Globalstar announces the release of Sat-Fi2, the world’s most advanced satellite hotspot

by Keith Powell
Sat-Fi2, a lightweight and portable hotspot.

Sat-Fi2, a lightweight and portable hotspot. — Photo courtesy Business Wire

Globalstar Canada Satellite Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT),  today introduced Sat-Fi2™, a lightweight, portable satellite hotspot providing reliable communications through any Wi-Fi enabled smart device. Sat-Fi2 provides seamless connectivity powered by Globalstar's modernized satellite network and represents the first product utilizing Globalstar's next generation ground infrastructure. Now available in the US and Canada, Sat-Fi2 is the Company's newest product aimed to increase business efficiencies and consumer connectivity through continuous communications, independent of the limitations provided by terrestrial cellular networks.

"Sat-Fi2 is the industry's most affordable and functional portable satellite Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing businesses, emergency service organizations, remote workers and more to have continuous communications connectivity," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar. "We recognize that constant and seamless connectivity is critical for both business efficiency and safety, and we're pleased to introduce this best-in-class tool."

With the convenience of a new and easy-to-use Sat-Fi2 App, the device connects up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled IOS or Android devices to send and receive email and SMS text messages, transmit voice calls, access the web, post to social media and ensure access to emergency responders through the integrated S.O.S. button. Email functionality beyond cellular is seamless and the Sat-Fi2 App works on multiple platforms including Gmail, iCloud, Exchange, Outlook, Hotmail and Yahoo! When browsing the web, users will experience faster page load times through Sat-Browse, a built-in internet compression and search engine technology allowing efficient and affordable access to web-based information. 

"After testing the Globalstar Sat-Fi2, we were pleasantly surprised to see a self-contained satellite hotspot that could achieve significantly faster speeds than other like products on the market and will allow businesses to get their jobs done on the move," said Eric Talman, Vice President at Satellitephonestore.com and principal Globalstar dealer.

Sat-Fi2 is designed for a wide range of consumer, enterprise and government markets including oil and gas, marine, alternative energy, government, emergency management, forestry, construction, commercial hunting and fishing, transportation and logistics – and for anyone who needs to stay connected when working or travelling off the grid.

Price and Availability

Sat-Fi2 is Globalstar's most affordably priced satellite Wi-Fi hotspot, now available for $649.99(CAD) through Globalstar's dealer network. All devices require a service plan. For more information and dealer locator, visit globalstar.ca.

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 wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., please visit www.globalstar.ca.

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