This week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012, DeLorme, a long-time player in the personal satellite tracking, messaging, and navigation technology markets, is showcasing its brand new two-way satellite communicator, inReach.
InReach is the first affordable satellite communicator with two-way personal text messaging, message delivery confirmation, SOS alerting, and remote GPS real-time flight following/ping-me locating. The device also interfaces wirelessly with Android and Apple smartphones.
Compact, lightweight, waterproof and impact-resistant, inReach can maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult GPS environments, while operating over the Iridium satellite network.
The device's two-way communication feature allows aircraft pilots to stay connected through text messaging and e-mail while flying routes beyond cellphone range. It can be used in stand-alone mode to send pre-loaded text messages, trigger SOS alerts, receive delivery confirmation, and enable tracking, all from the pushbutton and LED interface.
The real-time flight tracking feature of inReach allows family and friends to follow the user's trip as it happens by accessing the secure web portal application anywhere Internet access is available.
A built-in SOS button can be activated to trigger a distress alert with delivery confirmation and automatically activates the remote GPS tracking feature to assist search-and-rescue personnel with homing in on the user's location, whether stationary or on the move.
"InReach puts the power of global two-way personal communication, SOS alerting, and remote tracking in the cockpit and right at the pilot's fingertips, no matter where their flight plans may take them," said Patrick Shay, DeLorme vice president and general manager.
InReach is on display at DeLorme's exhibit, Booth 4066, in Garmin Exhibit Hangar D. The devices also will be available for purchase through select retailers on site during the show.
For more information on this new product, visit www.InReachDeLorme.com.