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Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Ohio CycleWorks Bike Team, Sponsored by FedEx Custom Critical

Ever heard of the Race Across America? Personally this is the first time I have ever heard about this race. Since I live in Ohio this has a particular interest to me. Could you imagine how tough this race would be? The Ohio CycleWorks bike team, sponsored by FedEx Custom Critical, is participating in this year’s Race Across America (RAAM). Known as the “World's Toughest Bicycle Race,” RAAM is one of the longest running sporting events in the world. The race began on June 16 from Oceanside, California and ends in Annapolis, Maryland between June 21-25.

To make this race even more interesting, the use of SenseAware was used to follow Scott Garchar (board member of Ohio CycleWorks Charities) plus the entire team.  Below I have included information about SenseAware which is very interesting & also a new concept to me! The device was linked to the web-based platform providing near real-time GPS location and environmental conditions.
Scott Garchar

To make this race even more awesome the team was racing for a great cause! The Ohio CycleWorks bike team is raising money for the Akron Children’s Hospital. FedEx Custom Critical is happy to be a proud supporter of the Akron Children's Hospital and the Ohio CycleWorks team. Personally I love hearing about companies who support great causes such as this! This charity makes for a natural fit for SenseAware because it allows healthcare providers to monitor critical shipments, the kind that can help save the lives of the very children that Ohio CycleWorks is riding to support.

SenseAware is a first-of-its-kind service that provides near real-time access to your shipments’ vital statistics—and the ability to collaborate and share that information with your business partners. The service integrates an advanced multi-sensor device that travels inside your shipments with a powerful web-based application, enabling you to stay connected when contents are critical.

~ Current location—Know where your shipments are in near real-time.
~ Accurate temperature—Verify the temperature of sensitive shipping environments, and receive immediate notification if they go out of a specified range.
~ Exposure to light—Recognize if your shipments have been opened or if their contents have been exposed to light.

~ Relative humidity—Observe moisture levels inside your shipments.

~ Barometric pressure—Detect changes in the levels of atmospheric pressure that your sensitive products are exposed to.

“I received compensation from FedEx for covering the use of SenseAware® technology during the 2012 Race Across America. My ideas and opinions relayed in this blog post and any related Twitter discussions are the my own and are not provided by FedEx or its affiliates and subsidiaries.”