Garmin übernimmt DeLorme! Garmin hat die Übernahme von DeLorme angekündigt, einem US-amerikanischen Anbieter von Karten, GPS-Geräten und 2-Wege-Satelliten-Kommunikationssystemen.

DeLorme inReach Explorer (Bild: DeLorme)

Das wohl interessanteste Produkt von DeLorme ist der inReach Explorer, ein Satelliten-Kommunikationssystem mit SOS- und Navigationsfunktionen. Über dieses System haben wir bereits ausführlich berichtet, dazu gehört auch ein Test des ersten DeLorme Tracking- und Notfallsenders.

Die große Besonderheit des inReach Explorer ist die 2-Wege Kommunikation über das Iridium Satellitensystem. Damit lassen sich Textnachrichten senden und empfangen – weltweit!

Der inReach Explorer ist bei anspruchsvollen Outdoortouren abseits vom Mobilfunknetz fast schon ein Must-have und hat sich vielfach bewährt – z.B. auf Skitouren durch Island inklusive über den inReach Explorer ausgelöste und koordinierte Rettungsmaßnahmen!

Eine spannende Übernahme – Garmin kann jetzt eine Technologie in seine Outdoor-, Marine- und Luftfahrt-Geräte integrieren, die in dieser Form sonst niemand bietet!

Garmin Mitteilung

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland & YARMOUTH, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of DeLorme, a privately-held company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to customary conditions, is expected to occur within 30 to 60 days.

One of the most compelling products in the DeLorme portfolio is its inReach series of two-way satellite communication devices. These GPS-enabled devices allow the user to send and receive satellite text messages or trigger an SOS for emergency help, anywhere in the world. In addition to inReach, DeLorme has an extensive library of digital cartography and enterprise GIS software, as well as traditional mapping.

“DeLorme is a respected brand with exciting products and technologies that are a natural fit in the Garmin portfolio,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and CEO. “We look forward to completing the acquisition and welcoming them onto our team. We are looking forward to leveraging their expertise to further enhance the Garmin lineup of products.”

“Our inReach technology is invaluable to hikers, hunters, boaters, and pilots who often find themselves in remote areas – Garmin’s core customers. We are looking forward to completing the acquisition and are excited to help leverage our expertise into enhancing their already outstanding products,” said Michael Heffron, CEO of DeLorme. “Garmin has extensive R&D capabilities and a global distribution network that will allow us to provide this technology to customers across many markets and around the world.”

Garmin will retain most of the associates of DeLorme and will continue operations at its existing location in Yarmouth, Maine following the completion of the acquisition. The Yarmouth facility will operate primarily as a research and development facility and will continue to develop two-way satellite communication devices and technologies. Financial terms of the purchase agreement and acquisition will not be released.

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Garmin übernimmt DeLorme – inReach Explorer SOS GPS Device was last modified: März 4th, 2017 by Joachim Bardua

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