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The launch of SafeTrx on the mSafety wearable from Sony, SafeTrx’s open architecture and new product features for 2021 are among the topics at this year’s SafeTrx User Group (SUG) meeting.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, the sessions on Monday and Tuesday (2nd and 4th Nov) will be virtual and will be attended by our client organisations from across the globe.
The meetings, to promote cooperation and information exchange within the SafeTrx community will gather 20 representatives from 12 organisations, which include Sea Rescue and Coast Guard agencies.
The SUG meeting is a time for members to share their experiences and propose ideas on how to continue the mission of taking the search out of search and rescue.
In addition to the 50,000 registered SafeTrx app users in Norway, we are proud to announce that our Norwegian SafeTrx system now supports alerts triggered from the mobile app, Seaber. Following extensive testing by the 8 West team and the team in Redningsselskapet, the Seaber app is now the second non-SafeTrx app or device supported by the Norwegian SafeTrx system.
Developed by Seaber AS, the Seaber app helps has been enhanced to integrate directly with the SafeTrx system. Approved administration staff in Redningsselskapet and Norwegian Coastal Radio safety will use the SafeTrx Command and Control system can view the location of the Seaber app user and respond as needed.
Key to the success of this integration is the openness of the SafeTrx architecture allowing us to add high quality solutions to the ecosystem.
In Norway the SafeTrx platform already receives alerts from our RS SafeTrx mobile app and RS Aktiv Nødknapp, a GSM wearable band designed for kayakers, kiters and surfers who can press its emergency button which will send alerts to the Redningsselskapet SafeTrx Command and Control system.
A new version of the SafeTrx application for the long range, low power, highly secure mSafety wearable from Sony will be beta tested in Norway this October. This new product will revolutionise personal safety technology and will be fully integrated with the Redningsselskapet SafeTrx Command and Control system.
CEO of SafeTrx, John Murphy said ‘Our aim is to reduce risk and protect lives and one of the means of achieving that is ensuring that our SafeTrx system is open to accommodating high quality solutions into our ecosystem. After extensive testing, product validation and collaboration with both Redningsselskapet and Seaber AS, we welcome the addition of the Seaber app to the SafeTrx family.’
Martin Fuhr Bolstad, Direktør for Prosjekte at Redningsselskapet said ‘We’re delighted to be able integrate Seaber alert activations into the SafeTrx monitoring and alerting platform. The SafeTrx API allows Redningsselskapet to collaborate with other best-in-class third party applications and devices to receive real time distress alerts and location data. Key for us is having the central SafeTrx platform to help our search and rescue operations to respond quickly and effectively. We look forward to working with 8 West in bringing future partners onboard.’
8 West’s SafeTrx app has been at the centre of a record 800 rescue and assistance missions in the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark to the 30th of August this year.
This compares to a total of 625 incident alerts from across the world for all of 2019.
The 800 call outs were from May to the end of August, giving an average of 6.5 missions per day in the three countries.
The numbers are from official reports submitted by our SafeTrx licensees in the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark.
The higher numbers of call outs are down to more users downloading and using the free SafeTrx app.
There has also been increase in the number of leisure craft users taking to the water closer to home due to the travel restrictions imposed around Covid.
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