NEW YORK, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RapidSOS is pleased to announce that Jeff Robertson, former CEO of Airbus DS Communications, is joining the RapidSOS team as General Manager of Public Safety. Robertson will contribute expertise from his 19+ year career in public safety as RapidSOS works to integrate a rich data link into every 9-1-1 Center nationwide.
"Jeff has established himself as a leader in developing technology solutions for 9-1-1 telecommunicators and first responders," said Michael Martin, RapidSOS CEO. "We are thrilled to welcome Jeff onto our team as we accelerate our NG911 Clearinghouse integrations to provide life saving data to public safety."
Over the course of his career, Robertson's roles have included CEO of three 9-1-1 technology companies, executive director and original founding board member of the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance (now known as iCERT), VP and General Manager of Public Safety for Intergraph, consultant and author. Most recently, Jeff served as the CEO of the Airbus DS Communications 9-1-1 business, the home of VESTA, leading the effort to provide thousands of public safety answering points (PSAPs) across the country with Next-Generation-911 technology.
"After spending nearly 20 years working in various roles in the field and with technology providers in the public safety industry, I am excited to join RapidSOS in their effort to transform the data available to 9-1-1 and first responders," said Robertson. "The work RapidSOS is doing marks a paradigm shift in emergency response technology that truly has the potential to save lives."
Robertson joins former 9-1-1 dispatchers, Communications Center directors, and first responders as a member of the RapidSOS public safety team.
Partnering with Internet of Things (IoT) companies and the public safety community, RapidSOS provides a rich data link to public safety via the NG911 Clearinghouse – sending lifesaving data to aid in emergency response. The NG911 Clearinghouse is a free service to public safety, and is integrated with all major vendors of 9-1-1 call-taking, dispatching and mapping software. Learn more about RapidSOS: www.rapidsos.com.