May 7, 2003
Globalstar announces commercial availability of a new data monitoring and acquisition service for asset tracking and sensory telemetry monitoring. Over 400 simplex modems are now being placed into active service with a first group of customers in important industrial applications. Globalstar AeroAstro simplex modems attached to cargo containers will track their location as they are hauled by truck or rail around North America. Global positioning system information on each container is automatically sent back to a central control office via Globalstar's satellite constellation, allowing the customer to track the position of its container fleet in real time, even when the containers are in remote locations.