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Company Overview of Rave Wireless, Inc.

Company Overview

Rave Wireless, Inc. provides Software-as-a-Service based campus and public safety solutions in the United States. It offers RaveAlert, an emergency notification system that provides multi-modal broadcast messaging through email, SMS, voice, RSS, social networks, and other mechanisms for enterprises, school districts, and institutions; and EyeWitness, an anonymous text-based tips application for campuses. The company also provides RaveGuardian, a mobile safety application for campuses; and Campus Messenger, which provides mass notification and group messaging through text alerts, recorded voice messages, email, RSS feeds, and other social media channels. In addition, it offers Smart911, a pub...

50 Speen Street

Framingham, MA 01701

United States

Founded in 2004



Key Executives for Rave Wireless, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Vice President of Sales & Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rave Wireless, Inc. Key Developments

Rave Mobile Safety Announces Availability of Mobile Panic Button Solution

Rave Mobile Safety announced availability of Rave Panic Button. Uniquely tying together 9-1-1, first responders and school personnel, Rave Panic Button shortens the time between the onset of an incident and the arrival of first responders on-scene, while improving collaboration during the critical first minutes, allowing for the fast, effective crisis resolution possible. Key features of Rave Panic Button include: Provides direct connection between 9-1-1, emergency responders and the caller, leveraging the existing 9-1-1 infrastructure while automatically notifying key on-site resources. Automatically displays critical data such as detailed caller location, floor plans, emergency exits locations, emergency contacts, and key procedures to 9-1-1 and responders. Provides easy, scalable method for maintenance of facility/site emergency response information. Enables immediate, secure collaboration between responders and on-site personnel. Automatically notifies defined on-site personnel (e.g. security officer, maintenance, supervisors) of the Panic Button activation and when the call is answered at 9-1-1. Leverages the ubiquitous and familiar mobile phone and expands Panic Button coverage area to wherever a user might be. Supports Panic Button activation on any mobile phone, not just some smart phones. Unique method of providing communication with 9-1-1 from a mobile phone even when cell coverage is poor. Rapid installation without any required on-site hardware or software. Ease of set-up and training for users, as well as temporary site personnel.

Rave Mobile Safety Announces Major Enhancements to Its SmartPrepare(TM) Emergency Management Platform

Rave Mobile Safety announced major enhancements to its SmartPrepare(TM) emergency management platform. Particular highlights include the integration of award-winning emergency notification capabilities for targeted multi-modal communications with communities, as well as powerful tools for managing data on vulnerable populations. Available immediately, SmartPrepare sets a new industry standard in whole community preparedness, enabling those in emergency management to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, emergencies and severe weather. SmartPrepare automates and simplifies the collection and management of information voluntarily contributed by citizens. Through free and secure online Safety Profiles, citizens share whatever details they wish about themselves and their families such as: individual descriptions and photographs, emergency contact information, medical histories, medical dependencies on electricity, mobility limitations and much more. It is particularly useful for those with access, functional and complex medical needs who could require assistance during an emergency situation. This critical information is then used by emergency management for precise planning, and to expedite response and recovery efforts during events. Once in the system, individuals are automatically prompted to update their Safety Profiles semi-annually, ensuring information remains current and accurate. With SmartPrepare, emergency managers can easily collect and manage information about at-risk populations and all citizens in their community. They can quickly view and manipulate information based on geography, risk factors, access and functional needs, or any other relevant data-point. During emergency situations, they can communicate with an entire population, selected subsets, and even individuals -- all from a single, unified console. SmartPrepare can also incorporate and integrate with existing data sources such as white pages, geo-coded Automatic Location Information (ALI) and other directories. Through a variety of easy-to-use interactive query and geo-selection tools, emergency managers can identify and communicate with their community in a variety of ways: Mass Notification: Provides the ability to quickly alert an entire community to threats, from fast-moving wildfires to approaching hurricanes and winter weather to sudden manmade disasters; Geo-targeted Notifications: Interactive maps pinpoint impacted areas, allowing for communicating early warnings and allocation of emergency resources based on accurate data; Individual Targeting: Enables immediate two-way communication with vulnerable populations that have specific access, functional or medical needs. Additional highlights of the new SmartPrepare solution include: Multi-modal Messaging: Ensures maximum communication coverage, including 2-way texting, 2-way voice, Facebook, Twitter, email, multi-language. It is also Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) ready; Always Available: SmartPrepare is cloud-based, takes advantage of Rave's acclaimed public safety grade infrastructure, and can be accessed by mobile devices. Data is always available for emergency planning and resource assessments; Interoperability: Citizen opt-in data from Safety Profiles is stored in a secure national database with standardized structure, facilitating regional and vertical interoperability among those with emergency management responsibilities; Reporting: Provides easy-to-use reporting formats and export options for precise planning, after action review and more, while facilitating communication and collaboration among emergency personnel. SmartPrepare is currently used to bring added protection to communities around the country. The secure Software-as-a-Service solution is quickly deployed and requires no on-site IT resources. Read more about how SmartPrepare can improve your ability to Plan, Prepare, Respond and Recover here.

Higher Education Institutions Selects Rave Mobile Safety's Rave Alert

Rave Mobile Safety announced that additional higher education institutions throughout the South Central U.S. have selected its emergency notification solution, Rave Alert. Rave's emergency notification and safety solutions are now used by campuses in nearly every U.S. state. Additional South Central higher education institutions recently deploying Rave Alert include: Auburn University, Howard College, Northern Kentucky University, Johnson County Community College, Blinn College, Hannibal-LaGrange University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Rave Alert provides best-in-class, highly available emergency notification solutions for enterprises, school districts and institutions nationwide. Offering multi-modal broadcast messaging through email, SMS, voice, RSS, social networks and other mechanisms, Rave Alert is the most reliable method for higher education institutions to react and respond to both emergency and day-to-day communications in a systematic, cost-effective manner. In addition to Rave Alert, the company's suite of campus safety products includes Rave Guardian, which transforms a mobile phone into a personal safety device, and EyeWitness, which allows students to confidentially text campus police about threats or issues.

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