Oil and Gas Businesses Benefit From Globalstar's Superior Satellite Technology
Globalstar's Second-Generation Constellation Offers Crystal-Clear Voice
Quality When Needed Most
COVINGTON, La., July 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. launched a
second-generation constellation in February, making its mobile satellite
services an invaluable resource for the oil and gas industry and putting the
company years ahead of the competition. Satellite communications connect
people and assets serving a number of roles in this burgeoning industry, and
Globalstar's solutions offer superior performance while fulfilling essential
Because Globalstar's GSP-1700 connects remote workers to their boss, family,
or coworkers, access to satellite communications can aid in recruitment and
retention, in addition to enabling crucial information to be shared.
Globalstar's GSP-1700 also proves essential in emergency situations. With a
handheld satellite phone, remote workers will stay safe and stay in touch
during the oil and gas exploration process.
Globalstar is the only MSS provider using the patented Qualcomm-based CDMA
technology, which provides crystal-clear voice quality from anywhere within
the global footprint. Globalstar's GSP-1700 satellite phone is ideal for
critical communications that happen in an instant. Calls occur with no
noticeable time delays on a network that transmits even a whisper.
For asset managers, Globalstar's superior tracking product, the Simplex
Transmitter Unit (STX-2), is designed to deliver reliable, one-way, digital
data communications for remote sensing, tracking and monitoring applications.
With the STX-2, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tanks, water tanks, pipelines,
electricity meters, cars, trucks, boats, human tracking devices and sea or
land containers can be monitored from afar. The module provides the ability to
send packet-switched data automatically on a time- or event-driven basis once
integrated into a tracking or monitoring device.
Additionally, providing a viable Internet connection in remote locations is
possible with Globalstar's GSP-2900 Fixed Phone System. The phone system
allows as many as five RJ-11 jacks to be connected and, with the availability
of Express Data on most of Globalstar's data plans, standard data speeds of
9600 bps accelerate to 28,000 bps, enabling emails, file transfers, and basic
services to occur at high speed. A reliable Internet connection ensures
business continuity even when you're beyond the reach of terrestrial
According to George Tulle, President of MRL Integration Solutions Ltd., a
Calgary-based company that serves customers in the oil and gas industry in
western Canada and the U.S., "MRL strives to build and deliver solutions for
real-time data delivery in a variety of services that provide value for our
clients. The value of real-time data delivery is perhaps best summed up by the
old saying 'time is money' which perfectly describes the logic driving the
growth in demand for faster access to data from critical oil and gas services.
The faster data can be provided, the faster decisions can be made, thus
increasing the probability of optimizing the performance of the asset which is
the oil and gas well undergoing the service work."
Globalstar's solutions provide superior performance for a variety of needs in
this industry known for remote locations and exploration. Globalstar's
affordability makes this superior performance accessible to every remote
Globalstar's GSP-1700 Satellite Phone and GSP-2900 Fixed Phone System are
significantly less expensive than any other satellite products available.
Prices start at $499 for mobile and $699 for fixed systems with service plans
from $300 annually. Globalstar's STX-2 is a low-cost tracking device providing
asset management in an affordable way.
For more information on Globalstar's products and to view a list of available
suppliers, visit Globalstar.com.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services.
Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more
than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and
fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and
flexible service packages. 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 or any Globalstar
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. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC.
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