Grace Industries introduces intrinsically-safe personal tracker with u-blox GPS technology

SuperCell SC500-GPS provides the ultimate in safety for workers in hazardous environments

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u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen as the GPS technology provider for Grace Industries, a manufacturer of mission-critical personal safety devices. Grace's latest intrinsically-safe personal tracker, the SuperCell® SC500-GPS, relies on u-blox 6 GPS technology to report critical location data of remote workers.

SuperCell® SC500-GPS is a networked, motion-sensing, two-way emergency radio device with automatic "man-down" alarm. The device is used in critical safety applications where a worker's location and safety status needs continuous monitoring. With its intrinsically safe, ignition-proof design, the device is of particular interest to the oil and gas industry, as well as railroad and trucking companies handling hazardous or highly flammable materials.

"After careful analysis and rigorous testing, Grace chose u-blox GPS because of its high performance, reliability, and quality", said Bob Campman, Vice President at Grace. "SuperCell SC500-GPS provides the ultimate level of confidence for companies with mobile workers in remote or hazardous locations, where safety and location can be monitored simultaneously".

"Grace's selection of u-blox GPS technology is a testimonial to the superiority of our products", said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America. "With the SC500-GPS, tasks such as aircraft fuelling or gas pipeline repairs can now be performed safely while offering companies peace of mind and better insurance terms."

About Grace Industries Inc.

Grace designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of high performance electronic life safety products for applications including firefighting, industrial safety, security, mining and railroad amongst other industrial and commercial markets. Further information on Grace Industries and the SuperCell model SC500-GPS can be obtained by calling, 1-800-969-6933 or online at
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