Blackline GPS (TSX-V: BLN) said it has struck a strategic partnership agreement with leading satellite communications provider, Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM).
Blackline already provides safety devices and web-enabled solutions to thousands of customers throughout North America. This affiliation will offer corporations the ability to expand their employee safety monitoring to anywhere on Earth. This fall Blackline will launch its Loner 900 safety system that will include an employee-worn safety monitoring device plus a vehicle tracker and portable base station equipped with Iridium satellite communication.
“Companies TODAY face the challenge of responding to the needs of field employees working in remote areas, beyond cellular networks,” says Blackline CEO Cody Slater. “Our new Iridium solution is the first purpose-built safety monitoring solution with satellite communications that will compete against existing user call-in systems and simple satellite trackers designed for backpackers. We believe that corporate leaders interested in the safety of their employees will be pleased to learn that there is a solution to man-down situations that can go unnoticed for several hours or longer. Blackline´s instant, automated and real-time safety alerting to monitoring personnel will empower a pin-point emergency response for both employees and safety supervisors.”
Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.
Blackline GPS is a wireless location leader that develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for worker safety monitoring, covert tracking, and consumer applications.