IRVINE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Location Based Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:LBAS), a leading service provider of personal tracking GPS devices, announced today that it will highlight its LBT-886 tracking solution in conjunction with the Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) severe weather tracking system to enhance public safety solutions at this year's Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Annual Conference & Exposition. Taking place in Anaheim, Calif. August 18-21, APCO is among the world's largest organizations of public safety communications professionals, drawing officials from public safety answering points (PSAPs), 9-1-1 centers, municipal law enforcement and emergency responders for a variety of education, exhibits and networking opportunities.
Today's law enforcement and public safety organizations (local, county, state and federal) receive large amounts of information from an array of sources, and therefore require advanced solutions to help them capture and analyze reliable severe weather data in order to respond with all necessary mobile assets in an appropriate and timely manner and to better project restoral time for power, water and telecommunications.
Location Based Technologies is working under a directive from the DOE to incorporate LBT’s GPS tracking solutions into the DOE’s weather tracking services. If the project is successful, public utilities across the country could gain access to the DOE’s LBT-enhanced system by purchasing tracking devices from LBT and subscribing to a monthly service. LBT is also working closely with Scout Industries and Zagcom Technologies on the integration project. The ultimate objective is to enhance the way companies and agencies respond to weather related crises and provide intelligence that can be shared with the impacted population at large.
“LBT is excited to be working on such large scale public safety opportunities,” said Dave Morse, CEO of Location Based Technologies. “We will work closely with government agencies and impacted utilities to deploy this new mobile asset tracking capability to assist in the response and recovery process after natural disasters.”
APCO’s theme for this conference is: Connect, Innovate and Communicate. LBT’s high quality M2M solution integrated into real-time severe weather mapping capability brings new opportunities to accomplish APCO’s quest for enhanced public safety during the worst of times and conditions.
To learn more, visit LBT, Scout Industries and Zagcom at booth #1750 where they will demonstrate the capabilities of this new capability.
About Location Based Technologies, Inc.
A publicly traded company, Location Based Technologies (OTCBB: LBAS) designs and builds dedicated GPS products and services that are affordable and easy to use. The Company’s consumer products are sold under the PocketFinder brand, and its commercial products are sold under the LBT brand. For more information, visit: www.pocketfinder.com or www.locationbasedtech.com.
PocketFinder and Location Based Technologies, Inc. are trademarks of Location Based Technologies, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those discussed or anticipated. For a more detailed discussion of these and associated risks, see the company's most recent document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.