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2011

DeLorme announces 2-way messaging, Iridium global satellite coverage and an Android interface
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DeLorme LogoDeLorme announced in a recent press release the first Iridium-based personal communicator – inReach.

The InReach is advertised to deliver global two-way satellite text messaging, delivery confirmations, SOS features, remote tracking and an Android smartphone interface. The global connectivity is driven by the Iridium 9602 short-burst transceiver.

Used as a standalone unit, the InReach can send pre-loaded text messages to defined recipients and activate remote tracking, so others can follow online. Delivery confirmations and SOS signaling are features using it as a standalone unit.

Paired with an Android smartphone or the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w, the full features are available including two-way text messaging to mobile phones and e-mail addresses. Social media integration with Facebook and Twitter is a feature.

DeLorme InReachDeLorme InReach

DeLorme will offer a free Android application with topographic maps of North America. The company touts the InReach as waterproof, floatable and impact resistant. The DeLorme InReach will be available in October and annual subscription plans will begin at $9.85 per month. (MSRP $249.95)


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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