"The inReach has the potential to be a 'game changer' in satellite communication," added Patrick Shay, Iridium vice president and general manager for data services. "It represents an excellent example of how our partner ecosystem is launching innovative, global, two-way communications services through Iridium that advance and enhance the communications options available to remote travelers and workers alike."
Compact and lightweight, inReach is also waterproof, floatable, and impact-resistant. In addition to Iridium satellites, inReach also connects with the Global Positioning System (GPS) for remote tracking and embedding precise location coordinates in sent messages.
To date, inReach has earned awards from Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, GearJunkie.com, and most recently, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation honors.
Suggested retail price for inReach is $249.95, with satellite subscriptions beginning at $9.95 per month.It is available in the U.S. and Canada at better retail and online outlets ( http://www.delorme.com/reseller/resellers_popup.htm ) offering electronics or outdoor recreation gear. To learn more go to www.delorme.com or www.delorme.com/media for images and additional information. About DeLorme: 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. SOURCE DeLorme