A divisionÂ ofÂ Airbus‘ defense and space segment has partnered withÂ RapidSOSÂ to demonstrate the useÂ of a smartphone application to deliver emergency information to public safety answering points.
Airbus DS Communications willÂ show how its VESTA 9-1-1 call processing system can work to displayÂ multimedia data from RapidSOS’ HavenÂ app duringÂ the National Emergency Number Association’s conference in Indiana fromÂ June 11 to 16, Airbus said Thursday.
â€œWe know that how public safety deals with data is on the minds of many PSAPs,” saidÂ Jeroen de Witte, chief technology officerÂ of Airbus DS Communications.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to show the NENA participants how the integrated data application we have built will ultimately help PSAPs save more lives,” added RapidSOS CEOÂ Michael Martin.
The Haven app is designed to useÂ sensors on modern smartphones to collect and transmitÂ device location as well as medical and demographic information and emergency contacts.
RapidSOS created the app to also help PSAPs live video streams from an emergencyÂ scene, photos that areÂ sent from the device and internet protocol-based text messages, according to Airbus.