Blackline GPS Corp.
TSX VENTURE : BLN
November 19, 2009 09:01 ET
Blackline GPS Equips The American Red Cross with Vehicle and Individual Tracking Services and Logistical Support
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2009) - Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN), The American Red Cross and ESCORT are pleased to announce a partnership to implement a tracking system and emergency service management for American Red Cross vehicles and personnel in the National Capital Region. This platform will be monumental for efficient communication, dispatch of aid and distribution of resources in a disaster or emergency situation.
Blackline GPS CEO, Clark Swanson states "We thank The American Red Cross for their confidence in Blackline GPS. The opportunity to integrate our personal safety product, Loner(TM), with vehicle tracking and monitoring using Escort Entourage CIS(TM) is a wonderful testament to the power of Blackline GPS' location based services platform. The value for a global organization such as the American Red Cross translates into efficient and effective measures which can ultimately save lives."
Nap Braganza, Manager Foundation Relations, said, "This is a continuing affirmation of our partnership with Blackline GPS. The GPS products and services offered by Blackline provide us with a wonderful capability to better serve this sprawling region. This platform will help community responsiveness while keeping the volunteers and assets of the American Red Cross safe and secure."
The American Red Cross of the National Capital Region is on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year to respond to disasters affecting the region's estimated 5 million inhabitants. On average the Red Cross responds to one disaster every day. Tracking vehicles and personnel is crucial as they react to all varieties of disasters and community situations.
The American Red Cross recognized the benefit of a system capable of tracking mobile assets and personnel in disaster and non disaster situations for accountability and safety. "We found the Escort Entourage CIS(TM), powered by Blackline GPS, could offer the American Red Cross an integrated solution. The ability to track the vehicles and personnel of the American Red Cross in real time and see where they are in one view or isolated separately empowers our call center to dispatch resources more efficiently to reach our emergency supplies and deliver those faster to people in need," said Ian Sterne, Systems Coordinator for Response Technology for the American Red Cross. "As a benefit of the Escort Entourage CIS product, we are also able to protect those mobile assets and property from theft by the inherent motion and perimeter alerting product features. The Loner product, together with the Escort Entourage CIS, will be a powerful aid to the American Red Cross."
About the National Capital Region
For over 100 years, the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area has met the vital needs of our community. The exponential growth of the National Capital Region, combined with the threat of natural or manmade disasters, and the need to respond to ongoing emergency needs, presents us with a greater challenge. The American Red Cross of the National Capital Area's jurisdiction of responsibility includes the District of Columbia; Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. It also serves as the headquarters for the National Capital Region and oversees chapters in Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties in Virginia to provide disaster relief services to nearly 5 million residents region-wide.
About Blackline GPS Corporation
Blackline GPS, Corp., headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Blackline GPS powers the ESCORT(R) Entourage(TM) CIS and PS vehicle security systems, combining the premium components of the ESCORT family of products with a level of user website connectivity, access to global databases and backend location tracking and recovery only Blackline GPS can offer. Other products include Loner GPS and Loner Mobile, leading worker safety products and service, Harpoon(TM) GPS watercraft security systems, BlipPlus(TM) a Friend-finder application ranked among the top social applications for smartphone use and integrated with other Blackline GPS products. Blackline GPS also offers a variety of services for monitoring of assets provided by Reliance Protectron, among the largest security monitoring companies in North America. For additional information please visit Blackline GPS on the web at www.blacklinegps.com.
ESCORT INC., holder of more than 85 percent of all currently used radar and laser detector patents, is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors. ESCORT has won more independent third-party tests and reviews than any other brand and manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, SOLO, Vector and BELTRONICS brand names. ESCORT company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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