Expanded Coverage for Globalstar Asset Tracking

ASHBURN, VA /PRNewswire/ -- AeroAstro announced that the next SENS asset tracking satellite downlink decoder rack passed all testing and is ready for installation at a Globalstar ground gateway. The equipment will be used to expand the geographic coverage of the Globalstar Simplex Data Service. Testing of the device, known as the "SENS Applique," was conducted at AeroAstro's headquarters in Ashburn, VA during the second week of May.

AeroAstro provides proprietary network infrastructure devices containing the signal processing technology that powers the Globalstar Simplex Data Service. They are already installed across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Western Australia. AeroAstro continues to expand the availability of seamless global asset tracking data communications with the successful factory acceptance test of the AeroAstro proprietary device.

"The infrastructure equipment will be installed at a Globalstar groundstation in June, further expanding the commercial reach of the Globalstar Simplex Service," said David J. Goldstein, Executive VP and GM of the Communications and Sensor Systems group at AeroAstro. "AeroAstro continues to take pride in expanding the use of seamless tracking and logistics technology worldwide with the ability to enable low-cost and very small tracking devices using the Globalstar system."

The Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) Applique, a proprietary digital signal processing infrastructure component installed at key Globalstar ground stations, receives and decodes asset tracking and monitoring data from field transmitters via the Globalstar Low Earth Orbit satellite network. It digitizes RF signals and extracts SENS message packets despite interference or overlapping transmissions, and transmits these messages through the Internet.

The technology provides a total solution that is uniquely affordable and reliable with ubiquitous coverage over most of the globe. AeroAstro combines infrastructure and asset tag hardware, data portal and communications services, and systems engineering to deliver prices, power savings, compact size and ease of use previously unimaginable from satellite communications. To order remote tracking hardware, transmitters, or data management services, please visit AeroAstro's Web-based storefront.

About AeroAstro
AeroAstro, based in Northern Virginia, is a leading developer of satellite and communications systems and components. AeroAstro has partnered with Globalstar, a satellite communication pioneer, to supply low cost, satellite-based data communication products and services to Value Added Resellers providing applications tailored for the asset tracking and remote monitoring industries. For further information please contact 866.631.6010 or [email protected].

About Globalstar, Inc.
With over 250,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar offers satellite services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's voice and data 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. Global 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 tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.

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