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PSC Provides Additional Services for Public Safety Answering Points

PSC Provides Additional Services for Public Safety Answering Points


                         PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS

Lincoln, June 7, 2024- The Nebraska Public Service Commission
has entered into a five year contract with RapidSOS  to provide
its premium service UNITE to all 67 Public Safety Answering
Points (PSAPs) in Nebraska.

An added safety platform, RapidSOS enhances the Next Generation
911 environment by providing caller location information to 911
centers even if a wireless carrier is unable to deliver a call. Among
the suite of services offered through RapidSOS UNITE, are
enhanced caller location information and single sign-on access.

“Many Nebraska PSAPs currently utilize RapidSOS,” said PSC State
911 Director David Sankey. “Elevating all PSAPs to the company’s
UNITE modules, will provide even more tools to supplement caller
location capabilities should a disruption in wireless service occur.”

More than 80 percent of emergency calls today, are made by wireless
devices. With the integration of RapidSOS UNITE, PSAPs will receive
an added layer of support in providing emergency response.

“RapidSOS harnesses the power of technology and the data from our
devices to connect communities directly to safety during an
emergency,” said Edward Parkinson, President of Public Sector at
RapidSOS. “RapidSOS offers a separate and redundant pathway to
911 that connects citizens in need to 911, even during outages. We
thank the State of Nebraska for putting its trust in RapidSOS. It is an
honor to work with public safety in the state.”

For more information about RapidSOS, visit www.rapidsos.com  ###

Deb Collins- Communications & Media Mgr.
(402) 471-0226/ deb.collins@nebraska.gov

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