DeLorme Press Release - November 16, 2011
from Popular Science -- Groundbreaking satellite communicator enables two-way text messaging with delivery
confirmation, anywhere in the world.
New York, NY — November 16, 2011 — DeLorme, the innovation leader in navigation technology, has been honored for its new inReach™ Satellite Communicator with a Popular Science Best of What's New award. Popular Science annually awards 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories including: Automotive, Aviation & Space, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Security, Home Tech, Health, and Recreation (inReach's category). Winners are featured in the magazine's December issue.
The inReach is a personal communication device that, for the first time, offers affordable two-way satellite communication, message delivery confirmation, remote tracking, and SOS emergency capability anywhere in the world. It is now available from better retail and online outlets offering electronics or outdoor recreation gear.
At $249, inReach can serve as a standalone device, allowing pre-programmed messages and SOS alerts to be sent via the device's pushbutton interface. When paired with either an Android phone or DeLorme's Earthmate PN-60w handheld GPS, inReach delivers two-way messaging with family, friends, colleagues, or emergency responders.
Messages are relayed by inReach to and from Iridium satellites, which make up the world's furthest-reaching communications network. The inReach is built around the Iridium® 9602 short-burst data transceiver, enabling its global, two-way connectivity.
"For 24 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us – those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what's possible in the future," said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor and the 100 winners – chosen from among thousands of entrants – represent the highest level of achievement in the field."
"It's truly an honor to have inReach recognized among so many exciting new products," Jim Skillings, DeLorme vice president for commercial products. "We are thrilled with the positive feedback about inReach and this award is a further validation of how DeLorme continues to push the innovation envelope."
The inReach has also received numerous other prestigious accolades including 2012 CES Innovations honors, a National Geographic Adventure Fall Winter Gear of the Year award, and Outside Magazine Gear of the Show and GearJunkie.com Best of Show awards from the industry-leading Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show.
DeLorme is a longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS products, and most recently the company has earned numerous prestigious awards for its integration of GPS navigation and satellite communications. The ability to develop all the critical components necessary to compete in these fast-changing technologies distinguishes DeLorme as a provider of unique solutions for both the commercial and government markets. DeLorme is based in Yarmouth, ME, and is home to Eartha, the world’s largest revolving globe. To learn more, visit www.delorme.com.
About Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium (www.iridium.com) is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network – Iridium NEXT. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., and its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM.
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