Company Press Releases

  • NEW: Reached milestone for selling over 15,000 SPOT Devices

    We are a leading UK satellite technology specialist reseller to reach the milestone of 15,000 Globalstar SPOT satellite device sales. The devices include SPOT Gen3 and SPOT X satellite communicators and SPOT Trace asset trackers.

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  • Tour de France Selects Globalstar Satellite Phones to Stay in Touch

    Globalstar Satellite Phones have been chosen by Tour de France for their contestants to stay in touch

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  • Global Telesat Communications to Provide Satellite Tracking for Atlantic Odyssey Transatlantic Rallies

    Global Telesat Communications, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of satellite tracking and communications equipment, announced today that it has been selected to provide the satellite tracking solution for yachts participating in the Atlantic Odyssey rallies. These new transatlantic rallies have been launched by Jimmy Cornell, the founder of the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers). The aim of the rallies is to return to the original spirit of the ARC, that of a non-commercial non-competitive event for cruising sailors, with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment of participation in this kind of amateur event. GTC will supply DeLorme inReach satellite trackers, airtime and online mapping capabilities for the rallies which are being organised by Cornell Sailing Events Ltd.  Utilizing a combination of the GPS and Iridium satellite networks, the DeLorme inReach tracking devices provide 100% global coverage and will automatically transmit regular GPS location reports from the participating yachts.  This will enable the yachts to be visually located and monitored by race spectators and organisers anywhere in the world.  In addition, historic data will also be available to show movements of the yachts during the course of the rallies. John Ellis, Event Director of Atlantic Odyssey said "We are delighted to be receiving GTC’s assistance for our upcoming transatlantic sailing events. GTC were able to offer a wide range of tracking options for our fleets of yachts and have provided us with cost-effective airtime plans and trackers. Having reliable, accurate trackers and flexible mapping and airtime options were key factors in our selection of GTC for the Atlantic Odyssey sailing events.” “We are pleased to be a part of this exciting new venture with Atlantic Odyssey.  It is a great event for sailing enthusiasts and the perfect opportunity to show off the tracking capabilities of the inReach satellite tracker.  We look forward to following the rallies with interest“, said David Phipps, Managing Director of GTC. The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable, two-way communications solution which provides GPS tracking and locating, SOS alerting and messaging anywhere in the world using the Iridium satellite network.

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  • Global Telesat Communications Introduces the DeLorme inReach™ Satellite Communicator to UK and European Consumers

    First affordable, two-way communications solution provides GPS tracking and locating, SOS alerting and text messaging anywhere in the world using the Iridium satellite network. Global Telesat Communications (GTCL), one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mobile satellite voice, data and tracking services today announced that it has been appointed as an authorised distributor of the DeLorme inReach™ 2-way satellite communicator and will offer it to maritime, recreational, enterprise and aeronautical users across the EU. Featuring a truly comprehensive list of functions, inReach takes advantage of the Iridium network to ensure complete global coverage, making it the ideal safety companion for anyone travelling or working in remote areas. As a standalone product, inReach can send pre-defined text messages to designated recipients, activate remote tracking - allowing others to follow movements online – and send SOS messages to local search and rescue services. Additionally, it visually confirms that messages have been transmitted for reassurance during an emergency. The device can also be paired with a compatible smartphone or tablet via a free downloadable app for full text messaging capabilities, enabling the user to keep in touch with family and friends or describe their situation and location in detail in the case of an accident. Using inReach in paired mode will allow the user to view progress on a route, with detailed information regarding heading, speed, and elevation. Built to last, the product is capable of being submerged in up to 3 metres of water, is buoyant, dustproof, and can operate at temperatures as low as -20°C to +70°C. “Compared with similar two-way GPS satellite trackers and messengers on the market, it is easily the most affordable at £157.50 (ex VAT); no other product has the same range of features at that price-point. We anticipate that this will make inReach very popular for both leisure and business users alike and are pleased to add DeLorme’s satellite GPS device to our existing range of products,” said David Phipps, Managing Director of GTCL. “Launching this important relationship with Global Telesat expands DeLorme’s international presence and signifies our continued growth around the world,” said Jim Skillings, Vice President of Commercial Products. “Because of Global Telesat’s established reputation and success in the region, as well as the product’s pole-to-pole global coverage through the Iridium satellite network, inReach is uniquely positioned as the safety and communication solution of choice for people whose work or recreational activities take place every day in remote regions and other areas not covered by cell phone service.” The DeLorme inReach has won many awards from respected outdoors and technology publications since its debut at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, including several ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Gear of the Year’ accolades. For more information visit http://www.globaltelesat.co.uk/satphone/Delorme-inReach-Satellite-Tracker.html 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. Global Telesat Communications Ltd, Unit A1 Arena Business Centre, Holyrood Close, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7FJ, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0)1202 607486. Website: www.globaltelesat.co.uk About DeLorme: DeLorme is a longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS products, and most recently the company has earned numerous prestigious awards for its groundbreaking integration of GPS navigation and satellite communications. The ability to develop all the critical components necessary to compete in these fast-changing technologies distinguishes DeLorme as a provider of unique solutions for both the commercial and government markets. DeLorme is based in Yarmouth, Maine, U.S.A., and is home to Eartha, the world’s largest revolving globe. To learn more, visit http://www.delorme.com. For media information please contact: Kim Stiver DeLorme kim(dot)stiver(at)delorme(dot)com 001-207-846-7018 Jim Rhodes Rhodes Communications jrhodes(at)rhodescomm(dot)com 001-757-753-1238 David Phipps Global Telesat Communications davidphipps(at)globaltelesat(dot)co(dot)uk +44 (0) 1202 607486

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  • GTCTrack Launch | New GSM and Satellite Tracking Application from Global Telesat Communications

    GTCTrack Launch | Global Telesat Communications has launched a global web based mapping application for a complete visual overview of satellite devices.

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  • Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd Signs Distributor Agreement with Global Telesat Communications Ltd (GTCL)

    GTCL will offer Globalstar products and services to it's diverse customer base, including defense, government, maritime and recreational sectors. Poole, UK , January 24 2013 - Globalstar Inc. (OTC:GSAT) announced today that Global Telesat Communications Ltd. (GTCL), one of the UK’s leading suppliers of satellite mobile voice, data and tracking services, has signed an updated Distributor Agreement with Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. Under the terms of the Agreement, GTCL will expand its product range to include Globalstar’s unique line-up of high quality satellite voice and duplex data solutions, including satellite phones, airtime plans and accessories.  GTCL will offer these products to its diverse customer base, including defense, government, maritime and recreational sectors. “We are very pleased to expand our association with Globalstar at this exciting stage in the development of their second-generation satellite constellation.  With inclusive plans offering voice and data calls for as little as €0.15 per minute and the lowest handset prices in the market, we look forward to being able to confidently recommend Globalstar to customers demanding the best satellite voice quality and fastest low-band data speeds at an affordable and highly competitive price” said David Phipps, Managing Director of GTCL. "As we approach the fourth and final launch of our second-generation satellites, we look forward to providing satellite customers around the globe with industy-leading voice quality and the fastest data speeds. We are delighted that GTCL has chosen to recommend Globalstar's satellite communications solutions and look forward to their assistance as we continue to broaden our customer base,” said Mark O’Connell, Director of European Sales & Business Operations at Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. Globalstar is currently planning to launch six satellites in early February 2013.  Once deployed, the six satellites will restore full service to Globalstar’s customers and position the Company as the first mobile satellite service provider to deploy a second-generation constellation of low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites.  The new satellites are designed to last for 15 years, twice the lifespan of Globalstar's first-generation satellites. Combined with the Company’s affordable and award-winning suite of consumer retail SPOT products, Globalstar will be uniquely positioned to offer the world’s most extensive lineup of highly reliable and lowest priced mobile satellite services to the broadest range of customers around the globe. About Global Telesat Communications Ltd. 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.   For more information regarding GTC, please visit www.globaltelesat.co.uk About Globalstar, Inc. Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial customers and recreational consumers in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems, flexible airtime service packages and the SPOT family of mobile satellite consumer products including the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of Spot LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit www.globalstar.com

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  • Global Telesat Communications introduces the RedPort WiFi Optimizer for fast, low-cost data connections with any satellite phone

    RedPort Wi-Fi Optimizer 10 September 2012, Poole, UK. Global Telesat Communications Ltd (GTC), leading suppliers of satellite communications equipment and airtime, today announced they are pleased to be stocking the RedPort WiFi Optimizer – the easiest and most cost-effective way to connect your laptop or smartphone to your satellite phone or terminal for a fast data connection. Used in conjunction with the SpeedMail Data Compression Software or XGate the RedPort WiFi Optimizer compresses your data to allow a saving of up to 85% on your data connection costs. It also makes web browsing 3-5 times faster and sending emails 20% faster than a regular satellite phone data connection. It has never been easier to set-up your data connection; the RedPort WiFi Optimizer comes with all of the most popular satellite phone and terminal drivers built in, all you have to do is simply plug your sat phone in and you’re connected. "Compared to the competition’s data compression devices the RedPort WiFi Optimizer at just £100 ex VAT offers a truly cost-effective solution to the sluggish data connections currently seen on satellite phones,” said Jenna Phipps, Sales and Marketing Manager at GTC. “This device allows our customers to get the most out of their sat phone and is perfect for those who need access to email and the web in remote locations.” Not only does the device speed up data transfer it also comes with a built in firewall which will automatically block any unwanted traffic such as automatic updates which can cause satellite data costs to rocket. The WiFi capability enables you to access email and internet wirelessly via your Windows or Mac computer and a specially designed app also makes it possible on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The Optimizer is powered by an AC charger although 12V chargers and batteries are also available offering a variety of flexible power options when travelling whether it be by boat, vehicle or on foot! Using a satellite phone to send photos of your journey back home or update social networks such as Facebook and Twitter is now a realistic possibility thanks to the RedPort WiFi Optimizer.

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