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SAFETY WATCH NOW AVAILABLE FOR DANISH OUTDOOR SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

  Safety for the active sports community in Denmark. With the growing popularity of watersports like kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling and kayaking in Denmark, the chances of accidents are growing. Many people in Denmark on sailing or motorboats already use the SafeTrx app (labelled ‘SejlSikkert Alarm’ in Denmark) so they can alert the Search and Rescue (SAR) service when needed. From today there is also a safety watch available, using the same SafeTrx platform, so people can send emergency and assistance alerts when engaging in their favourite outdoor activity as well as sharing their track live to their friends and family without bringing their smartphone. Ideal when you go out on the sea with just a small board or kayak, or any outdoor activity.   …

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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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Australian Outriggers Canoe Racing Association Choose SafeTrx Flotilla

We are delighted to announce that the Australian Outriggers Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA) has chosen SafeTrx Flotilla to safely track participants at their national and international events. With over 4,000 members, AOCRA is the national governing body for the sport of outrigging canoe paddling in Australia and is responsible for the governance, management and administration of the sport at a national level. An increasingly popular water sport, outrigger canoe paddling has its origins in the coastal culture of the Pacific rim region. AOCRA oversees and organises racing throughout Australia, working with individual state zones to run events throughout the country. Following a successful trial of the SafeTrx Flotilla software at the iconic Sydney Harbour Challenge in February, the AOCRA committee chose to adopt the event tracking …

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