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DeLorme to Showcase inReach™ at METS

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First Affordable Two-Way Satellite Communication Solution is Finalist in DAME Award Competition

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nov. 12, 2012 – DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite messaging, tracking and navigation technology will be exhibiting the inReach two-way satellite communication solution at the 25th Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam Nov. 13-15.

inReach is also a finalist for the esteemed Design Awards Mets (DAME), recognized around the world as the most prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. inReach is nominated in the life saving and safety equipment category.

inReach is the world’s first affordable two-way communication solution and allows boaters of all types to stay connected when cruising waters beyond cell phone range. inReach provides two-way text messaging and email, SOS alerting, message delivery confirmation, remote GPS Follow-Me/Find-Me tracking and locating, and worldwide global coverage over the Iridium® satellite network. The device is compact, lightweight, waterproof, buoyant, impact-resistant and it can maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult GPS environments.

“For any voyage that takes users beyond traditional cellular coverage, inReach provides two-way satellite communications capabilities and emergency alerting, ” said Patrick Shay, DeLorme vice president and general manager. “The comprehensive inReach experience also provides an added measure of safety through its remote tracking and locating features, along with the convenience of two-way text messaging from anywhere on the globe, social media posting capabilities, and unlimited downloadable maps and charts.”

inReach can be used as a standalone device or can also be paired wirelessly with popular smartphones and tablets, enabling interactive text messaging and emails.

In the event of an emergency, the inReach SOS button, which has built-in protection against false alarms, will trigger a distress alert with delivery confirmation. The inReach SOS alert automatically activates the remote tracking feature, sending message and tracking data to an international search-and-rescue coordination center, providing frequent updates of the user’s GPS position coordinates.

DeLorme is exhibiting inReach on Stand 01.244 at METS, Nov. 13-15 in Amsterdam. Journalists interested in meeting with DeLorme should contact Jim Rhodes to schedule an appointment: 001-757-753-1238 or jrhodes@rhodescomm.com.

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 groundbreaking 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, Maine, U.S.A., and is home to Eartha, the world’s largest revolving globe. To learn more, visit www.delorme.com.

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