KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- Global Telesat Corp. ("GTC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats and unmanned aerial systems, has been awarded a follow-on multi-year order to provide additional satellite-based tracking and mapping services for the United States' premier emergency response organization. The new order resulted from GTC's proven performance under the original order awarded in early 2012 and the organization's efficient streamlined costs utilizing the improved GTCTrack portal.
The order requires GTC to provide specialized satellite tracking devices, satellite airtime and online mapping capabilities as part of a disaster preparedness and emergency relief program to locate and monitor the movements of a variety of the organization's mobile assets across the U.S. Utilizing a combination of GTC's online mapping portal, GTCTrack (www.gtctrack.com), and the GPS and Globalstar satellite networks, the tracking devices provided by GTC will send one-way predefined messages with their respective GPS locations and other information required by the customer to track the beginning or end of the mobile asset's journey or its movement out of a pre-authorized zone.
GTC's mapping portal, GTCTrack, enables the tracking devices to be visually located and monitored by the customer in near real-time from a PC or mobile device via a Google Maps interface in addition to providing historic data showing past movements of the mobile assets. GTCTrack enables the customer to monitor and remotely control equipment, machinery and other assets, and locate the position of and communicate with lone workers or personnel, wherever they or such assets are located in the world. GTCTrack offers customers geo-fencing capabilities and user alerts based on numerous events such as excess speed, location changes, power on and off, and start or finish of journey.
WSGI's President and CEO, Glenn D. Estrella, stated, "We are excited to again be selected by the United States' premier emergency response organization to provide GTC's specialized satellite tracking and mapping services for such an important application. This follow-on order clearly illustrates the reliability and quality of GTC's tracking products and advanced mapping capabilities even when used in the most demanding situations."
About World Surveillance Group Inc.
World Surveillance Group Inc. (WSGI) designs, develops, markets and sells autonomous, lighter-than-air advanced aerostats and UAS capable of carrying payloads that provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("ISR"), security and/or wireless communications solutions at low and mid altitudes. WSGI's aerial assets are designed for integration with electronics systems and other high technology payloads for use by government-related and commercial entities that require real-time ISR or communications support for military, homeland defense, border control, drug interdiction, natural disaster relief, maritime and environmental missions. For more information regarding WSGI, please visit www.wsgi.com, or view our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on http://www.sec.gov.
About Global Telesat Corp.
GTC provides mobile voice and data communications services globally via satellite to the U.S. government, defense industry and commercial users. GTC specializes in services related to the Globalstar satellite constellation, including ground station construction, satellite telecommunications voice airtime, and tracking services. GTC has an e-commerce mobile satellite solutions portal and is an authorized reseller of satellite telecommunications equipment and services offered by other leading satellite network providers such as Inmarsat, Iridium, and Thuraya. GTC's proprietary mapping portal, GTCTrack, also enables tracking devices to be visually located and monitored by customers in near real-time from a PC or mobile device. GTC's equipment is installed in various ground stations across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. For more information regarding GTC, please visit www.gtc-usa.com.
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