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Press release from Marketwire

Canadian Telecom Protects Workers with Blackline's Safety Monitoring Technology

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Canadian Telecom Protects Workers with Blackline's Safety Monitoring Technology09:00 EDT Thursday, August 09, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2012) - One of Canada's top three wireless communications and cable companies is the first major telecom to select Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) ("Blackline") Loner® safety monitoring solutions for deployment within its wireless operations group. Their selection of the Bluetooth-enabled Loner FDU product with True Fall Detection® technology combined with Blackline's Loner Mobile app, insures the company will meet or exceed provincial and federal legislative regulations for lone worker safety while leveraging their existing smartphone hardware."Loner FDU monitors the safety of wireless technician while Loner Mobile installed on a smartphone manages communication, automated employee check-in, and location reporting," said Clark Swanson, President of Blackline GPS. "The selection of our Loner solutions by this wireless provider highlights the safety monitoring value we deliver to organizations of any size, across all industries. We are pleased to have won our first major deployment in the telecom industry with a Canadian leader."Loner FDU utilizes patented technology to detect when a worker has fallen, the most common cause of injury and immobilization for worker injuries. The device is also designed with the Blackline signature "personal fire alarm" emergency alert lever that can be pulled if a worker is in distress. Unique to Blackline's safety product is an immediate man-down notification which alerts a safety monitor if a worker has collapsed for any reason such as injury, stroke, or heart attack.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.® Learn more at www.blacklinegps.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Cody SlaterBlackline GPS Corp.CEOcslater@blacklinegps.comOR101 1215 13th Street SEBlackline GPS Corp.Calgary, AB Canada T2G 3J4+1-403-451-0327+1-403-451-9981 (FAX)www.blacklinegps.comNeither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.