BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPMG) (Pink Sheets: OPMG), and PhoneGuard announce a new affiliate partnership with Aon, the world's leading provider of risk management services. Serving more than 60 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, Aon has teamed up with PhoneGuard to provide responsible texting and personal safety solutions for its companies through PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™application. Available for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone smart phones, Drive Safe™ is an application that enables global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking to calculate the speed of travel while a vehicle is in motion. Once vehicle speed reaches 10 miles per hour, the Drive Safe™ application locks the phone's keyboard, preventing the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting while driving. Also available for Apple's iPhone, The PhoneGuard Drive Safe™ FREE application gently reminds users to not text while driving and it allows users to make emergency calls to predefined admin phone numbers. The application also displays vehicle speed and communicates to the admin phone to request overrides. The PhoneGuard Drive Safe™ FREE iPhone application works with the built in iPhone location services.
PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™FREE application features include an Auto-Reply button, a pre-set response that is automatically delivered to the texter or caller and reads I am driving and will contact you when I reach my destination; a Request Permission button that allows users to request permission from the administrator to have functionality of the mobile phone; and an Admin Override button, allowing the administrator to type in a set password to override PhoneGuard's System Settings so that specific mobile functions can be utilized. For example, if a child is riding the bus, DriveSafe™ will know he or she is in a moving vehicle and will disable the phone. The child will then hit Request Permission, which sends a text message to the administrator. The administrator can then text "yes" back to the disabled phone, unlocking the phone for 15 minutes. After this time limit, the keyboard will be disabled again.
"We're thrilled to support responsible texting because it directly relates to managing risk," said Aon's Managing Director Michael Parish. "As a risk management company, offering PhoneGuard products to our clients supports our responsibility as a company to mitigate risk. At Aon, we intend to also focus on bringing the personal security aspect of PhoneGuard products to the forefront, in addition to the responsible texting component."
"Solidifying this contract with a global player like Aon presents endless opportunities for our distribution and enterprise business channels. PhoneGuard sees this partnership to be a great fit, since both companies are focused on personal security," said Chairman of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. and PhoneGuard Keith St. Clair.
"Aon's partnership with PhoneGuard shows they see the risk and dangers involved in texting while driving. Their dedication to creating safer drivers is great!" said PhoneGuard spokesman and two-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Justin Bieber.
PhoneGuard and Justin Bieber developed the Drive Safe™application as a simpler free version of a larger application suite. The October 2011 PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™ Pro paid product suite will include a host of safety and convenience-oriented applications that will significantly enhance the user's smart phone experience including: GeoFencing, which will allow the phone's administrator to select geographic boundaries and receive a text message if the phone strays outside of the boundaries, Panic Button, which is a preselected and programmed emergency call function that is activated by the user simply hitting one key, Speed Control enables the phone's administrator to receive text message alerts showing the location and speed of the user's mobile phone, Locator, which allows easy GPS tracking of a lost or misplace handset and Auto-Reply, which allows users to set up customized responses that will automatically be sent to those who send text messages to the user while the phone is in motion. The PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™Pro will also contain a set of robust administrative tools, such as Admin Override that lets the administrator allow full use of the mobile phone at all times and Request Permission, which allows a family member or employee to request permission from the administrator to use the mobile phone even while it is in motion. PhoneGuard, Inc. hope to make Drive Safe™ accessible to as many drivers as possible.
For more information regarding PhoneGuard's Drive Safe™ responsible texting application, as well as Justin Bieber's joint campaign, visit www.PhoneGuard.com, www.facebook.com/PhoneGuard or on Twitter at @Phone_Guard. For more information regarding Aon Corporation, visit www.aon.com.
Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital solutions and outsourcing. Through its more than 59,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to deliver distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally in over 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary 2007-2010, best reinsurance intermediary 2006-2010, best captives manager 2009-2010, and best employee benefits consulting firm 2007-2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit http://www.aon.com for more information on Aon and http://www.aon.com/unitedin2010 to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.
About PhoneGuard, Inc.
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. The Company's flagship product, the Drive Safe™ anti-texting while driving software application suite, is a next-generation software suite with the most robust set of features and functions available today. The software product, which is easily downloadable to mobile phones, allows for global positioning satellite tracking of the mobile device in order to calculate the rate of speed of travel. Above certain predetermined speeds, the Drive Safe Software will lock the keyboard and prevent the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting. While Drive Safe Software is designed to prevent texting while driving, it also offers parents and employers the ability to monitor the driving habits of mobile phone users in order to prevent speeding. More information on PhoneGuard is at www.PhoneGuard.com.
About Options Media Holding Group, Inc.
Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., which recently announced it is changing its name to PhoneGuard, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. The Company's flagship product, the Drive Safe™ anti-texting while driving software application suite, is a next-generation software suite with the most robust set of features and functions available today. The software product, which is easily downloadable to mobile phones, allows for global positioning satellite tracking of the mobile device in order to calculate the rate of speed of travel. Above certain predetermined speeds, the Drive Safe Software will lock the keyboard and prevent the user from emailing, surfing the web or texting. While Drive Safe Software is designed to prevent texting while driving, it also offers parents and employers the ability to monitor the driving habits of mobile phone users in order to prevent speeding. More information on PhoneGuard is at www.PhoneGuard.com.
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