Framingham, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
Rave Wireless, Inc., the leading provider of safety applications for mobile users, today announced that the company's Rave Guardian product has been selected by International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 as a recipient of the 4th Annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award. Rave Guardian was chosen as the first place winner in the Mobile Applications and Widgets Category for Healthcare, Public Safety, Transportation and Public Services by a panel of 30 recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives.
"We are thrilled that our Rave Guardian product has been recognized by one of the most respected mobile industry organizations in the world," said Tom Axbey, chief executive officer, Rave Wireless. "Leveraging the fact that mobile phones are ubiquitously carried and turned on, we have built an easy to use, intuitive safety application that harnesses our carrier partners' location services, thereby giving the user and their employer/institution peace of mind above and beyond a 911 call."
Rave Guardian is a unique, patented solution that enables users to transform their mobile phones into location-aware personal safety devices to be monitored by and instantly connected with police. The solution is fully hosted and easily deployed without any hardware or software to install. It works on any cell phone from any provider in the U.S. and can be used in tandem with any emergency notification system. Rave Guardian can be used in "passive" mode to safeguard users or in "active mode" through a panic button when a dangerous situation occurs.
The CTIA Emerging Technology Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of mobile consumer electronics and applications; enterprise and vertical market technology; 4G and network infrastructure; and environmentally friendly hardware and services. Nearly 300 applications were submitted in 18 categories. Products were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.
About Rave Wireless:
Rave Wireless provides safety applications that turn employee & student cell phones into powerful safety devices. Businesses, universities, & municipalities across the country have leveraged Rave's hosted software to rapidly notify employees & students of critical events, respond faster to emergencies, and significantly reduce local crime. Rave's software keeps over one-million individuals safe, at over 100 organizations nationwide. Rave Wireless is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners, and RRE Ventures. For more information visit: http://ravewireless.com.
About International CTIA WIRELESS 2009®:
As the largest wireless show in the world representing a $1 trillion global industry, International CTIA WIRELESS brings together all industries advanced by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit http://ctiashow.com.
CTIA -The Wireless Association® is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers. CTIA is also recognized as the producer of two annual technology events: International CTIA WIRELESS 2009 took place in Las Vegas, April 1-3; International CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2009 takes place in San Diego, October 7-9. For more association information, visit http://ctia.org.