Blackline Moves Employee Safety Monitoring Indoors
July 23, 2013
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – July 23, 2013) – Responding to the reality that GPS signals are often unavailable when employees are operating within facilities, plants, warehouses, or tunnels, Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) has developed ANThill – a precise indoor positioning accessory for Blackline’s Loner® employee safety monitoring portfolio.
“Employers are looking for a single source safety monitoring solution for all employees regardless of their location or environment,” says Cody Slater, CEO and Chairman of Blackline GPS. “Our new ANThill location beacon brings the value of safety monitoring from the field into facilities for all types of industries, including Oil & Gas, Public Works, Manufacturing, and beyond.”
ANThill location beacons broadcast a short-range wireless signal. When an employee-worn Loner safety monitoring device is within proximity of a beacon, the Loner device reports its location to Blackline’s hosted infrastructure. An employee’s location is mapped within a Loner Portal user account with pinpoint accuracy wherever ANThill beacons are deployed. Wiring into a building’s electrical system is not required as ANThill beacons are self-powered with two standard C-cell alkaline batteries, featuring a battery life of 5 years.
Employees face the everyday risk of injury and health incidents while at work. When a safety incident occurs, Blackline’s Loner® brand of employee safety monitoring solutions provide instant, automated and real-time safety alerting to monitoring personnel and empower a pin-point emergency response.
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. Blackline’s vision is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring and covert tracking products in the world. Blackline products allow 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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