Mobile Satellite Users Association Announces 2013 Awards to be Presented at Upcoming Conference
| March 8, 2013
McLean, Va. - The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) announced the winners of its 2013 Awards, with the Innovation Award made to DeLorme for its inReach™ Two-Way Satellite Communication solution, providing affordable two-way satellite messaging anywhere in the world. The 2013 MSUA Pioneer Award was made to Andrew Fuller, the Deputy Director of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) for his work in developing satellite-based maritime distress and safety services. The MSUA-10 Conference is being held in conjunction with the SATELLITE 2013 Conference and Exhibition, the premier event providing solutions to the satellite end-user community, and includes a luncheon on Tuesday, March 19, at which the awards will be presented.

MSUA-10 and SATELLITE 2013 will be held from March 18-21, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Commenting on the awards, MSUA President Tim Farrar noted "2013 is the sixth year in which MSUA has presented its annual Innovation Award and this year we are delighted to recognize the DeLorme's inReach™ product, which has been a game-changing product in bringing satellite safety services to consumers, by providing two-way satellite-based messaging from smartphones and GPS devices anywhere in the world. This year's Pioneer Award goes to Andy Fuller, who has also been instrumental in bringing satellite-based safety services to the maritime community, working for over 30 years on the development of distress and safety services at the UK Hydrographic Office, the International Maritime Organization, Inmarsat and most recently the International Mobile Satellite Organization."

"With the introduction of inReach to the market, DeLorme has created a new category in mobile satellite communications," said Michael Heffron, DeLorme CEO. "inReach overcomes the inherent limitations of simplex satellite data services by providing reliable safety and communication service via two-way text messaging, SOS alerting and GPS tracking anywhere in the world, leveraging Iridium's global coverage and robust low-latency short-burst data service."

The tenth international Mobile Satellite Users Conference and Exhibition, MSUA-10, provides a unique opportunity for users and providers of mobile satellite communications. MSUA-10 is the only forum devoted exclusively to the mobile satellite industry, and features panel discussions and demonstrations of satellite terminals from many companies.

Tickets to the luncheon are included with MSUA-10 Conference registration, or can be purchased a la carte. For more information, or to register for MSUA-10, please go to www.SATELLITEMobilityZone.com.

About MSUA
MSUA (www.msua.org) is a non-profit association that promotes the interests of mobile satellite users worldwide. It serves the interests of mobile satellite users by fostering communications among and between users, suppliers of mobile satellite equipment and services, operators of mobile satellite systems, and the various entities that may affect the future of the industry. In addition, MSUA reviews, analyzes and reports on, from a user's perspective, the activities, regulatory decisions and critical events of the MSS industry. Finally, MSUA provides a means of assembling MSS users' views on system and service concerns and conveying these concerns to the appropriate authorities.


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Tim Farrar, MSUA President
650-839-0376
president@msua.org

 

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