Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), a trusted partner for safety software protecting millions of individuals, highlights a banner year in 2017 and looks towards another year of growth and innovation in 2018. With customer growth and ongoing technology advancements, Rave is positioned to continue to be a recognized global company in the security space for the foreseeable future. Implementing safety-enhancing technologies Rave has continued to partner with a variety of industries to enhance their security As violence in schools and the workplace continue to dominate headlines, implementing safety-enhancing technologies is more important than ever. With these current threats to public safety, Rave has continued to partner with a variety of industries, including state and local government, higher education, K-12, healthcare and more, to enhance their security. “While we look forward to accelerating our growth and innovation in 2018, it’s important to look back on the past year and the impact of Rave’s solutions through our customer stories and industry recognition,” said Todd Piett, Chief Executive Officer of Rave Mobile Safety. Todd adds, “We look forward to what this next year will hold for the company and to seeing how our customers continue to implement these crucial technologies.” New customer implementations In 2017, Rave launched new customer implementations that led to increased safety across the country, in a number of industries. Rave solutions helped shape organizations’ safety procedures from higher education settings to major public events. The University of Cincinnati sought to improve safety for over 43,000 students, faculty and staff across their 200+ acre campus last year, with the implementation of Rave Guardian, a two-way critical communications and personal safety application, which is designed to connect users directly to the university’s security resources. Enhancing campus safety “Safety is a top priority for our university, and we’ve already seen the benefits of Rave’s technology working firsthand as we were able to prevent a student from causing self-harm,” said Edward Dadosky, EMA Director at the University of Cincinnati. Edward adds, “Through this technology, our students are able to send tips anonymously to notify the appropriate personnel should they be concerned about the well-being of a friend or classmate.” Rave 911 software suite Rave 911 technology provides first responders with powerful capabilities for handling emergency calls After the City of Louisville selected Rave to power its LENS (Louisville Emergency Notification System) Alert solution in August 2015, the city upgraded to the Rave 911 software suite in 2017. The Rave 911 technology provides first responders with powerful capabilities for handling, dispatching and responding to emergency calls, more efficiently and effectively. “The flexibility of Rave’s solution gave us peace of mind when more than half a million individuals came into the city for the Kentucky Derby,” said Mitchell Burmeister, Public Information Officer at Louisville Metro Emergency Services. Mitchell adds, “The upgrade to the Rave 911 suite will only further increase the safety of our residents even when we see a boost in visitors during events throughout the area.” Rave offerings win multiple awards During the past year, multiple Rave products received industry accolades, championing the innovation, breadth and depth of the company’s offerings. The product lines that received recognition across industries include: Rave Alert: The 2017 Platinum ASTORS Award Winner for Best IP Mass Notification System, the 2017 Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Gold Award for Emergency Notification Services, the SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security. Rave Panic Button: The 2017 Gold ASTORS Award Winner for Best Emergency Mobile Technology, the 2017 Security Today Govies Gold Award Winner and 2017 IJIS Institute Innovation Award Honorable Mention, SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security. Rave Guardian was awarded the 2017 Campus Safety BEST Winner for Personal Safety Apps. Rave Facility received the 2017 Data Security Bronze Edison Award. Additionally, the company overall was selected as the Product/Service Provider of the Year Finalist in the 2017 DRI International Awards of Excellence.