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New online tracking service

The BlackBerry and Pocket PC devices that have enabled workers to operate more effectively while on the move can now help employers meet their duty of care.

It's thanks to VeriLocation’s latest product launch – a new online Personal Tracking Solution.

The solution is based on VeriLocation’s web-based GPS tracking software and works with BlackBerry or Pocket PC devices with built-in GPS chip sets.

This enables individuals, as well as vehicles, to be traced in real-time using the internet to an accuracy of 10 metres anywhere in the world.

Andrew Overton, managing director at VeriLocation, said: “Many mobile or remote workers rely on a BlackBerry or Pocket PC to keep in touch.

“Our new solution provides additional business benefits because the tracking software is running in the background.”

Employers have a duty of care to all their employees and lone workers can be vulnerable in certain places or at different times of the day.

In addition, the VeriLocation personal tracking solution can include a panic alarm which, when activated, transfers through to a manned 24-hour monitoring station.

Individuals are traced in real-time using the VeriLocation website, which is currently accessed by over 6,000 customers in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

Mr Overton added: “A new individual can be added to the system just as easily as adding a new vehicle to the fleet.

"They have all the same benefits and can access the same services online as VL-Fleet customers.

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