News - October 16, 2018

SafeTrx to be implemented in Dubai

Pictured at the signature of a contact for implementing SafeTrx between Dubai Police and 8 West Consulting are John Murphy, CEO of 8 West Consulting, Lieutenant Colonel Eng. Hussain Ahmed Bin Ghelaita Almheiri and Samer Al Khawaja, Head of Mobility and project manager of the Dubai Police app.

At the contract signing John Murphy commented “Dubai Police is one of the most innovative police forces in the world and is working tirelessly to deliver smart solutions for public safety. As well as making SafeTrx part of the Dubai Police app the Commander-in-Chief has set ambitious targets for further development, including a land version and the integration of new technologies for search and rescue. Here at GITEX we are surrounded by innovation showcases, and we are proud to be here to announce that SafeTrx will be leading the way for marine tracking and alerting in Dubai.”

News - October 12, 2018

SafeTrx 2018r2 Release Coming Soon!

We will soon be releasing the new SafeTrx 2018r2 release to the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and the National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa.

On the request of many in the SafeTrx community, the upcoming release includes a new 5-minute tracking interval in Track Only mode.

The SafeTrx 2018r2 release also includes new features, improvements and bug fixes to the app as a result of feedback from end users. The SafeTrx team want to make sure that its users feel safe from the moment they start a trip until they arrive at their destination.

Improvements have been made to the Sail Plan mode allowing users keep their friends and family up to date with any changes they have made to their trip. In the 2018r2 release, any adjustments to the ETA, people on board, waypoint and destination will be texted to their emergency contacts.

A new safety feature has been added to Flotilla Event. Rescue boats will now be visible to race organisers on the SafeTrx Flotilla map. This feature allows race organisers to track the safety boats and differentiate between participants and safety vessels. Improvements have also been made to Flotilla Event; the Flotilla event code entry is now clearer and displays in bold so that it stands out to the end user.

The SafeTrx team is interested in any feedback users of the app may have, so users now have the ability to rate their experience with the app via Google Play and the Apple App Store review stars.

Keep an eye out for when the new release becomes available in your country!

News - October 03, 2018

Ocean Paddler in Australia is the latest SafeTrx Flotilla Event customer

OceanPaddler and 8 West Consulting, the developers of SafeTrx, the leading maritime non GMDSS public safety system, are pleased to announce that The Doctor race in Perth in November is using SafeTrx Flotilla Event.

Taking place in Perth, WA from Rottnest Island to Sorrento Beach over a 27km course, The Doctor is Australia’s most exciting ocean paddling event. The iconic race attracts both professional and amateur surfskiers, with 400+ paddlers expected. Dean Gardiner, the race organiser, said “Following on from the Chucky race in September, we are delighted to use the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard SafeTrx app to track our race. With a likely race time of three hours for many paddlers we can use the continuous tracking mode in the smartphone app to present high accuracy location and time information to organisers and online viewers alike”.

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