CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2012) - Security Products magazine has announced the winners of its 2012 "Govies" Government Security Awards honoring outstanding products in a variety of categories. Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) has won two Govie awards - the company's Flat Track covert tracker won in the category of Homeland Security while Blackline's second generation Loner® worker safety monitor won for Fire/Life Safety. Awards will be presented at the Government Security Conference & Expo (GovSec) in Washington DC that caters to the $194B Homeland Security market.
"Having won not one, but two GovSec awards is a great honour that speaks highly of Blackline's talented team of Engineers and developers," says Cody Slater, Blackline's CEO. "We set out to become a world leader in the surveillance and worker safety monitoring markets-winning these awards in our key markets is a testament to Blackline's progress toward reaching this goal."
Smaller and thinner than an iPad, Flat Track delivers a suite of tools to monitor the location-based activity of packages, assets, and shipments. With real-time GPS tracking and automatic track-on-motion, Flat Track provides users with automatic location updates through zone entry and exit alerts while indicating activity through vibration and motion alerting. Flat Track's removal detector can be armed remotely, enabling users to be notified through their phone if its presence is discovered.
Second generation Loner solutions incorporate an intuitive emergency latch that, when released, instantly calls for help to the worker's precise location acting like a personal fire alarm. Slips, trips, and falls are a leading source of workplace injuries and death-Blackline's patented True Fall Detection™ is able to differentiate real falls from other activities, alerting monitoring personnel of safety incidents as soon as they occur.
Winning entries will be on display at the GovSec Govies booth #2725, April 2-4, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Blackline will be showcasing its Flat Track and second generation Loner safety device at GovSec booth #2911.
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. Our mission is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring and covert tracking products in the world. Blackline products allow our 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.®