Rave Wireless’ Personal Mobile Safety Software Named as Finalist in 2009 American Business Awards


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Rave Guardian named as finalist for 7th annual Stevie Awards

Rave Wireless announced today that is has been named a Finalist in the Software as a Service New Product category by the 2009 American Business Awards.  The chosen software, Rave Guardian, is a unique, patented solution that enables users to transform their mobile phones into location-aware personal safety devices to be monitored by and instantly connected with police. The solution is fully hosted and easily deployed without any hardware or software to install.  It works on any cell phone from any provider in the U.S. and can be used in tandem with any emergency notification system.  Rave Guardian can be used in “passive” mode to safeguard users or in “active mode” through a panic button when a dangerous situation occurs.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.  More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories, including Most Innovative Company, Best Management Team, Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program.

“We are pleased that Rave Guardian has been recognized by the American Business Awards as a fully hosted software solution that improves public safety, by utilizing new technologies like never before,” said Tom Axbey, chief executive officer, Rave Wireless. “In recognition of the dependency our society has on mobile phones, Rave has built a user-friendly mobile safety application that serves as an enhanced 911 service.  By combining location information from our carrier partners, with personal profile data submitted by individual users, Rave better enables first responders to address and respond to the safety needs of people in distress.”

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Monday, June 22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  Six-hundred executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend.  The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network.

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through June 3.  Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

“Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards.  “The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Rave Wireless
Rave Wireless provides safety applications that turn employee & student cell phones into powerful safety devices.  Businesses, universities, & municipalities across the country have leveraged Rave’s hosted software to rapidly notify employees & students of critical events, respond faster to emergencies, and significantly reduce local crime.  Rave’s software keeps over one-million individuals safe, at over 125 organizations nationwide.  Rave Wireless is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners, and RRE Ventures.  For more information visit:  http://ravewireless.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Supporting sponsors of The 2009 American Business Awards include High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, Lifelock, RCN Corporation, Softpro, and Ultimate Software.  Media sponsor is the Business TalkRadio Network.  Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

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