... If my daughter-in-law had the vSOS app I believe she would be alive today.
Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Nuvel Holdings (OTCQB: NUVL), a provider of software and services that secure, accelerate and optimize the delivery of business applications to distributed users, and wholly owned subsidiary, NuApps, developer of vSOS™, the industry’s leading personal emergency response application for smartphones, announced today that the Company will support the Denise Amber Lee Foundation, dedicated to finding ways to improve the effectiveness of the early detection of abductees, by providing any donor of twenty dollars or more, a complimentary one year subscription to the vSOS emergency response system, a ninety-nine dollar value.
The NuApps model encompasses a family of mobile safety applications to provide real-time security solutions for individuals, families and businesses wherever they are. The cornerstone of the NuApps model is its seamless integration of GPS into an easily accessible app for smartphone users who may be in a compromised situation. NuApps primary application, vSOS, is a patent-pending, entirely mobile-based geo-tracking emergency response system that provides 24/7 emergency assistance through a dedicated International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) by GEOS. “vSOS was developed to respond to a wide-range of emergencies,” states Jay Elliot, founder and chief executive officer Nuvel Holdings. “The GEOS IERCC is staffed by trained emergency professionals able to respond to emergencies in 106 countries.”
The Denise Amber Lee Foundation was founded by Nathan Lee, the widowed husband of this 21-year-old stay-at-home mother of two. Denise was abducted from the Lees' home in North Port, Florida in the middle of the day. Over the next 5 hours, Denise was brutally raped as she fought mightily for her life. In her battle, she was able to use the captor's cell phone to call 911, an act she thought would save her life, just like we are taught as children. Because she was bound with duct tape, she could not give clues to her location. Multiple people that day witnessed the abduction calling 911 as well; however due to inefficiencies within the system, she was never located. Her body was found a few days later. Mark Lee, Denise Lee’s father-in-law and executive of the foundation asserts, "It is shocking that with technology today, emergency responders cannot locate the exact position of a cellphone dialing 911. If my daughter-in-law had the vSOS app I believe she would be alive today."
“The tragedy that Denise and the Lee family endured should never have to happen to any person or family,” continues Mr. Elliot. ”We developed the vSOS app so that our emergency response center would have the exact GPS location of anyone who utilizes it with just the push of a button on their phone – even if that person is in a moving vehicle or outside of their country of residence." Mark Garver, chief executive officer, GEOS adds, "As characterized by the Denise Amber Lee situation, time and location are a critical part of an emergency. At the IERCC, with our emergency staff we understand that seconds save lives and we save seconds."
In addition to the wide range of emergencies that affect people everyday, the vSOS app and real-life tragedy of Denise Amber Lee are even more topical with the upcoming release of the major Hollywood production, “The Call,” on March 15, 2013. The film, starring Halle Berry, follows a 911 operator who must face her own fears to save a teenage girl who, like Denise Amber Lee, was abducted. In the film the girl is also able to call 911 from the vehicle, and as in the real life case, the 911 operator was unable to ascertain her location due to inefficiencies in the emergency response system to track it through GPS. ”We are in the business of developing safety apps that save lives,” states Mr. Elliot. “The foundation does tremendous work to promote awareness of the shortcomings many of our emergency services still face, and this film should help them to shed a light on this ongoing issue. We will do what we can to bring this and other life saving applications into the hands of the people who may one day need them.”
About Nuvel Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Gatos, CA, Nuvel Holdings delivers software-based data acceleration solutions that enhance productivity, provide exciting new capabilities and improve the experience for enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, service providers and individuals. Nuvel’s Network Data Tunnel product dramatically increases the speed and performance of data, significantly improving last-mile connectivity and the user experience for all computing and mobile devices. Nuvel also develops innovative software solutions for mobile device users and Internet users. .
NuApps is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuvel Holdings, Inc. The NuApps model encompasses a family of mobile safety applications to provide real-time security solutions for individuals, families and businesses wherever they are. The cornerstone of the NuApps model is the seamless integration of GPS into an easily accessible app for a user who may be in a compromised situation. NuApps primary application, vSOS, a patent-pending, entirely mobile-based geo-tracking emergency response application provides 24/7 emergency assistance through a dedicated Emergency Response Coordination Center (GEOS).
About the Denise Amber Lee Foundation
The mission of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, is to promote and support public safety through uniform training, standardized protocols, defined measurable outcomes and technological advances in the 9-1-1 system. Established in June 2008, in response to the murder of Denise Amber Lee, the foundation seeks to use the emotional power of this senseless tragedy to promote and encourage the use of technology, training, and procedures to reduce the occurrences of human error. The foundation is determined to channel and focus the public outrage of these tragic events to drive rapid change to public policy and procedures.