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DeLorme inReach, a Two-Way Satellite Communication Device Works With iPhone, iPad and iPod

May 23, 2012

DeLorme inReach, a Two-Way Satellite Communication Device Works With iPhone, iPad and iPod

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

The overall reach of users using inReach has increases as the first consumer-affordable satellite communicator has become compatible with iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod touch.

According to a press release, DeLorme, a company in navigation technology has made an announcement that inReach has made it possible for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to access an array of two-way satellite communications capabilities with the inReach and the DeLorme Earthmate App.

 The inReach promises to revolutionize the way people stay affordably connected over the 90 percent of the Earth's surface not covered by cellular and land-based phone service.

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."

Now inReach users can send receive message to and from cell phones, email contacts, from anywhere in the world. inReach can also be used to post messages to Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter.

Launched in the fall of 2011, inReach is a game-changing communication solution for anyone whose activities take them beyond cell phone rang. This the first consumer-affordable satellite communicator  is equipped with features such as two-way SOS and personal text messaging, message delivery confirmation, Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Location, and global coverage .  

inReach uses its internal GPS for remote tracking and embedding precise location coordinates in sent messages and at the time of emergency, the interactive SOS capability of the inReach provides an automatically triggered remote tracking service.

"This is an excellent example of how Iridium (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert), CEO of Iridium.

inReach has also won several prestigious awards including: 2012 Backpacker Editors' Choice, 2012 National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Award, 2012 CES (News - Alert) 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.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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