Pivotel will provide inReach devices and the DeLorme Explore service portal on local service plans directly to adventurous consumers who go off-the-grid on land, at sea and in the air. Pivotel will also make inReach devices available with TracerTrak, the company’s popular enterprise remote worker safety solution, providing affordable two-way satellite and safety communications for those in important government and enterprise sectors including mining and oil/gas. inReach will also be sold through Pivotel’s extensive network of more than 200 value-added resellers throughout Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
Launched in 2011, inReach is the first affordable satellite communicator with vital two-way SOS alerting and personal text messaging, message delivery confirmation and remote GPS Follow-Me/Find-Me tracking and locating capabilities. inReach also interfaces wirelessly with most popular smartphones and tablets. The device is compact, lightweight, waterproof, floatable, and impact-resistant and it can maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult GPS environments.
inReach operates over the Iridium® satellite network, providing truly global two-way satellite communications, high network reliability and low-latency data links (less than 60 second delivery of messages end-to-end) anywhere on Earth, even in areas outside of traditional cellular coverage.
“Establishing this important partnership with Pivotel will expand inReach’s global presence and opens the door to future growth in other international markets,” said Patrick Shay, DeLorme vice president and general manager. “Aligned with the recognized success of Pivotel and backed by the reliability of the Iridium network, the world’s only truly global mobile satellite service provider, positions inReach as the safety and communication solution for the many people who work and play every day in remote regions and other areas not covered by cell phone service.”
“The opportunity to offer our retail and wholesale customers the vital communication capabilities of inReach further builds on our track record of delivering the best satellite devices and services available on the market,” said Pivotel CEO, Peter Bolger. “The comprehensive two-way features of inReach will provide the communications link that so many of our consumer/retail customers and larger enterprise users have been waiting for. In addition, our enterprise and government users will definitely appreciate the advanced remote worker monitoring capabilities of the inReach integrated into our TracerTrak system.”
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 delorme.com.
Pivotel is Australia’s leading mobile satellite service provider and an Australian licensed mobile telecommunications company. Pivotel provides high quality services including voice and data communications right across Australia. Pivotel’s suite of products includes satellite, cellular, voice and data-enabled products and services. Pivotel’s product range includes the Iridium and Globalstar Satellite network and TracerTrak, the company’s remote worker safety and asset tracking solution. Pivotel owns and operates Think Mobile, and in addition, Pivotel also provides wholesale carrier services such as bulk messaging and call centre services. Pivotel Group is an Australian owned company employing over 50 staff. For more information, visit http://www.pivotel.com.au/.
About Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium 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. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.