Month: June 2017

Lora Alliance

Tech4Race, new member of the LoRa Alliance

Tech4Race is a new member of the LoRa Alliance. This membership reinforces its will to be part of the #IoT startups.

What is the LoRa Alliance ?

The LoRa Alliance is a consortium of professionals whose aim is to standardize the Low Power Wider Area networks. The members are collaborating together and sharing experience to drive the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN™, as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.

Become a member of the LoRa Alliance was the obvious thing to do

We develop a GPS tracker that works with the LoRa protocol. As this protocol allows a low power consumption, it greatly reduces the size of the battery. As a result, our tracker is smaller, lighter and has a long battery life. These are considerable advantages when you know that it is worn by competitors for hours, on races that could by rather hard. Furthermore, the tracker uses the LoRa network developed by Objenious, Bouygues Télécom, also a member of the LoRa Alliance.
The French ecosystem around LoRa is important! It is a chance for Tech4Race to be able to interact with local players recognized in this field such as Kerlink or Wi6Labs.

We are very happy to be part of this Alliance and to be at the heart of the revolution of connected objects! This membership confirms our trust in this network and its reliability.

Fin de notre crowdfunding : merci !

Crowdfunding : Thank you to our contributors !

This is it, our crowdfunding campaign is over! Thanks to the support of our relatives, ambassadors and athletes, we rose € 5,580 on, or 111% of our goal.

We would like to thank all of our contributors, as well as all the people who actively relayed our campaign on social networks!

The donations will allow us to participate as an exhibitor at the Garmin Triathlon show, which takes place at the end of June in Paris and at the Ultra-Trail show in Chamonix in August. To be present at these two events is a real opportunity to meet potential customers and gain visibility. Obviously, we will give you some news about that!


Encore MERCI à nos contributeurs :

 Benoit C.
Magali S.
Jean Marie L.
Delphine P.
Florence G-N.
Anne L.D.
Delphine A.
Alain S.
Caroline L.P.
Florian B.
Didier L.
Micael F.
Christophe M.
Loïc M.
Nicolas B.
Camille E-D.
Olivier D.
Johann R.
Carine T.
Patrick G.
Franck R.
Laurent D. C.
Catherine L.
Philippe L.
Pauline L.
Anne L.
 Aurélien L.
Stéphane T.
Ariane S.
Lucile D.
Mickael B.
Ludovic L.G.
Ronan V.
Stéphanie D.
Eric C-B.
Cyril L.
Céline M-B.
Rebecca B.
Thomas B.
Pierre B.
Josiane S.
Patrick R.
Servane F.
Mathieu J.
Jean François T.
Andrea R.
Carole V.
Jean-Luc P.
Stéphanie F. C.
Mathieu P.
Mamar D.
Jean-Marie M.
Patrice L.

who wish to remain anonymous.

Stéphane Brogniart

Focus on a ambassador: Stéphane Brogniart, french ultra-trailer

On the weekend of 20-21 May, Stéphane Brogniart crossed the Jura massif by running non-stop, through the marked and recognized route of the GTJ  to establish a reference time. Start from Pontarlier to Saint-Germain-de-Joux. Result: 190 km in 26h30.

Stéphane wore one of our GPS trackers during this adventure.Friends, family, and fans were able to follow him in real time.

Interview of Stéphane Brogniart, french ultra-trailer.

Stephane brogniart
© Rémi Blomme
Where does this passion for trail come from? Since when do you practice it?

Even as a child, I spent a lot of time doing all kind of sports. I am from the countryside and after triathlon I turned to hiking and trail running at the age of 28. My first bib trailwas in 2004 on “les crêtes visgiennes”.

You are mental trainer when you are not running. How does this influence your practice (and vice versa)?

Mental preparation ables me to focus only on why I’m here. Identify the parasitic thoughts that take my mind elsewhere to bring it back there. Because to express 100% of our potential, we need 100% of our attention to what we do.


Like for another race. At the end of winter, I went running for 4 weeks between 20 and 30 kilometers until 2 weeks of the ”Traversée du Jura”. I need this large volume at low intensity to know the gestures perfectly adapted to the terrain, the good resonance, using the least energy possible for maximum results.

Your family and supporters have been able to follow you in real time during this adventure. According to you, what is the interest of a live tracking solution during this type of challenge?

This is for my family and friends a good way to know where I am in real time. They can manage the crew points and inform the public who is waiting to come and run with me. But it is especially a good communication tool for all the people who follow the adventure at a distance behind their screen. It’s fun and gives a nice added value.