Elisa releases Yepzon™ Freedom locator as a service product

Yepzon Enterprises
Media release 26 April 2017

Elisa Yepzon is a new, versatile service for the moments when you need quick and accurate positioning. You can conveniently carry the small locator in your pocket, attach it to your child’s school bag or take it with you on a forest excursion, for example. The easy-to-use locator will convey the location information directly to your smartphone in no time.

The positioning service provides quick, easy and reliable information on the whereabouts of the tracked person or object. The Elisa Yepzon service protects people like tourists, adults on nature excursions and children coming home from school. Just download the application to your smartphone and find out the exact location.

“Many parents track their children using smartphone tracking, and their pulse may start racing if the child’s phone runs out of battery power. With the Elisa Yepzon service, you no longer need to worry about this, as the locator has its own battery,” says Jan Virkki, Business Director of Elisa’s Consumer Customers unit.

“The locator also has an SOS button that you can press to make the connected phones ring. Thanks to this service, the location of a person in need of help can be determined quickly,” Virkki continues.

Elisa Yepzon makes use of three different positioning methods: GPS satellite positioning, positioning based on mobile phone base stations as well as WiFi signals for indoor positioning. The positioning and tracking work both outdoors and indoors.

“With the Freedom device, Yepzon has achieved technical leadership that is also an excellent response to the growing demand from international operators. Elisa’s service and pricing model will bring Yepzon within the reach of an increasing number of Finns,” says Otto Linna, the founder of Yepzon Oy.

Ordering and using the Elisa Yepzon service:

You can order the service from www.elisa.fi/yepzon.

The Elisa Yepzon service package includes the Yepzon Freedom device, storage pouch and Elisa subscription with an eSIM card. The initial fee for the service is €79, followed by a monthly fee of €6.90. The monthly fee includes unlimited data transfer in Finland and the rest of the EU.

Yepzon is ready for operation right out of the box. The service is used with the Yepzon application, available from the application stores for iOS and Android devices.

For additional information, please contact:

Otto Linna
CEO Yepzon Oy
+358 43 217 0275
otto.linna@yepzon.com

Elisa Mediadesk
tel. +358 50 305 1605, mediadesk@elisa.fi

Yepzon Enterprises develops easy-to-use mobile location services. Founded in 2013, the company directly employs nine people and approximately 20 subcontracted product developers. Yepzon is wholly owned by European and mostly Finnish private investors operating in various sectors. The company’s head office is located in Tampere, Finland. Yepzon Ltd, registered in London, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yepzon Oy. Registered in Nevada, US, Yepzon Inc. is a joint venture with Global Expansion Solutions. www.yepzon.com

Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company serving 2.3 million consumers, corporations and public administration organisations. Elisa provides environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for improving the operating methods and productivity of organisations. It is the Finnish market leader in its field. Co-operation with Vodafone and Telenor enables globally competitive services. Elisa is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 200,000 shareholders. In 2016, its turnover was €1.64 billion and it employed 4,300 people. www.elisa.fi

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