SA tech start-up breaks new ground for US emergency services

South African tech companies, and some individual app developers have recently been making waves on the international tech scene, and now one South African tech company has made it big in the USA.

RapidDeploy uses cloud-based, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) technology to minimise first-responder times in 35 countries around the world, and is now also being used by the 911 emergency service in the United States.

Partnering with the US mobile service provider AT&T, RapidDeploy is a cloud-based system, which provides emergency response teams with multimedia and geospatial-driven solutions that makes it easier for first responders to quickly get to the scene of an emergency.

RapidDeploy was first developed to assist the first responder community in Cape Town, and the company’s CEO, Steve Raucher, is excited to see the technology being used by emergency services in the States.

Speaking to The South African, Raucher said: “As a South African born company, we could not be more thrilled that our homegrown, non-traditional approach to emergency services is taking off in such a competitive overseas market. Most importantly, we are realising our vision of democratising emergency services by making systems available to all communities, irrespective of scale.”

Check out the video below to see how exactly this locally developed technology is changing the face of emergency services around the world.

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