Date: 30th September 2014
York, UK, 30th September 2014 – International SOS, the world's leading medical and security services company, and Vismo, a leading global service provider of mobile communications, announced a partnership that delivers an enhanced solution for monitoring, tracking, and assisting travelers to high risk and remote locations.
The partnership incorporates Vismo's location based tracking service with International SOS's itinerary and manual check-in based TravelTracker. This solution offers companies expanded visibility into their "high profile" travelers' location by using real time background tracking and geo-fencing capabilities that are appropriate to the risk and enhance a company's ability to prevent potential situations and respond effectively to an incident.
"This technology provides organizations a tracking and monitoring solution in challenging places to keep travelers safe and secure with extremely accurate location information," said Tim Daniel, International SOS Group Executive Vice President. "It also complements and builds on our existing TravelTracker and security offerings."
International SOS pioneered TravelTracker in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001 It was the first online tool to allow clients to identify the location of their employees quickly and reliably, while sending health and safety travel alerts based on their location. The newest version, TravelTracker 6, includes interactive visualization with traveler profiles plotted graphically; interactive maps display the location of a medical or travel security event; and allows for fast and in-depth searches using personal, geographical, and trip data.
"International SOS plays an vital role in ensuring the safety of international travelers, we are delighted that Vismo has been selected to fulfil the role of providing International SOS and it's travelers with the Vismo service to support this goal." said Tim Williams, Founder and CEO of Cellhire Group and Vismo.
Vismo is part of the Cellhire Group of Companies. Cellhire PLC is a leading global service provider of mobile communications based in the UK, with a combined connection base of over 100,000 it can meet customers' requirements from its network of offices worldwide.
Vismo is a downloadable application designed to locate individuals traveling around the world using their smartphone or tablet as well as the option to provide a personal tracker device. Vismo uses GPS, Wi-Fi Access Points, Mobile Base Station technologies to provide highly accurate fixes even indoors. Geo-fence and panic button alerts allow a team to track, protect and respond to employees as they travel to high-risk areas.
For more information, International SOS (booth #4217) and Vismo (booth #4324) will be exhibiting at ASIS International in Atlanta from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.
About International SOS:
International SOS is the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 700 locations in 89 countries. Our expertise is unique: More than 11,000 employees are led by 1,200 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members. We have pioneered a range of preventative programs and offer an unparalleled response to emergencies. We are passionate about helping clients put 'Duty of Care' into practice. With us multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.
Vismo is an innovative Patent Pending Global Tracking Solution which has been developed in response to customer demand by Cellhire plc, a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications based in the UK.
Vismo is deployed by organisations within the Media, Oil and Gas, Finance, Retail, NGO and service sectors that have travelers operating in high risk areas who require real time tracking to ensure their location is known and they remain safe.
With offices around the world and a dedicated in-house development team, Vismo is continually enhancing the services provided and extending the devices that can be tracked using an industry leading platform. For more information visit www.vismo.com
For further information please contact:
Colin Dale – Business Development Director,
t: +44 (0)1904 616707