Hexagon partners with RapidSOS to provide life-saving emergency data to first responders

7 September 2021

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., September 8, 2021

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division has partnered with RapidSOS to deliver life-saving emergency data – including caller location, health and medical information, connected building data and more – from over 350 million connected devices to first responders in an emergency. This information provides unprecedented situational awareness so responders can arrive on scene faster and better informed.

Hexagon’s public safety solutions protect one in nine people worldwide. Through the partnership, Hexagon’s HxGN OnCall Dispatch software is recognized as RapidSOS Ready. HxGN OnCall Dispatch, Hexagon’s industry-leading computer-aided dispatch (CAD) solution, provides police, fire, ambulance, transportation agencies and others with superior incident management capabilities. The partnership enables Hexagon customers to harness additional data through the RapidSOS Platform to help deliver better service during emergencies and major events. For example, when a call is made from a user's registered mobile phone or connected device, call-takers will automatically receive critical details about the caller to send to those responding to the call for service.

“At Hexagon, our goal is to help public safety agencies deliver the best services possible by equipping them with the tools and information they need,” said Steve Marz, vice president of global product management, Safety & Infrastructure, at Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division. “By partnering with RapidSOS, our customers gain access to a wealth of information that can be instrumental during emergencies, but most importantly, can help save lives.”

“RapidSOS and Hexagon are united in our commitment to empowering safer, stronger communities with intelligent, data-driven emergency response worldwide,” said Jessica Reed, vice president of strategy and global partners at RapidSOS. “Together with our RapidSOS Ready Emergency Community, we’re providing people with an added layer of safety and security and supporting our heroic first responders in saving millions of lives annually.”

The Hexagon and RapidSOS solution is currently available to all HxGN OnCall Dispatch customers across the U.S. and beyond.

About Hexagon
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division improves the performance, efficiency and resilience of vital services. Its Safety & Infrastructure solutions enable smart and safe cities. Its Geospatial software leverages the power of location intelligence

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.8bn USD. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

About RapidSOS
In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from over 350M connected devices directly to emergency services and first responders. Through its platform, RapidSOS provides intelligent data that supports over 5,000 Emergency Communications Centers worldwide, across 150 million emergency calls annually. Together with our RapidSOS Ready emergency community, RapidSOS is supporting first responders in saving millions of lives annually.

To learn more about our technology that’s creating life-saving connections, visit www.rapidsos.com.

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