Praetorian Digital Named 2017 Innovation Awards Winner for Creation of New Revenue Stream
Praetorian’s online learning business, with more than 1,700 active agency subscribers, honored for growth
SAN FRANCISCO — Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, announced it has been named a Connectiv Innovation Awards winner in the category of “Creating a New Revenue Stream,” which recognizes innovation in the development of new products and services in B2B media and information services.
Praetorian, which operates the leading digital media websites for public safety and local government, including PoliceOne.com, FireRescue1.com and EMS1.com, won the award for the successful adaptation of its breakthrough online learning platform as a white-label learning management solution for industry media clients to train customers, employees and distributors. The adaptation has unlocked a new recurring revenue stream and provided a solution to a historic pain point for many companies.
In the past year, Praetorian has launched several major collaborations with leading brands for highly-customized training platforms, including Axon (formerly TASER), for whom it created Axon Academy to provide training for its TASER less lethal weapons, Axon body camera and Evidence.com systems. Each year, Axon trains more than 10,000 law enforcement instructors who ensure those who carry the company’s less lethal weapons within their government agencies or private organizations meet their training requirements.
“We are honored to be recognized by Connectiv for our success in adapting our best-in-class LMS to solve the education, training and marketing challenges many of the companies in our markets face,” said Alex Ford, CEO of Praetorian Digital. “When we launched our learning division in 2011 to address the increasing need for high quality public safety training and certification, we knew there was potential to scale our platform beyond departmental training. Partnerships with the likes of Axon to deliver product training have helped us realize that potential, and expand our mission of helping first responders and local government better serve and protect our communities.”
Praetorian’s Online Learning division is revolutionizing the way in which first responders and local government personnel learn and track their training better, providing more efficient training and helping to mitigate the high levels of risk in the markets Praetorian serves. The division, which launched in 2011 with the PoliceOne Academy, successfully combines the capabilities of a media business with enterprise-scale SaaS learning technology customized for local government. Today, Praetorian Digital has over 1,700 agencies and municipalities subscribed to its learning platform as well as leading manufacturers and insurers across police, fire, EMS, corrections and local government worldwide
Praetorian will compete for the People’s Choice Award on September 28 at the Innovation Festival in New York City, which will feature presentations from all award winners. Connectiv is the global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies. The Innovation Awards exist to recognize members of business media community who are developing innovative solutions to the biggest problems facing the industry.
For more information about the Innovation Awards, visit Connectiv Innovation Awards.
About Praetorian Digital
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, with a suite of properties dedicated to the distribution of trusted information that helps first responders and government officials better protect and serve their communities. We run a obust network of media sites dedicated to providing up to date news, analysis and training information, including PoliceOne.com, FireRescue1.com, EMS1.com, CorrectionsOne.com and EfficientGov.com.
Praetorian Digital also has a thriving Online Learning division, which provides critical training to departments, agencies and other organizations via PoliceOneAcademy.com, FireRescue1Academy.com, EMS1Academy.com, CorrectionsOneAcademy.com and LocalGovU.com, with more Academies in the works for 2017 and beyond.
Praetorian also operates a Grant Services division that works closely with departments and companies in the public safety and local government markets. To date, the division has assisted in more than $100 million in secured grant funding for departments.
For more information on Praetorian Digital, visit www.praetoriandigital.com.