PolyOne, Filip Technologies introduce new wearable phone, locator for kids

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) said it has announced its collaboration with Filip Technologies on the innovative FiLIPâ„¢ 2 wearable phone and locator for children, which helps families stay connected and identify a child´s location when separated from a parent.

According to Filip Technologies, the FiLIP 2 uses cell tower location and Wi-Fi triangulation to supplement GPS data, which can more accurately pinpoint a child´s location in areas where GPS is limited. The location information is delivered to a smartphone app so a parent can help locate their child. Further enhancing its effectiveness, the FiLIP 2´s cellular technology also enables parents and children to communicate with each other using two-way voice functionality to place and receive calls.

The new device utilizes PolyOne´s soft-touch GLSâ„¢ thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material that provides smooth, silky texture for comfort. Further, PolyOne colorants bring the material to life with dynamic colors such as Superhero Blue, Watermelon Red, Limesicle Green, and Awesome Orange. PolyOne´s specialty TPE and colorant solutions stand up to the demands of active kids during outdoor play and sports, staying bright and maintaining material performance attributes.

PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of USD3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Filip Technologies, Inc. develops communication and location-based products and services designed to keep families in touch. Its products combine the two most important elements in family mobile offerings — communications and safety.