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"Three former leaders of the FCC are investing in RapidSOS, a startup that seeks to solve one of 911’s biggest problems: Operators often can’t see the exact location of cellphone callers."
"What used to take 90 seconds now takes one second with RapidSOS."
"[RapidSOS] gave officers and operators an exact location. Police said officers arrived and saved the woman."
"...his kayak capsized, dumping him into turbulent 56-degree waters. Despite drifting off further into the ocean, [RapidSOS] helped rescuers to find his exact location."
"Dispatchers were able to locate both people by plugging their cellphone numbers into RapidSOS [Portal]. Rescue personnel found each of the callers within yards of the coordinates provided through the technology."
“In an emergency, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Now, [RapidSOS] is quietly revolutionizing the emergency response system.”
"[RapidSOS] pinpointed the callers’ location so dispatch could stay in contact with her while help was on the way. Officers then located the hiker and provided medical attention. The hiker is expected to make a full recovery."
"Unable to relay his address to 911, [the caller] was located with moments to spare. The dispatcher used Android ELS data, available through the RapidSOS Clearinghouse...to pinpoint [the caller's] location and dispatch help."
"RapidSOS provides tools to access and operationalize emergency health and medical information, vehicle telematics, multimedia, building sensor data, and more."
"The connection to local emergency centers comes via RapidSOS, which connects mobile devices to emergency infrastructure."
"A man and woman were stranded in the Wolf River after their kayak capsized. Emergency crews quickly found and rescued them after they called 911 thanks to RapidSOS technology."
"The RapidSOS system gave [dispatchers] a possible location. A police officer went to the area and was able to find the woman."
"[RapidSOS] is helping us locate callers who either don't know their location or for callers where we may need to verify that information...seconds count, and location is the key piece we need."
"RapidSOS built a platform that takes data from smart products, mobile apps and security systems and shares it with emergency services."
"Through use of the RapidSOS, Roswell communications officers were able to assist in pinpointing the victim’s location. Officers entered the residence...and rendered aid to the victim."
"Using RapidSOS technology... not only did dispatchers see the right address, but once it even specifically showed [the caller] was in the northwest corner of the building. It did that before the dispatcher even picked up the call."
"Uber announced increased safety measures in 2018, including a partnership with RapidSOS, a company that sends a rider's location and relevant information to a local police agency when the rider uses the emergency button in the Uber app."
"...The 911inform cloud-based platform automatically delivers maps, building data, video feeds and access to important facility via a RapidSOS link to a public-safety answering point when a 911 call is made from an enterprise location."
"[The caller] also said he didn't know his address. Johnson said [RapidSOS] was key to pinpointing the location of the call and ultimately four small kids found living in filth."
Any Android user in a RapidSOS-covered area will have their location sent, regardless of which carrier they’re on.”
"Now when a 911 center receives a call from a device using RapidSOS's technology, the dispatcher's software asks the RapidSOS database for more data."
"RapidSOS works directly with 911 centers and carriers such as Apple, Google and Android to pump location data from phones directly into the emergency call centers."
“RapidSOS, designed to give a more specific location for cell phone calls to 911, gave [dispatchers] a possible location. A police officer went to the area and was able to find the woman.”
"When Uber's in-app emergency button is used, the information is sent digitally to the RapidSOS interface, which a dispatcher can then access once a caller indicates they are using the Uber service."
“Any 911 center with access to the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse will automatically receive faster and more accurate device-based caller location data for 911 calls from Android devices.”
"Currently, emergency services can determine the location of an iPhone caller via a technology called Hybridized Emergency Location. RapidSOS’s system will increase the precision considerably."
"Apple is teaming up with RapidSOS to include a new way to transfer location data to 911 call centers over the internet, building on the current system which was developed for landlines and uses older, phone-based data."
"In addition to creating a text message to 911 operators, [Uber] also automatically sends them location information through a system called RapidSOS used in more than 60 cities across the country."
"The result is a system that dramatically increases the information available to dispatchers, accelerating response times, and saving lives."
"A tie-in with RapidSOS will automatically share your location [from the Uber app] with 911 dispatchers."
“Jurisdiction View actually provided so much more information that it was pretty much a game-changer."
"The software we have through RapidSOS pings your cell phone the same way that Uber would, Dominos Pizza, any of those other apps that provide services directly to your location."
"Through this partnership, all 911 centers connected to RapidSOS's 911 clearinghouse will receive live data from Waze...allow[ing] them to respond more quickly."
"This new function not only shares important ride information with police on your command, but it also allows dispatch to track your exact location for the duration of your ride."
"Police used advanced technology and a drone to quickly locate the woman. RapidSOS provided a direct data link from connected devices and GPS coordinates for the drone."
"[With Jurisdiction View], we can see the caller moving, which we have not had historically, and we can start to make different decisions based on what we’re looking at.We can go to different views to get environmental cues that can help us make some different decisions."

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