Ericsson Racing Team, which is competing in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, is using the race to trial web-based real-time collaboration technology from Marratech.
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The software lets crew members hold video meetings with support crew and land-based team members anywhere in the world. A "white-board" feature lets all participants view photos or diagrams. So far the team has used it to speak with its boat builders in the UK, its US architects and engineering consultants in Sweden.