GALVESTON, TEXAS--(Marketwire - March 20, 2012) - At the National Safety Council's Texas Safety Conference & Expo, BlacklineGPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) ("Blackline") is pleased to announce its second generation worker safety monitoring device, Loner® SMD.
Loner SMD is the first comprehensive worker safety monitoring solution, having grown beyond the capability of a device that traditionally features wireless location technology and a panic button. Loner SMD incorporates an intuitive emergency latch and Blackline's patented True Fall Detection™ technology. When confronted with a dangerous situation, a worker is able to call for help by instantly releasing the emergency latch much like pulling a fire alarm. Competing solutions normally require the press of a button for up to 5 seconds which is often difficult or impossible during an emergency situation. True Fall Detection adds automatic alerting for one of the most common worker incidents - an injury fall - without being prone to false alarms.
"Loner SMD's enhanced feature-set marks a significant evolution in the competitive worker safety monitoring landscape," says Cody Slater, Blackline's CEO &Chairman. "Loner SMD is the second solution, in a family of 5 new safety products, that the company intends to launch this year."
The Texas Safety Conference & Expo is an annual event for safety professionals from the Gulf Coast and beyond looking to improve safety within their organization.Blackline's Loner SMD worker safety monitoring device is on display in booth 113 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Loner SMD will be available for shipment in early May of this year.
About Blackline: Blackline GPS is a wireless location leader that develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for worker safety monitoring, covert tracking, and consumer applications. Blackline solutions deliver safety, security, and location awareness through innovative wireless hardware and custom user interfaces, including web, mobile, messaging, and API. Our mission is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring and covert tracking products in the world. Blackline products allow our customers to protect their personnel and valued assets, share the conditions of their environment, and connect with emergency services when necessary. Blackline solutions Protect. Share. Connect.®
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