Sonim Technologies has unveiled a new lone worker safety handset, which it claims provides users with the longest GPS tracking time of any mobile.
The XP3340 Sentinel is custom-designed for vertical markets, especially security guards, facilities management personnel and traffic wardens, aiming to keep remote workers safe while in isolated and hazardous environments.
It will be available worldwide through a network of global providers of monitoring services and lone worker solutions. In the UK, Peoplesafe, SitexOrbis and Trackaphone will offer the handset.
Sonim says the phone’s man-down sensor detects impact, free-fall, prolonged tilt and no-movement at various thresholds, minimising false alarms and reducing the cost of monitoring center operations. Its battery has been built to last for a 16 hour shift, even with GPS tracking every two minutes, Bluetooth on and more than five hours of talktime.
It adds that the GPS tracking alone can continue for up to 29 hours at two-three minute intervals, and the phone enhances safety by enabling calls under the worst conditions, via a strong antenna performance, an active noise-cancelling microphone, and loud audio with a 23mm speaker, protected by a GORE protective vent.
Risk management buttons are coloured red, amber and green, simplifying the user interface and requiring no menu selections by the user.
Sanjay Jhawar, VP/general manager of marketing and applications at Sonim Technologies said: ‘In the last 18 months, our customers put our previous lone worker product to the test in extreme environments and situations, and thousands of workers are now protected daily by Sonim and our partners.’