Sonim and SafeLinQ Partner to Provide Ultra-Rugged Mobile Phone Solution for Lone Workers in Hazardous or Dangerous Environments

— October 11, 2010

Sonim Technologies, manufacturer of rugged mobile phones and SafeLinQ, a vendor of mobile location-based products (MLBS), announce an all-in-one Lone Worker monitoring solution that keeps people safe and connected while in harsh, extreme, and dangerous work environments.
 
To date, the Lone Worker safety solution has been deployed with emergency response centers in Europe and North America and is being used to protect private and public sector construction workers, gas pipeline maintenance crews, and security guards. The solution is also available in the Middle East, Africa, Latin and Central America and is suitable for Lone Workers that work on oil rigs, in logistics and delivery, on transport tarmacs, in logging yards, in forests, and at the scenes of floods and fires.
 
The Sonim XP3 Sentinel phone contains embedded software that enables workers in danger to send distress signals like 'FIRE' or 'MAN STUCK' complete with the worker's GPS location to an emergency monitoring center via GPRS or SMS. The XP3 Sentinel's long GPS tracking battery life and an ultra-rugged, waterproof shell ensure that the phone is a reliable method of communication every time.
 
In North America, the emergency monitoring and response service offered with the Lone Worker solution is provided by the GEOS Travel & Safety Group. Key functions of the Lone Worker Monitoring Solution includes a man-down sensor based on a three- axis accelerometer (which detects impact, tilt, free-fall and non-movement) and a dedicated red emergency button, operable even when the phone keypad is locked. When the red emergency button is pushed, an alarm message is sent to the emergency response center with the worker's exact GPS location.
 
Employers can turn the safety service on or off, and set alarm settings, shift times, and program intervals when location tracking is active. A status button can transmit an active position or message such as 'ARRIVED AT LOCATION', 'SAFETY RISK' or 'ENTERING BUILDING WITHOUT GPS'. All of these settings can be managed remotely for total flexibility.

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