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West Coast U.S. utility buys $1.4M in connected safety products, services

November 30, 2018  

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A major utility company in the U.S. has purchased $1.4 million of Blackline Safety Corp. connected safety products with services to be delivered over a three-year period.

“Blackline operates at the forefront of the connected safety industry, helping businesses keep their teams safe while automating their need to ensure a gas detection program that meets regulatory compliance,” said Sean Stinson, VP sales & product management at Blackline Safety. “We continue to see strong customer commitments in multiple industries, including natural gas distribution, water/wastewater and other heavy industries.”

Under this order, Blackline will deploy its combination gas detection and safety monitoring system for remote locations, comprised of G7x employee-worn monitors and vehicle-mounted G7 Bridge portable satellite base stations.

The major utility was not identified in the press release.

Blackline’s G7 connected safety portfolio was built to deliver comprehensive and turn-key monitoring solutions that address the shortcomings of traditional “beep-and-flash” gas detectors. Blackline’s G7x system provides a wirelessly-connected solution that delivers monitoring capability in locations beyond 3G coverage — areas that are difficult for competitor offerings to address. G7x connects workers to monitoring personnel through a satellite uplink offered by the G7 Bridge portable base station.

In the event of an emergency, the live monitoring team manages a real-time emergency response directly to the employee’s location.

G7x devices are managed within Blackline Live, Blackline’s state-of-the-art web portal that provides administrative tools for businesses to manage their gas detection and safety monitoring program. Blackline Live combines comprehensive emergency response management tools, a compliance dashboard and Blackline Analytics — all in a cloud-hosted platform.