Globalstar Partners with Recon Powerline to Address Wildfire Risk
Monday, May 06, 2019 | Comments

Globalstar entered a long-term strategic relationship with Seattle-based Recon Powerline allowing the company to use Globalstar's satellite and multiradio modems to help address the growing issue of wildfire risk management.

"The agreement between Recon Powerline and Globalstar will help stop catastrophic wildland fires before they start by providing firefighters with advanced warning and the ability to predict fire ignition factors on utility infrastructure," said Katy Richey, chief commercial officer at Recon Powerline. "Globalstar's network allows us to provide first responders and utilities with reliable and affordable monitoring in both remote regions with little to no cellular connectivity and the Wildland-Urban Interface. Importantly, Globalstar's satellite network will enable monitoring and rapid response without interfering in emergency-response cellular communications."

With the integration of Globalstar connectivity into its Powerline Monitoring System, Recon will create the most reliable platform in the industry enabling communications in remote regions with little to no cellular coverage and the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Globalstar offers a suite of life-saving and internet of things (IoT) products for those that need reliable connectivity everywhere. Helping to provide faster response time for wildfires aligns both with Globalstar's MSS ability and corporate mission.

This exclusive partnership is an integral component of Recon Powerline's response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's request for innovative ideas (RFI2). The executive order gives the state of California a new path to address issues like the wildland fire crisis through innovative technology solutions for monitoring and prevention.

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