Iridium value-added partner DeLorme has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its newest breakthrough product, the inReach™ Satellite Communicator. Products considered for the prestigious CES honor are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 categories.

inReach is DeLorme’s new personal communication device that offers, for the first time, affordable, two-way satellite messaging and SOS emergency communications from anywhere in the world through the Iridium network. The inReach can serve as a standalone device, allowing pre-programmed messages and SOS alerts to be sent via the device’s pushbutton interface, with confirmation of delivery. Remote tracking can also be activated. When paired with an Android phone or DeLorme’s Earthmate PN-60w GPS, the inReach enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS functionality. 

Get the details on inReach and the CES award from the press release.