Blackline GPS Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp.

May 05, 2010 09:01 ET

Blackline GPS Appoints Canadian Distributor

CMC Electronics Is Named Distributor for Harpoon GPS

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) - Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) manufacturer and provider of high-end wireless GPS location products and services, announces the appointment of CMC Electronics as a Canadian distributor for its signature marine tracking and anti-theft product, Harpoon GPS. This partnership is the latest step in Blackline's effort to increase availability and broaden distribution as part of its aggressive North American sales effort.

With multiple locations and an extensive dealer network, CMC Electronics is Canada's leading distributor of marine electronics and represents a number of prestigious brands. It is a world leader in the design, manufacture, sales and support of electronics products in global positioning markets. With exposure to consumers in growing niche markets, they demand products of the utmost quality, highest reliability and on the cutting edge of innovation. The company is a major supplier to high-technology industries, airlines, military agencies and government customers worldwide. CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL,, a specialized aerospace and defense company.

"CMC Electronics strives to partner with the leaders in all areas of our business. Clearly Blackline GPS is a highly innovative company that understands the opportunities available in vessel tracking and security", said William Coady, General Manager, CMC Electronics.

"CMC Electronics provides an extensive sales channel for our Harpoon GPS product. Blackline is pleased to join the ranks of high quality partnerships CMC has established," said Clark Swanson, CEO, Blackline GPS. "We are pleased to partner with an established distributor with an unparalleled reach to the Canadian marine consumer".

Rob Barkley, Director of Recreational Products at CMC Electronics said, "Blackline has hit a price point with the Harpoon that we have all been looking for in vessel security and tracking. We are very excited about the opportunity to represent Harpoon GPS."

This contract represents another milestone for the expansion of Blackline's sales channels for their suite of innovative wireless GPS products.

About Harpoon GPS:

Blackline's Harpoon GPS is the marine industry's first GPS-based active recovery solution. Permanently installed on boats, the unit combines cellular networks, top-tier GPS tracking and tamper-sensing technology that activates from the boat owner's keychain. Real-time GPS tracking allows boaters to see the precise location of their watercraft. Harpoon GPS offers unmatched security features such as perimeter and tampering alerts. GPS Monitoring & Recovery Service is triggered instantly if a breach occurs, notifying the boat owner via email and text message (SMS). Simultaneously, the recovery center is contacted where Blackline personnel verify the boat's status and work with authorities on the recovery process in the event of theft.

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Contact Information

  • Blackline GPS Corp.
    Clark Swanson
    President & CEO
    (403) 451-0327