May 30, 2016
Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. has announced that the SPOT Gen3 Satellite Messenger has been chosen by the Government of Nunavut to help increase safety of its personnel and those it helps to protect. SPOT was chosen based on its affordability, connectivity features and ability to assist during Search and Rescue operations. To date, SPOT has helped to initiate over 4,000 rescues around the globe, 1,100 of those occurring in Canada.
According to Kris Mullaly, Policy Analyst/Communications Officer with the Department of Community and Government Services, Government of Nunavut: “The Government of Nunavut promotes the use of communication devices when travelling on the land. Such devices save lives, are cost effective and reduce risks for volunteer search and rescue personnel who play such an important role in helping our citizens. We are planning to replace our older devices with the Gen3 because when used, these devices increase safety for our hunters, boaters, visitors and recreational travelers, at least they would have an option to get help should they ever need it.”
SPOT Gen3 is a rugged, pocket-sized and affordable GPS messenger that helps users stay connected via satellite even where there is poor or no cellular signal. It provides off-the-grid messaging, emergency alerts, and extreme GPS tracking, with track check points capable of taking place as frequently as every 2 1/2 minutes. SPOT Gen3 is part of a family of products that work virtually everywhere in the world, offering peace of mind through reliable satellite-based connectivity. SPOT users have the ability to track assets, use location-based messaging and signal for help beyond the boundaries of cellular.