Photo Release -- Outdoor Enthusiasts to Benefit From the New SPOT Gen3

Photo Release -- Outdoor Enthusiasts to Benefit From the New SPOT Gen3

SPOT Adds Customized Tracking and Enhanced Power Options to Award-Winning
Product Line

COVINGTON, La., July 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPOT LLC, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. and leader in satellite messaging and emergency
notification technologies, today announced SPOT Gen3, the next generation of
the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. SPOT Gen3 offers enhanced functionality
with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power
options including rechargeable and USB direct line power. SPOT is part of an
award-winning product line that provides an affordable and vital line of
communication with friends, family and emergency assistance on any adventure,
from canoeing to hiking to snowmobiling.

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"When outdoor recreationists go off the grid, they have come to depend on the
SPOT line of products time after time," said Jay Monroe, CEO of SPOT LLC. "The
new SPOT Gen 3 has a significantly improved battery life, enhanced usability
and we have added more robust tracking options to help meet the demands our
220,000 plus customers and counting."

New SPOT Gen3 features include:

  *Unlimited Tracking – Users can pre-set SPOT Gen3 to send tracks at the
    speed of their adventures with options to send every 5, 10, 30, or 60
  *Extreme Tracking - The features of Unlimited Tracking, but with the added
    ability to vary the track rate down to every 2 ½ minutes. Perfect for
    pilots and ultra-outdoor competitors.
  *Motion Activated Tracking - SPOT Gen3 sends tracks at a chosen rate for as
    long as the device is turned on and moving.
  *Longer Battery Life – Approximately twice as long as previous SPOT devices
    with new power options including 4 AAA Energizer® Ultimate Lithium 8x
    batteries (L92), 4 AAA Energizer® NiMH rechargeable batteries (NH12), or
    Line Power with a 5v USB connection.

Around the globe over 2,400 rescues have been attributed to SPOT. SPOT Gen 3
offers the same safety assurance that all SPOT devices are renowned for. With
the push of a button, SPOT users can:

  *Alert for rescue, transmitting an S.O.S. notification with GPS location to
    GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center.
  *Check In, letting others know they are OK and have arrived safely.
  *Track, sharing their GPS location in real-time via Google Maps™.
  *Message, sending custom messages to family and friends regardless of cell

SPOT Gen3 is the second new product announcement from the popular SPOT line
this summer. SPOT Global Phone was added to the SPOT family in May and ensures
users can have 2-way voice connectivity with family, friends and business even
when their adventures take them out of cell coverage.


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

Pricing and Product Availability Information:

SPOT Gen3 retails $149.95 MSRP plus a required annual subscription service
starting at $149.99 per year with upgraded service plans available.

SPOT Global Phone retails $499 MSRP plus a required subscription service from
$24.99 monthly.

SPOT is available at retailers nationwide such as REI, Cabela's, Dick's
Sporting Goods, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Eastern Mountain
Sports, Sportsman's Warehouse, West Marine and Bass Pro Shops. For more
information on SPOT Gen 3, SPOT Global Phone or a complete list of retailers
carrying SPOT products, visit

About Spot LLC

SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite
communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT voice devices
use the Globalstar network to transmit two-way communication. SPOT messaging
devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to
transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided
peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely
independent of cellular coverage, having initiated over 2,400 rescues
worldwide. For more information,

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. SPOT
Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Brad Grantham
         Public Relations Account Supervisor
         Phone: 225.215.4483
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