Gavan Murphy – Director of Marketing EMEA
Our continuous innovation cycle, and abiding commitment to exploring how to make our solutions even better, are the beating heart of our product development roadmap.
For example, in 2007, Globalstar saw a gap in the marketplace for a reliable, highly capable communications device for personal safety and tracking. There were GSM-based trackers, but none leveraging satellites, designed and priced for consumers.
This was our chance to give ordinary people a compact and rugged safety device to help them do extraordinary things, like outdoor pursuits and adventures that are so popular today. Now in its third generation, with next generation in development, over 280,000 SPOT customers later, it’s abundantly clear that many people require our devices. So far they’ve initiated over 4,750 rescues worldwide, many lifesaving.
Now businesses and government agencies have enthusiastically adopted SPOT, which is easily clipped to ordinary clothing, protective workwear, or a backpack.
So for Globalstar, generating great ideas is just about taking a 360-degree view of what’s out there, and observing where there’s a need, while harnessing the energy and brainpower of our talented scientists and engineers, all driven to redefine what’s considered possible..