Blackline GPS Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp.

March 26, 2009 09:00 ET

Blackline GPS Corp. Announces Strategic Alliance With Escort Inc.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic alliance with Escort Inc. ("Escort"). Under the agreement, Blackline and Escort will market and sell portable and fixed installed GPS-based vehicle tracking products under the Escort brand name. Escort is a leading developer, manufacturer and seller of premium radar detectors.

By marrying the industry-leading technology of Blackline with the equity of the Escort brand name, Blackline will substantially increase its market presence and accelerate its expansion into the United States. The first of these products should be introduced to the United States and Canadian markets this summer.

"Escort is excited to partner with Blackline on such a great group of products", said John Larson, President and CEO of Escort. "The quality of Blackline's technology combined with the common vision of our companies provides an exciting platform for growth and continued innovation. Escort looks forward to providing our loyal customers and new audiences another innovative category of products with which to enhance their safety and security."

"Escort's brand, experience, and long term relationships in the automotive industry together with the wide distribution of its products offers Blackline an unparallel growth opportunity", said Clark Swanson, President & CEO of Blackline. "This highly strategic relationship with Escort will strengthen our consumer preference in the product category and improve customer loyalty. This easily recognizable brand name is synonymous with quality, integrity, and peace of mind - a truly winning combination".

Blackline and Escort are focused on removing the stresses of day-to-day life by enhancing the automotive experience for the customer. The Escort-branded products by Blackline enhance a customer's peace-of-mind regarding their automobiles and drivers/passengers through the high quality security, recovery and monitoring features delivered by these products.

"Escort is a recognized leader in the automotive electronics industry and has a premium brand that represents quality and customer value" said Cody Slater, Chairman of Blackline. "I am excited by the opportunity for Blackline to work with Escort in marketing these products in the consumer electronics and automotive channels across the United States and Canada."

About Escort Inc.

ESCORT created the high-performance radar detector market in 1978. The Ohio-based company holds more than 85 percent of the radar and laser detection patents in the United States, and has won more independent third-party tests and reviews than any other brand. ESCORT also manufactures under VECTOR and BELTRONICS brands and the test-winning PASSPORT 9500ix, 8500 X50, Cordless SOLO S2 and the PASSPORT 9500ci and SRX custom-installed detectors. ESCORT CEO, John Larson, joined the company in June of 2007 as President after a distinguished 20 year career at General Motors Corporation, including his role as Chief Executive of Buick, Pontiac and GMC Divisions.

About Blackline GPS, Corp.

Blackline GPS Corp., a Calgary-based technology manufacturer of security, tracking & monitoring devices, transitioned from a private company established in 2004 to a become a public company trading on the TSX/Venture exchange under the ticker symbol of BLN on March 5th, of this year.

Blackline GPS Corp executive team includes BWT's former founder and CEO, Mr. Slater in the role of Chairman & Director. BWT was one of Canada's most successful high-growth technology companies that specialized in safety instrumentation. BWT grew from a start-up company to generating over $140 million in annual sales before being acquired by Honeywell. Mr. Clark Swanson - former Executive Vice President for Sylvester Stallone's business enterprises company, White Eagle, and former Regional Director for the largest privately held Microsoft services company, Immedient Corporation - leads the company as President and CEO. Other executives include BWT's former VP of Finance - Mr. Kirk Wankel, BWT's former VP of Research & Development - Mr. Barry Moore, BWT's former VP of Operations - Mr. Kevin Meyers and BWT's former head of International Sales - Mr. Neil Campbell.

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The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond BlackLine GPS' control, including: the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates and stock market volatility. BlackLine GPS' actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that BlackLine GPS will derive there from.

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