June 15, 2018
St. Cloud, MN:
GeoComm is excited to announce that their work supporting indoor location accuracy through an integration into the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse will be on display at the NENA 2018 conference. This is an exciting type of innovation addressing the accuracy of indoor 9-1-1 call locations.
GeoComm and RapidSOS began partnering in 2016 with a common goal of improving 9-1-1 emergency response. Since that time multiple joint pilot projects have been completed and now the integration is available for a wider pool of our GeoLynx Server customers.
Once integrated, GeoLynx Server will display device-enhanced hybrid locations from the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse on a 9-1-1 call taker’s workstation map when a caller is using a mobile phone that has the capability to send the device location. This capability improves location accuracy to provide faster and more reliable 9-1-1 response to wireless callers. In addition, combining this technology with indoor maps can help telecommunicators and emergency responders make smart decisions using this newly-available location type.
“My first reaction when I saw the demonstration was ‘Wow’. To see a dot show up on the map with the exact location of the emergency, literally showing to the left or right of a staircase, was truly amazing. I’ve never seen anything like this before for mobile calls- this is huge for telecommunicators who are trying to save lives.” Christy Williams, 9-1-1 Director at North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) site of location testing pilot project.
To learn more about improving your indoor location accuracy through the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse, stop by GeoComm’s booth number 423 at NENA 2018 or visit https://geo-comm.com/indoor-location-mapping/
About GeoComm: GeoComm was founded in 1995 to provide county governments with turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services. Over the subsequent 23 years, the company has grown to serve local, regional, statewide, and military agencies in forty-nine states, helping to keep more than 100 million people safe. Today, GeoComm has a national reputation as a leading provider of public safety GIS systems that route emergency calls to the appropriate call center, map the caller’s location on call taker or dispatcher maps, and guide emergency responders to the scene of the accident on mobile displays within police, fire and ambulance vehicles. Our NG9-1-1 GIS solutions provide GIS data quality control, transformation, and aggregation services as well NG9-1-1 system emergency call routing. To learn more about GeoComm, please visit www.geo-comm.com