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–Geoforce, Inc. (www.geoforce.com), an international provider of Track and Trace and asset management solutions for the oil and gas sector and adjacent industries, announced today the additional expansion of its global footprint for GPS tracking of field equipment using the Globalstar Simplex network. Service for sub-Saharan Africa will be commercially available January 1st based on the opening of Globalstar’s new gateway in Botswana.
Since Geoforce’s inception in 2007, Globalstar has provided underlying satellite service for Geoforce’s Track and Trace solutions for global traceability of field equipment. With the addition of Globalstar’s new infrastructure in southwestern Africa, its satellite coverage will extend to nearly 100% of all oil and gas producing regions. Satellite service is required to provide coverage in regions with limited cellular coverage. These range from the North Slope of Alaska, to many remote shale basins in North America, and most of the major offshore producing regions of the world, including the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, offshore Brazil, West Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Already operating in six continents, Geoforce will now be able to offer complete worldwide support for its satellite based GPS tracking devices, and Track and Trace software applications. These products include the revolutionary GT1, the world’s only IECEx/ATEX certified Zone 0 GPS tracking device, and the new GT0, the world’s smallest commercial satellite tracking device.
“The Globalstar network offers some unique competitive advantages which have made it the ideal choice for Geoforce,” said James MacLean III, President and CEO of Geoforce. “In the oil and gas industry, in particular, there is a requirement for borderless global equipment tracking. And oil and gas field equipment usually must be tracked with a low power, intrinsically safe, battery operated, satellite based GPS tracking device, No other network currently offers the combination of ubiquitous global coverage and low power consumption – which not only allows for extended battery life, but also enables us to meet the world’s most stringent explosive safety ratings.”
“We are proud of how Globalstar has supported the phenomenal growth of Geoforce since its inception,” said Jay Monroe, Globalstar CEO. “Today, Geoforce has the largest satellite tracking deployment in the oilfield, and is the clear leader in this category. Our continued investment in our network continues to pay dividends for Geoforce and its customers.”
Geoforce’s equipment Track and Trace and asset utilization solutions are built for the unique requirements of the oil and gas industry. The company provides operational support services in all of the key North American Shale basins, the Gulf of Mexico, and numerous international producing regions. Geoforce has deployments on six continents with over 400 companies. Its customers include many of the international super major operating companies, most of the major international oilfield services companies, as well as hundreds of mid-size and regionally-focused O&G operators, service providers, and equipment rental companies.
Geoforce is headquartered near Dallas/Fort Worth international airport, with customer operations based in Houston, Texas and research and development offices in Bozeman, Montana. Geoforce do Brasil is located in Macae, Brazil. Geoforce Australia is located in Perth, Australia. Geoforce UK is located in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to government, commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Globalstar customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. For more information, visit www.globalstar.com.
Combining a cloud-based software platform with ruggedized GPS tracking devices, Geoforce’s Track and Trace solutions bring control to even the most remote field operations. Our asset tracking devices are built for the world’s toughest field operators in these industries: oil and gas, rail, construction, mining, transportation, government/defense, and agriculture. Today more than 1,300 customers track 150,000+ assets in almost 100 countries. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Geoforce operates a research and development office in Bozeman, Montana. Sales and support offices are maintained throughout the U.S. and in Brazil, Australia, and Canada.