MCLEAN, Va. – Aug. 2, 2018 – Committed to improving emergency response times, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has partnered with RapidSOS to integrate its Next-Generation 911 (NG911) Clearinghouse technology into its Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) products.
This technology gives first responders a more accurate location of distressed callers using smartphones and other internet-enabled devices, thereby improving public safety response times and potentially saving more lives.
RapidSOS is an emergency technology company dedicated to improving outcomes of emergency situations by leveraging the “internet of things (IOT).” Its NG911 Clearinghouse technology allows emergency call centers, known as public-safety answering points (PSAPs), access to advanced location information and other data from smart devices such as phones, wearables, connected cars and homes, as well as popular apps for navigation and transportation services.
“We believe that providing public safety dispatchers and first responders with better, richer data from personal devices will help save more lives,” said Nathan Daniels, program manager, first responder solutions, Northrop Grumman. “The integration of the NG911 Clearinghouse with our emergency response portfolio will greatly benefit our customers and prevent unnecessary difficulties locating callers.”
Over the past two decades, the number of people using smartphones and other internet-enabled devices has grown exponentially. Most of these devices contain sophisticated geolocation technology, which, if accessible to emergency services, can greatly reduce the time it takes to respond to a user in distress.
“RapidSOS is dedicated to providing public safety agencies with life-saving information integrated into their existing workflows and dashboards,” said Jeff Robertson, general manager of public safety, RapidSOS. “This partnership with Northrop Grumman will put advanced emergency information in the hands of 9-1-1 telecommunicators and first responders, enabling more efficient and better prepared emergency response.”
As an industry leader in public safety systems, Northrop Grumman is committed to providing the most advanced emergency management command, control and communications solutions to the First Responder Community. Some of the largest police, fire, ambulance and security services in the U.S. and around the world trust and depend on Northrop Grumman’s CommandPoint® CAD and other first responder products, which is why the company is dedicated to its continual improvement.
Partnering with 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. 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: rapidsos.com.
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