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09 January 2018

Globalstar Brings the Power of the Sun to IoT Asset Management with SmartOne Solar

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• SmartOne Solar reduces cost of remotely monitoring and tracking assets such as rail tank cars, containers, heavy equipment and vehicle fleets
• SmartOne Solar’s batteries deliver over eight years of serviceable life and the device can operate for months without sunlight

SmartOne Solar is a low maintenance and intelligent IoT device that provides remote monitoring and tracking over the Globalstar satellite network. Fixed and movable assets such as rail tank cars, containers, heavy equipment and vehicle fleets can be remotely monitored and tracked reliably, even when beyond the reach of other communications networks.

Powered with solar-rechargeable batteries, SmartOne Solar can deliver over eight years of serviceable life and low maintenance. The device will operate continuously for many months while reporting twice a day without the need for exposure to sunlight.

As part of a line of satellite-based data products, SmartOne Solar is designed to meet the M2M needs of businesses in industries such as oil and gas, transportation and logistics, mining, forestry, utilities and commercial maritime with critical data monitoring and remote asset management needs.

“There is an exponential growth in M2M markets worldwide fuelled by demand for affordable, reliable IoT data solutions that help businesses monitor, manage and automate collection of data from remote assets. SmartOne Solar is part of a line of products designed to help our customers affordably streamline remote M2M and IoT operations over our modern and fast satellite network,” said Jay Monroe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar. “In developing the technology that powers SmartOne Solar, we partnered with Carmanah, a leader in solar manufacturing with a global reputation for developing dependable industrial solutions that perform in some of the world’s harshest environments.”

“Carmanah was able to apply many of our core strengths when developing this product: using rugged materials and reliable enclosures to withstand extreme environmental conditions, designing efficient PV and charging circuitry, optimising power management firmware, and applying insolation simulations that balance energy generation and consumption,” said John Simmons, Carmanah CEO.

The simple operation of the SmartOne Solar allows users to proactively manage remote assets through automated data collection and critical monitoring. SmartOne Solar delivers reliable location reporting for assets deployed worldwide, enabling improved security and efficiency for businesses and other non-commercial organisations. The product’s additional benefits include: 

  • quick and easy installation
  • configurable range capabilities
  • operational productivity improvement through reliable remote asset performance monitoring
  • supports safety/compliance, smart metering and data visibility


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.


About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah designs, develops, and distributes a portfolio of products focused on energy-optimized LED solutions for infrastructure. Since 1996, we have earned a global reputation for delivering durable, dependable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for industrial applications that perform in some of the world’s harshest environments. We manage our business within two reportable segments: Signals and Illumination. The Signals segment serves the Airfield Ground Lighting, Aviation Obstruction, Offshore Wind, Marine, Telematics and Traffic markets. The Illumination segment provides solar-powered LED outdoor lights for municipal and commercial customers.

For media information, please contact:

Gavan Murphy

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd.


Cynthia Ritchie

White Tiger Communications

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