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Spot Satellite Messenger Receives 2008 Field & Stream Best of the Best

SPOT Satellite Messenger Receives 2008 Field & Stream Best of the Best Award in Innovation and Technology

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MILPITAS, CA (August 27, 2008) — SPOT LLC, the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite Messengerâ„¢, today announced it has been awarded Field & Stream Magazine’s Best of the Best Award in the hunting technology category for 2008. The announcement is featured in the September 2008 issue of the magazine, currently available on newsstands.

Hundreds of products undergo rigorous field testing each year and are judged on criteria including significance of innovation, the quality of the design and the value it brings to hunters. Only the most innovative and best-designed products in their class are selected.

“It’s been an incredible year for gear,” says Jay Cassell, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “We tested more than 500 products and these thirty came in head and shoulders above the rest. These are the items we consider to the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”

SPOT is the world’s first Satellite Messenger, allowing users to send their GPS location and custom messages to family and friends or emergency responders over a satellite communications network. Since its introduction in November 2007, this breakthrough safety device has delivered more than 2.5 million messages and more importantly, its unique satellite messaging and tracking capability has helped save dozens of lives worldwide.

“We are proud to be recognized as leaders in innovation and design by Field & Stream, one of the most respected and highly read publications in the outdoor industry,” said Darren Bassel, Director of Marketing for SPOT LLC. “SPOT enables users to pursue their passions in the outdoors while keeping a direct line of contact with others back at home, providing new levels of safety and peace-of-mind while enjoying the outdoors.”

Weighing just over 7 ounces with a suggested retail price of $169.99, the SPOT Satellite Messenger is a powerful and affordable safety device for all outdoor enthusiasts. SPOT’s dual satellite technology permits users’ location coordinates to be tracked on web-based mapping programs such as Google Mapsâ„¢. SPOT’s messaging function provides the ability to check-in with others by sending an “OK message” along with the user’s location coordinates to pre-programmed cell phone SMS or email addresses. The SPOT Satellite Messenger can also send a distress message to an international emergency response center alerting rescue authorities of the user’s GPS co-ordinates. The recently announced SPOT Share pages and its Yahoo FireEagle integration enables users with the option and capability to easily share their location in real-time with anyone on the web.

Complete details on the Field & Stream Best of the Best Awards can be found in the September 2008 Field and Stream issue or at

The SPOT Satellite Messenger, the world’s first satellite messenger, uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer’s location and the SPOT network to transmit that information to friends, family or an emergency service center. SPOT LLC., a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT), provides lifesaving communications technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. Thanks to this affordable, cutting-edge personal safety device, the company offers people peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage. For more information on how SPOT LLC. is helping users live to tell about it(SM) – from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure purposes – visit

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Media Contacts:

Susan Donahue
Skyya Communications (for SPOT LLC)
646) 454-9378

Derek Moore
(408) 933-4112