Ericsson Launches Mobile Ocean Race Coverage

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Sailing fans around the world can now follow the most dramatic moments of the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race live and direct using their cell phones, according to The News Market. Each boat has a total of seven cameras monitoring it as part of a live digital feed.

Meanwhile, wireless vendor Ericsson “has enabled a seamless convergent multimedia solution, available for all viewers who want to follow the action either via their mobile phone, the web, or via IPTV in Ericsson’s customer pavilion at each port stop in the race.” The 2008-2009 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will feature the best multimedia coverage of any offshore sailing event to date, the report said.