STEVE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES TV AND DELORME ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR 2013 SEASON – SOA and DeLorme join forces after groundbreaking launch of inReach satellite communicator during recent Alaskan hunt
La Grande, OR – (June 12, 2013) – Steve West, host of the top-rated Outdoor Channel series Steve’s Outdoor Adventures (stevesoutdooradventures.com), and DeLorme (inreachdelorme.com), maker of the award-winning inReach satellite communicator, have announced a television partnership for the 2013 season. The announcement came after a highly successful test of inReach during West’s recent month-long Alaskan bear hunt, in which the device enabled him to stay in touch with his fans on a daily basis, even in the most remote parts of the wilderness.
"Simply put, the DeLorme inReach product is game changer in this industry," said West. "Never before have I had access to not only post my whereabouts during an intense hunt, but the safety aspect of the inReach is incomparable. This is a must-have product for any hunter or huntress whose travels take them out of reach."
This week, West headed back to Alaska and will be using the new inReach SE model, which includes a color screen and virtual predictive keyboard. West will be posting his daily movements and activities on the Outdoor Channel website and the Steve’s Outdoor Adventures Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SOAonline).
"The hunting industry is a very important market for DeLorme," said Kim Stiver, DeLorme’s vice president of marketing. "With inReach, both hunters and those they love can have peace of mind knowing that they can be tracked, reached and rescued no matter where the game takes them. Partnering with such an accomplished, well respected hunter and TV personality like Steve West is a natural fit for us. We are very excited about this partnership and Steve’s ability to introduce us to a whole new segment of the hunting community."
Both models of the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator pair via Bluetooth with popular smartphones and tablets and allows users to send and receive text messages when outside of cell phone range — anywhere in the world with the Iridium satellite network. With 90 percent of the world’s surface lacking cell phone coverage, inReach has received enthusiastic interest from hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts such as backpackers, mountaineers, hunters, anglers, sailors, pilots, snowmobilers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Friends and family can share in the adventure with the Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Locating feature, which provides GPS position updates. Followers can log into the user’s MapShare page and follow a detailed breadcrumb trail and read updated messages and trip details.
In the event of an emergency, the inReach’s SOS capability provides peace of mind by automatically triggering a remote tracking service and, when paired, allows users to describe and update their situation so proper resources can be deployed.
When used in conjunction with DeLorme’s Earthmate app and Explore website, the seamless inReach experience provides worry-free navigation with unlimited access to downloadable topographic maps, journey tracking and wirelessly turns a smartphone or tablet into a two-way text-messaging global communications device
For more information about inReach, visit http://www.inreachdelorme.com/
To view an informative video, visit: http://tinyurl.com/inReachSEvideo
DeLorme is the innovation leader in personal satellite tracking, messaging and navigation technology. The company’s flagship product, inReach, has won numerous awards for its groundbreaking integration of GPS and satellite technologies. With 90% of the world’s surface lacking cellular coverage, inReach helps people stay safe and connected anywhere in the world with the ability to send and receive text messages when outside of cell phone range, trigger an interactive SOS, and 100% global coverage through the Iridium satellite network. When paired with a mobile device, the seamless inReach experience provides worry-free navigation with unlimited, free downloadable topographic maps and NOAA charts, and journey tracking/sharing with family and friends. Founded in 1976 and recognized as a pioneer in mapping products, DeLorme is headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine, and is home to Eartha, the world’s largest revolving globe.
About Steve’s Outdoor Adventures
Steve’s Outdoor Adventuresis a high adrenaline big game hunting program featuring western big game hunting at its finest. No tree-stand whitetail hunts, turkey hunts or bass fishing on this show. Each weekly episode, West hunts the most exciting destinations across North America showcasing true adventure hunts for moose, grizzly and brown bear, caribou, muskox, trophy mule deer, elk and more. As the face of the Burris Eliminator Laser Scope, West showcases amazing hunts with his Bergara Custom Rifle while he also pursues a super slam of North America with his CVA muzzleloader.
The show airs Saturdays at 8:30 pm, Thursdays at 2:00 pm, and Tuesdays at 1:30 am EST on The Outdoor Channel. To learn more, visit stevesoutdooradventures.com.