As the exclusive media collaboration technology for the World Race, Spontania enables critical communications around-the-clock for boat crews and land-based support, despite harsh maritime conditions.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (April 2, 2015 ) – ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a world leader in voice and visual communication solutions, reliably crossed the finish line again this year with each race crew of the Barcelona World Race. The first non-stop, round-the-world regatta chose Spontania as the exclusive video communications tool for on-board, ocean-going communications and ground crew support.
Communications for the race were critical, with two-person crews pushing the limits of endurance for what can be a punishing, isolated experience. Spontania’s cloud-based architecture kept each crew connected with race headquarters for real-time updates with full-motion audio and video communication. A true boost for team morale and a safety net for emergency and logistical support, Spontania proved that high-performance video communications can be easy-to-use and enable teams to focus on the challenges of the nearly three-month race.
Team Cheminées Poujoulat crossed the finish line Wednesday, March 25, setting a new reference time for the round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds.
Roman Welsch, IT Director of the Barcelona World Race expressed his gratitude to ClearOne for the world-class, carrier-grade global media connections that Spontania made possible for the Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing and the Barcelona World Race.