RapidSOS Blog

Product Spotlight: Zetron NG911 Clearinghouse Integration

By Reinhard Ekl on 6/5/18 11:07 AM in Public Safety News, Product Spotlights

RapidSOS is partnering with Zetron to provide public safety agencies using Zetron 9-1-1 call-taking systems with accurate location and additional data from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. 

Resources for 911 Dispatchers, Call Takers, and PSAP Professionals

By Sam Bleiberg on 5/21/18 9:30 AM in Safety & Prevention

9-1-1 professionals inside public safety answering points (PSAPs) deal with high-pressure life-and-death situations daily. To provide the best possible outcomes in emergencies, they must be disciplined and prepared. 

The Next Step in IoT User Safety: Connecting Uber Users to 911

By Sam Bleiberg on 4/26/18 10:44 AM in Tech News

Apps and connected devices set the gold standard in collecting accurate data that makes our lives easier – starting with accurate, real-time location. What if the same technology that allows app users to order transportation with the touch of a...

Microsoft Ventures Joins $16M Funding Round to Accelerate NG911 Clearinghouse

By Jeff Robertson, General Manager of Public Safety on 4/18/18 2:10 PM in Company News, Public Safety News

Today, Microsoft Ventures joins a $16 million funding round to accelerate deployment of the NG911 Clearinghouse. To date, RapidSOS has raised over $30 million from top Silicon Valley Firms, three former FCC Chairmen, and former leadership from...

Microsoft Ventures Joins RapidSOS in $16M Funding Round

By Michael Martin, CEO, RapidSOS on 4/18/18 11:40 AM in Company News, Tech News

I’m excited to announce an important step for the future of public safety as Microsoft Ventures joins RapidSOS in our mission to link life-saving data from any connected device directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. 

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RapidSOS Partners with Uber on 911 Location-Sharing

By Michelle Cahn on 4/12/18 8:37 AM in Tech News, Company News

"U.S. regulators estimate as many as 10,000 lives could be saved each year if the 911 emergency dispatching system were able to get to callers one minute faster. Better technology would be especially helpful, regulators say, when a caller can’t...

Interview: Ricardo Martinez on the #IAM911 Movement and Public Safety Technology

By Sam Bleiberg on 4/2/18 10:28 AM in Public Safety News

9-1-1 dispatchers and call-takers didn’t always receive recognition as part of the first responder community. Two years ago, Ricardo Martinez, host of the Within the Trenches podcast and Director of Communications at INdigital, started a movement...

Tales from a 9-1-1 First Responder: Jeff Robertson

By Michelle Cahn on 3/19/18 11:59 AM in Public Safety News

In this spotlight, RapidSOS' new General Manager of Public Safety shares why he wanted to join RapidSOS, the biggest lessons he has learned over his nearly 20-year career in public safety, and the positive impact the NG11 Clearinghouse will have...

Tales from a 9-1-1 First Responder: Keith Viveiros

By Sam Bleiberg on 3/13/18 5:14 PM in Public Safety News

Close collaboration with the public safety community is a critical part of the RapidSOS mission. We’re thrilled to have seasoned 911 dispatchers, call takers, and first responders on our Public Safety team working directly in the field with staff...

RapidSOS Receives ISO 27001 Certification

By Michelle Cahn on 3/1/18 9:38 AM

We are excited to announce that RapidSOS was recently awarded an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Management System certificate. This certificate is for the Information Security Management System (ISMS) that secures managed information services, including the...