Calgary-made technology keeps volunteers safe at Stampede
July 11, 2022 | By Monica Ferguson
Calgary-based Blackline Safety donated 35 of its G7c wearable safety devices to the Calgary Stampede to be installed in the fleet of courtesy cars used to drop off and pick up guests such as entertainers, dignitaries, rodeo competitors, sponsors and the Stampede Board.
The devices are equipped with location technology, integrated cellular connectivity, and two-way communication via push-to talk that allows the devices to be used like a walkie-talkie. This technology will help the Courtesy Car Committee manage their fleet in real-time and ensure maximum safety in the mapping, monitoring, and dispatching of vehicles. They will also be worn by drivers when they leave the vehicles to add an additional layer of safety.
“Blackline is delighted to supply our technology – configured to the specific safety and location management needs of the Stampede – and provide unmatched protection and efficiency to support the event and its volunteer Courtesy Car drivers,” said Christine Gillies, CMO, Blackline Safety.