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As Hurricane Season Begins, Be Prepared with Satellite Communication Solutions from SPOT and Globalstar

As Hurricane Season Begins, Be Prepared with Satellite Communication Solutions from SPOT and Globalstar

COVINGTON, La. (May 29, 2019) – The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts June 1, and AccuWeather, among other meteorology sources, forecasts at least 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes in 2019. The Weather Channel found that four in 10 Americans have no plans on how to handle an emergency and only 16 percent have a preparedness kit packed for a severe weather event.

With hurricane season approaching, officials recommend developing a complete communication plan that will ensure your family and loved ones stay connected during an emergency.  SPOT and its parent company Globalstar offer several devices that allow users to communicate when all other forms of communication, such as cellular and internet connections, are unavailable.

  • SPOT X – Two-way satellite messenger that allows users to exchange messages with any cell phone number or email address. It also sends S.O.S. messages to the 24/7 Search & Rescue Center, allowing users to message back and forth about an emergency and to receive confirmation when help is on the way.

  • SPOT Gen3 – Satellite personal tracker that sends pre-programmed messages with GPS coordinates to let family and friends know when the user is safe or needs help. With the push of a button, emergency services provide GPS coordinates to local response teams.

  • Sat-Fi2 – Satellite Wi-Fi hotspot that connects to a smart device so users can text, email and receive weather updates when cell coverage is down.

  • GSP-1700 – Satellite phone with clear voice quality. The phone operates in extreme environments and features an extended battery life.

SPOT and Globalstar are headquartered in Louisiana, and the company and its employees understand first-hand what it takes to be prepared for major storms. They partner with and support several rescue organizations, including Team 5, Recon Powerline and The Adventure Factory among others.   

“Globalstar has supported us over the years at various disaster sites and adventure trips around the world by providing us with reliable technology and efficient customer support,” said Adventurers for Change Founder Mike Savas. “Their SPOT devices provide our crew – and our clients –  with a sense of relief when they are running head-first into a distant land, an unknown civilization, or a remote village where there is no service otherwise.”

Along with Louisiana, other states most affected by hurricanes are Texas, Mississippi and Florida. Residents and visitors in the region can check out the National Hurricane Center and Center for Disease Control for valuable tools and resources to prepare for hurricane season.

SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational and business use. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit and receive text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact with family, friends and co-workers, completely independent of cellular coverage and has helped initiate more than 6,000 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit

Jordan Gover

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