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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A successful rescue simulation by KNRM Scheveningen and SafeTrx Active

Scheveningen, April 15, 2022. The water sports season is about to commence and together with KNRM Scheveningen we held a safety demonstration for the media and press to spread the word of safety and how the SafeTrx Active watch can help keep you safe at sea. For the demonstration we simulated a rescue to showcase the simplicity of the watch. Stand Up Paddler, Mara van der Schaaf paddled more than 2km offshore, she raised an assistance alert and each person received her location via the SafeTrx Web App. Using the search light feature everyone could see exactly how to get to Mara from their location. Once the alert was received, the KNRM lifeboat crew set off to find her. Even though it was a clear day …

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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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960 SafeTrx Rescue Missions initiated in 2021

Accurate and continuous position information is critical for Search & Rescue responders. SafeTrx continually monitors the casualty’s location from first alert to recovery, providing reassuring protection when and where it’s needed the most. Official reports from our Search & Rescue partners in 11 countries show that in 2021, SafeTrx was involved in over 960 search and rescue missions in locations across the globe, from Europe to Australia. The Netherlands alone saw a significant 68% increase in the number of SafeTrx missions on the previous year. This includes the world’s first rescue of a wing surfer who was wearing our SafeTrx Active wearable device. He was able to send an alert while surviving in the cold North Sea and was saved by members of surf club Jumpteam …

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SafeTrx Active Feature Release March 2022

At SafeTrx, every new feature we develop is focused on the people who need it most. This month we listened to our existing customers and have delivered features they need to both enjoy their sport and most importantly to stay safe. This month’s new features: Improved Location Tracking  We’ve worked closely with Sony to improve the performance of the GPS locations in the watch. There are three significant improvements:  SafeTrx Active that now compares favourably with all other stand-alone watches on the market. This means the watch will start to record location within 10-20 seconds now.  We can pinpoint your position with a greater degree of certainty than ever before.  Improved sensitivity means that the watch is less likely to see temporary loss of position …

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