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January 20, 2014

Determine Your Sobriety on the Spot with Verizon's SOBERLINK Video

Going out for a few drinks is something that most people would consider typical on a Friday night. But for those suffering from alcoholism, a ‘few drinks’ is usually an understatement (and this leads into drunk driving and even long-term health problems). In light of this, Verizon and SOBERLINK, Inc. have partnered up in an effort to use M2M cellular technology to provide mobile alcohol monitoring for those suffering from alcohol addiction.

SOBERLINK, Inc., a leading innovator in mobile breath alcohol monitoring, teamed up with Verizon in 2011 when SOBERLINK decided Verizon should be the provider of the SL2 device, which is the world’s first handheld cellular breathalyzer. The SL2 was launched in November of 2012, and has proven to be a hit. The SOBERLINK Breathalyzer has an embedded high-resolution camera, enabling it to take a picture of the user and determine their identity – right on the spot. A photo of the user as well as their BAC level and location is then sent to SOBERLINK’s monitoring portal, through Verizon’s Private Network. This cloud-based monitoring site allows the BAC test results to be sent to anyone that needs to be alerted of the participant’s condition, such as a loved one or counselor, which can ultimately aid in the progress of someone suffering from alcoholism by always keeping “a watchful eye” on them, so to speak.

image via http://www.soberlink.net

The collaboration between SOBERLINK and Verizon – which allows SOBERLINK participants to perform and send test results from anywhere via video – can encourage sobriety and create accountability among those suffering from alcoholism. It is a discreet and reliable system, at the forefront of mobile alcohol monitoring technology. SOBERLINK is used throughout the United States as well as Canada, and can be viewed as a step forward in changing destructive behavior and thus leading society in the right direction. 

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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