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Advanced 911 available on the iTunes App Store

LAKE MARY, FL - September 5, 2011

Ten43 Technologies, a public safety software company, is pleased to announce that their flagship mobile product Advanced 911 is currently available on the iPhone App Store. Advanced 911, a free easy-to-use app for contacting your local 9-1-1 via text when you're in need of aid. Traditionally 9-1-1 centers only supported voice calls. "We're thrilled to have our 9-1-1 texting and photo transfer app available on the App Store," said Ten43 Technologies founder Simon Illingworth." "The App Store makes it easier than ever for consumers to access all the innovative software designed for the iPhone." With this app, Advanced 911, you can now send text messages and photos to participating 9-1-1 centers. If a local 9-1-1 center isn't available, we'll help you send a text message with your location to a friend so they can call 9-1-1 for you.

Can't I send texts to 911 today?

Most every 911 center in the USA today doesn't support SMS/text messaging. The only way to contact them is through a phone, whether land-line, mobile or VoIP (Voice over IP).

Why is texting important?

  • Someone has broken into your home. You're hiding in your closet, what would you rather do? Call 9-1-1 or text 9-1-1?
  • You're hard of hearing or speech impaired. Texting is a perfect solution.
  • You see a person committing a crime. You take a picture and send it to 9-1-1.
  • You're locked in a trunk after being abducted. Silently texting 9-1-1 with your position could save your life.

Features:

  • Text 9-1-1, we'll include your location
  • Send SMS text messages with your location
  • Send GPS updates
  • Send existing photos or ones taken with your camera
  • Uses your location to determine which 9-1-1 center to contact
  • Dial 9-1-1

Availability

Advanced 911 for the iPhone is available completely, free of charge. It can be downloaded from the App Store here http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/advanced-911/id455783722?ls=1&mt=8.

About Ten43 Technologies

Ten43 Technologies was founded in 2010 when our Founder, Simon Illingworth, recognized that 9-1-1 text messaging and the transfer of photos could be accomplished with purpose built mobile applications. He realized that there should be a mobile app to handle all of a person's 9-1-1 needs, and that they shouldn't be limited to voice calls for help. Sometimes silence is an imperative. While others with hearing or speech impairments needed a mobile means of contacting 9-1-1. From here he set to work and launched Advanced 911 for the iPhone in September 2011. We believe our success comes from a combination of working extraordinarily hard, being meticulous about design, focusing on user experience and making sure that every one of our products is an indispensable tool for public safety. We take exceptional pride in our products and we think it shows. For more information, visit www.ten43.com