GeoPro(TM) offers improved remote worker safety, productivity and management oversight
TORONTO, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - GeoPro LBS Inc., a developer of enterprise remote workforce solutions, today announced the commercial release of GeoPro(TM), the first workplace safety, monitoring, and productivity solution designed to work anywhere. GeoPro will support real-time, low-latency two-way communications over a highly-reliable, secure IP and global satellite network.
"Organizations are facing increased internal and regulatory pressures to ensure the safety of lone workers while needing to extend the productivity and cost benefits of two-way messaging to remote geographies," said founder Morris Shawn, GeoPro LBS Inc. "GeoPro delivers a comprehensive set of remote messaging and workforce management functions, ensuring that employees have a reliable, two-way means of messaging, checking in, or requesting emergency help, while employers have the tools and information to respond promptly and effectively."
GeoPro is comprised of the GeoPro Messenger, a rugged two-way satellite text messaging device with built in GPS, and the secure hosted GeoPro Web Application that improves management oversight of employees in the remote field. GeoPro's solution leverages the Iridium satellite network and world class GPS, to provide affordable, real-time communication beyond cellular coverage zones, better awareness of worker location and status, and more effective management of emergency incidents or missed check-in events.
Key features of the GeoPro Messenger device include:
- Two-way text messaging up to 160 characters
- Rugged IP66 design and covered emergency button
- Joystick to navigate on display keyboard and emergency, check-in,
tracking, and waypoint functions
- Communicates with other email, mobile phone, or GeoPro solution
- Iridium modem for over the air communication with the Iridium
- Best in class GPS acquisition and tracking
Key features of the GeoPro Web Application include:
- Secure browser-based access to emergency, check-in, tracking, and
- Real time visibility of employee status and location displayed in a
- Automated monitoring of emergency incidents and prompt notification
via email, SMS or the GeoPro Web Application
- Comprehensive message and event audit trail
- Point-and-click tools to configure specific business rules and
"Reliable global access to two-way satellite messaging significantly improves an organization's efficiency and ability to protect and monitor their remote workforce in emergency situations," said Greg Ewert, Executive Vice President, global distribution channels at Iridium. "It's exciting to see partners like GeoPro leverage our network to offer innovative solutions for monitoring their workforce safety wherever they might be."
GeoPro was field tested with government, industry and partners around the world. The solution is available immediately through a global network of distributors, such as Roadpost Inc. and GMPCS, with pricing subject to regional partners.
"We don't believe that organizations should be forced to trade off safety or productivity. We were determined to address industry's top concerns at a price organizations can actually afford," said Joe Santella, VP of Sales for Roadpost. "GeoPro is a competitively-priced satellite solution, but because it is text, and not voice-based, the overall cost of ownership is lower which makes it highly suitable for scale deployments."
"Our customers have been asking for a device that overcomes the limitations of one-way devices and GeoPro's functionality, as well as affordability, offers the true peace of mind our customers have been looking for," said Jon Klein, General Manager of GMPCS.
For more information about GeoPro(TM) and the global distribution network, www.geoprosolutions.com/how-to-buy.
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About GeoPro LBS Inc.
GeoPro LBS Inc. (www.geoprosolutions.com) is a developer and manufacturer of enterprise remote workforce solutions and presence technologies. The company's products, the GeoPro(TM) Messenger device and the GeoPro(TM) Web Application address a wide range of enterprise and government safety and productivity requirements and are distributed through a global network of authorized partners in North America, South America and Europe. GeoPro LBS Inc. is headquartered in Canada and is a member of the Iridium ProTECTS Alliance.
About GMPCS Personal Communications
GMPCS is a leading global satellite communications provider offering total communications solutions to customers including news gathering organizations, emergency response organizations, merchant shipping fleets, fishing companies, state and federal government organizations, energy exploration and production companies, enterprise businesses, airlines and more. GMPCS also has offices in Southern Florida, Chicago and London, and maintains an extensive network of more than 200 distribution partners operating globally throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. www.gmpcs-us.com
About Roadpost Inc.
A Canadian company founded in 1991, Roadpost Inc. (www.roadpost.com) provides global satellite communications through its industry-leading Roadpost Satcom business unit. Partnered with leading satellite networks and equipment manufacturers, Roadpost Satcom delivers solutions for each customer's voice and data requirements; including global voice services, mobile broadband data, narrowband SCADA/telemetry, and satellite equipment rentals. Roadpost is a member of the Iridium ProTECTS Alliance.
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