Globalstar Demonstrates Why Satellites Are Critical for Safety and Security at IFSEC 2018, 19-21 June, 2018, ExCel – Globalstar Europe – Stand H430.
Providing robust ubiquitous mission-critical communications for security forces, military organizations, emergency services, as well as for commercial security requirements, is a bigger challenge today than ever before. Those involved in security, safety and public order, today face diverse operational challenges – including the increasingly complex efforts to counter and contain terrorism. This is coupled with pressure on relevant authorities and agencies to reduce costs. Additionally, commercial GSM networks and purpose-built radio networks both struggle to deliver the functionality, reach and flexibility that security services and first responders truly need.
Satellite communications overcomes these challenges
Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., the leader in satellite communications and emergency notification technologies, will showcase leading edge solutions to safeguard people and assets at IFSEC 2018, 19-21 June, 2018, ExCel – Globalstar Europe – Stand H430.
Visitors to Globalstar stand H430 will learn how its suite of communications and tracking products can help protect valuable equipment and cargo, provide security and peace of mind to remote personnel, and help users stay in contact with colleagues, family and emergency services even in areas outside of mobile phone coverage.
Globalstar provides mobile satellite voice and data services to government, commercial and individual customers around the world. The company’s products are enabled by Globalstar’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, the only complete next generation satellite system in operation today. Globalstar products are perfectly suited to enhancing security for people and assets, both fixed and mobile, and improving working conditions and safety for remote crews and lone workers.
INTRODUCING GLOBALSTAR SAT-FI 2 – TURNS EXISTING WI-FI DEVICES INTO SATELLITE PHONES
IFSEC 2018 will be the European debut for Globalstar’s new high-power satellite hotspot, Sat-Fi2, enabling any Wi-Fi enabled device to become a satellite phone. Up to eight simultaneous users can connect to Globalstar’s satellite network with Sat-Fi2, enabling them to make and receive voice calls, email and text, as well as access the internet, all from their own device. So anyone working beyond the mobile phone network can benefit from high quality voice communications and reliable internet connectivity. For any security or counterterror operation, for temporary worksites and while at sea, users can bring their own device – including tablets, smartphones and laptops – and harness the power and reliability of Globalstar’s worldwide satellite network. Sat-Fi2’s performance provides the fastest, most affordable, mobile satellite data speeds in the industry.
SMARTONE SOLAR – ULTRA LOW MAINTENANCE, ULTRA WIDE REACHING, IOT DEVICE
IFSEC 2018 delegates can also see Globalstar’s all-new SmartOne Solar, the satellite industry’s only solar-powered commercial one-way asset manager. SmartOne Solar monitors assets of any kind, whether fixed or mobile, including shipping containers, transport trailers, construction machinery and vehicle fleets. SmartOne Solar enables ultra-low maintenance and ultra-cost-efficient tracking. Powered with solar-rechargeable batteries, SmartOne Solar can deliver over eight years of serviceable life and low maintenance. The device will even operate continuously for many months while reporting twice a day without the need for any exposure to sunlight.
SPOT GEN3: THE ESSENTIAL SAFETY GADGET FOR ALL SECURITY WORKERS AND MILITARY PERSONNEL
Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 provides security and peace of mind for remote and lone workers who are regularly beyond the mobile phone network. This pocket-sized GPS messenger is a rugged device that uses Globalstar’s low Earth orbiting satellite network to allow remote personnel to send an SOS with just the touch of a button. Emergency services instantly receive GPS location information and help is immediately dispatched to the person or people in distress.
With SPOT, colleagues, operation centre managers, or friends and family, can track the user’s location 24/7 thanks to an easy-to-use Google Maps interface. SPOT devices have been enthusiastically adopted in a wide range of industries where worker safety is a major concern. SPOT devices have been used to initiate over 5,900 rescues around the world, many of which were live-saving. Whenever security services are carrying out their duties and need the peace of mind that they can summon help even where there is poor or non-existent mobile coverage, SPOT Gen3 is standing by. See YouTube video.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF SPOTX – TRUSTED SPOT SAFETY AND SOS PLUS TEXT MESSAGING
Also, visitors can get a pre-launch glimpse of the NEW SPOTX satellite text messenger featuring direct 2-way SMS text communication that allows users to connect with colleagues, friends and family with the security of one-touch SOS. When SPOTX launches in EMENA later in 2018, users will be able to benefit from:
- TEXT – Send and receive 140-character text messages and short emails with family and friends from virtually anywhere in the world.
- SOS – Direct 2-Way text communication with 24/7 Search & Rescue services in case of a life-threatening emergency.
- TRACK – Track your progress at intervals of 2 ½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes and share your pinpoints with SPOT’s easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface.
- CHECK IN – Quickly and easily let everyone know you’re OK with a simple push of a button.
- POST TO SOCIAL – Link your Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep your friends and family in the know wherever you go.
- COMPASS – Built-in compass and waypoints to help you navigate during your adventures.
SPOT TRACE – THE AFFORDABLE WAY TO PROTECT VALUABLE ASSETS AGAINST THEFT
The ultimate anti-theft asset tracking device, SPOT Trace monitors cars, vans, motorcycles, boats and other valuable items and automatically notifies owners via email or text when movement is detected anytime, anywhere. With SPOT Trace, users can view their valuable item’s GPS coordinates on their 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 assets – 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 a wide range of valuable property, 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.
INDUSTRY’S SMALLEST ONE-WAY ASSET MANAGER – SMARTONE™ C BREAKS NEW GROUND IN SECURING FIXED AND MOVABLE ASSETS
At IFSEC 2018 Globalstar will also highlight SmartOne™ C. This compact, robust device provides connectivity and tracking capability for assets of any kind, whether fixed or mobile, virtually anywhere, including areas well beyond mobile coverage. SmartOne C is powered by Globalstar’s Simplex data network.
The SmartOne C complements Globalstar’s existing SmartOne solutions while opening up new opportunities for a wide range of security operations to monitor and manage their fixed and portable assets including shipping containers, transport trailers, temporary installations and vehicle fleets.
At the core of the SmartOne C is an accelerometer that alerts owners to any unexpected motion, such as attempts of theft. The device can dynamically report asset status and monitor faults, both of which can significantly enhance operating efficiency across numerous metrics. Since the launch of the original SmartOne in 2012, over 150,000 units have been shipped and used across multiple industry sectors including multimodal, aviation, alternative energy and military customers.
This enhanced model expands Globalstar’s Simplex solutions portfolio set and offers commercial and governmental customers the opportunity to benefit from the smallest simplex asset manager in the marketplace.
As further evidence of the robustness of SmartOne, should the line power be interrupted or fail, the SmartOne C automatically switches to battery back-up to provide uninterrupted transmissions. The SmartOne C uses four AAA 1.5V lithium batteries that provide over 1.5 years of battery life. Using line-power enables shorter messaging intervals for more frequent monitoring of an asset’s location or reporting of external sensor state.
The SmartOne C uses motion sensors, comparative GPS positions and custom configured sensors to gather and transmit asset status information. It is designed for easy installation, without requiring external antennas or power. Customers can choose from a variety of software applications which allow the device to be custom-configured for each asset’s specific management needs, providing remote access to asset data, and providing alerts to managers/authorities via customized Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), by email or text.
SmartOne C features include:
- Reduced messaging mode: when the asset remains in the same location, messaging is reduced to increase battery longevity
- Message settings: Wake, GPS locate, transmit location, resume sleep and additional 12 programmable sleep and time-of-wake settings
- Small size: 2.7 (H) x 3.25 (W) x 1 IN (D) including brackets [69 x 83 x 25 mm]
- Lightweight: 3.6oz/102g including four batteries and mounting hardware
- Quick and flexible installation: uses industrial adhesives, brackets or screw mounts for installation
- Simple design: requires no harnesses, external power or external antenna
- Accepts contact and serial signals (TTL) from external inputs
GLOBALSTAR STX3 – WORLD’S LOWEST POWER-CONSUMING SATELLITE CHIPSET FOR WORLDWIDE ASSET TRACKING
Globalstar’s STX3 global simplex transmitter has the lowest power consumption in the industry. This small highly capable asset tracking device can operate for many months or even years without requiring human intervention. Low-cost, easy-to-integrate STX3 chipset enables VARs and OEMs to develop smaller, more efficient asset tracking and monitoring devices that enable communications even when beyond the reach of mobile networks.
- The module can be integrated into a range of devices which can monitor assets as diverse as liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tanks, water tanks, pipelines, remote meter applications, vehicles or any other assets whether on sea or on land.
The STX3 chip is ideal for hybrid GPRS/GSM-based M2M / Internet of Things tracking or monitoring devices to provide a cost-effective, satellite-based backup communications solution that is always on, and always available.
The STX3 module sends one-way data messages via the Globalstar Simplex Network when integrated into a tracking or monitoring device. The module is easily integrated into devices for fixed and mobile asset management, remote sensing, data reporting and data logging applications over a near-global network. Use cases include: dual device tracking (GSM/Satellite), animal tracking, pipeline management, fleet management (marine and vehicular) and many other M2M applications with size constraints.
VARs and OEMs can incorporate the STX3 chipset into compact and efficient communications devices targeted at a wide and growing range of security applications.
For more information, visit eu.globalstar.com
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