT Gen4, SPOT X, SPOT Trace, and earlier generations of SPOT. Since the device family’s initial launch in 2007, SPOT has been enthusiastically embraced by adventure travelers and sportspeople, including enthusiasts of leisure marine, motorcycling, hiking, paragliding and other forms of free flight, among other high-octane and high-adrenaline activities.
SPOT has most notably been deployed by commercial and non-commercial organizations to safeguard lone, remote and at-risk workers. GTC has a particularly long-established track record in supporting various UK forestry agencies, dating back to 2016. Forest rangers across the UK have carried SPOTs for safety and emergency support as they operate in remote and rugged locations, often performing potentially hazardous jobs involving heavy equipment.
GTC has also provided SPOT technology to other government authorities, armed forces, and commercial organizations, including Scottish Water. GTC’s customer base for SPOT also consists of security firms, utilities, maritime operations providers, commercial land management specialists, professionals with specialist expertise in hazardous occupations and sporting event organizers.
SPOT Gen4 is the most recent addition to the SPOT device family. Launched in EMEA in August 2020, it offers new features including an enhanced, more detailed mapping interface with more display options, improved water resistance, geofencing capability and new streamlined design, among other enhancements.
“Awareness of the value of satellite tracking has increased dramatically in the last few years and demand has never been higher,” said David Phipps, CEO of Global Operations of Orbsat Corp, and Managing Director of GTC. “SPOT devices have continued to be one of the most widely adopted solutions for individuals involved in adventure sports, but thanks to a greater awareness of the benefits of satellite tracking combined with the Internet of Things, organisations of all kinds are now deploying this technology to safeguard staff and improve their operations.”