The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator has received yet another major honor, as it was named winner of a CES Innovations Award during the CES Unveiled press event in New York City. The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics (CE) across 35 of the industry’s hottest product categories.
The Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator comprises the world’s first handheld GPS capable of sending custom text messages using SPOT satellite technology. Ideal for anyone from outdoors enthusiasts to international relief workers, it introduces a revolutionary new way to communicate from remote locations beyond the reach of cell phone coverage. "DeLorme is deeply honored to receive this prestigious award, and especially excited to showcase the PN-60w with SPOT to the worldwide market at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January," said DeLorme Vice President Caleb Mason.
The Innovations entries are judged based on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, the product’s intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive, and how the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace. The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations.
Earlier this year, the Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator received a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award and National Geographic Adventure Gear of the Year honors. About DeLorme DeLorme is the longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for both consumer and professional markets. The company's Earthmate PN-Series GPS receivers feature rugged, waterproof designs and display a wide array of DeLorme topographic and street maps, plus aerial imagery and nautical charts. The company's business and government solutions include a variety of World and North America mapping datasets and XMap GIS software tools. Located in Yarmouth, Maine, DeLorme is home to Eartha™, the world's largest rotating and revolving globe.
About Spot LLC The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and the Globalstar network to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others including an international rescue coordination center. Spot LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT), provides emergency notification technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe. Thanks to this affordable, cutting edge personal safety device, the company offers people peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage. For more information on how Spot LLC is helping others stay connected - from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure – visit www.findmeSPOT.com.