MELVILLE, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2022– Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), a leading global provider of next-generation 911 emergency systems and secure wireless communications technology, today announced that its new SmartResponse™ solution is now designated “RapidSOS Ready.” RapidSOS is an emergency response data platform that securely connects vital data directly to emergency service providers and first responders.
SmartResponse™ is a cloud-native solution that combines the most accurate location data with caller information, live traffic, weather, routing, points of interest and DOT camera feeds into a single image of common operation (“COP”). It is independent of GIS data and can interface with any call processing or CAD platform through its use of flexible Application Programming Interfaces (“APIs”). SmartResponse™ is designed to meet the demanding needs of today’s emergency communications centers, empowering communications professionals with accurate information that improves response times and performance.
“Together, Comtech and RapidSOS will deliver the innovative solutions emergency responders need to respond to events in real time, with actionable data that dramatically improves situational awareness, and therefore decision making and subsequent outcomes. “said Michael Porcelain, CEO and President of Comtech. “Additionally, more broadly, linking the SmartResponse™ and RapidSOS platforms will enable public safety agencies to seamlessly coordinate emergency response and share critical data across jurisdictional boundaries. I am excited about the opportunity for Comtech to further contribute to emergency response and public safety as a trusted partner.
“Comtech’s SmartResponse™ solution is life-saving technology and innovation for public safety,” said Jessica Reed, vice president of strategy and global partners at RapidSOS. “Working to transform emergency response requires a partnership approach, and we are always looking for industry leaders like Comtech to join the RapidSOS Partner Network. With this partnership, Comtech joins the RapidSOS Ready community of GovTech and public safety software vendors who offer their product offerings through the RapidSOS portal to unify public safety tools and resources on a single platform. Today, carriers in the United States and around the world are often forced to rely on only the limited information that a 911 phone call can provide, resulting in dispatch delays and first responders arriving on the scene under -informed. However, the Comtech SmartResponse™ integration will provide 911 caller location information quickly, consistently and accurately. In addition to caller location data, the Comtech SmartResponse™ solution provides additional data, for example, accident notification information provided by SiriusXM Connected Vehicles and video footage, to better equip call takers and first responders.
Comtech’s RapidSOS and SmartResponse™ will be available to emergency communication centers with access to SmartResponse™ in 2022. To learn more about how your ECC can benefit from this solution, visit: https://www.comtech.com/emergency-suite .html
In partnership with Public Safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely connects vital data from over 400 million connected devices directly to emergency services and first responders . Through its platform, RapidSOS delivers intelligent data that supports more than 5,200 emergency communications centers worldwide, on 165 million emergency calls per year. Together with its RapidSOS Ready emergency community, RapidSOS helps first responders save millions of lives every year. To learn more about RapidSOS technology that creates connections that save lives, visit www.rapidsos.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is a leading global provider of next-generation 911 emergency systems and secure wireless communications technology to commercial and government customers worldwide. Based in Melville, New York and passionate about the success of its customers, Comtech designs, manufactures and markets advanced and secure wireless solutions. For more information, please visit www.comtechtel.com (and preview its new website at www.comtech.com).
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