Blackline Raises $4.45 Million From Exercise of Warrants, Accelerates Product Development

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – April 2, 2015) – Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline” or the “Company”), a leader in the field of employee safety monitoring solutions, announces that holders of 2.97 million common share purchase warrants issued in connection with the Company’s private placement on July 31, 2012 have elected to exercise early, resulting in proceeds to the Company of $4.45 million.

“The exercise of these warrants, well before their July expiry date, provides Blackline with the additional funds needed to accelerate development of new, connected safety solutions,” says Cody Slater, CEO at Blackline. “This will enable us to broaden our market reach even further and address unmet customer needs.” [Read more…]

Blackline’s New Safety Operations Center Delivers Around-The-Clock Confidence

Blackline Safety Operations CenterCALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – March 26, 2015) – To complement its suite of Loner® employee safety monitoring solutions, Blackline GPS (“Blackline”) (TSX VENTURE:BLN), a leading manufacturer of connected safety products, launched a new, in-house 24/7/365 Safety Operations Center. Now monitoring over 2,000 lone workers across Canada, this service manages an immediate emergency response to the precise location of an employee in distress.

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Canadian government awards BCIP contract to Blackline

Mr. Obhrai, MP shakes hands with Cody Slater, Blackline CEO

Mr. Obhrai, MP shakes hands with Cody Slater, Blackline CEO

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(March 16, 2015) – The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary East, member of the Privy Council, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, held a press conference this morning at the headquarters of Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline” or the “Company”). Mr. Obhrai announced a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract awarded to Blackline from Public Works and Government Services Canada. Under this contract, Correctional Service Canada will work with the Company to deploy and evaluate the Loner Bridge System as a work-alone solution to protect their field personnel. [Read more…]

Blackline Achieves Record Q1 Revenue and Positive Cash Flow From Operating Activities

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – March 10, 2015) - Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of employee safety monitoring and portable tracking solutions, today announced results for the first quarter, ended January 31, 2015.

Q1 Highlights

  • Generated $378k of cash from operating activities, an improvement of almost $1 million over Q1 of the prior year
  • Achieved record Q1 revenue of $1.7 million, 2.5 times more than Q1 of the prior year
  • Achieved record gross margin of $822k, also 2.5 times more than Q1 of the prior year
  • European sales grew to 6% in the quarter compared to 0.5% attained in Q1 of the prior year

“During the first quarter, Blackline increased its employee safety monitoring customer base with success that spanned a broad cross-section of industries,” says Cody Slater, CEO and Chairman of Blackline GPS. “This is our third straight quarter of double digit growth and second straight quarter where revenue and gross margin improved more than two-fold compared to the prior year.” He added, “The last two quarters have been transformational for the Company as it continues on its path to become the world’s leading safety monitoring vendor.”
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Google Maps Team Showcases Blackline Safety Monitoring in Latest Campaign

Loner Bridge System on ATV driving

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…]

Blackline GPS Reports Record Q4 and Fiscal 2014 Results

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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.

Q4 Highlights

  • 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

2014 Highlights

  • 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

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Changes coming to the Device Users page in the Loner Portal

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 customercare@blacklinegps.com.

Thank you for choosing Loner Solutions by Blackline GPS.

The Blackline GPS Team