ATLANTA, July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Numerex Corp (NASDAQ:NMRX), a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) today announced the release of mySHIELD™ SOS, a wearable mobile personal emergency response (mPERS) system designed to enhance the safety of lone workers, the elderly, and others. Built on Numerex's versatile IoT platform, mySHIELD SOS is a complete solution – incorporating a device, network service, and a hosted, cloud based application – as an off the shelf managed service that helps improve the safety of workers in the real estate, healthcare, education, security, energy, or any industry where people often work alone, or are likely to find themselves in potentially vulnerable situations where safety could be jeopardized.
"The mySHIELD SOS solution is the latest in the line of innovative personal safety wearables built on the versatile and proven Numerex platform, and powered by the Sprint Network," said Shu Gan, Chief Marketing Officer at Numerex. "The market for personal safety solutions is a key area of interest for Numerex. We know there are many companies who employ workers that often find themselves in potentially unsafe situations—whether they work alone or in higher-risk occupations. We believe that this solution will have broad appeal and could ensure a measure of safety to workers enabling them to quickly summon help in an emergency.”
Numerex's cloud-based mySHIELD SOS solution is a packaged, ready to deploy IoT solution which utilizes cellular technology and works both indoors and outdoors. With a simple push of a panic button, users can easily communicate their need for assistance, transmit their precise location, and alert a call-center that is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The mySHIELD SOS solution operates anywhere across North America that the Sprint network is available, and therefore does not ‘tether’ users to a home base station but travels with them wherever they go, making it one of the most versatile personal safety solutions on the market today and a perfect fit for industrial, enterprise and commercial use.
“Sprint is pleased to partner with Numerex to launch the mySHIELD SOS solution powered by the Sprint Network,” said Mohamad Nasser, General Manager of IoT at Sprint. “This wearable personal safety solution will help Sprint business customers improved the safety of their employees in a wide variety of industries, i.e. real estate, energy, security, construction, healthcare, and education, etc. Sprint looks forward to advancing personal safety by offering the mySHIELD SOS solution to our customers as we believe this solution will be a valuable tool for many businesses who want to ensure the well-being of their employees. Our partnership with Numerex demonstrates Sprint’s leadership in delivering innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) products and technologies that will drive the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and help our customers achieve success.”
mySHIELD SOS is a business solution, and allows managers to combine multiple device wearers into groups and sub-groups based on their organization's requirements. This allows managers to view the location and status of all wearers for which they are responsible. In addition, the mySHIELD SOS solution provides a dashboard that enables administrators to locate users with mapped views, and to schedule automated alerts and notifications via email and text messaging.
Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's solutions produce new revenue streams or create operating efficiencies for its customers. Numerex provides its technology and services through its integrated platforms, which are generally sold on a subscription basis. The Company offers a portfolio of managed end-to-end IoT solutions including smart devices, network connectivity and service applications capable of addressing the needs of a wide spectrum of vertical markets and industrial customers. The Company's mission is to empower enterprise operations with world-class, managed IoT solutions that are simple, innovative, scalable, and secure. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified, highlighting the Company's focus on data security, service reliability and around-the-clock support of its customers. For additional information, please visit www.numerex.com.
Sprint (NYSE:S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.6 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Statements contained in this press release concerning Numerex that are not historical fact are “forward-looking” statements and involve important risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties, which are detailed in Numerex's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause Numerex's results to differ materially from current expectations as expressed in this press release. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Numerex assumes no duty to update forward-looking statement.
© 2016 Numerex Corp. All rights reserved. Numerex, the Numerex logo, and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of Numerex Corp. and/or Numerex-affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.