SPOT Satellite Technology Saves Lives
Having a backup plan is essential when working, travelling or exploring in remote areas. More and more people are relying on SPOT devices for that backup, to provide affordable and reliable connectivity, S.O.S. notifications, and real-time GPS tracking, completely independent of cellular coverage while out and about. To date over 3500 rescues have been initiated by SPOT satellite devices world wide.
“Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced recently that its SPOT products have been used to initiate 1,000 rescues in Canada, many life-saving, since the technology was launched in 2007. British Columbia has reported the greatest number of SPOT rescues with 376 incidents, followed by Alberta at 115 and Nunavut at 111. Another 96 SPOT rescues have been initiated in Ontario and 85 in Quebec. The majority of these rescues were comprised of hiking/mountain sports, boating/water sports and motor vehicle incidents.
With hundreds of thousands of SPOT units in service globally, SPOT delivers peace of mind for outdoor enthusiasts with affordable and reliable connectivity and real-time GPS tracking, when there is unreliable or no cellular coverage. In Canada, SPOT gained 12,000 new users in 2014, adding 55,000 worldwide, a record number of activations in any single year which underscores the fact that Canadians increasingly want to stay connected. SPOT products offer users worldwide peace of mind, by allowing them to track their assets, use location-based messaging and emergency notification technology and to make calls beyond the reach of mobile signals. Since it was introduced, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers such as hikers, boaters, campers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts have come to depend on SPOT’s life-saving capabilities.”
You can visit www.findmespot.ca or call 866-651-SPOT for details regarding SPOT product and availability.