Talking on the water is extremely important especially when on a sailing race that covers 3,800 nautical miles.
SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a satellite communications and network service provider, has been appointed by OC Sport to provide the fleet of 15 yachts competing in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale with two-way secured satellite communication services for the entire 3,800 nautical mile sailing race from Concarneau in Brittany, France to St. Barths in the Caribbean.
Piers Cunningham, Vice President, Maritime Services, SpeedCast commented, “We are delighted to support OC Sport, formerly named Pen Duick organization, by equipping the fleet of competing yachts with our satellite communication solutions and value added services in this prestigious transatlantic marathon. OC Sport has been relying on our expertise to provide satellite communication solutions for the past 20 years in the Figaro Class Races.”
Each of the yachts was equipped with SpeedCast’s media transmission solution, with Clipway Challenges as a key component. Clipway is a proprietary software solution that enables each team to store and forward video footage of the race to the Race Headquarters and production team over a satellite network during the course of the challenging and exciting race.
“Clipway is an exciting technology developed by Geolink Satellite Services, now renamed SpeedCast France, which we acquired in May 2015. Adding such an innovative solution to our product portfolio not only opens a door for us into the media market, but also allows us to provide a wider range of value-added services to our customers in other industries. SpeedCast is well positioned to take Clipway global, leveraging our global satellite, support and sales networks,” said Pierre Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast.