Joseph Tame describes himself as “a big Apple fan that likes to push their products to the limit.” As it turns out, he doesn’t just talk a good game.
This time last year he grabbed a few iPhones, external batteries, and a Wi-Fi router, and headed off to run the 2010 Tokyo Marathon. He then proceeded to broadcast his entire 26-mile trek live with more than 13,000 people tuning in by the end of the race. Finishing what was his first full marathon in 5 hours and 7 minutes, Tame may not have won, but he had successfully broken new ground for live web broadcasting, making national news in the process.
For 2011, using a new custom rig (pictured), Joseph is going even bigger. In addition to various other upgrades to this year’s broadcast, Wahoo Fitness provided him with a heart monitor which will post live updates to the website as he goes. This particular feature is where the dockStubz comes in to lend a helping hand.
The sensor used by Wahoo’s heart monitor connects to the iPhone’s 30-pin connector. With that plugged in, he would not be able to use any external batteries to power the phone. For this kind of broadcast, in a marathon that takes over 5 hours to run, he needs to be able to connect additional power to his iPhone. Using the dockStubz, Joseph will be able to have the heart monitor sensor connected to it’s 30-pin connector, while injecting the additional power he needs via it’s mini-USB port on the side, allowing him to add an extra level of depth to his broadcast, while ensuring he’ll have to power to do so.
As a company, we pride ourselves in making products that solve unique issues, and we’re thrilled that we were able to help Joseph’s rig meet its potential. We wish him all the best for his broadcast as he takes it to the next level!
To follow Joseph’s journey, go to http://tm2011.com/. And don’t forget to tune in this Saturday night, Feb 26th @ 6 PM EST, to watch the live broadcast!