Garmin reports it has completed the acquisition of DeLorme, a privately-held company that designs and markets consumer-based satellite tracking devices with two-way communication and navigational capabilities.DeLorme pioneered the inReach series of two-way satellite communication devices for the consumer market.
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.
Garmin will retain most of the DeLorme employees and will continue operations at its existing location in Yarmouth, Maine. The facility will operate primarily as a research and development office and the team will continue to develop two-way satellite communication and cartographic solutions.