Framingham, MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2011
Rave Mobile Safety, a leading provider of safety software solutions including Smart911, today announced that the company recently hosted a highly successful Smart911 Annual Summit with Professionals from The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and its Charter 50 Members, customers that are leading the transformation of 9-1-1 response with innovative technology in their respective states. Each year, Rave Mobile Safety brings together industry leaders to explore the current challenges and opportunities facing Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) on both the national and state levels, discuss emergency response best-practices, as well as new product concepts for Smart911.
“Smart911 is a technology designed to improve the response of 9-1-1 call centers, providing first responders with more critical information and improve the overall safety for citizens,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. “By tapping into the vast operational and industry expertise of APCO, NENA and our Charter 50 Customers, we’re able to understand the changing demands of the public safety community and integrate that feedback into future releases of Smart911. This Summit was particularly helpful, as we explored topics that are top-of-mind for public safety communications professionals as they look for ways to better serve citizens.”
The Charter 50 Program members are selected for their dedication towards improving the emergency response landscape, being one the first to implement Smart911 within their state and serve as an example for counties and cities across the US. One PSAP from each state is elected to bring forth regulations and trends impacting their region, provide feedback on the Smart911 roadmap and identify best practices in emergency response.
“It’s an honor to be a member of the Charter 50 Program and participate in the development of enhancements to an already excellent solution,” said Noah Reiter, Assistant City Manager, Sandy Spring, Georgia. “Smart911 has allowed our City to improve communication and better respond to our citizens. It’s exciting to gather together each year at the Smart911 Summit and share best practices being implemented across the nation. Smart911 technology is built for PSAPs, and integrates features that meet their evolving emergency needs.”
APCO International and NENA are dedicated to improving public safety by working with technology providers like Rave Mobile Safety to improve emergency response. APCO International is the world's largest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide — and the welfare of the general public as a whole — by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach. NENA's Mission is to foster the technological advancement, availability and implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system (9-1-1) and promote research, planning, training and education. The protection of human life, the preservation of property, and the maintenance of general community security are among NENA's objectives.
Smart911 enables public safety telecommunicators to thrive in their role by providing them with vital, life saving citizen information. With Smart911, citizens enter personal information online, which is then automatically available to a 9-1-1 call taker. The additional data provided is far more extensive than what is typically available to a 9-1-1 telecommunicator, and can include information about health, disabilities, family members or pets, and a home address affiliated with a cell phone number. The information provided by Smart911, combined with skilled public safety telecommunicators, can dramatically improve emergency outcomes.
About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety is the leading provider of software solutions for individual, group and public safety. Rave designs, sells and supports an award-winning suite of safety applications including the Rave Alert multimodal emergency notification system; Rave Guardian, a GPS-enabled personal safety tool; and Smart911, a software solution for more effective 9-1-1 responses. Hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals nationwide rely on Rave Mobile Safety technologies for improved safety in communities, at schools, in the home, and at work. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners, and RRE Ventures.
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