Issue: Sep 2009


Blackline GPS Announces General Availability of GPS Vehicle Security Products



ESCORT Entourage powered by Backline GPS Products for Vehicle Security, Recovery, Tracking and Locations Awareness, Available At Consumer Electronics and Automotive Retailers in the United States and Canada

by Rob White

Blackline GPS Corporation, a leading innovator of GPS tracking, location awareness, and security products and services, today announced the general availability of ESCORT(R) Entourage(TM) PS powered by Blackline GPS and ESCORT(R) Entourage(TM) CIS powered by Blackline GPS vehicle security products. This marks a milestone in the strategic partnership with ESCORT, a recognized world leader in radar and laser detection protection, to jointly market and combine retail channels to deliver advanced and affordable GPS products and services to consumers for enhanced vehicle safety and security.

"We are delivering to the automotive consumer electronics market the best combined services of each of our strategic partners, providing customers tremendous value, reliability and reassurance," said Clark Swanson, President and CEO of Blackline GPS. "Partnering with ESCORT and Reliance Protectron allows us to provide a comprehensive GPS tracking, monitoring, security, and in some cases recovery program, straight out-of-the-box and in the portable or fixed installation form factor they require. The ability to monitor and track your vehicles, boats, or teen drivers in real-time is a necessity shared by our customers."

Blackline GPS integrates satellite GPS tracking with cellular GSM technology to provide innovative wireless products and service solutions to address the growing markets in vehicle and watercraft security and recovery, location-sharing, workforce management, and family efficiency concepts.

The ESCORT Entourage products powered by Blackline GPS available today are as follows:

ESCORT(R) Entourage(TM) PS powered by Blackline GPS

A fully portable, personalized security system with mobile phone alerting that lets you protect, share and connect like never before. A powerful combination of always-on cellular networks, top-tier GPS tracking and motion-sensing technology, the ESCORT Entourage PS powered by Blackline GPS is a comforting extra layer of assurance for the things or people you value most. The device goes where your vehicle or other possessions go and the compact, sleek design and
UltimateSense(TM) GPS antenna technology make it easy to hide in your vehicle or other personal possessions while delivering optimum tracking performance. And its internal battery lasts up to one full week on a single charge.

Key Product Feature includes:

- Tamper-sensing technology alerts you when someone tampers with your vehicle or belongings

- GPS security perimeter monitoring alerts you when your vehicle or belongings location are compromised

- Receive instant alerts via email and text message when your vehicle or belonging's security is threatened

- Locate your device using real-time GPS tracking technology from your Internet browser or mobile phone

- Monthly service plan required starting at $14.95/month

- Wireless coverage in the US and Canada

- Full Google(TM) map and Microsoft Earth capable features allow you to see your device's location, including map, satellite and hybrid view

ESCORT(R) Entourage (TM) CIS powered by Blackline GPS

Protects your vehicle with the most-effective permanently installed GPS security alerting and tracking system available by powerfully combining always-on cellular networks, top-tier GPS tracking and motion-sensing technology that arms or disarms automatically from your own keyfob, plus the exclusive, instantly-triggered GPS Monitoring & Recovery Service to speed the return of your stolen vehicle.

Key Product Feature Include:

- Automatic arming and disarming of the system with the MyPass(TM) key fob

- Tamper-sensing technology alerts you when someone tampers with your vehicle

- GPS security perimeter monitoring alerts you when your vehicle's location is compromised

- Receive instant alerts via email and text message when your vehicle's security is threatened

- Locate your vehicle using real-time GPS tracking technology from your Internet browser or mobile phone

- Optional Blackline GPS Monitoring and Recovery Service provided by Reliance Protectron(i)

- Monthly service plan required starting at $14.95/month

- Wireless coverage in the US and Canada

- Full Google(TM) map or Microsoft Earth capable features to see your device's location, including map, satellite and hybrid view

- Insurance discounts on comprehensive insurance plans - varies by state

Pricing and Availability

Blackline GPS provides products for sale through ESCORT Inc. at www.EscortInc.com, at Blackline GPS www.blacklinegps.com and through leading retailers.. The MSRP for the ESCORT Entourage PS powered by Blackline GPS is $349.95 and requires a monthly subscription fee of $14.95 for service. For more information please visit http://www.blacklinegps.com/EntouragePS.

The MSRP for the ESCORT Entourage CIS powered by Blackline GPS is $399.95 and requires a monthly subscription fee of $14.95 for service. For more information please visit http://www.blacklinegps.com/EntourageCIS.

(i) Optional Monitoring and Recovery Service powered by Blackline GPS

Reliance Protectron Inc. monitors and recovers stolen vehicles and watercraft installed with Blackline GPS' security, monitoring, and recovery products. Reliance Protectron holds the fifth largest security monitored account base in North America with four ULC Certified monitoring centers located across Canada, and is a member of the North American CSAA (Central Stations Alarm Association). Annual subscription starts at $119.95.

ESCORT Inc. (www.EscortInc.com) is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors. ESCORT has developed and owns more than 85% of radar detector patents in use today and manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, SOLO, Vector and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Blackline GPS, Corp., founded in 2004, integrates satellite GPS tracking with cellular GSM technology to provide innovative wireless products and service solutions to address the growing markets in vehicle and watercraft security and recovery, location-sharing, workforce management and family efficiency concepts. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Blackline GPS powers the ESCORT(R) Entourage(TM) CIS and PS vehicle security systems, combining the premium components of the ESCORT family of products with a level of user website connectivity, access to global databases and backend location tracking and recovery only Blackline GPS can offer. Other products include Harpoon(TM) GPS watercraft security systems, BlipPlus(TM) Friend-finder app for Blackberry(R) smartphone and the Monitoring & Recovery Service powered by Blackline GPS, providing instant text, email and direct voice contact alerts when vehicles or watercraft are tampered with, and a national recovery network should they be stolen. Technology, dedication and vision combine to create an ever-growing suite of tools designed to Protect. Share. Connect(TM). For additional information please visit Blackline GPS on the web at www.blacklinegps.com  

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