Smart911 2.0 to be featured in November issue
August 18, 2011, Daytona Beach, Fl. - Public Safety Communications (PSC), a monthly publication published by Elsevier Public Safety on behalf of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, announces the selection of the first-ever People's Choice Award. Smart911 2.0, displayed in the New Product Pavilion at APCO's annual conference, was given the award during the 77th Annual APCO International Conference & Expo in Philadelphia and will be featured in the November issue of PSC.
Seven companies submitted nine products for consideration in the premiere People's Choice opportunity. Presentations of the products were conducted on site at the APCO Conference, and attendees voted for their favorite product. The People's Choice Award went to Rave Mobile Safety's Smart911 2.0.
Smart911 is a public safety solution that allows citizens to enter personal safety information online, which is then automatically available to a 9-1-1 calltaker in the event the citizen calls 9-1-1. The latest version of Smart911 will provide additional language options for citizens and enables simple registration through Facebook, making it even easier for citizens to register for the free service. Smart911 2.0 also features advanced reporting, allowing PSAPs to analyze and benchmark their performance against similar PSAPs in their region or across the U.S. The latest version includes multi-lingual registration and account management sites, and fields for pet information and additional photos, such as a home photo, to further assist first responders in citizen response.
Conference attendees liked the fact that citizens must confirm the information every six months or the notification will automatically be suppressed in the CAD system, relieving the public safety answering point of the responsibility of maintaining the information.
The other products entered were:
- Airmux-5000 Point-to-Multipoint Ethernet Radio
- RADiFlow-3080 Compact Service-Aware Industrial Ethernet Switch
- CW39S Wideband Lowband VHF Antenna
- WPD136M6C-001 Multiband Mobile Antenna
- Covert License Plate Frame Antenna w/UHF
- RobuLUM Covert Street Light Camera
- MAX Solutions, which combines MAX Call-taking and MAX Dispatch into one complete solution
About APCO International
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About Elsevier Public Safety
Elsevier Public Safety, an Elsevier business unit located in San Diego, Calif., produces public safety products and services including JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), FireRescue Magazine, Law Officer, EMS Today Conference and Exposition, www.JEMS.com, FirefighterNation.com, www.LawOfficer.com and other products.