Rugged phone manufacturer Sonim Technologies has launched a special version of its XP3 handset that can be combined with a new 'lone worker' safety solution.
The Sonim XP3 Sentinel offers the company's usual ultra-touch specifications: it can be dropped from 2 metres onto concrete, will survive in a metre of water for up to 30 minutes and can operate in temperatures from -20 to +55 Celsius.
There's also a partnership with Peoplesafe and TrackaPhone in the UK, along with global partner SafelinQ and US/Canada partner GEOS Alliance, offering an emergency response service over the mobile network.
The phone can be configured by the monitoring company. A typical set-up could offer instant location and contact with a call centre by pressing the side-mounted red button, enhanced monitoring in risky situations when the yellow button is pressed and a check-in/check-out option via the green button.
Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim Technologies, said "No matter how harsh the situation, the Sonim XP3 Sentinel is the ultimate safety phone for Lone Workers in extreme environments. Featuring high performance GPS, dedicated emergency alarm buttons, and a 'man-down' motion sensor that can detect impact, tilt, free fall and no-movement, the Sonim XP3 Sentinel has been configured to work hand-in-glove with the advanced 24x7 monitoring services of our partners."