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Better change our sales pitch

This came from Hearsat mailing list. If we try to push for our LEO as an emergency tool we will 
probably be in the shadow of Orbitrax... could be a change in our sales pitch will be needed? Why 
not came back to the basic roots EG: Good DX communications and experimenting?

On 4 May 2006 at 23:34, AllanStern@aol.com wrote:

> Ten Thousand Satellite Modems For Disaster Recovery Organizations
> Milpitas CA (SPX) May 03, 2006. Globalstar Inc, a world leader in  providing 
> mobile satellite voice and data services to business, and Orbit  One 
> Communications, Inc. of Bozeman, MT 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 (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  r
> ecovery 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%.
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