Mobile billing and SMS services provider txtNation has become the SMS partner for global child safety tracking system KidSpotter.

KidSpotter is a location system for indoor and outdoor venues that allows children to be tracked using GPS, via wristbands that connect with parents’ mobile phones through wireless technology.

In the new deal, txtNation is powering the SMS messages that allow parents to register the KidSpotter device issued to their child at the venue.

In addition, if a child is lost, parents can alert the venue through txtNation-powered SMS Short-Code. The service also alerts parents if their child leaves a designated area.

Andrew Dunne, director of KidSpotter, says: "The partnership with txtNation is very important, as SMS communication is the tool that allows the parent to locate the Spotter being worn by the child through their phone. When choosing a partner, it was vital for us to work with a company with a global reach and direct connectivity with multiple operators, and txtNation very much fits that bill.”

Already deployed in SeaWorld Entertainments and Parques Reunidos theme parks, KidSpotter is set to successfully roll out in new markets, believes txtNation.

"This is something txtNation fully endorses and is proud to be a part of. KidSpotter is setting the standard on child safety and communications with this innovative service,” says txtNation director, Michael Whelan.

Published on: 11:33AM on 6th September 2011