RapidSOS Blog

Partnering with 9-1-1 to Save Lives with Social Media

By Reinhard Ekl on 9/28/18 1:05 PM in Tech News

Social media applications are becoming an increasingly important tool during emergencies. During recent emergency situations such as Hurricane Harvey and an active shooter in Maryland, social media applications have been used as a help-seeking...

Introducing: Additional Uber Data in the NG911 Clearinghouse

By Michelle Cahn on 8/6/18 4:19 PM in Public Safety News, Tech News

The limited location information available for 911 calls from cell phones makes responding to any wireless call difficult. But what if the caller is in motion or cannot speak? These additional variables make the already challenging job of a 911...

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 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. 

Microsoft...

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...

Connecting Your IoT Platform to 911: RapidSOS Emergency API

By Michelle Cahn on 10/24/17 9:26 AM in Tech News

What is the RapidSOS Emergency API?

At its core, the RapidSOS Emergency API is a way to link connected devices to 9-1-1 through one simple API call, making it possible to connect to 9-1-1 and first responders in an emergency.

The RapidSOS...

How NG911 Can Address the Location Challenge and More: CEO Interview

By Maddie Stearn on 9/15/17 1:01 PM in Tech News

The folks at the Inc. Uncensored podcast recently interviewed our CEO, Michael Martin, for the debut of their “Innovation Nation” segment. Inc. Uncensored explores exciting news in the world of tech, entrepreneurship, and high-growth businesses....

SOS Beacon FAQs

By RapidSOS Team on 9/6/17 10:24 AM in Tech News

    1. What is the purpose of the SOS Beacon app? SOS Beacon is a training and testing tool for 911 centers who have the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse integration (either through the full integration with their PSAP software vendors or through the...

10 Tech Bloggers You Should Follow in 2017

By Melissa Wu on 8/22/17 9:41 AM in Tech News

As technology continues to become increasingly important in our lives, it’s beneficial to keep up with the latest news and trends. Whether you’re a techie or technologically challenged, there are bloggers out there that fit your style. Check out...

RapidSOS & Motorola Solutions Location Testing in Cedar County, Iowa

By Reinhard Ekl on 8/7/17 11:58 AM in Company News, Tech News, Public Safety News

RapidSOS and Motorola Solutions are partnering to get precise location and additional data to 9-1-1 PSAPs using Motorola's CallWorks call-taking solution through the RapidSOS NG9-1-1 Clearinghouse.