Faster Localization Technology For Callers During Emergency Situations

June 2018 – As we reported recently, Apple and RapidSOS are collaborating to increase the speed and efficiency at which emergency responders can determine accurate location data of callers during emergencies ( This feature will become available for free this fall with the launch of iOS 12 on a range of iPhone and iPad devices. In a news article on their blog, RapidSOS details how this collaboration will help first responders get to callers in emergency situations faster than ever before. According to the report, the technology behind RapidSOS is “the NG911 Clearinghouse, a NENA i3 compliant Location Information Server (LIS) and Additional Data Repository (ADR) that integrates into most major 9-1-1 call-taking, dispatching and mapping systems. RapidSOS offers this service at no cost to public safety, and it can be accessed by any authorized 9-1-1 center in the United States. Public safety agencies across 35 states have already completed the integration and are receiving life-saving data from the NG911 Clearinghouse.”
For more information about how RapidSOS and Apple are working together to ensure faster response times during emergency situations and protecting customer privacy, please visit:
Source: Reinhard Ekl on Info RapidSOS Blog]
Date of Publication: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018


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