|DURING FEB 1 - APR 08, 2007 MARTIN STREL SWAM 5,268 KMS (3274 MILES) OF THE AMAZON RIVER! HE DEDICATED THE SWIM TO THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINFOREST.
Amazon Swim Technical Team
The enormous technical challenge of establishing and maintaining the information pipeline between the expedition and the outer world fell on the shoulders of the international security and communication system integrator – IIN Group.
The group’s Brazilian subsidiaries IIN Tecnologias Ltda. and Ozonio Telecomunicações Ltda. are the backbone of Amazon Swim Technical Team (ASTT).
ASTT installed and maintains on the boat sophisticated communication and IT equipment such as:
a. Maritime VSAT System
b. Terrestrial (backup) VSAT station
c. Static & Remote Controlled imaging and recording units
d. Wireless Video & Audio transmission systems
e. Live Video & Audio streaming systems
f. Medium range VHF radio communication
g. Hardwired and wireless networking & routings systems
h. Solar Energy, power backup and surge protection equipment
ASTT is responsible to provide the necessary technical support for applications such as Live Video Streaming, Telemedicine, on-the-move Web Site updates, VOIP, in boat routing, networking and many more.
The ASTT’s Moto is:
“If we can do it in the middle of the Amazon, we can do it anywhere!”
Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Yoram is the founder and Managing Director of the IIN Group of companies. He is a former captain in the Israeli Intelligence Special Forces and brings to the expedition over 20 years of experience in management, integration and operations of advanced technologies under extreme and dangerous situations. He is father of 10 years old Ariel, 5 years old Natanel and 2 years old Moriel.
Andre is the General Manager of IIN Tecnologias Ltda., and Administrative Manager of Ozônio Telecomunicações Ltda. (primary sponsors of ASTT). He coordinates the logistics and administrative operations of the ASTT. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Anilton Lins University in Manaus. Andre is father of two years old Lara.
Andre Luiz Souza
Born in Manaus, Amazonas, Aldo is the Chief Technician of IIN Tecnologias Limitada, and works in the company since 1999. In view of the lack of space on the boat, Aldo is the sole solution to any technical problem. He maintains on the boat by himself all ASTT systems. He is father of two month old Ivo which he misses a lot.
Sung Sun Kim
Arrived to Brazil from South Korea in the age of 2 months, Sung is a Projects Coordinator in IIN Tecnologias Limitada. He works in the company since 1999, his technical experience is extremely broad and includes installation and development of computing platforms, access control systems, GPS solutions, long & short range radio equipment, high speed microwave links, imaging systems, web platforms. Sung is father of Gabriel and Pedro (6 and 3 years old).
Born in Manaus, Amazons Jorge is the System Administrator of IIN Technologias Ltda. He is responsible for the remote management and administration of the VSAT routing system of Amazon Swim remote boat. Jorge is father of two years old Manuela.