Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator wins Camping Life honors

Posted May 05, 2011, at 8:58 a.m.
DeLorme PN60 Spot
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DeLorme PN60 Spot

YARMOUTH, Maine — The DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator has been selected for Camping Life Magazine’s 2011 Editors’ Choice honors. It’s the latest in a growing list of awards since the product launch in Fall 2011.

The Earthmate PN-60w is a rugged, waterproof handheld GPS offering full navigation capabilities, and it has the ability to create custom “Type & Send” text messages for delivery via the SPOT Satellite Communicator. Users can explore and stay connected with family, buddy lists, social network sites, and emergency responders, even if far beyond the reach of cell phone service, according to a press release from Delorme.

Camping Life Editor Stuart Bourdon said, “Every year we see hundreds of examples of new camping equipment — from stoves to footwear and everything in between. Some new gear really wows us, but this list should be reserved for our favorites — the few things that stuck with us months after we examined or tested them.”

The Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator, Bourdon said, “This is a natural pairing of two great devices that allows you to stay in touch from locations anywhere in the world when there’s no cell phone coverage.”

DeLorme’s Vice President Caleb Mason said, “We are very proud to have won another coveted award. Because Camping Life is such a widely respected publication, our selection for this honor is exceptionally gratifying.”

The Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator has been the most-honored outdoor GPS product since it was launched in September. Previous honors include 2011 Backpacker Editors’ Choice honors, 2011 Consumer Electronics Association Innovations Award, Popular Mechanics 2010 Breakthrough Award, and 2010 National Geographic Gear of the Year honors.

The Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator is available at outdoor, electronics, and GPS retailers and websites in both the U.S. and Canada. Topo North America GPS maps and PC software are included in the package. For more information, visit www.delorme.com or call 800-561-5105.

DeLorme, based in Yarmouth, offers a set of core competencies across the complex areas of map data creation and management, software development, and integration with GPS. Visit www.delorme.com for more information.

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. Visit www.findmeSPOT.com for more information.

Camping Life is dedicated to providing readers with informative articles about interesting destinations, products and activities to enhance their outdoor lifestyles. See  www.campinglife.com for more information.

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