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Delorme Publishing Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 298
Yarmouth, ME, 04096
Delorme Partners with Alvarez & Associates to Offer Award-Winning Inreach Satcom Device to Government Customers Under SEWP Iv
inReach Enables Satellite Tracking and Two-way SOS and Interpersonal Messaging with Delivery Confirmation, Anywhere in the World.
YARMOUTH, ME - DeLorme and Alvarez & Associates, two service-disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVO/SB), are partnering to provide the award-winning DeLorme inReach(TM) to U.S. government customers under the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) IV contract. The SEWP contract is a flexible contract vehicle that allows U.S. government organizations to rapidly receive products and solutions that meet their mission needs.
For areas without traditional wireless service - which includes over 90 percent of the Earth's surface - inReach is an affordable satellite communicator offering two-way SOS and personal text messaging, delivery confirmation, follow-me remote GPS tracking, and worldwide coverage via the Iridium network.
inReach was first-to-market with those capabilities, resulting in numerous awards from high-profile trade organizations and consumer publications, including the National Marine Marketers Association, the Consumer Electronics Association, and Backpacker, Popular Science, Men's Journal, and Outside (magazines).
Those award-winning capabilities make inReach highly valuable to government clients. The two-way text messaging is especially crucial in SOS situations. U.S. government personnel or other in-distress users deployed to remote locations around the globe can describe their situation so that search-and-rescue authorities know what assets to deploy. They can also exchange updates with the response center, including sharing information on subsequent injuries or damage, changing weather conditions, and revised responder ETAs.
For free-form two-way messaging, inReach can be paired with either an Android smartphone or a DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w handheld GPS receiver. It can also be used as a standalone device, allowing remote tracking and pre-programmed messages and SOS alerts to be sent via the device's pushbutton interface, with confirmation of delivery.
"This significant partnership with Alvarez & Associates provides a procurement vehicle for rapid deployment of inReach devices to support U.S. government operations all over the world," said Kevin Ryan, Vice President of Government Solutions for DeLorme. "The global two-way messaging, SOS alerting, and remote tracking capabilities of inReach will provide a reliable and vital communications solution for warfighters and other U.S. government personnel in remote and high-risk environments."
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, ME, U.S.A., and is home to Eartha, the world's largest revolving globe. To learn more, visit www.delorme.com.
About Alvarez & Associates:
Founded in 2004, Alvarez & Associates (A&A) is a Washington, D.C.-based information technology company. In 2007, A&A was awarded the NASA SEWP IV contract as one of only six service-disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVO/SB) prime contractors out of 38. The NASA SEWP - Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement - is a government-wide acquisition contract which allows A&A to provide the latest in technology products to any federal government agency, while helping those agencies achieve their SDVO/SB set-aside goals. For more information, go to www.alvarezassociates.com or call 877.739.7289.
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