Blackline GPS Enters the Oil & Gas Industry With Loner IS
June 5, 2012
DENVER, COLORADO–(Marketwire – June 5, 2012) – At the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2012 Exposition, BlacklineGPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) is pleased to announce its new intrinsically safe Loner® IS worker safety monitoring product. The first intrinsically safe lone worker monitoring product featuring True Fall Detection™ technology and safety alerting, Loner IS will enable remote safety monitoring of employees working in locations where an explosive atmosphere may exist.
“I am extremely pleased that Blackline is entering the energy sector with an intrinsically safe product, “said Cody Slater, Blackline’s CEO and Chairman. “Our management and development teams share a history of success within this marketplace, having designed and manufactured leading intrinsically safe mobile electronics for industrial gas detection.”
As Blackline’s fourth worker safety monitoring solution, Loner IS will expand the company’s market focus into new industries that require intrinsic safety (IS) certification. Hazardous locations, where exposure to concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or liquids may occur, require all electronic devices to be approved to IS standards. Such markets include upstream and downstream oil & gas, pipelines, refineries, certain manufacturing processes, and many other industrial applications.
Blackline’s Loner IS product delivers true, practical safety monitoring, incorporating patented True Fall Detection™, man-down detection, an emergency latch to instantly request help, and mapping of worker locations using GPS. Upon detection of a safety incident, Loner IS empowers monitoring personnel who are able to mobilize an efficient, pin-point emergency response.
Running from June 3-5, Safety 2012 is a leading Safety, Health, and Environmental show that attracts thousands of North American safety professionals. Shipping this summer, Loner IS is on display at booth #470 of the Safety 2012 exposition, located at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
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 web services. 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.® Learn more at www.blacklinegps.com.
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