Live GPS Tracking & Technologies

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News 2014: Technological Recast of GeoRacing Platforms and Applications.

Today, GPS allows following outdoor races in live, on sea or on earth, proposing the visualization and timing in real time. The addition of sportive information and statistics (gap in time or in distance, intermediate time, retiming for starts staggered…) to better understand the progression during the live races. All may be broadcasted live on TV, on large screens, on Internet portals and on tablets and mobiles apps.

The new 2014 GeoRacing solution is composed of a 2D offer, available on GeoRacing portal and on new apps for tablets and mobiles, and a 3D offer, with two possibilities: a video stream produced from our control room, localized in our studio in Paris, or on the spot, for an event with live broadcasting video facilities for TV on location.

GPS Trackers

  • X5 GPS / GPRS Trackers,
  • Waterproof, 95gr,
  • Extended Autonomy: from 10 hours up to 30 hours depending on emission profile, and limitless with an USB connection,
  • New & Optimized Firmware permitting the live profile change,
  • Configurable Profile: sending one position per second to one position every 5 minutes,
  • Profile change possible live
    • GPS chip latest generation, accurate to 1 meter
    • No intervention needed by the competitor
  • LCD Screen indicating Sail or Bib Number and Competitors Name to facilitate the distribution,
  • Suitcases of reloading 12 or 42 Trackers, with only a 220 volts power cable.
  • Other possible tracking systems: satellite beacons for offshore, or HF beacons for TV.

 

Web Player for 2D Live & Replay

The GeoRacing Player allows following outdoor races on desktop screen, tablets or smartphones (IOS, Android, Windows phone…). With a simple and intuitive ergonomics, this Player offers many functionalities:

  • Live Timing and Ranking: with gaps in time & distance,
  • Competitors information: nationality, sail number or bib, name, ranking, speed, heading,
  • Sailing or Rowing: marks, gates, laylines, gain line, traces, start line and finish,
  • Cycling or Rally: route, start, checkpoints, finish line…
  • Display Customization: traces, text size, speed, heading, ranking, automatically centring,
  • Choice between Map View and Satellite View,
  • Fullscreen mode for Large Screens.
  • Zoom,
  • Replay speed between x1 and x50 and possibility to move on the timeline.
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Tablets & Mobiles Apps (IOS and Android)

Launching the « GeoRacing » App which propose all tracking (in Live or Replay). Each event can have his custom mobile app with event colours & partner logos:

  • Custom header and menu with logo,
  • Upcoming, Live and Replay races lists,
  • Integrated 2D Interactive Player and 3D stream when available.
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GPS Timing Functions

New: Georacing proposes the Timing of your event:

  • Timing and ranking at mark: time at intermediate point and time difference compared to the first,
  • Timing and ranking at finish line: total running time and time difference compared to the first,
  • Sheet race printable in PDF with summary table of ranking evolution, at each mark, for each competitor, and details of time at each mark,
  • Virtual Timing: up to 1/10th second in staggered start.

3D Live & Replay Production for TV and WebTV / IPTV

Live 3D Visualization for Broadcast or Webcast Video Stream in Real Time.

  • Start Line.
  • Dynamic Graphics included: ranking in time, at mark, at gate, at arrival, ranking in distance…
  • Individual Information: speed, heading…
  • Traces, laylines, line of advantage, pictures, distance between two competitors…
  • Live or Replay, accelerated or slowed.
  • Accelerated 3D Summary.
  • Webcast Streaming Production, for Large Screens, Web Portal and Apps (IOS & Android).
  • Live Audio Comments.
  • Broadcast quality in HD-SDI with « Fill and Key ».

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Simplest Publishing Portal and Iframe

A dynamic and customizable portal to create your live and replay tracking website, is included in the offer. Or a dynamic iframe for the Live & Replay which can be integrated easily on your website. It’s an easy mean for each organiser to promote his event.

Portal

  • Home Page (with partners and sponsors),
  • Info Page (news feed during the event),
  • Races List Page (with links to 2D and 3D Live & Replay),
  • High Rate Stream Private Access for Event organiser, for their large screens.

Iframe

  • Races List Iframe (with links to 2D and 3D Live & Replay),
  • Several configurable widths: 2, 3, 4 columns,
  • Two display modes: list or icons.

 

Planner

The new 2014 Planner is the new events manager app:

  • Event management & administration,
  • Available on PC, Mac & Tablets,
  • Competitors and Trackers Assignment and Management,
  • Trackers Settings: Profile et Display,
  • Event Settings: Races, Courses, Start Time,
  • Courses Settings: Marks, Checkpoints,
  • Dashboard Control during Live Event.

 

Online Platform

GeoRacing offers an Innovative Web Platform for live GPS tracking, dedicated to Outdoor Sports:

  • Virtualized servers on a private cloud,
  • Open tracking platform to different systems:
    • Trackers X5 GPS / GPRS,
    • Trackers GPS / HF (Radio),
    • Trackers GPS / Satellite (Iridium),
  • Webcast / IPTV platform for Large Screens, Web & Apps.