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February 12, 2015

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Emergency satellite transmitters: DeLorme

inReach personal satellite communicators will make it easier for business and government customers to track, monitor and communicate with workers in remote locations, according to US firm DeLorme.

According to the company, its inReach handheld devices provide interactive SOS alerting, GPS tracking and locating and two-way text messaging, anywhere in the world through the global Iridium satellite network. Together with DeLorme’s enterprise portal, inReach satellite communicators are aimed at oil and gas, mining, forestry, utilities and telecommunications companies, as well as disaster relief, law enforcement, medical teams and government agencies with operations over wide areas beyond cellular coverage, say the firm.

Jim Skillings, vice president of commercial products for DeLorme, comments: “Safety and security of workers in the field is an increasing concern. Despite the growth in terrestrial wireless networks, there are still many open spaces that are off the grid. Our inReach satellite communicators provide a vital lifeline for workers wherever they go, and our enterprise plans provide a wealth of value-added features for companies and organizations with inReach users around the world.”

The DeLorme secure enterprise portal is described as centralised management and networking of deployed inReach devices. According to the company, a DeLorme enterprise customer can benefit from several features including the tracking of hundreds of inReach users simultaneously from multiple locations, and initiating or switching off remote tracking for any unit. It adds that what makes inReach different from other emergency satellite transmitters is that it provides full two-way communication.

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