Globalstar Partner Advanced Tracking Surpasses Milestone of 2,000 SmartOne Devices Deployed in Leisure Marine Sector
Company Introduces Additional SmartOne Solar Option for Customers
- Specialist Globalstar integrator partner Advanced Tracking
- Globalstar’s SmartOne Solar satellite IoT transmitter is being deployed to provide reliable satellite tracking for leisure boat owners
- Advanced Tracking has now integrated SmartOne Solar into its www.konectis.com platform designed for leisure marine users; boat owners can benefit from energy efficient, low-maintenance and affordable satellite-enabled vessel tracking
DUBLIN, IRELAND — Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), and a leader in satellite messaging, IoT, and emergency notification technologies, today announced that its SmartOne Solar satellite IoT transmitter is being deployed to provide satellite tracking for leisure boat owners.
The announcement comes as Globalstar integrator partner Advanced Tracking achieves the milestone of deploying over 2,000 Globalstar SmartOne C IoT tracking devices for its customers in the marine sector.
Advanced Tracking recently integrated SmartOne Solar into its www.konectis.com platform, a portal designed for leisure marine users. Konectis features multiple capabilities that are manageable via a dedicated dashboard and user interface that includes an anti-theft alarm system. With the addition of SmartOne Solar, Advanced Tracking is now enabling fleet owners and individual boating enthusiasts to benefit from efficient, ubiquitous satellite IoT enabled vessel tracking.
“In the leisure marine sector, when you own boats in the 10-25m range, budgets matter,” said Co-Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Tracking, Christophe Allan.
“We knew that by integrating SmartOne Solar, we’d have the ideal solution to provide cost-conscious boat owners with an affordable, high-quality solution to track their vessels,” Allan noted.
SmartOne Solar – A Low Maintenance, Wide Reaching IoT Device
The Globalstar SmartOne Solar monitors assets of any kind, whether fixed or mobile, including shipping containers, transport trailers, construction/farm machinery and vehicle fleets.
SmartOne Solar provides a low maintenance and cost-efficient tracking option that is powered with solar-rechargeable batteries and can deliver multiple years of serviceable life. The device operates continuously for many months while reporting twice a day without the need for exposure to sunlight.
Allan points out SmartOne Solar’s ease-of-use and cable-free flexibility as major benefits. “The advantage of SmartOne Solar is that it doesn’t need connection to a power source, so the device can be positioned in many different points on the boat based on preference,” he added, “it is small and easy to install, with good performance quality. Because the device is autonomous, you just install it and off you go.”
Allan highlights the growing understanding that satellite connectivity is essential for reliable, ubiquitous coverage, saying: “The user could try other technologies, such as VHF or GSM, but as soon as you are out of range, you’ve lost track of the boat.”
The partnership between Globalstar and Advanced Tracking dates back to 2010. At that time, Advanced Tracking introduced Globalstar SmartOne C to its platform to replace/supplement its incumbent satcoms provider. One reason, Allan explains, was the need for a back-up satellite system to reduce exclusive reliance on one provider. “Price was also a big factor,” he adds: “SmartOne, and also Globalstar’s airtime packages, enable a really reasonably priced, quality solution for customers.”
Established in 2004, Advanced Tracking provides satellite tracking solutions and communication systems. Its comprehensive Konectis portal, whose features and communications preferences can be custom configured, is dedicated to meeting the needs of its marine customers, mainly owners of leisure sailing craft and motorboats.
“We’re delighted that SmartOne Solar is helping leisure craft owners cost-effectively track their valued boats,” said EMEA General Manager Mark O’Connell at Globalstar. “We congratulate Advanced Tracking for providing the fast-growing leisure marine market with a highly effective solution that aids in tracking, improves safety and security and prevents potential failures.”
About Advanced Tracking
Advanced Tracking specialises in satellite tracking and communication systems. The company offers a range of asset tracking systems as well as equipment that enables users to stay connected anywhere in the world. The company was created in 2004 to enable satellite tracking of leisure marine boats at sea. Advanced Tracking today equips more than 3,500 yachts throughout the world. Based on its successful experience in the maritime sector, Advanced Tracking offers tracking and rescue solutions for land transport (trucks, trailers, containers, wagons), leisure (motor homes, 4x4s, motorbikes, two-wheelers, jet-skis, etc.) or anyone wishing to ensure their safety (hikers, lone workers, mountaineers, senior citizens or children). The company offers satellite tracking systems that cover the globe but also via the mobile networks with multi-operator SIM cards in nearly 145 countries worldwide. Globalstar products SmartOne C, SmartOne Solar, SPOT Gen4 are integrated into Advanced Tracking’s in-house developed tracking portal https://www.konectis.com. For more information, visit https://www.advanced-tracking.com.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of customizable Satellite IoT Solutions for customers around the world in industries such as oil and gas, transportation, emergency management, government, maritime and outdoor recreation. A pioneer of mobile satellite voice and data services, Globalstar solutions connect people to their devices and allow businesses to streamline operations providing safety and communication and enabling mobile assets to be monitored remotely via the Globalstar Satellite Network. The Company's Commercial IoT product portfolio includes industry-acclaimed SmartOne asset tracking products, Commercial IoT satellite transmitters and the SPOT® product line for personal safety, messaging and emergency response, all supported on SPOT My Globalstar, a robust cloud-based enhanced mapping solution.
Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. For more information, visit eu.globalstar.com.
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