RapidDeploy wins Statewide contract to provide Cloud-Based Radius Mapping and Edge Analytics to all 9-1-1 centers in California

Today, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services 9-1-1 Branch (Cal OES) announced that RapidDeploy has been awarded a Statewide contract for 9-1-1 mapping and analytics, enhancing 9-1-1 location accuracy, situational awareness and interoperability. The entire RapidDeploy team is extremely excited about the opportunity to work together with Cal OES and all 440 Emergency Communications Centers in California to roll out our cloud-based technology that will help save lives.   

We’re very proud that RapidDeploy was chosen for this unique project. Our Radius 9-1-1 Tactical Mapping solution improves location accuracy for 9-1-1 calls from Android and iOS smartphones by embedding device-based location services from RapidSOS. Radius dramatically enhances situational awareness with improved mapping capabilities from Esri, the global geospatial leader. Agencies in California will have access to maps, imagery, demographic data and much more, including real-time data feeds like weather, traffic and other sensors. RapidDeploy’s Edge analytics solution will ensure that Cal OES can analyze location accuracy statistics and other aggregated data required to facilitate the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1.  

One of the reasons Cal OES chose RapidDeploy is our future-proof cloud architecture that enables quick and easy deployment of our products. As we write this blog post, RapidDeploy’s patented Emergency Data Gateway (EDG) IoT Devices has already been deployed to select agencies, and the fastest activation so far took only 10 minutes from walking into the backroom to automatically mapping the first 9-1-1 call on a workstation. With Microsoft Azure Government cloud hosting and AT&T as the primary provider of secure, encrypted IP connectivity, we’re enabling a robust, scalable solution that exceeds the high expectations of Public Safety in terms of reliability and cybersecurity.  

This announcement marks the next big milestone in RapidDeploy’s expansion and increased focus on the US market. In the last 6 months, RapidDeploy has hired a US team consisting of known public safety innovators and thought leaders, has opened its new headquarters in Austin, TX, and has raised a $12M financing round from US investors. RapidDeploy is proud to team up with leading technology companies like AT&T, Microsoft, Esri, RapidSOS and others to bring Public Safety to the Cloud.  

Lacey McDaniel