RapidSOS and INdigital Partner to Provide Improved Location Accuracy and Additional Data to Public Safety Answering Points in the INdigital Network

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

New York, NY, Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INdigital and RapidSOS today announced a strategic partnership to provide Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) served by INdigital Next Generation 9-1-1 networks with accurate location and additional data from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. Through this partnership, 9-1-1 professionals will be able to access data from the RapidSOS Clearinghouse — including accurate handset location from all smartphone location sensors.

Millions of smartphones and other connected devices transmit precise device-based hybrid location and additional data to the RapidSOS Clearinghouse when a 9-1-1 call or other request for emergency is made. Through the RapidSOS integration, PSAPs connected to INdigital networks will be able to query the RapidSOS Clearinghouse when a wireless call is received, and retrieve supplementary location and additional data through NG9-1-1 delivery mechanisms.

For the first time, Public Safety Answering Points are able to fully leverage the capabilities of modern smartphones to aid in emergency response, without a need for the public caller to use an app. INdigital is currently testing the RapidSOS integration in selected PSAPs in Indiana and is planning to roll the integration out to their Public Safety customers across the country.

“This is yet another example of how transformative NG911 can be,” said Mark Grady, INdigital founder and President. “We are thrilled to be working with a company like RapidSOS who is bringing forward-looking innovation to the 9-1-1 industry. Our Emergency Services IP networks (ESiNet) have been designed and built to support the type of external applications developed by RapidSOS, and to make additional data directly available to PSAPs with just a small amount of training. With just a mouse click or two, a 911 telecommunicator will get the best location information available.”

“Providing accurate location and additional data to 9-1-1 call takers allows first responders to quickly respond to emergencies with appropriate care,” said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. “Through our partnership with INdigital, emergencies in Indiana and across the country will see faster response times and transformed emergency outcomes.”

About INdigital
INdigital was formed in 1995 by a group of independent telephone companies to develop and provide new technology in several segments of the industry.  In 2004, INdigital was selected by the Indiana Wireless 9-1-1 Advisory Board to build a new 9-1-1 network for Indiana. These emerging technologies are now known as NG9-1-1. The company has expanded its service area by building private, high availability IP based public safety networks throughout the United States. INdigital ESi networks have evolved to meet industry standards, and provide local 9-1-1 authorities and other emergency system service providers innovative platforms for emergency service processing and delivery.

About RapidSOS
RapidSOS is an advanced emergency technology company.  Formed in 2012 and backed by some of the world’s leading Silicon Valley technologists, RapidSOS is partnering with technology companies and the public safety community to provide transformative data in emergencies. RapidSOS is developing technology to predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, dynamically warn people in harm’s way, and link data from any connected device directly to first responders in an emergency. RapidSOS was named “2016 Start-Up of the Year” by the Consumer Technology Association, a Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT News, and Top 3 Innovative World Technologies by SXSW.

Learn more at www.RapidSOS.com

RapidSOS Contact: 
Regina Jaslow
(347) 879-0024

INdigital Contact:
Eric Hartman
(877) 469-2010