AeroAstro Installs Network Device Extending Globalstar Simplex Data Service to Eastern Australia and New Zealand


Successful Satellite Downlink Decoder (Applique) Installation Adds to Global Simplex Coverage

ASHBURN, Va., June 14 / / -- AeroAstro today announced that it successfully installed the next SENS asset tracking satellite downlink decoder rack (Applique) at a Globalstar ground gateway in Dubbo, New South Wales in Eastern Australia. The Dubbo installation combined with the existing system at a Globalstar gateway in Western Australia will enable seamless Simplex Data coverage for the entire continent, New Zealand, and the surrounding maritime region.

The Dubbo ground gateway is located 260 miles northwest of Sydney in central New South Wales, equidistant from the commercial centers of Brisbane and Melbourne on the Newell Highway. In addition to Eastern Australia, AeroAstro has installed 9 other decoders across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Western Australia.

"Intelligent logistics management using large numbers of simplex data sensors offers a way to align big issues like industrial energy efficiency, reductions in transportation emissions, and increased productivity for economic growth." said David J. Goldstein, Executive VP and GM of the Communications and Sensor Systems group at AeroAstro. "The extension of coverage in Australia adds further to our ability to manage resources in ways that benefit individuals, businesses, and society. AeroAstro is truly honored to be part of emerging global solutions in this area."

The Sensor Enabled Notification System (SENS) Applique, a proprietary digital signal processing infrastructure component installed at key Globalstar ground stations such as Dubbo, 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 at www.sensservice.com.

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 info@sensservice.com.

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.

Source: AeroAstro

CONTACT: Kim Irving, Director of Marketing of AeroAstro,
+1-703-554-6335, kim.irving@aeroastro.com

Web site: http://www.aeroastro.com/

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