Media Release 22 February 2016
Release Date: Immediately
The Finnish safety technology company Yepzon Oy is launching two next-generation safety products on the international market. The Yepzon™ Freedom personal alarm utilizing the latest location technology, and the Yepzon™ Coco locator designed for industrial needs are premiering at the Mobile World Congress fair in Barcelona on 02/23/2016.
Yepzon One, the first product of the start-up company, which is globalizing at a rapid pace, was launched on the Finnish market in December 2014. This handy GPS locator has drawn attention both domestically and on the foreign markets. More than ten thousand devices have already been sold. Further development has resulted in a new personal locator equipped with an alarm function as well as a locator solution designed for industrial use.
“By expanding our product portfolio we are able to meet a variety of individual needs and protect even more people with the help of our excellent location service,” says Otto Linna, the founder of Yepzon.
Locator and alarm
Yepzon™ Freedom is a personal next-generation safety product, which has three different modes: locator, locator + alarm button, or just an alarm button. With the help of the device, a person in distress can be located in a blink of an eye using a smart phone. The battery life of the device is up to one year.
“The message from the field is clear: people are feeling less and less secure. Our answer is Freedom; put a personal alarm in your pocket and kiss fear goodbye. Cars and homes have been equipped with alarms since the dawn of time. At long last, the same applies to the most important thing of all: people,” Mr. Linna states.
The novelty product has been taken up for advance sales at Kickstarter.com. An order can be placed through the web site for a fall delivery. In Finland, preorders can soon be placed in the Yepzon online shop. The quickest to place a preorder can get their own Yepzon™ Freedom for as low as USD79.
“The Freedom device is absolutely unique in the whole world. We have high sales expectations for it. We have already received a lot of preorders for our new locator from consumers as well as retailers,” explains Mr. Linna.
A revolutionary product for the industry
Yepzon™ Coco–which is due to be launched in the summer of 2016–offers a global location service for the logistics market. The first preorders for these shipment management and cargo tracking devices have already been placed. The device helps to identify various risk factors with the potential to endanger the transport process; to monitor the conditions of the cargo; and to locate the shipment. What makes the Coco so unique is that it is a single-use device. Coco has been optimized to work with Keskustekniikka Oy’s PackAware tracking service and can be integrated into the systems of customer companies.
“Yepzon™ Coco will allow manufacturers to track their shipments themselves, saving millions every year. The product can be quickly modified according to the customer’s particular needs, and the customer will only pay for the features they are using,” says Jukka Pietarinen, Director, Yepzon’s industrial products.
Both new locators will see the light of day for the first time on Tuesday 02/23/2016 at 06:00 pm at the Mobile World Congress fair in Barcelona in booth 1E04 of Team Finland.
The products will hit the shelves in the EU and the US during 2016.
Yepzon™ Freedom available at Kickstarter.com:
Otto Linna, CEO, Yepzon Enterprises
email@example.com, +358 43 217 0275
Jukka Pietarinen, Director, Yepzon Industrial Services
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Yepzon Enterprises is the developer of easy-to-use mobile location services. Founded in 2013, the company has a staff of four and employs approximately 20 product developers on subcontracts. Yepzon is in entirely European and primarily Finnish ownership, divided between private investors operating in different fields. The company’s headquarters are in Tampere, Finland. Yepzon Ltd., registered in London, is a subsidiary fully owned by Yepzon Oy. Yepzon Inc., registered in Nevada, USA, is a joint enterprise with Global Expansion Solutions. www.yepzon.com