SpeedCast to Connect Racing Yachts for Transat AG2R La Mondiale
[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] OC Sport has selected SpeedCast to provide two-way secured satellite communication services to the fleet of 15 yachts competing in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale race. Spanning 3,800 nautical miles, the sailing race goes from Concarneau in Brittany, France to St Barths in the Caribbean.
SpeedCast equipped each of the yachts with its media transmission solution, along 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. Geolink Satellite Services, since renamed SpeedCast France after its May 2015 acquisition, created Clipway. SpeedCast intends to make this a global service.