With several hundred mountain bikers passing through remote landscapes, the ability to track teams and react quickly to emergencies out in the field is of paramount importance. At the 2018 Absa Cape Epic, SPOT tracked all 670 teams and as an Epic Series race, the Perskindol Swiss Epic will now switch to SPOT’s satellite tracking solutions for the 2018 event and beyond.
All teams will receive SPOTGen3 devices, which provide tracking and an S.O.S. panic button function – race organisers will know wher e all the riders are on the route at all times and can dispatch help should an emergency occur. Plus, fans and supporters will also be able to follow their favourite two-person teams online along the 5-day, 322km route.
This inspires a great degree of confidence in Kati Csak, Race Director Absa Cape Epic & Perskindol Swiss Epic – “By having SPOT’s satellite solution on board, we are substantially improving the timeliness and accuracy of vehicle, personnel and medical support. We developed a special event platform for the Absa Cape Epic, migrating from a GSM-based cellular tracking system to a satellite tracking solution, and we’re excited to roll this out to other Epic Series events – starting with the Perskindol Swiss Epic.”
It’s a win-win partnership. Mark O’Connell, General Manager of Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. says, “We are very proud to be providing a trusted and effective tracking solution to the Perskindol Swiss Epic. The rugged nature of this race as well as the lack of GSM connectivity demands a device like SPOT. Our satellite tracking will increase rider safety, increase the viewing experience for those at home as well as increase the efficiency of the race organiser’s systems.”
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