NEW YORK and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ripple Network Technologies, Inc. announced today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind personal safety device and service, Ripple. Through Ripple, users have on-the-go, nationwide access to Tunstall's professional monitoring team 24/7. Ripple users can discreetly signal their monitoring team for help with the click of a penny-sized Bluetooth wearable, designed by the creators of 360fly and Misfit Shine.
Casey Pittock, President and CEO of Tunstall Americas, stated, "We are excited to partner with Ripple to offer its customers a true solution to personal safety. Whether walking alone at night, meeting somebody new for the first time, facing immediate danger, or even traveling the country, Ripple's device and service, utilizing Tunstall's state-of-the-art response center, keep you one-click away from the help you need."
Click the wearable or app, and the user will immediately receive a call from the professional Tunstall monitoring team to his or her smartphone. They know who and where the user is, and have resources to immediately dispatch emergency services if the user needs it. If a user requires emergency help but can't talk on the phone, he or she can click three times and the monitoring team will send first responders directly to their location.
Founder and COO Rees 'Bo' Gillespie was inspired to develop the breakthrough device and service for his three younger sisters and mother, a real-estate agent who would often ask him to check on her when she attended showings with unknown clients. "Even in today's connected world, there are moments when we feel alone and unsafe. Help can seem a little too far away, or we may be too embarrassed to ask for it," said Gillespie. "I developed Ripple for the comfort and peace-of-mind it provides; knowing someone always has your back, anytime, anywhere, is an incredibly empowering feeling."
For a limited time, exclusively on Kickstarter, Ripple is offering its Bluetooth wearable along with an entire year of service for $129. In addition, Ripple has partnered with world-renowned, fourth generation jewelry designer Louis Tamis & Sons to make available a one-of-a-kind sterling silver Bluetooth locket, monogrammed, for $199, with one year of service. Ripple is scheduled to ship April 2017. You can view the Kickstarter here:
Ripple Network Technologies, Inc. (http://www.ripplesupport.com) was co-founded in 2015 by Rees Gillespie, the creator of Ripple, and his lifelong friend, Jaime Gomez. Wanting to ensure that everyone had instant access to a support network that can be utilized anytime, anywhere, Rees set out to change the way we approach personal safety. He created a service that empowered users to live their lives knowing someone always has their back.
Tunstall Healthcare Group, founded in 1957 in the UK, is a world leader and supplier of Connected Health and Connected Care products and services. Tunstall helps people during emergencies and crisis situations 24/7/365 from dozens of company-owned and operated monitoring centers around the globe. Tunstall serves more than 3.5 million people every day in 51 countries.
Tunstall Americas (http://www.americas.tunstall.com ) operates Connected Care monitoring centers in Long Island City, NY, Pawtucket, RI, and Newington, CT to deliver high-touch personal support services 24/7 to customers in all 50 states.
Lisa Kurtz, Clarity PR
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