Blackline Launches Loner Mobile Across Multiple Smartphone Platforms
June 11, 2015
iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices easily transform into powerful lone worker safety monitoring solutions
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – June 11, 2015) – Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) today announces the immediate availability of Loner® Mobile, a feature-rich employee safety monitoring app, on leading iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry® devices. Blackline offers the most diverse range of employee safety monitoring solutions that address work-alone safety scenarios faced by organizations in every industry. Loner Mobile allows employers to monitor the real-time safety of their smartphone-equipped personnel with the goal of managing an efficient emergency response when an injury, health incident or physical assault occurs.
“With compatibility across mainstream smartphones, Blackline is well-positioned to bring a broad base of safety monitoring to every industry,” says Gavin Boorman, Managing Director at Blackline GPS Europe. “Loner Mobile is the ideal alternative to traditional journey management and manual check-in processes. However we are more than just an app company-we also offer a range of dedicated devices that are all highly configurable and communicate into our cloud-hosted monitoring infrastructure.”
“Loner Mobile is Blackline’s first safety monitoring solution that is designed to meet the world’s most progressive work-alone safety standard, British Standard 8484,” says Sean Stinson, Blackline’s VP Sales & Product Management. “BS 8484 defines stringent guidelines for a lone worker safety monitoring device. Loner Mobile exceeds these recommendations and provides leading monitoring capability for industries and applications where employees are equipped with a smartphone.”
Loner Mobile was designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of small business through to multi-national corporations. It monitors the employee’s safety by leveraging the communications and location technology built into the user’s smartphone. Prior to entering a site, building or client’s home, the user can send location-based notes to monitoring infrastructure that provides valuable context surrounding his or her location, activities and risk level. All safety alerts may be configured for two-way voice calling to a programmable number and dedicated monitoring personnel. Combined with employee check-in monitoring and an in-app emergency request feature, employers have the capability to improve the outcome of an employee with an efficient emergency response to the employee’s precise location.
No matter where an employee is located-within buildings, populated areas or the remote reaches of our planet, Blackline provides a complete suite of employee safety monitoring solutions to match the challenge. Learn more about Loner Mobile and other Loner products by visiting Blackline’s employee safety monitoring website at www.blacklinesafety.com.
About Blackline: Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) is a wireless location leader that develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for worker safety monitoring. Targeting a broad cross-section of industries where safety is a corporate priority, Blackline’s Loner solutions are promoted through offices in Calgary and the United Kingdom, and sold through a growing network of international distributors. Blackline’s safety solutions deliver safety and location awareness through mobile messaging, monitoring portal, Blackline’s Safety Operations Center, and web services. Blackline’s vision is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring products in the world. Blackline products allow customers to protect their personnel, share the conditions of their environment, and connect with emergency services when necessary. Blackline solutions Protect. Share. Connect.® For more information, visit www.blacklinegps.com.
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