How to measure the wind — Globalstar, Inc. [Nasdaq:GSAT], a major provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments and individuals, today announced that Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of renewable wind energy projects, will transmit wind measurement and other remote monitoring data from prospective wind farm locations to their backoffice using the Globalstar satellite network.
According to the agreement RES Americas will purchase ExtraNET CC
communications controllers designed by Crystalline Technology Inc.,
from Globalstar distributor NetSat. The controllers will be used to
provide seamless communications using Globalstar satellite data modems
and the Globalstar satellite data network.
"As the world pays increased attention to alternative or green energy
solutions we're pleased to provide one of the nation's leaders in
renewable power, RES Americas, with the ability to affordably monitor
crucial data such as wind speeds and hardware related information from
virtually anywhere," said Dennis Allen, Senior Vice President of U.S.
Sales and Marketing for Globalstar, Inc. Mr. Allen added, "Integrators
such as Crystalline can affordably integrate our Globalstar satellite
coverage capability into their remote data solutions. Using our
innovative Optimal Satellite Availability Tool or OSAT as well as the
ability to 'store and forward' data, Crystalline provides customers
such as RES Americas with a high quality, highly reliable way to
monitor weather and control data without having to worry about the
availability of phone lines or other wireless infrastructure."
Globalstar Duplex data modems provide affordable remote data solutions
for customers both within and beyond the reach of traditional wireless
and terrestrial infrastructure. Various alternative energy, utility,
transportation, maritime, oil and gas, government, military, aviation
and environmental monitoring customers use Globalstar satellite modems
for SCADA, telemetry, and monitoring applications as well as basic
Internet and email access.