SOURCE: Satworx


February 01, 2012 16:17 ET

Animal Athletes in Extreme Challenge Require Extreme Communications

Satworx to Provide Yukon Quest Dog Race, Alaska With Satellite Communication Infrastructure

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - In situations when everyday communications won't work, Satworx will. Satworx, a global provider of satellite telephone equipment and services for extreme communication and disaster preparedness, has teamed up with Yukon Quest to provide the 1,000 mile Alaskan dog race event with a communication solution. Satworx-backed services will be the safety net for race officials to handle event logistics and health and security needs for hundreds of athlete dogs and people participating in the race. Without any type of communication, the dogs and mushers must be prepared for the unusually cold temperatures of -40F/-40C and checkpoints that are as far as 200 miles apart. For the rugged conditions the Yukon Quest officials will endure, they are dependent on Satworx' secure and reliable satellite phone service in remote and out-of-touch areas, serving as an on-hand life insurance policy to keep the officials, mushers and dogs out of harm's way in dangerous and unpredictable circumstances.

"Because of the geographical challenges of Alaska, for this implementation, we built our solution around the Iridium network to ensure the most dependable communications for the teams and safety protection for dog athletes and their mushers," says Sean McCready, Satworx Marketing Director.

"Our official personnel, working on the trail and working in these remote settings, have little more than a warm change of clothes, a good sleeping bag, their learned survival skills, and a Satworx Satellite phone to protect and assist them in getting help in the event of a mechanical failure or accident on the trail," explains Josh Horst, 2012 Yukon Quest Race Manager. "It is imperative in this modern era that our people are equipped with phones and service that will always perform."

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