SafeTrx Active Featured in De Telegraaf

“The watch transmits the exact position and shortens the search time, which greatly increases the chance of survival.” Thank you De Telegraaf for writing this fantastic article on the world first rescue of a surfer using the SafeTrx Active watch in a cold North Sea. Seb Jongejans, from Scheveningen was saved by members of surfclub, Jumpteam Scheveningen with the professional support of Kustwacht Nederland and KNRM – Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij To find out more about SafeTrx Active and the work we are doing with the KNRM and other rescue organisations across the globe go to https://www.safetrxapp.com/products/safetrx-active/ Wherever. Whatever. We’ll find you.

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SafeTrx Active featured on TV

The SafeTrx team demonstrated our SafeTrx Active product on the Hart van Nederland Dutch news and current affairs program on the SBS6 channel. The content and video is in Dutch and the video is only available in The Netherlands for the moment. The video includes an interview with SafeTrx business development (and windsurfer!) Niels van Campen, Sander Kuipers (KNRM) and also Seb, the person who was rescued recently after using SafeTrx Active. https://www.hartvannederland.nl/persoonlijke-verhalen/horloge-helpt-surfers-in-nood

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SafeTrx Active launches in Norway

8 West are delighted to announce that the SafeTrx Active track and alert wearable is now available in Norway. Working with our partner, Redningsselskapet (RS) – the Norwegian Sea Rescue Service, we will be rolling out a service which provides safety cover on land as well as on sea SafeTrx Active is a purpose-built personal emergency search and rescue system for open water and outdoor sports enthusiasts which has been designed in very close co-operation with the leading Search and Rescue (SAR) organisations in the world. Recognising that a small, lightweight, long range, water resistant, wearable tracking and communications device was a requirement for the wet watersports sector, 8 West worked with its SAR partners to build such a solution. Martin Fuhr Bolstad, acting Secretary …

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SafeTrx Assists in Rescue of 15 year old Surf Skier

On Saturday 20th November, Darren Zimmerman, the station commander of National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Simonstown, reported the NSRI EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) received a SafeTrx emergency alert from a surf skier off-shore of Simonstown indicating an emergency from a local surf skier. NSRI EOC made a phone call to the surf skier who confirmed that he needed urgent assistance. NSRI coast watchers were alerted and they immediately got “eyes on” the surf skier in distress. The sea rescue craft ‘Donna Nicholas’ was diverted from another call out and was directed to the position reported on the SafeTrx emergency alert. The sea rescue craft Donna Nicholas arrived at the surfski incident finding a local 15 year old male had abandoned his surfski after falling out …

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SafeTrx Active releases the world’s first dedicated and connected search and rescue watch for water and outdoor sport users.

8 West Consulting launches the revolutionary track and alert SafeTrx Active platform utilising the mSafety wearable from Sony. SafeTrx Active is a purpose-built personal emergency search and rescue system for open water and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The sea is the world’s biggest playground, and now it has a safety net. Open water sports like kite and windsurfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, sailing and open water swimming are booming, but just like the ocean, they are inherently dangerous and account for a high percentage of search and rescue operations around the world. For this reason, 8 West Consulting created SafeTrx Active on the mSafety wearable from Sony, giving sports enthusiasts a lightweight, waterproof personal safety and rescue device that provides a security and confidence in which performance …

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