Coinciding with Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week, Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced it has partnered with The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) to promote safety and security for alpine adventurers and remote workers.
The partnership was established out of the mutual objectives shared by ACC and Globalstar, including the encouragement and practice of outdoor activities and exploration and the promotion of those skills among Canadians. As part of the partnership arrangement, Globalstar Canada is providing the ACC with SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messengers as well as access to satellite services, for use by adventure guides and alpine maintenance teams.
SPOT is trusted and proven satellite technology used By outdoor enthusiasts and remote workers who need to stay connected when venturing beyond cellular
“We are excited to be partnering with Globalstar Canada this year as part of our safety mandate, adding the SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger to our safety and communications gear,” said Keith Haberl, Marketing Manager, Alpine Club of Canada. “The ACC is passionate about adventure. Every year we run more than 50 guided adventures in remote alpine locations and maintain the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. It is essential that we ensure our guides and hut maintenance teams have a reliable way to keep in touch with our office, for both safety and logistical reasons. In case an emergency arises in a remote location being able to communicate isn’t optional, it’s essential. With SPOT X we’ll be able to ensure this for our workers.”
“SPOT is trusted and proven satellite technology used around the world by tens of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and remote workers who need to stay connected when venturing beyond cellular,” said Fintan Robb, Senior Director of Marketing, Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. “Through our partnership with the ACC, adventure guides and hut maintenance teams can now easily access the 2-way connectivity and security of SOS that the SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger provides. As the official satellite communications provider for the ACC, we proudly support a 100-year old organization that is part of the fabric of Canada’s mountaineering community. Announcing this partnership during Emergency Preparedness Week underscores how passionate we are about safety in the outdoors and the importance of including SPOT as part of adventure planning and essential safety gear.”
With 2-way text messaging capabilities, SPOT X users can better communicate during their adventures to keep in touch with family and friends, or if necessary, emergency personnel
SPOT X is the latest addition to the award-winning SPOT family of products, providing affordable, off-the-grid messaging and tracking for hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts. Through a direct connection to the GEOS International Emergency Coordination Center, SPOT has triggered more than 6,200 rescues around the globe within the last ten years, approximately one-third of which have taken place in Canada. With 2-way text messaging capabilities, SPOT X users can better communicate during their adventures to keep in touch with family and friends, or if necessary, emergency personnel. Lone workers can check-in and provide detailed status of their situation when working in remote locations and receive direct replies back with updates.
Established in 1906, the ACC is Canada’s national mountaineering club with more than 17,000 members. Its vision is to bring together, and give voice to, Canada’s mountaineering community. Its mission is to promote alpine experiences, knowledge and culture, responsible access and excellence in mountain skills and leadership. The organization operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America, from the Neil Colgan Hut in Banff’s Valley of the Ten Peaks (highest hut located at 9,700 feet) to the Keene Farm Hut (lowest hut located at 1,115 feet). The ACC runs guided adventures out of its national office in Canmore, which last year had 54 adventures and 634 participants. It also runs a General Mountaineering Camp every year in the high alpine.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of customizable satellite IoT solutions for customers around the world in industries such as government, oil and gas, emergency management, transportation, maritime and outdoor recreation. As a pioneer of mobile satellite voice and data services, Globalstar allows businesses to streamline operations via the Globalstar Satellite Network by connecting people to their devices, supplying personal safety and communication and automating data to more easily monitor and manage mobile assets. The Company’s product portfolio includes the industry-acclaimed SmartOne asset tracking products, Commercial IoT satellite transmitters and Duplex satellite data modems, the innovative Sat-Fi2 satellite wireless IP hotspot and the SPOT® product line of personal safety, asset and communication devices, all offered with a variety of data service plans.
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