Free GS1700 phone with purchase of the service-

With its easy deployment, the GSP-1700 can be fully operational within minutes, offering benefits like:

  • Powered by 100% Satellite Technology
  • Crystal-Clear Voice Quality
  • No Voice Delays
  • Fastest Data Speeds
  • Lowest Priced Airtime Plans
  • U.S.-based Phone Number
  • Full System Redundancy

Winter Travel in Alaska Using Globalstar Equipment

First things first about Satellite Equipment usage in the North

One of the myths of sat phone usage in Alaska is that it is available 100 percent of the time. While it seems that it should, it is not. Why?

In the case of Globalstar’s constellation its second generation satellites are positioned at a lower latitude using 24 LEO (Low Earth Orbiting) satellites. These satellites talk to each other in what is called a “bent pipe architecture.” Using this system in space and the use of regional gateways Globalstar has far and away better audio for clearer, crisp sound. While there are times and places where the equipment does not immediately work this is because the phone signal can’t see the necessary satellites to make a complete connection.

Speaking of connections, using Globalstar phones you will not have to make multiple stage dialing, meaning that you can dial an area code and number the same as a cellular telephone. Other satphone services require multiple dialing starting with a service access number, then the number you wish to reach.

The Globalstar satellite is simple; Each consists of a communications system of both S and L-band antennas, a trapezoidal body, two solar arrays and each satellite operates at an altitude of 1,414km (approximately 876 miles).

This systems software resides on the ground at regional “Gateways” in Alaska we are lucky as there is a gateway located in Wasilla in the Mat-Su Valley which means that more of the state has clearer stronger audio and digital signals to and from the equipment.

Additionally Globalstar 1700 phones use a new lighter battery that boasts of longer times between re-charging, and shorter times completing a full battery charge. Also there are additional accessories like mini USB ports in the phone for use of the 9600 Wifi units and portable docking kits.

Consider using a Globalstar 1700 phone while travelling long distances on Alaska roads in the winter, or use a SPOT or Trace unit so that friends and family can follow and track your trip from start to destination.  These units are small, portable and useful for adventure travel as well.

But first check road weather conditions or aviation weather pack and dress for getting stuck and bring a Globalstar Satellite device…that’s the Alaska way.

Globalstar Awarded FAA STC for SAT Phone Antenna for Part 23 Light Aircraft Use

Globalstar Announces Certification of New Part 23 Light Aviation Aircraft Antenna
 

The general aviation market can now, for the first time, access affordable in-flight voice and data services for recreational and business communications


COVINGTON, LA , March 24 2016- Globalstar, Inc.(NYSE MKT: GSAT) announced today the awarding of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for its Part 23 Light Aviation Aircraft Antenna. The issuance of the STC validates that all quality and safety requirements of the FAA for the product have been met through rigorous testing and evaluation which took place over the past year. The initial issuance was obtained on a Beechcraft Baron with an additional 700 models expected to be added to the Approved Model List (AML). A market consisting of hundreds of thousands of General Aviation Pilots can now practically and affordably make calls, send emails and text messages and browse the internet from the cockpit, without the need for cellular access.

“This announcement comes on the heels of the recent announcement to partner with Avidyne to provide new communications solutions for the higher-end aviation market,” commented Dave Kagan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Globalstar. “With the newest mobile satellite communications network available today, we want to leverage our industry-leading voice capabilities and fastest data speeds to provide innovative communications solutions to a market where until now, reasonably priced hardware and service options were virtually non-existent.”

The FAA-certified antenna will be paired with Globalstar’s STC’d cradle and sold alongside devices like the GSP-1700 mobile satellite phone and Sat-Fi®. The GSP-1700 voice and data package will be sold with the accompanying, STC-certified cradle, SPOT Trace® tracking device, which tracks the plane’s location down to every 2.5 minutes and the 9600 data interface. The Sat-Fi voice and data package will include the antenna and SPOT Trace. Both packages will give pilots and passengers the ability to make and receive calls, update travel times, change flight plans, arrange for services upon landing and simply stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues via voice, text, email, tracking or all of the above. According to Ryan Deck, Avionics Sales Manager for Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., “This is the most exciting development in General Aviation Avionics in a very long time.”

The GSP-1700 package will retail at $1,600 and the Sat-Fi package will retail for $1,700 (airtime plans and SPOT Trace activation fees not included). Both packages will be available from specialty dealers around the nation and Globalstar anticipates its new aviation kits will be ready for shipment in early summer. For more information, visit the Globalstar booth at one of the upcoming Aviation shows (Sun n’ Fun, Great Alaska Aviation Gathering or EAA Airventure) or visit Globalstar.com/Aviation.

About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, leveraging the world’s newest mobile satellite communications network. Customers around the world in industries like government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information, visitwww.globalstar.com.

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.

Media contact information:
Erica Kelt
erica.kelt@globalstar.com
(985) 335-1652