Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the critical communication and collaboration platform that customers count on when it matters the most, has announced new and expanded strategic partnerships to increase data sharing, critical communications, and situational awareness for emergency and critical incidents. Strategic Partnerships RapidDeploy, ESO, and Tenefit add to Rave Mobile Safety’s growing suite of integrated and interoperable solutions, along with an expanded relationship with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE), to deliver vital information quickly and seamlessly to 9-1-1 dispatch officers, first responders, emergency management, campus security, corporate security, and communities. “In terms of safety and security for communities and organizations, timing is everything,” said Todd Piett, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rave Mobile Safety, adding “Our suite of solutions is designed to get the right information into the right hands as quickly as possible, with as few steps as possible. Expanding our ecosystem to include these strategic integration partners brings us that much closer to the reality of a fully connected safety communication and collaboration platform.” 9-1-1 integration partners Rave’s solutions provide critical additional information and communication tools to inform emergency response When 9-1-1 answers a call, seconds count. Rave’s solutions provide critical additional information and communication tools to inform emergency response and get help on-site more quickly, from more accurate location data to additional context on household members and pre-existing medical conditions. The following partnership integrates Rave’s data into 9-1-1 call centers even more seamlessly, putting life-saving information directly in front of dispatchers. RapidDeploy, the industry’s only truly open and integrated emergency response platform, directly integrates supplemental emergency data from some of the largest and most influential companies in technology and public safety. Rave’s Smart911 emergency profiles As part of RapidDeploy’s Unified Critical Response ecosystem, Rave’s Smart911 emergency profiles, facility information, building floor plans, and real-time emergency event details provide the industry’s largest set of emergency response data to connect communities with their citizens and protect schools, soft targets and critical infrastructure. “We share Rave’s mission to create a data-driven public safety ecosystem that gives telecommunicators and first responders the real-time data and information they need to ensure best response in a crisis,” said Steven Raucher, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), RapidDeploy. Steven Raucher adds, “By seamlessly integrating Rave data into our cloud-native platform, we will be able to reduce overall response times and save more lives.” Data integration partners The sharing of critical information and intelligence enables public safety and commercial enterprises to better protect their communities and businesses. Fire preplans, facility data, severe weather warnings, and intelligence on natural and man-made hazards increase situational awareness and allow responsible parties to create safer environments. ESO Fire RMS provides a fire Records Management System (RMS) for fire pre-plan and inspection data. Accurate and up-to-date pre-plans are the key for ensuring responder safety and situational awareness during an incident. ESO Fire RMS and Rave platform integration The exclusive integration of ESO Fire RMS with the Rave platform allows fire pre-plan data The exclusive integration of ESO Fire RMS with the Rave platform allows fire pre-plan data, as well as additional facility information, such as access points, AED locations and hazardous materials, to be delivered to 9-1-1 dispatchers, first responders and incident managers. “ESO Fire RMS plays an essential role in helping fire departments save valuable time, operate more efficiently, and ensure safety compliance with property inspections and incident reporting,” said Allen Johnson, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at ESO Fire RMS. Allen Johnson adds, “We’re excited to announce our exclusive partnership with Rave and our first joint development to deliver ESO Fire RMS data directly to 9-1-1 and first responders who can use it to improve the health and safety of our communities.” DisasterAWARE Enterprise solution Tenefit’s DisasterAWARE Enterprise solution is a global risk intelligence platform used by enterprises to prepare and protect their businesses and employees worldwide. This proven early warning and multi-hazard monitoring platform provide intelligence on natural and man-made hazards, such as severe weather, social unrest, and supply chain disruptions. The integration of DisasterAWARE Enterprise with the Rave Alert mass notification system enables accurate and actionable communications, improved asset tracking, and enhanced situational awareness. “The best time to start planning an incident response is before that incident happens, which is why Global 1000 enterprises rely on us to assess and alert them of emerging risks,” said Bob Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tenefit. Risk intelligence coupled with mass notification Bob Miller adds, “Our risk intelligence coupled with Rave’s mass notification system enables our customers to quickly and accurately communicate what their employees and communities need, to know to keep themselves safe and minimize damage to their physical assets and personnel.” Integration of ALE’s Rainbow cloud communications platform with the Rave platform enhances safety for customers Rave and ALE are collaborating to build and bring to market a range of solutions that will expand mass notification capabilities for Rave’s customers by incorporating a wide spectrum of communication and IoT technologies. The integration of ALE’s Rainbow cloud communications platform with the Rave platform enhances safety for customers, by significantly expanding the range of communication capabilities and devices, including desktops, PBX systems, IP and digital phones, SIP devices, and IP-enabled intelligent devices and sensors, they can use to manage emergencies. ALE Rainbow cloud technology “ALE and Rave are utilizing the ALE Rainbow cloud technology to connect IoT devices, such as the Rave Panic Button, over traditional and hybrid cloud communications systems. This capability enhances safety for customers by broadening the channels and reach of emergency notification and response,” said Moussa Zaghdoud, EVP, Cloud Communications Business Division, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. Moussa Zaghdoud adds, “Our two companies are working together to bring innovative solutions to market with great agility. This partnership is truly a win not only for ALE and Rave, but more importantly for the customer.”
Following a rigorous review process, RapidDeploy Nimbus is now FirstNet® Listed and accessible via the FirstNet App Catalog. RapidDeploy’s new native Nimbus mobile application puts modern data capabilities at the fingertips of first responders, ranging from advanced location tracking and navigation to innovative voice control features. Mobile users can now collaborate with dispatchers and other responders in near real time, maximizing efficiency and responder safety. Public safety communications Our Nimbus smartphone app helps ensure that first responders arrive faster, safer and more informed" FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders, featuring more than 100 apps relevant to public safety’s mission. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions, like RapidDeploy Nimbus, that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more. “RapidDeploy’s mission is to reduce response times and improve first responder safety by increasing situational awareness,” said Steven Raucher, Co-Founder and CEO of RapidDeploy. “Our Nimbus smartphone app helps ensure that first responders arrive faster, safer and more informed.” First responders' incident response Achieving a FirstNet Listed designation means RapidDeploy Nimbus is a vetted and trusted solution for public safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Additionally, FirstNet subscribers will benefit from FirstNet reliability while using Nimbus. Built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority Built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to strengthen first responders' incident response. And it's helping them connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency. Real-Time communication “Only highly secure, high-quality, public safety relevant applications are added to the FirstNet App Catalog. And we’re pleased that RapidDeploy Nimbus is now Listed and available to FirstNet subscribers,” said Bob Sloan, Chief Operating Officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “RapidDeploy brings additional capabilities for near real-time communication with dispatch and situational awareness for first responders.” “Through our work with first responders, we heard their need for innovative applications to assist with their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is helping to address these needs, and we are pleased to welcome RapidDeploy Nimbus to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Mark Golaszewski, Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, First Responder Network Authority.
RapidDeploy, the provider of Cloud Aided Dispatch software for emergency communications centers, announces the launch of its Lightning Partner Program. The Program creates an integrated end-to-end ecosystem of visionary technology partners who believe in democratizing public safety utilizing cloud native technology. The solutions, integrated across Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud, will provide a comprehensive platform for public safety agencies. Lightning Partners share RapidDeploy’s vision of secure, modern interfaces that are easy to deploy and affordable to Public Safety agencies of all sizes. RapidDeploy announces the first six Lighting Partners focused on enabling the mobile digital transformation for law enforcement response, situational awareness, evidence and records management: GeoComm, Getac Video Solutions, Optimum Technology, and Orion Labs. Lightning Partner Program RapidDeploy is committed to eliminating data silos and following open interface standards in order to enable the best possible user experience for public safety agencies. “Our Lightning Partners represent a long-term commitment to open collaboration on truly innovative solutions that will save lives and enable the digital transformation of public safety,” said Steven Raucher, CEO and Co-Founder of RapidDeploy. RapidDeploy and its Lightning Partners are driving solutions that ensure safer first responders and communities" “We are creating seamless interoperability with secure, best-in-class cloud technology integrations.” “RapidDeploy and its Lightning Partners are driving solutions that ensure safer first responders and communities. By all of these companies deploying on Azure Government, they seamlessly build in security and compliance standards that resiliently support the entire public safety ecosystem,” said Richard Zak, director, Justice & Public Safety Solutions at Microsoft Corp. Samsung DeX in Vehicle “Samsung mobile devices and solutions, such as Samsung DeX in Vehicle, are built to enable our partners with unique customization capabilities while also ensuring defense-grade security when connecting with secure cloud systems,” said Reginald Jones, Head of Public Sector at Samsung Electronics America. “Initiatives like RapidDeploy’s Lightning Partner program speak to a common goal to deliver first responders secure mobile end points that enhance real time information sharing, increase mobility, and deliver flexibly to meet the growing needs of their digital tools.” GIS Data Hosting - GeoComm “GeoComm is excited to partner with the leading cloud-based CAD solutions provider in RapidDeploy on our shared mission to provide highly available, secure 9-1-1 GIS hosting solutions to improve emergency response,” said John Bryant, GeoComm President & CEO. Body worn cameras & in-car video systems - Getac Video Solutions “Getac Video Solutions’ body cameras, in car video systems and software solutions provide customers unified and secure access to field evidence data including live streaming, allowing instantaneous situational awareness with Getac Real Time Command utilizing Microsoft IoT Edge and Azure Government cloud,” said Tom Guzik, President of Getac Video Solutions Inc. “The Lightning interactions will allow Getac Video customers to have connected and rich data quickly and efficiently.” Law Enforcement RMS - Optimum "As CAD and RMS partners, Optimum Technology and RapidDeploy offer an integrated solution with a shared vision for the future of law enforcement technology" said Melissa Winesburg, Director of Law Enforcement at Optimum Technology. AI-Enabled Push-To-Talk - Orion Labs “As the leading voice services platform, Orion integrates with RapidDeploy’s cloud dispatch system to enable heads-up and real-time access to data from the RapidDeploy system,” said Greg Albrecht, CTO of Orion Labs. “RapidDeploy’s Lightning Partner program gives users in the field the critical resources they need to get the job done with minimal distractions.”