Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System To Track Progress of New York-to-Bermuda World Record Attempt, July 15-16
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (USA) - Big Dog, A Contender 37 equipped with a Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System from leading boat security systems supplier Paradox Marine, will shove off from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on Thursday, July 15, in an attempt to set a new world record for the 673-nautical mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda.
Big Dog Bermuda Challenge and Nav-Tracker
The current world record of 22 hours, 23 minutes was set in July 2002 by a Renaissance Prowler 306 catamaran, shattering the previous record by over seven hours. Big Dog will be captained by Chuck Arnold, northeast regional sales manager for Contender Boats. His crew will include Eddie Winder, President of Win-Tron Electronics, a leading distributor of marine electronics and accessories and Les Steward, Contender Northeast VP of Marketing. For more information about the Bermuda Challenge, visit www.bermudachallenge.com.
Nav-Tracker will report the position of Big Dog every ten minutes via Google Maps at www.bermudachallenge.com/map.html.
The Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking System keeps owners or captains informed of a boat’s location through a GPS tracking service using the Inmarsat satellite network. The system sets a 500 Meter geo-fence (radius) around the vessel when armed. In the event of geo-fence breach or if any of the optional sensors go into alarm mode, the system will send emails or text messages with latitude, longitude, speed and heading. It will continue to send messages until the vessel returns to the geo-fence area, or the system is disarmed. Optional sensors include door contacts, infrared beam sensors, deck pressure sensors, engine removal sensors and high water sensors. There is also an optional 130 decibel siren that can be added for extra protection.
For more information about Nav-Tracker and other Paradox Marine boat security, monitoring and tracking and surveillance products, visit www.paradoxmarine.com or call 1+954.565.9898.
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