News - April 06, 2018

Launch of SafeTrx Flotilla Event

8 West Consulting, the developers of SafeTrx, the leading maritime non GMDSS public safety system, is pleased to announce the launch of SafeTrx Flotilla Event. Flotilla Event gives race organisers the ability to plan, manage and deliver live tracking on our web-based race viewer with the security of knowing that race participants locations are available to the Search And Rescue (SAR) authorities in case of emergencies.

Robin Tindall of SA Surfski, a well-known surfski race organiser in South Africa, and beyond, is the first customer for Flotilla Event. He commented “We selected SafeTrx Flotilla Event not only because it allows us to track, record, share and playback paddling events but it also offers integration with the rescue authorities for emergencies. This is critical for us as the safety of our paddlers is an absolute priority. We will be launching Flotilla Event at the inaugural 2018 Freedom Paddle in Cape Town on April 27th, a brand-new event which is shaping up to become one of the highlights of the international surfski calendar.”

Flotilla Event offers customers the capability to create and manage multiple competitions and race series, setting parameters such as event timings, routes, waypoints etc. in an easy to use administration console. Race participants can use the standard SafeTrx Mariner app to register for any number of Flotilla Event competitions, ensuring they are tracked by the race organiser and the search and rescue authorities. Flotilla Event organisers can publicise the races for the viewing public to watch across devices including mobile phones, tablets and larger screens.

SafeTrx Flotilla Event has already been used by Safehaven Marine to create a dedicated public website to highlight their “Long Way Round” circumnavigation of Ireland and Rockall in 2017. KNRM, the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, also used SafeTrx Flotilla Event as a race tracking website for the 2017 West Coast Challenge, a running and biking marathon for duos and solo runners. The KNRM is promoting Flotilla Event to water sports organizations in Holland to support and monitor participants in competitions in a cost effective and practical way. This allows the KNRM to be able to intervene in time if there are emergencies.


News - February 26, 2018

Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd. chooses SafeTrx Flotilla

We are delighted to announce our first customer for SafeTrx Flotilla.Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd. is a UK based multi-disciplinary marine and environmental surveying company, with 30 years of experience in Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Environmental surveys within the nearshore and coastal region. Mark O’Donovan of Titan commented “We chose SafeTrx Flotilla Fleet not only because it met our private and secure tracking requirements but it also offers integration with the rescue authorities for emergencies, a key advantage for us as safety is our number one priority”.

We look forward to working closely with Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd in future.


News - February 23, 2018

Launch of the SafeTrx Flotilla cloud based, low cost, fleet, event tracking and boat rental solution

8 West Consulting, the developers of SafeTrx, the leading maritime non GMDSS public safety system, is pleased to announce the launch of SafeTrx Flotilla, the cloud based, low cost, fleet, event tracking and boat rental solution.

• Fleet: Secure, private, real time tracking of your fleet of vessels using SafeTrx Flotilla

• Event: Bring your event to the world with live tracking from SafeTrx Flotilla

• Rental: Improve safety, security and operational efficiency by using SafeTrx Flotilla

Using the award winning SafeTrx Mariner mobile app, SafeTrx Flotilla provides tracking of specific vessels in real time. Through secure access to the SafeTrx cloud, Flotilla allows fleet, event or rental users to track specific vessels that are using SafeTrx Mariner; anywhere, anytime. Flotilla users can view the locations of their vessels in real time on a dedicated website.

Implementation of SafeTrx Flotilla is swift and easy with no special software or devices to install. There isn’t a complicated pricing model either, just a low-cost implementation and a very affordable annual license fee. No usage, hosting or service charges!

The key benefits of the new product include:

• Secure, anytime, anyplace viewing

• Private or public website

• Full integration with Search and Rescue authorities where SafeTrx is implemented

• Race management and scheduling for event organizers

• Rental fleet asset management

• Cloud based implementation

• No hardware installation

• Responsive design with viewing on any online device

Critically, customers of SafeTrx Flotilla know that Search and Rescue authorities can respond to an emergency on a vessel with the most available up to date location information for that vessel.

John Murphy, CEO of 8 West, commented “SafeTrx Mariner has built up a solid reputation around the world and we are now delighted to launch SafeTrx Flotilla in our core SafeTrx markets. Fleet owners, event organizers and rental businesses can now use Flotilla to track their own assets while benefiting from complete integration with the SafeTrx cloud.”

The Event version of SafeTrx Flotilla has already been used by Safehaven Marine to create a dedicated public website to highlight their “Long Way Round” circumnavigation of Ireland and Rockall in 2017. KNRM, the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, also used SafeTrx Flotilla Event as a race tracking website for the 2017 West Coast Challenge, a running and biking marathon for duos and solo runners, covering over 130 kilometers from Den Helder in the north of Holland to the Hook of Holland in the south.

Further information on SafeTrx Flotilla is available here.


News - January 05, 2018

SafeTrx Rebranded

8 West Consulting, the company behind the SafeTrx vessel tracking and alerting application, today announced the evolution of SafeTrx from a specific product to the SafeTrx branded platform. The current SafeTrx product will be renamed SafeTrx Mariner. This new strategy will see a number of new products and initiatives launched under the SafeTrx brand over the next few months.

John Murphy, CEO, said “We have made this decision now to accommodate our new product and service initiatives that will benefit SafeTrx users worldwide. There will be more products to follow in 2018 and beyond, as we work with our customers to develop the features they want and expand the capabilities of the platform to keep it at the cutting edge of marine rescue technology.”