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Globalstar to showcase its new M2M/IoT device at CES


Covington, LA , January 04 2018- Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT) will showcase its newest M2M/IoT device, the SmartOne Solar™, at the upcoming CES Show, January 9-12 in Las Vegas. The Company's newest product is solar-powered and offers Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity while addressing the growing global demand for reliable and affordable remote monitoring and automated data collection of assets located both within and beyond terrestrial networks. This product expands the market for remote connectivity to include assets that are otherwise difficult or expensive to reach for power replacement and lowers the operating cost of monitoring assets currently being served by legacy SmartOne products. The product is currently pending IECEx and ATEX-Zone 0 Certification to qualify the device as intrinsically safe.

TGI Connect, an asset management solutions provider and Globalstar Value Added Reseller (VAR), participated in Alpha testing of the SmartOne Solar product to evaluate the effectiveness of this new product.

"The team at TGI is excited about the launch of Globalstar's new SmartOne Solar device. We see this new product as a game changer for TGI and its customers as it eliminates the need for periodic battery changes and enables more message capability without the fear of battery depletion," said Bill Chornomaz, Director of Operations at TGI Connect. "The real excitement however comes from the Bluetooth Low Energy capability, allowing for more future device-to-device connectivity and opens doors to new possibilities and value to TGI's customers."

SmartOne Solar's rechargeable batteries can deliver over eight years of serviceable life. Without exposure to the sun, a fully-charged unit can operate for many months while reporting twice daily. The product's Bluetooth connectivity allows wireless device configuration and firmware upgrades in the field.

"For over ten years Globalstar has been creating IoT/M2M development products to meet the needs of our customers with critical data monitoring and remote asset management needs," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar. "Together with our valued partner Carmanah, Globalstar continues to offer dependable industrial solutions that perform in some of the world's harshest environments."

To learn more about Globalstar's new SmartOne Solar please visit booth #2421. If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact Samantha de Castro at samantha.decastro@globalstar.com.

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.

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Globalstar Contact
Samantha de Castro
samantha.decastro@globalstar.com

Carmanah Technologies Corporation Contact
Vern Byggdin
telematics@carmanah.com