The product means that managers can track the location of devices and staff anywhere in the world, opening up a range of new ways to obtain, use and analyse information on movements and locations. The device can also be fitted with a panic alarm that can send an alert and location fix to a control centre, providing lone workers with protection support.
Andrew Overton from VeriLocation commented: “The beauty of this is that you don’t need to invest in any new hardware. It will work with any BlackBerry that has a GPS chip in it. You just set up an account, download the software onto the BlackBerry and then access the location information immediately through the VeriLocation website.”
VeriLocation is a BlackBerry partner and has been working in GPS tracking and mapping since 1995. Its personal tracking software communicates the position of the BlackBerry through the GPRS data network the device normally uses to receive and send e-mails. Location information can be combined with a number of innovative web-based applications to give a huge amount of data.