Thuraya Telecoms and WiCis Sports support climbers
Dubai United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2016. Leading mobile satellite operator Thuraya and WiCis Sport have joined forces to support expeditions to the Himalayas. Starting on March 19, a six-month project starts, involving climbers going from Jomsom (Nepal) to Lo Manthang, a high-altitude trek with a subsequent exit to K2 in June.
Thuraya transferred the Thuraya IP +, SatSleeve + and Satsleeve Hotspot satellite terminals to Madison Mountaineering to keep in touch during the expedition. Madison Mountaineering is a mountain guide boutique located in Seattle, Washington. The company specializes in services for climbing expeditions to the “Seven Peaks”, as well as other well-known international and domestic peaks, including those that are not similar and located in remote regions.
Randy Roberts, Thuraya’s Director of Innovation, said: “We are pleased to partner with WiCis Sports Adventure Solutions and sponsor Madison Mountaineering. It is very important that expedition members have all the necessary equipment to ensure their own safety in all situations. Our solution shows that in the era of mobile devices, Thuraya is at the forefront of satellite services. When any wearable device is connected to an IP + terminal, WiCis solutions will help climbers and travelers keep in touch with families, friends and healthcare professionals. ”
WiCis solutions include small wearable devices for collecting and storing physiological data, such as heart rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation, position, height and speed of each climber. The received data is sent to the cloud service through Thuraya IP +, SatSleeve + and is available for download in real time by both medical staff and climbers themselves. At the same time, the expedition participants will have access to weather updates and will be able to upload their data to social networks.
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The Thuraya IP + terminal weighs just 1.4 kg and provides speeds up to 444 kbps of standard data transfer and up to 384 kbps of streaming using an integrated antenna. The lightweight and compact, portable Thuraya IP + broadband delivers high-speed data transfer and deployment speed in seconds right from your backpack. This makes it an ideal choice for travelers and adventurers.
Thuraya SatSleeve + is designed for those who need a full-fledged smartphone, even when terrestrial networks are inaccessible or damaged. A simple and stylish accessory that looks like a phone cover, SatSleeve + easily attaches to your smartphone, turning it into a satellite phone. With this combination of devices, users can make calls, send emails and messages and use all their applications directly on their smartphone, regardless of the coverage of cellular networks. SatSleeve + provides an SOS feature that allows users to program a contact, which they can use and get help in emergency situations.
For anyone on the move, the Satsleeve Hotspot access point is a wireless Wi-Fi router that comes with a stand. It is designed for those who prefer to use their smartphone, tablet or laptop with a separate Wi-Fi access point. Place the Satsleeve Hotspot router outside the tent or caravan, and you can stay in touch by receiving the full package of mobile services on your mobile device via satellite.
Carlota Fenes, president of WiCis, says: “We are proud to partner with Thuraya to support these expeditions. Our latest development is ideal for researchers and outdoor adventurers. It can be used on smartphones and smart watches, it checks, tracks and identifies important nuances of health, gives weather forecasts even at the most remote points of the route. ”
Modern WiCis solutions are designed to save lives. Adventure seekers have access to vital information that can help doctors and rescue teams respond quickly to critical situations.
In order to start using WiCis, you need to take three simple steps: make sure that the equipment is fully charged, attach a portable monitor to your computer and connect IP +, Satsleeve + or Satsleeve Hotspot to the Internet through the Thuraya service provider. Partnership of companies aimed at saving lives is the highest form of cooperation, inspires new achievements and provides an attractive example to others.