Archive for January, 2009

Segway PT: Essential Event Management Tool

The Segway PT has proven itself in the field as a key productivity tool for event management staff, here and overseas. Last week, three Segway PTs were hard at work at the A1GP in Taupo, adding to the list of events where management staff, contractors, service providers and emergency response teams have leveraged the unique capabilities of the Segway PT. Other recent events where PTs have played a key role include Big Day Out, Big Boys Toys, NZ Open, NZ PGA, Hamilton V8 International Championship, Santa Parades in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington, Christchurch Arts Festival, Parachute and the WOMAD Festival.

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  • Event Management and the Segway PT: indispensable tool
  • Auckland Hospital delivers mail 300% faster on PT
  • PT use at Tertiary Institutions in NZ
  • Locksmiths and Custodians use PTs at Canterbury University
  • Mail Delivery using PTs at University of Canterbury.”

Since 2005 Auckland’s St John have operate two Segway PTs kitted out with emergency equipment than a person can carry to rapidly transport staff through large events such as Big Day Out crowds, where bicycle medics and golf carts can’t penetrate.

This week 25 Segway PTs are being used at the worlds largest single sporting event – the US Super Bowl – by NBC Sports, Tribe event management, Tampa Police and Fire Department, American Automobile Association, and more.

Ferrari Segway PT on display at the VIP Hospitality Bar - A1GP, Taupo

Ferrari Segway PT on display at the VIP Hospitality Bar - A1GP, Taupo

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See the Ferrari Segway PT at A1GP in Taupo

Every car racing in the A1GP (Taupo 23-25 January 2009) is now powered by a Ferrari Engine built using astounding Formula 1 technology. If you’re attending this thrilling event be sure to check out Segway NZ’s Ferrari Segway PT on display. This is one of only two such machines in the Southern Hemisphere, out of just 40 in the world. Each machine was custom-built at Ferrari’s factory in Maranello, Italy in 2007, and they have since become instant collectors items. Sorry, Segway NZ’s is not for sale, but now you have a rare chance to view it at the A1GP.

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Police multiply street presence 6-fold on PTs

Police officers are increasing their street presence up to 6-fold on Segway PTs. New Zealand remains one of just a couple of Western countries yet to benefit from Police officers on Segway PTs. Worldwide the PT has become an officer’s transportation of choice for standing out in crowded terminals, patrolling large areas more efficiently than on foot, and responding to emergencies quickly and effortlessly.

More than 1,000 police and security departments now operate Segway PT fleets. South Africa’s Cape Town Police began using PTs in December 2008:

“Members on foot patrol would take at least an hour to an hour and a half to patrol the area.  However, on the Segway PT, members would be able to patrol the same area within 15 minutes” says Sgt. R. D. Paulsen, Equestrian Unit, Area West.

This is a 6-fold increase in productivity, meaning officers can be present and seen patrolling an area six times more often per day than on foot.

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