“After four days in Salt Lake City at the show — and some early product tests — we’ve picked a list of to-be-released innovative products you’ll see on the market ,” said Stephen Regenold, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GearJunkie.com. “The PN-60w with SPOT combo provides first-of-its-kind GPS and satellite messaging features indeed worthy of recognition.”
Merging GPS and satellite communications technologies, the PN-60w with Satellite Communicator combines handheld GPS navigation with custom satellite-based messaging from virtually anywhere in the world. Users can now send geo-tagged Type and Send custom text messages from remote areas to their personal contacts. Additionally, this product pairing crosses social networking boundaries allowing messages to be sent to Facebook and Twitter via satellite from beyond cellular range. Users will also benefit from full GPS functionality and established SPOT message features like Track Progress, Check-in/OK and SOS messaging.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as innovators in technology providing ground-breaking satellite communications capabilities for outdoor enthusiasts,” said Katie Schoeben, Director of Global Marketing for Spot LLC. “The product pairing delivers expanded satellite message flexibility greatly improving communications for logistics coordination and emergency situations or just to stay in touch.”
“We’re enormously excited about offering a product that truly delivers peace of mind wherever you go.” added Caleb Mason, Vice President at DeLorme. “Being recognized by an evaluator as highly-respected as The Gear Junkie is tremendously gratifying.”
A special interface on the PN-60w connects it wirelessly with the Satellite Communicator which was designed specifically for DeLorme. Messages are created on the PN-60w’s internal keyboard, and sent via satellite for delivery using SPOT technology.
The DeLorme PN-60w (wireless) model, including the specially designed SPOT Communicator, is currently shipping and general availability is expected in late August. Updated product information can be found by visiting www.delorme.com or calling DeLorme at 800-561-5105. It is currently available from online resellers, leading outdoor retailers and consumer electronics stores.
About Gear Junkie
GearJunkie.com, launched in 2006, is regarded as a top blog and online publication for product reviews and news in the outdoors world. The site contains thousands of pages of content -- gear reviews, news, travel and adventure stories, a video section, photo galleries, and giveaway contests. The site's "Daily Dose" blog is often cited as a top source for industry news and product reviews. Gear Junkie is owned and operated by Monopoint Media LLC, a company founded in 2006 by Regenold and two business partners. Visit www.gearjunkie.com.
About Spot LLC
The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and the SPOT network to transmit that information to friends, family or an international rescue coordination center. Spot LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT), provides emergency notification technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. Thanks to this affordable, cutting edge personal safety device, the company offers people peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage. For more information on how Spot LLC is helping others stay connected - from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure - visit www.findmespot.com.
DeLorme is the longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for both consumer and
professional markets. Based in Yarmouth, ME, DeLorme offers a unique set of core competencies across the complex areas of map data creation and management, software development, and integration with GPS. The ability to develop all the critical components necessary to compete in the fast-changing navigation world provides a distinct competitive advantage. DeLorme is one of a handful of mapmakers that still own and produce their own content, and its Street Atlas USA, Topo North America, XMap, and Earthmate GPS products have introduced countless first-to-market innovations. To learn more, go to www.delorme.com.
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A high-resolution image of the PN-60w with SPOT Communicator plus a media fact sheet can be found at www.delorme.com/media.
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SPOT and DeLorme Receive ‘Best in Show’ Award at Outdoor RetailerWednesday, 18 August 2010
Despite the vast array of new products and equipment demonstrations, Spot LLC and DeLorme announced today that the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator received the Best in Show Award – an inaugural recognition presented by GearJunkie.com. The Best in Show award highlights a dozen innovative products seen at this summer’s recent Outdoor Retailer trade show held in early August.
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