Public safety agencies and critical infrastructure organizations need radio interoperability. Yet, our solution goes beyond radio interoperability to provide LMR to LTE, real-time video, geospatial information and data sharing capabilities.
All of this is possible through our powerful network called the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP). This network is the largest nationwide network of public safety agencies, schools and private enterprises. The IRAPP is transport agnostic, device agnostic and media agnostic. It leverages your current communications assets and incorporates new devices as needed. Connect to the IRAPP network via public or private LTE, satellite or terrestrial broadband.
Mutualink’s interoperability solution brings ease of use, security and multimedia functionality to anyone involved in multi-agency incident resolution. Mutualink’s peer-to-peer technology enables network agnostic communication in a scalable, flexible, ad hoc architecture. To learn more about Mutualink’s vision for a nationwide interoperability platform, read our whitepaper by clicking the button below.
First responders need a variety of information in real time – voice, video and data – to effectively resolve incidents. This information is enabled by Network Interface Controllers (NICs) which can be securely and selectively shared over the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) as needed.
RNIC – Radio Network Interface Controller
INIC – Intercom Network Interface Controller
VNIC – Video Network Interface Controller
TNIC – Telephone Network Interface Controller
IWS – Interoperable Workstation Console
EDGE – IOS, Android and Windows Workstation
Often, different agencies within a community are called on to resolve incidents together. In these cases, one agency’s information may benefit other responding agencies. Sharing this information in real-time can significantly improve outcomes. The type of media shared by each agency may vary (e.g. the fire department may only share their radio communications with others; the school may have radio, video and intercom) but with an IWS, each agency can receive media from other agencies (e.g. the fire department can receive video shared from the school and / or security).
In this way, each agency has situational awareness without the need to swap radios or execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Complex incidents go across jurisdictional boundaries and sometimes require response from local, state and federal agencies. Mutualink’s secure peer-to-peer Internet Protocol (IP) Network eliminates the need for a central “switch or media server” , so each agency controls what, when and with whom to share.
Moreover, Mutualink is network and device agnostic, so each agency can securely communicate using legacy assets while transitioning to newer technologies with everything working seamlessly, and all the while, connect to the IRAPP network via 4G LTE, public safety broadband, fiber, landline or satellite or operate in an out-of-band disconnected mode.
Communication silos serve a purpose in public safety and private security for reasons of privacy. One drawback, however, is that they prevent seamless communication at times when agencies must collaborate to resolve an incident.
The Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network is comprised of participants from public safety, private enterprise and critical infrastructure entities who have a need to collaborate, while desiring to maintain sovereign control over their communication assets.
In these cases, individuals silos can be overcome on an ad hoc basis with a distributed peer-to-peer IP-based network. Gateways bridge radio, video and data assets so that information and communications can be shared with select agencies as needed in an invitation-based environment.
Agencies B, C never have direct access to the data source, therefore Agency A remains in complete control of their data at all times.