Mutualink Tactical Collaboration Nodes to Power First-Ever Public Safety Grade Mobile 4G LTE Network for the State of New Jersey

Posted at January 20, 2015 in by chrisst
JerseyNet first responder broadband network to feature on-demand tactical and wide-area multimedia interoperability for rapid response

Wallingford, CT – Mutualink, Inc., a Connecticut-headquartered company specializing in real time voice, video and data interoperability for first responders and critical infrastructure, announced that its Tactical Collaboration Node™ solution was selected for inclusion in JerseyNet, New Jersey’s dedicated Band 14LTE deployable public safety network. Mutualink’s Tactical Collaboration Nodes will enable seamless voice interoperability with other radio and communications systems, and sharing of streaming video, text and files among responders both within a tactical deployment area and with other partner agencies and personnel on a wide-area to nationwide basis via the New Jersey Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network.  The New Jersey IRAPP connects hundreds of first responder agencies, emergency operations centers, hospitals and critical infrastructure entities into a secure, on-demand multimedia collaboration environment using existing infrastructure.  Mutualink's technology will be installed in multiple JerseyNet System on Wheels (SOWs) and will also be deployed within tactical portable cases that tether to the SOWs and can also connect to other networks.

The JerseyNet project is a first in the nation public safety-grade 4G LTE broadband network utilizing deployable network nodes. This network infrastructure will facilitate secure and reliable multimedia communications in both densely populated and rural locations for emergency response situations, as well as planned large-scale public gatherings.  Mutualink’s Tactical Collaboration Node™ technology not only seamlessly bridges disparate communications and media, it also provides advanced adaptive networking allowing for the utilization of any type of available IP transport, including wireless, wireline, and satellite.  These capabilities provide Band 14 LTE deployable solutions with the added flexibility to network and interoperate with other critical partners, and increase the overall operational capabilities, resilience and flexibility to collaborate during mission critical operations.  According to Colin McWay, President of Mutualink, “FirstNet is a dedicated broadband capability that’s about creating a fluid and powerful multimedia environment capable of facilitating the delivery of enriched information, communication and collaboration among responders as and when situations dictate. Mutualink’s Tactical Collaboration Node™ technology was designed to complement and leverage the capabilities of FirstNet public safety networks by being able to bridge all forms of communications assets and networks, and connect other critical agencies and partners, to provide a dynamic and rich media collaboration environment.”

For additional information, please see Mutualink’s whitepaper, "Embracing FirstNet Colloboration Opportunities".

About Mutualink

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, schools and universities, transit authorities, hospitals, shopping malls, casinos, and more. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, CT, with R&D facilities in Westford, MA and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and Defense Services office near Washington, DC. For more information please visit www.mutualink.net.

For More Information & Further Inquiry:

Beth Clay, Mutualink, Inc.
Phone: (203) 774-3474
Email: BClay@mutualink.net

Candice Perodeau, Rainier Communications
Phone: (508) 475-0025 x112
Email: mutualink@rainierco.com

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