Globalstar Introduces The STX3: The World’s Lowest Power-Consuming Satellite Network Chipset for Global M2M Solutions

Today, Globalstar have launched the STX3 simplex satellite global transmitter. The STX3 is a low-cost device designed to deliver reliable one-way digital data communications for remote sensing, tracking and monitoring applications.STX3

The STX3 is a fantastic solution for anybody whose tracking devices are dispersed in remote locations as they are the lowest power-consuming modem of its type in the world and can operate for many months or years without requiring human intervention.

It is three times smaller than the previous Globalstar modem (the STX2) and at just £75, the STX3 provides a cost-effective option, designed to be easily integrated into a huge range of M2M devices and applications to enable the tracking of everything from sheep to ships!

The STX3 is also ideal for hybrid GPRS/GSM-based M2M tracking in areas with limited or no mobile network coverage. “We see a huge opportunity for VARs and OEMs to incorporate the STX3 chipset into compact and efficient communications devices targeted at a wide and fast-growing range of vertical markets,” said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar. “With its unrivalled low power consumption and small size, this chipset has the potential to accelerate the adoption of satellite-based M2M – both satellite-only solutions and hybrid cellular/satellite offerings.”

Ovinto, an M2M telematics specialist based in Belgium, is one VAR who has been testing the STX3 chipset. “We have been using the STX2 for many years as it meets our stringent requirements for reliability in even the harshest of environments including contact with explosive materials,” said Frederick Ronse, Founder and CEO of Ovinto. “We have been testing the STX3 and see great potential in using this new technology, particularly its very long battery life. Our customers want to use Ovinto Sat with the reassurance that they can go years without having to replace device batteries in wagons and containers across Europe.”

The Globalstar STX3 is available for purchase from our website.

GEOS Alliance- International Emergency Response Coordination Center

Many of our devices have an SOS function on them including the Iridium Extreme, DeLorme inReach, DeLorme inReach SE and the SPOT devices; this means that if you find yourself in an emergency situation you can reach out for help. Once you press the SOS button on your device the message is sent to the GEOS Alliance and they alert the emergency services that are relevant to your location.

GEOS LogoThe GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) is the world’s first commercial global alerting post for Satellite Emergency Notification Devices (S.E.N.D.). All of our satellite devices that have an SOS function use GEOS in case of an emergency as it has the ability to provide real-time monitoring and response worldwide and is made up of various 24/7 monitoring centres that focus on travel safety, tracking, security services and emergency alerting for clients.

GEOS is an alerting post, meaning that when you press the SOS button on your satellite device they receive the alert and notify the appropriate authorities to perform a search and rescue mission. However, in many instances their duty doesn’t end there and the mission coordinators at the IERCC maintain a liaison with the family, first responders and in some instances a user’s embassy, keeping all parties up to date with the new position information, updated medical information and any other pertinent data until the mission or call is resolved.

GEOS understand that they are only as good as their partners and contacts and that is why they use the same COSPAS-SARSAT database that the Rescue Coordination Centre’s around the world have access to so they know exactly whom to call at all times (A Rescue Coordination Centre is a primary search and rescue facility in a country). They have also formed alliances with partners internationally, providing them access to resources that other organisations may not have access to. This can mean the difference of a few minutes, if not more, and when conducting a search and rescue mission this can mean the difference between life and death.

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GEOS are a truly global organisation and their coverage area is the entire world, or at least the part of the world that the various devices that they monitor can reach. GEOS have conducted rescues from as far North as the Arctic Sea to the very Southern tip of South America, coordinating search and rescue missions for everything from aircraft crashes to avalanches to piracy attempts.

GEOS services are delivered through a combination of state-of-the-art technology and the unparalleled experience of the very best and most respected specialists in the fields of International Search and Rescue (SAR) and worldwide emergency response. Since GEOS commenced operations in November 2007 it has rescued in excess of 3,500 people that may not have been here otherwise.

GEOS operates globally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year and aid in the rescue of all saveable lives whether it is land, air or sea. Their motto is “So others may live to tell about it”.

Global Telesat Communications Launches New GSM and Satellite Tracking Application – GTCTrack

Web-based GSM and satellite tracking portal features fully integrated GPS and geo-fencing capabilities for location, identification and tracking of single or multiple assets and personnel.

Global Telesat Communications Ltd (GTC) today announced the launch of GTCTrack, a web based mapping application which offers a complete visual overview of a wide range of popular GSM and satellite tracking devices from more than 20 different manufacturers. Using a Google Earth interface, GTCTrack displays real-time worldwide asset location reports including position, speed, altitude and heading and also provides past location and movement history reports.

GTCTrack Online Asset Tracking Portal

GTCTrack Online Asset Tracking Portal

Suitable for individual users or fleet managers, GTCTrack enables monitoring and remote control of equipment, machinery and other assets and the ability to locate the position and communicate with lone workers or personnel, wherever they are located in the world. GTCTrack offers geo-fencing capabilities and user alerts based on numerous events such as excess speed, location changes, power on and off and start or finish of journey.

“Having reviewed feedback from our customers we are pleased to offer an advanced and simple to use online mapping solution which works with all of our popular GSM and satellite tracking devices” said David Phipps, Managing Director of GTC. “Whether you are tracking a vehicle in the UK using GSM or an employee in a remote part of Africa using satellite, GTCTrack offers a cost-effective and convenient solution for monitoring all of your valuable assets in one easy to use portal.”

A range of more than 70 different tracking devices are currently compatible with GTCTrack, including Shout Nano, Globalstar SmartOne, Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, Iridium Extreme, Apple iPhone, Blackberry and most other popular GSM and satellite based tracking products. These devices determine their location by triangulating a position using GPS and then transmitting this information via GSM or Satellite to a central server for processing. The information transmitted from the device is then available to view through GTCTrack.

Traditionally, tracking device manufacturers tie the user to their own proprietary software but GTCTrack has been developed to allow the monitoring of a wide range of devices through just one software platform, allowing activities to be viewed on one single unified interface. It has been load tested to handle over 36,000 positions from over 400 tracking units in just 35 seconds and can be easily adapted to be compatible with most GPS tracking devices.

See www.GTCTrack.com for more information.

About Global Telesat Communications

Global Telesat Communications Ltd (GTC) is a supplier of mobile voice and data communications services via satellite. GTC provides equipment and airtime for use on all the major satellite networks including Globalstar, Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya allowing users in remote locations to make phone calls, connect to the internet and track assets or personnel anywhere in the world. GTC also offers a rental service for customers requiring equipment on a short-term basis.

GTC is a UK based company with a global customer base shipping equipment to almost anywhere in the world and offering competitive pricing, personal service and fast shipping on all of our products.

Global Telesat Communications Ltd, Unit A1 Arena Business Centre, Holyrood Close, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7FJ, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0)1202 607486.

Website: http://www.globaltelesat.co.uk

Global Telesat Communications now offering GSM personal and asset trackers

The RX-3 Lone Worker device offers a fast and efficient alerting service for employees in vulnerable working situations.

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a range of GSM personal and asset trackers available to buy online at www.globaltelesat.co.uk.

Tracking devices which transmit information such as current location, time, and past movements and are ideal for remotely monitoring the location of valuable assets such as boats, vehicles or machinery or for letting friends, family or colleagues know your precise location when travelling to remote or dangerous areas.

Until now we have only offered satellite tracking devices which send on GPS coordinates through satellite networks.  We are pleased to offer the GSM tracking products to those who are not venturing into areas without mobile phone reception.   If you wish to track somebody or something that will always be within a GSM coverage area we recommend this type of tracker as they are less expensive, smaller in size and can sometimes work inside buildings.

Competitive airtime pricing is available for our range of GSM trackers at just £15 per month for unlimited messaging.

As with all our products we are happy to personally advise you on which product may suit your requirements.  Please contact us for further assistance.