We are pleased to share the Globalstar announcement of the Globalstar 9600 – the world’s smallest satellite data router – developed for Globalstar by RedPort Global. The 9600 is a satellite Wi-Fi hotspot that lets users access the Globalstar satellite data network with their mobile devices, Globalstar satellite phone, and Globalstar Sat-Fi app, also developed by RedPort Global using the industry-leading XGate compression engine.
See the original release from Globalstar in full, below.
Globalstar Releases the 9600, World’s Smallest Satellite Data Hotspot
Allows Users to Affordably Connect Smartphones and Other Wi-Fi Enabled Devices From Beyond Cellular for Data Services
COVINGTON, La., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GSAT) has released its newest data solution, the Globalstar 9600™, meeting satellite phone owners’ demands for fast and dependable communications when off the grid. With the 9600, Globalstar customers can now use a convenient app to seamlessly pair their existing satellite phone and smartphone to send and receive email over the world’s most modern satellite network. This affordable data hotspot is ideal for remote workforces in industries including energy and construction to communicate via email, send status reports, download local weather and send pictures. Marine customers will also benefit from the ease of use and the ability to affordably use data from beyond cellular.
A photo accompanying this release is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=27447
“The 9600 will allow current and future Globalstar satellite phone customers to become even more efficient and tap into the power of our unsurpassed MSS data speeds,” said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar. “Our partners and customers in various sectors will find great value in the 9600, enabling them to get more accomplished while outside the range of cellular.”
With an MSRP of $149.99, the 9600 is designed to work with the following Globalstar products: GSP-1700 and GSP 1600 mobile satellite phones, as well as the GSP-2900 fixed phone system. Up to eight users with Wi-Fi enabled devices can remain connected to the router. To maximize efficiency, their devices can then seamlessly access the Globalstar network to send and receive email and make updates to social media.
Globalstar 9600 Key Features Include:
- Portability – Smallest and lightest on the market, weighing only 2 ounces
- Power – Rechargeable battery with up to four hours of usage on a single charge; 36 hours on standby
- Productivity – With data speeds 4x faster than the competition, the 9600 enables you to send more data in less time
- Affordable – No additional service costs, uses your existing Globalstar airtime plan minutes
- Robust – Send email, photos and other attachments when beyond cellular, or make updates to your social media accounts
The 9600 was developed for Globalstar in partnership with RedPort Global, leaders in advancing satellite data speeds and services. For more information about the 9600, coverage and a list of authorized Globalstar dealers, visit Globalstar.com.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to government, commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Globalstar customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
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