Orion Labs Announces Public Safety Alliances with ResponderXLabs and the FirstNet Association

Alliances will accelerate Orion’s entry into expanding market for real-time voice and location services for first responders

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 30, 2018) – Orion Labs, the award-winning mobile voice communication platform for teams, today announced strategic public safety alliances with ResponderXLabs and the FirstNet Association (FNA). Orion is committed to improving communication and workflows for public safety. These partnerships establish Orion as the next generation platform for real-time push-to-talk (PTT) and voice communication for first responders worldwide.

ResponderXLabs fosters a community of innovation to support the growing importance of technology in the public safety sector by showcasing cutting-edge technology specifically curated to solve first responders’ needs. The FirstNet Association is dedicated to the public safety ecosystem that brings together end users of the FirstNet network and those responsible for its continued development, evolution, and maintenance. Orion provides powerful, interoperable, and integrated push-to-talk and voice communication services so that public safety teams can address complex challenges, maintain situational awareness, and stay in sync anywhere.

“It is critical that the advances in mobile, wearable, and voice technologies quickly reach the millions of people who serve and support public safety organizations every day,” said Jesse Robbins, Founder & CEO of Orion Labs. “ResponderXLabs and the FirstNet Association are dedicated to improving and accelerating innovation, adoption of new technologies, and the creation of a new technology ecosystem that serves first responders. We are incredibly excited to collaborate with these organizations on this important mission and grateful for their support.”

“ResponderXLabs is honored to showcase Orion’s leading communication solution for voice, location, and AI-powered services,” said Bryce Stirton, Co-Founder & President of  Responder Corp. “ResponderXLabs and Orion share a common bond as organizations founded by first responders who are passionate about bringing cutting-edge technology with tremendous commercial potential to support the mission of public safety. We are excited to support Orion’s expansion into new offerings for the public safety market and to ensure that first responders have access to the best technology available.”

About Orion Labs

Orion Labs is transforming the way teams collaborate and work using the power of their voice. Orion delivers instant and secure voice and location communication across a constellation of connected devices, applications, and AI-powered services. The Orion Push to Talk app enables mobile teams to communicate without losing focus, on any device, across any distance, without boundaries. Orion also supports mobile devices with dedicated PTT buttons from leading manufacturers. Orion interoperates with traditional radio systems and provides real-time location services through a web-based interface. The company provides a powerful API and SDK for developers to build, integrate, and create new software and services powered by the Orion platform.

Orion was recently named an IDC Innovator, received an Edison Award for Voice & Hearing Technology, and won the 2018 “IoT Wearables Innovation Vendor of the Year” award. The company was founded by cloud infrastructure pioneers Jesse Robbins and Greg Albrecht, who were inspired by their unique experiences using traditional radios as first responders. Orion Labs is backed by leading investors and is based in San Francisco, CA.

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