Blackline GPS Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp.

July 21, 2009 09:00 ET

Blackline GPS Corp. Announces Appointment of Martin Thall to its Board of Directors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2009) - Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) ("Blackline" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Thall to its board of directors. As the Vice President and General Manager of Microsoft's Automotive division (2004 to 2008), Martin drove their success in automotive by advancing the industry's efforts to enhance consumers' driving experience through embedded solutions resulting in safer integration of mobile devices into the automobile via the company's dedicated software platform. Under Mr. Thall's leadership, Microsoft Auto was developed and is now shipping in all major worldwide automotive markets through Fiat, Ford, Hyundai-Kia, and others.

Prior to his leadership of Microsoft's automotive division, Mr. Thall was Vice President of Microsoft's Communications Sector from 2000 to 2004 with a P/L responsibility in excess of $1 billion. He was responsible for sales, marketing, consulting and support services for wireline and wireless carriers, cable operators, Internet and application service providers, network equipment providers, and media and entertainment companies in the United States, Canada, Latin America and South America.

In his current role, Mr. Thall, serves as a strategic advisor to several automotive, technology, and telecommunications companies.

Blackline GPS President and CEO, Clark Swanson, said, "Having someone of Mr. Thall's calibre join our organization is a wonderful affirmation of our strategy and the enormous potential that our GPS services platform provides. I am looking forward to working with Martin and drawing on his experience to further enhance our company's first to market, always- on recovery and monitoring system under one of the world's most powerful brands in automotive accessories - Escort."

Cody Slater, Chairman for Blackline GPS Corp welcomed Mr. Thall to the board saying, "Marty has real depth in our business arena. He brings valuable experience including his key relationships in automotive as well as his history of taking products from concept to market that will be a tremendous value to our company. I am very much looking forward to working closely with Martin as we continue to position Blackline for success."

"I am excited to join the Blackline GPS Board," said Mr. Thall. "The company has industry leading technology targeted at a sizable market with a strong management team in place to lead them though a period of rapid growth. They are one of the first companies I have seen in the space who really have what it takes to lead in the location based services industry."

About Blackline GPS, Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp. is a communication technology manufacturer of security, tracking & monitoring devices for automotive, commercial and industry safety and family use. Blackline GPS sells its products under its own brand name and through a mutually exclusive licensing arrangement with Escort Inc., the world's leading technology company in automotive radar and laser detection instruments ( Blackline GPS also provides monitoring services for their manufactured products under partnership with Reliance Protectron, the 5th largest security company in North America.

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools and video games.

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