Extending Real-Time Communications to the Web
Demonstration at IWCE
Las Vegas, NV – March 29, 2017 – Mutualink, Inc., the leading provider of secure multimedia interoperability and collaboration for first responders and critical infrastructure in the United States, today announced the launch of a browser-based version of its solution, called IWS Web. The new capability allows users to log into a secure browser-based application that enables full two-way interoperability, streaming video and information sharing in real time. It will be demonstrated in booth 1249 at IWCE through March 30. The application allows users to collaborate on demand with other partner agencies on the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network, which now hosts over 1500 federal, state and local agencies, critical infrastructure and security entities and facilities throughout the nation, the largest multimedia interoperable network in existence.
According to Mutualink CEO Mark Hatten, the new app for Windows and Mac is a fully functional and secure complement to Mutualink’s eco-system of delivery options for customers. “IWS Web serves our customers by providing immediate desktop or laptop access in remote user circumstances. This is part of family of options that includes hardened workstations, hosted servers, SaaS and thin delivery mechanisms within a secure environment,” said Hatten. Industry leading security remains a key aspect of Mutualink’s innovative distributed architecture.
“Creating a WebRTC-based communications text and voice chat system is one thing. There are plenty of those solutions for consumer-level use. Creating and delivering a secure, public safety level interoperability system in a browser is another”, said Hatten. “The driving aspect of our design and implementation was to preserve the uniquely powerful distributed multimedia peer- based architecture and the multiple layers of encryption and dynamic authentication in a medium that is generally perceived as being subject to potential vulnerabilities for internet-based attacks. There is little benefit in ease of access if security is compromised in the process. Our browser platform utilizes the same high-security framework that is one of the few to earn certification by the US Department of Defense and NATO”.
Mutualink is demonstrating its new browser capability in booth 1249 at IWCE. Mutualink has received significant market interest in the new browser solution from global enterprise critical infrastructure entities seeking flexibility across various environments.
Mutualink, Inc. has developed an interoperable communications platform that enables community-wide multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment. Mutualink’s system is currently deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including homeland security and defense installations, NATO Special Operations Forces, police and fire departments, transit authorities, hospitals, schools, universities, shopping malls, casinos, and more. Mutualink’s technology is on the “Approved Products List” for both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, CT., with R&D facilities in Westford, Mass., Allen, Texas and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. For more information please visit www.mutualink.net.