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June 11, 2018 – Globalstar’s IoT Satellite Data Solution SmartOne Solar Meets Industry’s Highest Safety Standards including ATEX Zone Zero Intrinsically Safe and HERO Certifications

June 11, 2018 – Globalstar’s IoT Satellite Data Solution SmartOne Solar Meets Industry’s Highest Safety Standards including ATEX Zone Zero Intrinsically Safe and HERO Certifications


SmartOne Solar is an intelligent IoT device for remote asset management and automated data collection for industries with operations beyond terrestrial networks

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (June 11, 2018) – Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), announced today that its M2M IoT satellite data device, the SmartOne Solar™, has met the industry’s highest safety standards, achieving ATEX Zone Zero Intrinsically Safe and HERO certifications. The SmartOne Solar is a solar-powered, low maintenance and intelligent IoT device that provides remote monitoring and tracking via one of fastest and most modern satellite networks in the world. The device is being showcased at the Global Petroleum Show, North America’s leading energy event, taking place in Calgary, Alberta from June 12-14, 2018.

SmartOne Solar addresses growing global demand for reliable and affordable remote monitoring and automated data collection of assets located beyond terrestrial networks. According to a forecast from Gartner, Inc., businesses are on pace to employ 4.1 billion connected things in 2018, and 7.4 billion by 2020. In terms of hardware spending, the use of connected things among businesses will drive more than $1.1 trillion in 2018.*

“The IoT market is driven by data and requires proactive, real-time access to critical data and analytics from field assets,” said Jim Mandala, Vice President, Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. “In the oil and gas sector, satellite networks provide the only window to these assets as operations are typically in areas beyond the reach of traditional cellular and GSM networks – an area which comprises almost 8 million square kilometres in Canada. SmartOne Solar is helping companies streamline their remote M2M and IoT operations, providing an affordable and reliable solution for the monitoring, management and automated collection of critical data from remote assets.”

SmartOne Solar Meets Industry’s Strictest Safety Requirements

The SmartOne Solar’s safety certifications include ATEXZone 0, IECEX, OSHA, UL913, CSA22.2 Intrinsically Safe, HERO (Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordinance) and others which meet the industry’s strictest safety requirements. The intelligent IoT device is powered with solar-rechargeable batteries which can deliver over eight years of serviceable life, operating continuously while reporting twice a day without the need for exposure to sunlight (6 months). SmartOne Solar is part of a line of satellite-based data products designed to meet the M2M needs of businesses in industries such as oil and gas, transportation and logistics, mining, forestry, utilities and commercial maritime with critical data monitoring and remote asset management needs.

To learn more about the benefits of SmartOne Solar, drop by the Globalstar Booth #1939 at the Global Petroleum Show, or visit the website.
About Globalstar, Inc.

Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Customers around the world in industries such as government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring, SCADA and IoT applications. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information regarding Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholy owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., please visit