Tech4Race digitizes sporting events thanks to the Internet of Things
Follow in real time the progression of your loved ones or favorite sportsmen, it is now possible thanks to Tech4Race. The young startup from Bretagne develops innovative services for the tracking of outdoor sporting events : since the end of 2017 and the commercial launch, almost 2.000 athletes have been equipped and more than 220.000 kilometers have been covered.
| A solution dedicated for race organizers
Tech4Race offers an end-to-end solution with smart sensors and a visualization platform. Trackers are worn by athletes during the race and the web platform, viewable by the organizers and the public, allows to have the geopositioning data on PC, smartphone or tablet. This solution, dedicated to event organizers, offers several advantages :
– Make the public live an immersive experience
– Have an overview of the race
– Strengthen the security of the event
| An innovation tailored for any type of sport
The sensors developed by the startup are robust, lightweight and waterproof. By using LoRaWAN, a long-range and low-power technology, they can communicate for hours and in remote areas. From trail in the mountains to triathlons by the sea and equestrian races in the desert, these « super » sensors can adapt to any type of environment.
| An accurate and real-time geo-tracking even in the white areas
Tech4Race trackers do not need to be connected to the internet to communicate their exact location. This is possible thanks to the IoT and more particularly to the LoRaWAN technology that can cover hundreds of sensors with a single fixed or mobile gateway.
Wi6Labs, designer and integrator of solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things, participated to this project by bringing its network expertise. Tech4Race smart sensors are connected with Wiotys, a LoRaWAN private network solution.
| Towards a large scale deployment
The startup aims to generalize live monitoring, previously reserved for premium events (Giro, Tour de France), and make it accessible to a large number of events and sports. To reach this goal, Tech4Race has started a fundraising to allow it to scale up and accelerate its technical and commercial development.
Would you like to contribute to this innovative project ? Contact Tech4Race : firstname.lastname@example.org