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SPOT IS™ Satellite GPS Messenger
Certified Intrinsically Safe
Provides a vital line of communication for the Lone Worker.
~~ Designed for oil & gas, mining, transportation safety ~~

Discontinued. No longer available.

The SPOT IS™ Satellite GPS Messenger is a GPS-enabled personal satellite messaging and emergency communications device providing a simple way to help address lone or remote worker safety. The new, rugged IS certified SPOT Messenger helps keep workers connected from remote areas via reliable satellite technology. SPOT IS™ works virtually anywhere in the world, even where cell phones don’t.

The easily identifiable blue SPOT IS™ is certified Intrinsically Safe meeting Class I, Division 1, Groups A-D under UL 913 and CSA C22.2 No. 157. These certifications allow companies operating in potentially combustible environments where the presence of flammable gases or vapors may exist such as oil and gas and natural resources including mining, transportation and government, to take advantage of SPOT messaging functionality. Certification was completed by MET Laboratories, Inc.

• Certified Intrinsically Safe to Class I Division 1 Groups A-D
• UL 913
• CSA C22.2 No. 157-92

Remote and Lone Workers
Industry employment in transportation, government, oil and gas and natural resources often require workers to operate remotely and alone. This poses considerable risks not only for the workers but also employers. As a result, responsibility is placed on employers to identify high-risk environments for their workers. Companies are challenged to provide safe work practices and ensure lone worker requirements are met. The most efficient way to ensure lone worker safety is effective communication.

Location-Based Satellite Messaging
The SPOT IS™ Satellite GPS Messenger is an affordable GPS-enabled personal satellite messaging and emergency communications device providing a simple way to help address lone worker safety. SPOT IS™ is 100% satellite technology so it works where cell phones don’t. SPOT IS™ can help meet work alone regulations by providing a simple and reliable solution to keep in contact with remote workers. SPOT IS™ combines GPS and satellite communications technology providing workers with a vital line of communication with employers and emergency assistance – when and where it may be needed.

Who Uses SPOT IS?
SPOT IS™ customers include businesses that operate in areas where cellular coverage is poor or non-existent and landline service unavailable. Natural resource companies, long-haul transportation operators, commercial fishermen, government employees, recreational and travel enterprises, geologists, prospectors and public safety organizations all value SPOT products and services.

SPOT's 5 Simple Communication Functions - Just Might Save Your Life

1) Alert SOS. Workers can use this function in the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency to notify emergency services of their GPS location. Once SOS is activated, SPOT IS™ will acquire its coordinates from the GPS network, and send that location along with a distress message every 5 minutes to the GEOS Emergency Response Center.

2) Help. For less critical emergencies, workers can press this button to send pre-programmed requests for help to their head office or supervisor for example. Up to 10 contacts can be pre-programmed to the Help button sending the alert message via e-mail or SMS.

3) Check In/OK. For casual check-in messages, workers simply need to press the Check-in/OK button to advise employers that they have arrived at a location and/or to keep them posted on where they are at specified intervals. SPOT IS™ sends a Check-in/OK message once with the longitude and latitude and your pre-programmed message to your contacts. Up to 10 contacts can receive the Check-in/OK message via e-mail or SMS.

4) Send a Custom Message. The Custom Message function operates exactly like the Check-in/OK message. SPOT IS™ provides a Custom Message in case the user would like to pre-program different messages. This extra line of communication provides flexibility and functionality for the work environment.

5) Track Progress.This feature allows employers to track the location of workers even beyond cellular using Google Maps™. Account holders have the ability to set up a SPOT Shared Page which allows the SPOT IS™ GPS locations to be shared easily through a public or private web page. Once activated, SPOT IS™ acquires the GPS location every ten minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. Track Progress also helps employers and workers in uncharted areas to record safe routes for future reference.

Unlimited Usage is included as part of the low-cost SPOT service plan.

Spot IS Specifications:
3.7" (9.4 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
1" (2.5 cm)
5.2 oz (147.4g)
Operating Temp:
-30C to 60C (-22F to 140F)
Operating Altitude:
-100m to +6,500m (-328ft to +21,320ft)
Humidity Rated:
Method 507.3, 
95% to 100% cond.
Vibration Rated:
Per SAE J1455
Intrinsically Safe:
Class I, Division 1, Groups A-D
UL 913
CSA C22.2 No.157
Battery Type:
3 AAA Energizer™ Lithium Ultimate 8X

Utilizing fully charged Energizer™ Ultimate 8x AAA Lithium batteries under the specified usage environments, the following guidelines apply to the anticipated battery life of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger:

100% Clear View of Sky
50% Clear View of Sky / 50% Obstructed
Power on
~3 months
~3 months
SOS (or Help if reactivated)
~6 days
~3 days
Track progress
~7 days
~3.5 days
Check-in/Custom Message
~700 messages
~350 messages

Testing of SPOT under common usage environments has shown that battery performance can be degraded in operating environments where SPOT's GPS must take a longer time to acquire your GPS location, such as trying to send a message indoors or under extreme canopies. For optimal performance, please try and utilize SPOT in locations with a clear view of the sky with the logo side up. SPOT also recommends that you carry extra Energizer™ Ultimate 8x AAA Lithium batteries.

Note: This product cannot be returned to GPS Central. Instead please call Spot Customer Service at (866) OK1-SPOT or (866) 651-7768 or log onto

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GlobalStar Spot Satellite GPS Messenger IS

In the Box:
• SPOT 2 satellite GPS messenger IS
• 3 AAA Energizer Lithium Ultimate 8X

• User's Guide

• Removable case with Arm Band, Carabiner and Car Dash attachment

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SPOT IS provides peace of mind to workers and employers:
Helps companies comply with
legislative requirements for worker safety where regulated.
Helps address check-in requirements.
Sends GPS location coordinates of lone workers and/or teams.
Provides multiple messaging options for employers, GEOS Emergency Response Center, and pre-determined Help groups.
Summons emergency response.
Reduces communications costs with a low annual unlimited messaging service plan.
Tracks workers in real time.



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