Month: February 2021

Tried & tested in fair weather – and foul

These last weeks have seen giant leaps in the  refining of the  new Safetrx application on the  mSafety  platform from Sony  prior to launch early next year.  The  device’s job is to help protect the life of its wearer, and to do that it must work in all weathers and in all sea conditions.  At our recent trials in Norway and The Netherlands the unique tracking and alerting capabilities were tested in fair weather and foul.  For our first trial we teamed up with our partners in Redningsselskapet, the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue at their base in Lysaker near Oslo.  A range of water sports enthusiasts volunteered to put the device through its paces,  including sea kayakers, electrified jet board surfers and Oda Johanne Brødholt one of the world’s top windsurfers. In addition …

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2019 Safetrx user group meeting

Yesterday the annual SafeTrx User Group (SUG) meeting was hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS) in their headquarters in Bremen, Germany. In attendance were: Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij – The Royal Netherlands SeaRescue Institution (KNRM) Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS) Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Redningsselskapet – Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (RS) Royal Danish Navy – Søværnet Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) Suomen Meripelastusseura – Finnish Lifeboat Institution (FLBI) Sjöräddningssällskapet – Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) Network Communications Europe, in Sony Group Pictured attendees: Udo Fox – Executive Director of DGzRS Antke Reemts Marten Feddersen Onno Heyen- DGzRS Martin Fuhr Bolstad and Tor-Arne Nordbø – RS Henk Kok and Carlo Hukema- KNRM Andreas …

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