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Ten Thousand Satellite Modems for Disaster Recovery Organizations.

Globalstar and Orbit One to Provide Asset-Tracking Solution to Various Government and Private Agency First Responders

MILPITAS, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Globalstar, Inc., a world leader in providing mobile satellite voice and data services to business, and Orbit One Communications, Inc. of Bozeman, Montana announced today the purchase of an additional 10,000 OrbiTRAX simplex satellite tracking devices by various Federal, State and private organizations, who will activate these units in preparation for the 2006 hurricane season. The OrbiTRAX tracking devices are being delivered to support the field logistics requirements of the various public and private organizations, and will allow those customers to track and manage their dispersed assets during and after a hurricane, or any other natural or man made disaster.

The OrbiTRAX product is an integrated simplex modem and GPS tracking solution that uses the Globalstar satellite network to deliver data to Orbit One's FELIX(TM) (Field Enhanced Logistics) web based back office mapping and logistics management system. The back office solution allows the various customer agencies to track and map the location of their fixed and mobile resources.

"We are extremely pleased by the continued growth of the Globalstar simplex data market and that our network is being utilized to help with disaster recovery efforts," stated Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc. Mr. Monroe added, "As one of our largest distributors of simplex data solutions, Orbit One, has built a reliable product and service designed to specifically serve the needs of emergency first responders and we look forward to their continued growth in this industry segment."

Orbit One CEO, President and Founder David Ronsen stated, "We mold basic capabilities and reliable technology into quick, simple and intuitive tools to serve asset logistics' recovery, maintenance and delivery needs, thereby improving the short and long term management of assets in often chaotic environments." Mr. Ronsen added, "The Globalstar simplex service system, in combination with Orbit One's delivery, data management and hardware capabilities, has allowed us to introduce a reliable service that is well received. Better information, with connectivity established between responders' resources and their delivery systems, helps to coordinate the response effort, and serves well into the recovery phases."

Once these units have been deployed, Orbit One will have activated over 25,000 OrbiTRAX units to the incident and emergency response communities, since it began integrating the Globalstar Simplex Data Service into its products in 2004.

Globalstar has offered simplex data in the U.S. and Canada since 2003, and throughout Europe, the Middle East and across the north Atlantic region since early 2005. Globalstar also recently announced expansion of simplex data coverage into parts of South America, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Simplex data is one of the fastest growing company segments with the number of Globalstar simplex subscribers increasing in 2005 by approximately 300%.

About Globalstar, Inc.

With over 200,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar offers high value, high quality satellite services to commercial and recreational users from virtually anywhere in more than 120 countries. 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.

For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web site at

About Orbit One Communications

OOC specializes in applying its in-depth knowledge of communications technologies to meet and exceed the needs of customers in a variety of industries. OOC's technical staff is expert at designing customized applications that work within clients' existing practices, including data applications and thick and thin client databases that business and government clients use to manage and track trailers, cargo containers and other field- deployed assets in real-time applications. OOC is one of the largest resellers and solutions integrators of Satellite Small Packet Data products (SSPD) in the world. In addition to equipment sales, OOC also offers rental packages of satellite phones that can be shipped to any area of the country within 24 hours.

For more information about Orbit One Communications, its products, or the role of satellite communications in tracking field-deployed assets, please visit Orbit One's website at
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 Globalstar, Inc.
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