RapidSOS and SOMA Global Bring Next-Generation 911 and Cloud-Based Dispatch to Law Enforcement and First Responders

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SOMA Global integrates RapidSOS NG911 call location information, with accurate iOS and Android device location directly displayed on a map quickly for faster response times

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SOMA Global, a leading provider of Public Safety as a Service (PSAAS™),

today announced an integration with RapidSOS to provide Next Generation 911 (NG911) call location to dispatchers and first responders.

Due to outdated infrastructure, public safety agencies today often receive no data around an emergency besides a voice connection and a broad estimate of location. The FCC estimates that faster response from improved location for 911 calls could save over 10,000 lives annually. RapidSOS works with trusted PSAP and first responder software vendors to deliver accurate location and rich data to call-takers, dispatchers and first responders via existing call-taking, dispatch, and mapping software.

The SOMA Platform features the most advanced cloud-based computer-aided and mobile dispatch applications for law enforcement and first responders. With the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse, the SOMA Platform now supports:

  • NG911 call location information, with accurate iOS and Android device location directly displayed on a map quickly for dispatchers to better visualize call information;
  • Supplemental device information within the context of other apps that are currently running on the calling device, for example, ride sharing - dispatchers can soon access pickup/dropoff and driver information; and
  • Publishing this additional device information to responders on the front line, to mobile dispatch applications running on mobile data terminals (MDTs) and handhelds.

"SOMA is excited to partner with RapidSOS to deliver NG911 capabilities and more," said Peter Quintas, Founder and CEO of SOMA Global. "We are always focus on protecting our first responders and saving more lives, and access to this additional information can be crucial."

"We are excited to partner with SOMA Global to ensure first responders have the vital information they need to handle any emergency," said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. "The NG911 Clearinghouse integration with SOMA's cloud-based CAD solution will help PSAPs nationwide see faster response times and transformed emergency outcomes."

About SOMA Global SOMA Global was founded to redefine and deliver modern, best-of-breed public safety solutions with a primary focus on saving lives and protecting first responders. SOMA Global is a team of public safety and technology veterans that understands and respects the value of a partnership with an agency. Their "Public Safety as a Service" Platform offers the best Computer-Aided Dispatch, Mobile Dispatch, Records Management and Jail solutions on the market. Find more information about SOMA on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or at http://www.somaglobal.com.

About RapidSOS Partnering with Internet of Things (IoT) companies and the public safety community, RapidSOS provides a rich data link to public safety via the NG911 Clearinghouse – sending lifesaving data to aid in emergency response. The NG911 Clearinghouse is a free service to public safety, and is integrated with all major vendors of 9-1-1 call-taking, dispatching and mapping software. Learn more about RapidSOS: http://www.rapidsos.com.

Media Contacts Company Name: SOMA Global Email Address: media@somaglobal.com Website: http://www.somaglobal.com



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