Rave Mobile Safety, a triple winner of the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has finalized the acquisition of SwiftReach Networks, a leading provider of emergency notification and incident management solutions to over 3,000 organizations in government, education, enterprise, utilities and healthcare.
SwiftReach also provides Swift911™ a web-based, hosted emergency notification system used to deliver alerts for emergency situations via voice, text, email, fax, and social media.
(Tioga County, PA uses the Swift911™ mass notification system to send critical information to the citizens and visitors of Tioga County before, during, and after large scale emergencies. Residents can sign up using the Swift911™ Public App available for iOS and Android users.)
SwiftReach delivers emergency notifications via the SwiftReach NDN™ (Notification Delivery Network), a fully redundant, geographically dispersed network owned and operated by SwiftReach.
Rave is a trusted partner for safety software protecting millions of individuals, and by adding SwiftReach to the company’s portfolio, will provide wide-ranging capabilities and unmatched infrastructure to ensure optimal communications under the most demanding circumstances.
“The addition of SwiftReach and its FCC-licensed carrier class network gives us best-in-class message delivery, which provides customers with unmatched service levels,” explained Todd Piett, CEO of Rave.
“Rave is most needed by our customers during emergencies and we continue to protect them by leading the way in reliability.”
The company will serve nearly 5,000 customers across state and local public safety agencies, education and health care organizations, utilities, federal agencies, as well as a wide spectrum of corporate clients.
“Bringing together SwiftReach and Rave is hugely valuable to our customers,” added Kevin Alward, CEO of SwiftReach.
“Rave has a sterling reputation in the marketplace, both in terms of commitment to customers and its outstanding technology set. We believe it’s a perfect match.”
Expanded Delivery Capacity
Adding SwiftReach’s product set makes Rave Mobile Safety the only emergency and mass notification provider that owns and operates its own telephony network.
This highly secure and fully-redundant network employs four data centers across North America and provides mission-critical delivery speeds and industry-leading control across the entire notification process.
Enhanced Capabilities for K-12 Schools
The addition of SwiftReach’s SwiftK12™ solution to Rave’s existing offerings will provide communities a complete K-12 school safety communication platform.
The combined suite of products will enable users to engage parents through emergency alerts, solicit anonymous tips with Rave EyeWitness and improve collaboration with 9-1-1 and emergency services utilizing the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Rave Panic Button.
(See how in seconds, Rave Panic Button clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, faculty, staff, and security resource officers. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)
“We are excited about the two companies coming together”, said Fred Rosencrans, Executive Director of Luzerne County (PA) 911.
“As a long-time customer of both companies, we see tremendous value in the unique capabilities of the combined solution.”
Continuing Focus on Customer Success
A relentless focus on client success is key to Rave’s continued rapid growth and industry-leading customer retention.
“It’s extremely important that we maintain focus on our customers and their success,” added Todd Miller, Rave’s Chief Operating Officer.
“The SwiftReach team has demonstrated that commitment for many years, and we look forward to continuing to keep customer success our first priority.”
“Rediker has partnered with Alert Solutions (a subsidiary of SwiftReach) for over six years,” said John Schreck, Director of Marketing for Rediker Software.
“They have always provided a high level of service and support, and we’re excited to explore what enhancements Rave Mobile Safety will bring to their products.”
Rave Mobile Safety a Triple-Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Risk, Crisis Management System
Rave Panic Button
Best Mobile Technology Product
Best Mass Notification System – Software
*Rave is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!