First and foremost, the inReach SE from DeLorme is a hand-held tool for messaging, tracking and SOS alert. It is reliable, inexpensive, and works where ever you happen to be.
At its technical core, the inReach is a very efficient means for transmitting and receiving small data packets any where in the world. DeLorme cleverly takes advantage of this and has also made the inReach to be an adaptable tool. Developers can access software data kits to integrate their own field applications and web services into the Iridium communication network.
The inReach includes a larger ecosystem of tools such as a website for managing your device, a smartphone app that includes maps, plug-ins to social media and more.
Dozens of professional organizations have taken the inReach into the most difficult field conditions with great success. A key to this success is its familiarity to a new user. The inReach seems familiar because it is compatible with the systems and tools you use daily. It enables you to do the things you normally do, such as text messaging. It’s just different because you’re doing it from places that are usually inaccessible.
Opportunities for innovation are an important part of the inReach. If you are one of those people who live or work in remote areas and find themselves out of cellular range, the inReach is a good bet for you. Our own projects have explored transmitting biometrics from fire fighters; uploading compressed survey data; building real-time information systems during disaster response; SAR grid creation and execution, and many more.
Our bottom line is that the inReach executes a few key field functions exceptionally well, and then enables the other functions you can imagine.
Comparative tests of key field functions. http://www.highinfatuation.com/blog/delorme-inreach-se/
Global Explorer takes it around the world. http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/flytalk/2014/01/gear-review-delorme-inreach-se-2-way-satellite-communicator-gps
Succinct Data is an end-to-end application that can be used on its own or to enhance existing survey tools.
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h Tracking and Navigation tools allow field teams to locate each other, direct members to key locations, follow pre-determined routes, and to coordinate search and rescue events.
j Data Collection tools include a “Quick Collect” button, basic forms and connection to your own web service.
r Send and receive 160-character text messages with GPS coordinates to cell numbers and email addresses worldwide.
k Connect your own Android application to the Iridium global satellite network.Learn More