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Globalstar SPOT Gen4 to provide tracking for sailing and extreme land races worldwide

By Eric Van Rees - 9th June 2021 - 07:02

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, announces that TracTrac, specialist provider of hardware and software solutions for tracking of competitive sailing and adventure sports, is deploying SPOT Gen4 devices to support race events on land and sea.

Established in 2005, TracTrac is a software and services company which has developed an innovative tracking platform specifically designed to provide tracking capability for difficult-to-follow sports. These include race sailing and long distance endurance sports as diverse as road cycling, open water swimming, trail running, orienteering, Nordic skiing as well as multi-discipline events such as triathlon and adventure races.

In competitive sailing, TracTrac has long supported many regattas internationally which predominately take place inshore, namely sailing races which hug the coastline and can typically be tracked using GSM-based systems. Chris Terkelsen, TracTrac Co-founder, explains however that TracTrac is seeing elevated demand for tracking capability to support races which take place further out to sea and on oceans.

TracTrac trialled several technologies and solutions, including other satellite-based tracking devices on the market. Following comparative evaluation, TracTrac reached the decision that SPOT was the best choice to satisfy its requirements and those of its customers and race event organisers, operating around the world.

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