CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jan. 28, 2015) – The Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Maps team has just highlighted Blackline’s (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) employee safety monitoring solution in the final chapter of its Maps are Going Google awareness campaign. Titled Monitor Assets, Anytime, Anywhere, this program presents how leading edge location-based technology empowers everyday business. Blackline’s safety solutions monitor the health and wellbeing of an organization’s most important asset-their employees. To view this latest phase of Google’s asset monitoring campaign visit goo.gl/Zi1Aer. [Read more…]
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Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN), a manufacturer of employee safety and asset tracking systems, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2014.
- Achieved record quarterly revenue of $2.0 million, 2.1 times Q4 of the prior year
- Achieved record Gross Margin of $0.7 million, 2.4 times Q4 of the prior year
- Reduced quarterly cash consumption to under $0.5 million
- Began delivery of the Loner Bridge System for remote employee safety monitoring
- Completed the expansion of the headquarters office and manufacturing facility, doubling available space
- Recorded record annual revenue of $4.2 million and $5.6 million of Gross Sales
- Established European subsidiary in the United Kingdom
- Ranked No. 209 in the annual PROFIT 500 list
- Selected for four federal and provincial government funding programs
- Secured an operating line of credit with HSBC in order to support continued growth
Blackline GPS is pleased to announce several improvements to the Device Users page in the Loner Portal that will be released in the next few weeks.
We are making changes to the Device Users page to make it easier for our customers to access the most commonly used functionality in the Loner Portal. Changes will include:
- ‘Device Status’ column: this column will display the On/Off status of each device. You can filter devices by their statuses.
- Assisted Log Off functionality: Through the Loner Portal, administrators will be able to remotely disconnect devices from the network in order to prevent an alert escalation during a known false alarm. For Example: If an employee forgets his or her device at a worksite and reports this to monitoring personnel, the device could be disconnected remotely to avoid a false missed check-in alert.
- New column for alerts: when a device is in alert it will be shown in this column. By clicking on the alert icon you will be able to manage the alert.
- ‘Assigned User’ column: by clicking on the name of a user, you can select a different user from the address book to assign or re-assign a device to a user.
- ‘Device Name’ column: by clicking on the device name, you can rename the device.
- ‘Configuration Profile’ column: this column will list the Configuration Profiles assigned to each device. You can click on each configuration profile to review it and make changes if required.
- ‘Alert Profile’ column: this column will indicate the name of the Alert Profile to which the device is currently assigned, you can click on each Alert Profile to review the it and make changes if required.
- ‘Phone Number’ column: this column will display the phone number of each device’s assigned user. If you are a Loner Mobile user, you can resend your Loner Mobile activation code by clicking on the phone number.
- ‘Last Communication’ column: this column will display the last communication from each device. By clicking on the link you will be redirected to the Dashboard page which will allow you view additional information.
Our top priority is to provide you with an exceptional customer experience. For questions and assistance, or to provide feedback, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for choosing Loner Solutions by Blackline GPS.
The Blackline GPS Team
Tim Bates, the Captain of the Detective Division of the Rome, NY Police Department in the USA has written a column in the Rome Observer with advice for real estate agents/realtors. The article comes in the wake of the recent murder of a real estate agent in Arkansas.
Last week in Arkansas, real estate agent Beverly Carter was reported missing when she did not return after showing a home to a potential client. Tragically, her body was found a few days later and a suspect is in custody, who is believed to have targeted Mrs. Carter because of her profession and because she at times worked alone.
This tragedy should serve as a reminder to all real estate professionals or anyone else who may work in a field where they can be left alone with strangers, that it is important to always take extreme caution and follow procedures to help insure your safety.
In this day of social media and the ever growing internet, many agents use business networking sites to make and maintain contact with potential clients and colleagues.
If you utilize any sites like these, or have a profile that you give out in any other forms such as pamphlets or business cards, there are a few rules you should follow.
Never give out your home address or phone number, or give any clues that might allow someone to figure out where you live. Use either your agency address or a PO Box, and voicemail system. If you publish a profile picture, do not wear expensive jewelry or other costly accessories, and make sure there are no identifying or personal details visible in the background…
-Captain Tim Bates, The Rome Observer
An Arkansas real estate agent named Beverly Carter was found buried in a shallow grave early Tuesday morning, September 30. The discovery came after she had been reported missing the week earlier following a showing of a home in the nearby community of Scott. Following the disappearance, Mrs. Carter’s husband went to the house looking for her, only to discover her vehicle still there and the door to the house left open.
Arron Lewis was arrested on Monday in connection with her disappearance. According to Lt. Carl Minden of the Pulaski Sheriff’s Office, the suspect admitted to the kidnapping but refused to divulge the location of the body.
[Update] ABC News has reported that Arron Lewis, when asked why he had targeted Mrs. Carter, had this to say:
“Because she was just a woman that worked alone — a rich broker,”
This incident demonstrates the risks that Real Estate Agents face each day.
An independent contractor working alone was found dead on Thursday September 25, 2014 after he had been attempting to perform routine maintenance of a rural septic system in Fern Creek Kentucky. The man was reportedly found stuck in an 18-inch pipe with his feet sticking out.
“We don’t know how long he had been there…”
–Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold
The victim has not been identified and foul play is not suspected at this time.
A UK offshore oil worker passed away following an incident on the BP-operated Unity Platform on the North Sea. The worker was performing routine maintenance on the normally unmanned platform when he fell.
An investigation is underway into the incident.