For the third consecutive time, Thrane & Thrane has signed up to become Official Sponsor of Satellite and Radio Communications Equipment to the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. The agreement means that Thrane & Thrane's new generations of SAILOR FleetBroadband, Inmsarsat-C and VHF equipment will be onboard every cutting-edge Volvo Open 70 as they line up in Alicante for the start of the race in October 2011.
"We have once again selected Thrane & Thrane to provide a comprehensive communications package for the teams, based on the support and faultless performance of the SAILOR equipment in the previous two races," said Knut Frostad, CEO, Volvo Ocean Race. "We need the latest and best technology to ensure our vision and commitment of bringing the extreme offshore racing to a global TV and web audience. In this context we're delighted to have Thrane & Thrane back onboard."
"The Volvo Ocean Race really is about Life at the Extreme so we relish the challenge of putting our equipment through its paces once again," says Walther Thygesen, CEO, Thrane & Thrane. "It is the ultimate test platform and we receive invaluable and immediate feedback from the crews, which has made Volvo Ocean Race an integral part of our product development process."
About Thrane & Thrane:
Thrane & Thrane is the world's leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for global mobile communication based on sophisticated satellite and radio technology. Since its incorporation in 1981, the company has established a strong position within global mobile communication solutions based on the Inmarsat system, and today Thrane & Thrane provides equipment for aeronautical, land-based and maritime use. The company's products are sold throughout the world under the brands Thrane & Thrane, AVIATOR, EXPLORER and SAILOR through distributors and partners and as OEM products. Thrane & Thrane now has 600 employees and is listed on OMX the Nordic Exchange in Copenhagen.
Overcoming the toughest challenge
With new generations of advanced satellite and radio communication equipment onboard every Volvo Open 70, Thrane & Thrane will safeguard the crews and deliver the action from the oceans to the millions of fans following the race worldwide.