YARMOUTH, Maine – DeLorme announced that its inReach two-way satellite communicator is now compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, making it possible to access an array of two-way satellite communications capabilities.
inReach turns an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a global
two-way satellite communicator for use outside traditional wireless coverage
areas. Users can send and receive messages to and from cell phones, email
contacts and other inReach users, anywhere in the world. inReach can also be
used to post messages to Facebook and Twitter.
“DeLorme is now extending the unique inReach two-way SOS,
personal communication and tracking capabilities to a far broader universe of
users worldwide,” said Mike Heffron, DeLorme CEO. “This underscores our
commitment to making affordable two-way satellite communication solutions
available to as many people as possible.”
inReach, launched in the fall of 2011, is the first
consumer-affordable satellite communicator with two-way SOS and personal text
messaging, message delivery confirmation, Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and
Location and global coverage.
It’s a communication solution for anyone whose activities take
them beyond cell phone range. Compact and lightweight, inReach is dustproof and
waterproof, buoyant and impact-resistant. It uses its internal GPS for remote
tracking and embedding precise location coordinates in sent messages.
In the event of an emergency, the interactive SOS capability
of the inReach provides an automatically triggered remote tracking service.
Users can accurately describe their situation so proper resources can be
deployed, and both user and responders can provide ongoing updates until help
Because inReach provides reliable two-way connections
through Iridium, a far-reaching satellite communications network, it can be
used with complete confidence anywhere in the world on land, at sea or in the
“This is an excellent example of how Iridium global
connectivity, married with partner innovation, simplifies consumer connectivity
and provides remote communication from familiar devices to existing Internet
consumer communities as well as direct personal communications such as email,”
said Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium.
Since late last year, inReach has earned several awards
including: 2012 Backpacker Editors’ Choice, 2012 National Marine Manufacturers
Association Innovation Award, 2012 CES Innovations honors, 2011 Popular Science
Best of What’s New and 2011 Gear of the Year awards from both Men’s Journal and
National Geographic Adventure.
InReach is available in the U.S.
To learn more go to
The DeLorme Earthmate App is available free from the App
Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at
DeLorme's inReach Two-Way Satellite Communicator Now Connects With iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
May 22, 2012