LaaSer Critical Communications Named Wireless Technology Forum 2016 Top Innovator at Annual Analyst Event
ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — LaaSer Critical Communications (http://laaser911.com/), developer of patented life-saving location technology for emergency services, has been honored as a 2016 Top Innovator by The Wireless Technology Forum. The award was part of the forum’s Annual Analyst event in Atlanta, an exclusive gathering of wireless industry experts who offered analyses and predictions for the mobile industry in 2017 beyond. The climate for emerging wireless service providers like LaaSer was one of several major topics covered during the two hour-plus event.
On hand to receive the Top Innovator award was LaaSer Chief Marketing Officer and Cofounder Jon Harmer. “The Wireless Technology Forum is the premiere group for wireless and mobile service providers and technology innovators,” he says, “and we’re proud to be a part of it. This important recognition is just another indication that LaaSer has identified a real, practical need, and we’ve leveraged mobile technology to address this need effectively. The next year figures to be quite exciting for the company as we roll out our solution across the US.”
“We’re excited to recognize LaaSer as a Top Innovator in 2016,” said Caroline Dunn, President for the Wireless Technology Forum. “LaaSer’s work with 911 mobile technology will save countless lives, at times when accurate location is absolutely essential.”
LaaSer’s flagship technology solves the increasingly common problem 911 operators have when citizens call for help using mobile phones. The legacy technology used today isn’t designed to precisely locate mobile phones, so emergency response is inevitably delayed. That delay can – and sometimes does – mean the difference between life and death.
“Fewer than half of all households now have a landline,” says LaaSer CEO and Cofounder Fred White. “Consequently, about 70% of 911 calls are now placed using mobile phones – often away from the caller’s home. The FCC has estimated that improving emergency response times by only one minute – which our technology can do – could save over 10,000 lives each year. That’s the equivalent of a commercial airliner crashing every week, all year long.”
LaaSer’s technology takes advantage of the tools and hardware already built into modern handsets, including GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, compass and more. The technology augments the existing 911 infrastructure and provides better location for more accurate call routing, while requiring no extra training or hardware for the 911 call centers. And as opposed to being an app that users have to install, LaaSer works with device manufacturers to embed its software in the core functionality of the device, so users don’t have to relearn new behaviors – they just dial 911.
Since its founding in 2004, The Wireless Technology Forum has been at the forefront of education and networking for an entire industry. Its Top Innovator award recognizes the most innovative and buzzworthy products and services providers within the wireless and mobile technology industry.
The Wireless Technology Forum is among the fastest-growing associations in the Southeast, with currently over 500 sponsors and members. Leaders and change agents from every sector of the industry make up the forum’s diverse membership.
About The Wireless Technology Forum – http://wirelesstechnologyforum.org/
The Wireless Technology Forum is the only association dedicated to the fast-paced and rapidly evolving wireless and mobile industry. The association is a platform for industry professionals to learn about the business of emerging wireless and mobile technologies, network with other like-minded professionals, and apply these technologies to their existing business or creation of new business.
About LaaSer Critical Communications, LLC
LaaSer Critical Communications, a Techstars company, is dedicated to solving the problems associated with calling 911 from mobile devices. LaaSer has created patented technology that pinpoints a 911 caller’s location, using any mobile device, efficiently routes them to the appropriate 911 call center, and provides the 911 operator with precise location information. LaaSer’s technology requires no upgrades on the part of 911 call centers or network operators.