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8 West Consulting and Zembro Partner to Announce Zembro Care

Cork, Ireland, and Brussels, Belgium, 14th September 2022. 8 West Consulting (Cork) and Zembro (Brussels) have collaborated to launch Zembro Care, a technical platform that offers advanced digital solutions to the healthcare and caregiving market. Zembro Care will utilise 8 West’s SafeTrx suite of products running on the mSafety connected wearable from Sony Network Communications Europe and the SafeTrx Care cloud platform, in addition to a range of new wearables, IOT home monitoring devices, voice activated applications, user friendly smartphone applications and direct integration with monitoring and alerting solutions for elderly care, both in care homes and for independent living at home. The existing and popular range of Zembro products used throughout Europe will continue to be supported. The Zembro Care platform offers class-leading wearable …

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SafeTrx Active German Media Coverage

Following the launch of SafeTrx Active in Germany with our Search and Rescue partner Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS), there has been widespread coverage of the announcement across German media, special interest magazines and water sports organisations: https://www.yacht.de/ausruestung/sicherheit/sicherheit-dgzrs-stellt-smart-watch-vor/ Popular German yacht and sailing magazine https://www.nwzonline.de/plus-friesland/wangerland-nordsee-sicherheit-in-kuestennaehe-alarm-uhr-fuer-kiter-kajakfahrer-und-angler_a_51,9,1987886931.html Regional daily newspaper for Northwest Germany https://segelreporter.com/panorama/sicherheit-auf-dem-wasser-seenotretter-stellen-alarm-fuers-handgelenk-vor/ Sailing website covering everything from dinghy’s to yachts, from cruising to regattas. https://oh-presse.de/lokal/fehmarn/sicherheit-fuer-die-wassersportgemeinschaft/ Publishes digital news from the Ostholstein region, Germany and around the world. https://www.nord24.de/der-norden/fuer-wassersportler-diese-uhr-ruft-im-notfall-um-hilfe-85779.html Leading news portal focusing on regional stories between the Weser and Elbe. https://www.yacht-club-rursee.de/index.php/alle-feeds-anzeigen Rursee yacht club is the largest water sports club on the Rursee lake. https://www.dailydose.de/news-safetrax-dgzrs-uhr-20220905.htm Popular German windsurf magazine https://kreuzer-abteilung.org/allgemeine-news/sicherheitsapp-safetrx-jetzt-auch-mit-uhr-nutzbar/ The Cruising department of the German Sailing Association (Deutscher Segler-Verband eV) https://www.boote-magazin.de/ausruestung/technik/sicherheit-dgzrs-stellt-smart-watch-vor/ The motorboat …

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Safety first and it works!

After kayaking more than 2,000km, Daniel Salbu tested the SafeTrx Active watch and the Norwegian rescue vessel RS Hans Herman Horn was able to track his position and check if he was ok. Mission accomplished! Pls help Daniel to raise money for Redningsselskapet,the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society. You can track Daniel live at https://www.dsalbu.no/tracker and folks in Norway can purchase the watch on the Redningsselskapet online store https://nettbutikk.rs.no/produkt/safetrx-active/

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8W Hosts Irish Trade and Innovation Delegation In The Netherlands

8 West were honoured to host the Irish Trade and Innovation delegation lead by Minister of State Robert Troy, and senior staff of Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM) Anneke Salden and Sander Kuipers in Scheveningen, The Netherlands. We discussed the role of technical innovation in Search and Rescue operations and demonstrated the SafeTrx Active watch. ‘We are in the business of saving lives!’

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SafeTrx Assists in Rescue of British Windsurfer

Fantastic to see this successful rescue of a windsurfer who got into difficulty off the coast of Hove, England. Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station and HM Coastguard Shoreham were tasked to the incident and quickly arrived on scene after the windsurfer had used the Royal Yachting Association SafeTrx mobile app to call for help which automatically shared regular GPS updates with rescue services. SafeTrx is directly connected to search and rescue organisations, minimising the time you’re left in the water and enabling your local search and rescue services to get help to you faster than ever.

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SafeTrx Active Watch tested by Discovery Channel‘s show ‘How do they do it?’

The SafeTrx Active watch was recently tested by Discovery Channel‘s show ‘How do they do it?’ Dutch TV host Joep van Deudekom was thrown in the cold water near the shore of Texel island. The combination of innovative IOT technology and the persistent effort of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM) rescue crew worked seamlessly and got him safe on land. Mission accomplished! The SafeTrx Active watch will feature on the popular TV show this Autumn.

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