BriarTek’s Cerberus Powers Amageza Rally Live Tracking
‘Amageza’ is the local South African (Xhosa) word for ‘crazy’ – and riders probably need to be a little crazy to participate in this grueling rally challenge that runs 1,875 miles (3,000 km) from Upington to Cape Town in South Africa. Limited to motorcycles, quads, and side by sides, the Amageza Rally is South Africa’s only multi-day, multi-stage rally, with a daily moving bivouac.
The rally crosses a breathtaking, diverse variety of terrain, including mountain ranges, dense African bush, giant salt pans, Karoo semi-desert, the world-renowned Namib-Kalahari Desert, and the unforgiving Skeleton Coast.
Live coverage of the 2014 Amageza Rally will be provided via the Amageza website, selective social media channels, and broader traditional media (TV, radio, and print). A large team of reporters, videographers, photographers, and social media managers will bring fans the dramatic action in real-time from the ground, the air, and on-vehicle recording devices.
New this year is the addition of the Cerberus CerberLink Iridium Connected™ device that each rider will wear.
This devices allows real-time tracking of each rider’s position on a custom Google® map that is embedded on the Amageza website. The site will also store a record of the riders’ progress with color-coded route information specific to each rider. The data from each leg of each race can then be played back from the website. Users can choose one or multiple riders and watch the race play back in their browser. To see all the action, visit the Amageza website.
Cerberus is also giving the competitors peace of mind.
Cerberus is a three-part system that allows users to utilize their iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, or BlackBerry® to send and receive messages from anywhere on earth. Wherever these riders go, they will be as reachable as they want to be. They can also receive automated alerts if dangerous conditions exist in their area. For more information about Cerberus, visit http://cerberus.briartek.com/.