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  • Operation Convergent Response

Operation Convergent Response 2018

Mutualink Supports Operation Convergent Response with Enhanced Interoperability Technology Company will demonstrate interoperable communications during the interstate pile-up scenario at the Guardian Centers in Perry, GA November 5 – 8, 2018 during #OCR2018 Operation Convergent Response, #OCR2018, brings technology solutions to first responders applying existing capabilities in new ways under extreme conditions. Nokia and Verizon host the event. The scenarios provide communications tools for public safety agencies to gain a fresh way of tackling future problems. Interoperable...

November 1st, 2018|
  • K12 program operations

Pieces of the Puzzle: Testimony in Support of Safer Schools

Joe Mazzarella, Sr. VP Chief Legal Counsel It seems like every blogger today publishes a list: 7 Ways to…, 6 Things to Avoid…. Having read several and passed several more by, I am of the firm belief that we’re not going to achieve safer schools by blogging. The only way to affect change is legislatively. As a lawyer, father and businessperson I embrace this path to identifying the best solution possible to our current dilemma...

March 6th, 2018|
  • Joseph Mazzarella

Joe Mazzarella: Leader in the Law

Congratulations to Joe Mazzarella, honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House as a 2018 Leader in the Law. Serving as general counsel of Mutualink, Joe is responsible for business and product development, R&D, capital restructuring and financing, strategic planning, government relations, intellectual property, licensing and compliance. Find Joe on LinkedIn Published Work Case Study: Hartford, CT Active Shooter Exercise Improving School Safety Through Enhanced Situational Awareness (published in Law and...

March 2nd, 2018|
  • Mutualink provides security for schools

School Security Webinar

School Security Webinar How Seminole County, FL Protects 66,000 Students with Mutualink and Rave Panic Button Unfortunately, times call for increased attention to safety and security in the classroom. Fortunately, school districts increasingly work hand-in-hand with law enforcement to implement solutions that keep teachers and students safe. Mutualink had the pleasure of working with Captain Richard Francis, School Safety and Security Director at Seminole County Sheriff's Office, to implement a unique solution. Building on our...

November 9th, 2017|
  • Mutualink Screen Shot of Operation Viper 2

Valencia College Operation Viper 2.0

Operation Viper 2.0 Full-Scale Exercise Features Drone Video Sharing Guest Post by Mike Favorit, Director, Safety & Security, Valencia College On Friday, August 4, 2017, Valencia College, East Campus, hosted Operation Viper-2, which was a large-scale, joint exercise training scenario involving the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orange County Fire Rescue and Valencia College, Campus Security.  There were also representatives from the St. Cloud Police Department, FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement), Orlando Police Department and...

August 22nd, 2017|
  • Mutualink Edge IWS Mapping PTT Interop

APCO 2017 Booth 946

Updated August 21, 2017 Mutualink loves going to trade shows to spread the word about interoperability, public safety communications and bridging ecosystems. Being prepared makes it easier to get that message across; we felt prepared for APCO and couldn't be more pleased with the reaction we got from partners, customers and the media. Many thanks to Donny Jackson of Urgent Communicaitons who took the time to speak with (and make a video of) our CTO...

August 14th, 2017|
  • Hurricane Sandy

Four Benefits of Adding Video to Your Interoperable Communications

The ability to interoperate during emergencies is critical to quickly resolve incidents with the best outcomes. To share information with first responders, a picture is worth a thousand words. And video is worth a hundred images. So think about these benefits when considering how you collaborate within your agency and with other agencies: Show, not Tell Sometimes when responding to emergencies, words fail us. Sometimes we don't know how to describe what we're seeing. Words...

June 22nd, 2017|
  • South of the Border Photo 4-6-17

Integrated Communications a Necessity

Shared Information Needed for Border Wall (Virtual or Actual) With bidding recently closed for a 2,000-mile wall across our southern border, we need to ensure that any attempted breaches of the wall have rapid coordinated response with integrated communications across the multitude of federal, state and local agencies that may be involved.  This requirement creates a complex communications challenge that necessitates coordinated communication within federal agencies, between federal agencies and with state and local agencies....

April 6th, 2017|
  • Art Basel Security

Art Basel Security Miami Beach FL

Securing Miami Beach for Art Basel As tens of thousands of artists, art enthusiasts and press congregated last week in Miami Beach to take in the exhibits of Art Basel in America, public safety professionals ramped up efforts to protect the increased population. For the second year, Mutualink's interoperable communications platform added a multimedia dimension to situational awareness in the area and among various agencies, including the Miami Beach Department of Emergency Management and the Miami...

December 5th, 2016|
  • Hurricane Sandy

Manage Constant Change & Increasing Complexity

Public safety agencies have a problem. They have to find new ways to deal with constant change and increasing complexity. Constant change and increasing complexity assault your operational effectiveness and make your job harder every day. The arrow of time moves us forward into an inexplicable future. Disasters (natural or man-made), terrorism, fires, floods, and all sorts of events and incidents will continue to happen locally, regionally and nationally. All of these events have been...

November 14th, 2016|
  • Runners compete safely thanks to Mutualink security

Mutualink Use After September 2016 Explosion in New Jersey

Mutualink Use in New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ was host to a 70.3 mile Ironman Triathlon swim-bike-run event on Sunday Sept 18, culminating in a 13 mile run along the world famous boardwalk. The event occurred on the day after an improvised explosive device was detonated in nearby Seaside Park, NJ and then another explosion in New York City. Immediately following these attacks, New Jersey law enforcement officials recognized the vulnerability to race participants and...

September 22nd, 2016|