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Globalstar Europe Introduces SPOT Trace - Dependable Anti-Theft Tracking for the Construction Industry


  • Affordable anti-theft protection for cranes, trucks, excavators, bulldozers and other equipment
  • Anytime, anywhere GPS satellite-based asset tracking device immediately notifies owners when movement is detected
  • Small, discreet, waterproof device for mounting practically anywhere
Dublin, Ireland , June 25 2014 - Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT), today announced the immediate availability of SPOT Trace™ in EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). The ultimate anti-theft asset tracking device, SPOT Trace is ideal for monitoring expensive equipment on construction sites cost-effectively. The device automatically notifies plant owners or site managers via email or text when movement is detected anytime, anywhere.

The UK Home Office estimates that plant theft alone costs the UK construction industry £400m each year. SPOT Trace allows plant owners/site managers to view the GPS coordinates of their equipment on a smartphone or online, in near real-time, using Google Maps™. The device uses Globalstar’s dependable next-generation GPS satellite network to keep tabs on valuable plant - even in areas where mobile network coverage is poor or non-existent.

SPOT Trace’s affordability and long battery life of up to 18 months make it ideal for tracking construction equipment left on site for extended timeframes, while its compact size (approximately 5 x 7 x 2 cm) and rugged design mean that it is durable enough to be mounted practically anywhere, and discreetly, out of sight of potential thieves.

SPOT Trace is very easy to set up and use. The device’s vibration sensor immediately triggers a movement alert to be sent to the site manager or other designated contact, via text or email, when it detects that the asset has moved. SPOT Trace users can also set the device to track GPS coordinates at 2 ½, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute intervals. Another key feature is the automated power-off alert, which continues to send GPS coordinates every day, helping site managers/plant owners to recover lost or stolen assets.

“SPOT Trace offers the construction industry a dependable, effective and highly affordable way to safeguard valuable equipment left on site overnight and for extended periods. With our solution, plant owners and site managers can monitor their valuable equipment 24/7, even on sites where there is little or no mobile network coverage,” said Gavan Murphy, Director of Marketing, EMEA and LatAm, Globalstar Europe. 

Pricing and Availability:
SPOT Trace is available now in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with an RRP of €125, and a range of service plans starting at €119 per year or just €11.90 per month. For more information on SPOT Trace and a list of online outlets, please click here.

About SPOT (a subsidiary of Globalstar):
SPOT’s growing family of products uses 100% satellite technology to provide location-based messaging and emergency notification for on and off the grid communications. To date, over 3,000 rescues around the globe have been initiated by users of SPOT products.

SPOT satellite coverage spans the world, including Europe, Canada, continental United States, Mexico, Australia, Northern and Central Africa, much of South America and North-Eastern Asia as well as hundreds of thousands of miles offshore of these areas. More detail here.

SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides satellite messaging technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. The SPOT product family uses Globalstar’s GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others, including emergency notifications to an international rescue coordination centre.

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. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For media information please contact:

Gavan Murphy
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd.

Lindsey Lee
White Tiger Communications
+44 (0)7766 447897