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The latest Mutualink news, press releases, blog posts and events

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  • First Responder Lights

Verizon enhances emergency communications – Push-to-Talk Responder

Verizon enhances communications for first responders with Push-to-Talk Responder Verizon Push-to-Talk Responder enables first responders to collaborate across agencies to drive more effective, interoperable responses BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Today, Verizon introduces Push-to-Talk Responder, a mission-critical, interoperable-ready solution that delivers a more efficient way for first responders to seamlessly share and receive data, voice, and, in the future, video content to more comprehensively respond to a crisis. Push-to-talk (PTT) is a means of instantaneous communication in...

October 6th, 2020|News|

(Video) Panic Button Installed in Volusia County

(Video) Panic button installed in Volusia County schools It's no secret that COVID-19 made this year's back-to-school season a challenge for students, parents, teachers and school administrators. However, school security professionals in Florida know that the safety of their students encompasses more than the threat of pandemic. It takes a panic alert and emergency communications technology. Lessons learned from the Parkland tragedy, and the shortcomings identified in the report from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

September 9th, 2020|News, School Safety|

Volusia County Schools Use Lifesaving Response Technology

Volusia County Students Go Back to School with Lifesaving Technology Chief of Safety and Security selects interoperability platform that complies with Alyssa’s Law to connect schools with law enforcement during emergencies DeLand, FL / Wallingford, CT (August 27, 2020) - When Volusia County students return to school on August 31, they will come back to schools that comply with Alyssa’s Law.  Alyssa’s Law requires each public school, including charter schools, to implement a panic alert...

August 27th, 2020|Press Releases|
  • Revathi Pillai

Revathi Pillai Joins Mutualink Management Team

Global Technology Leader Revathi Pillai Joins Mutualink Management Team August 11, 2020 WALLINGFORD, CT - Mutualink, Inc., an innovator and leader in interoperable communications for homeland security, public safety and private security, announced that Ms. Revathi Pillai joins the company as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Revathi brings an impressive technical leadership background to Mutualink, including working with and advancing through some of the largest and most well-known companies in the communications industry. “In addition...

August 11th, 2020|Press Releases|
  • Think Outside the Box Leadership

Thinking Outside the Box Cliché – We understand it but do not practice it

Thinking Outside the Box Cliché We understand it, but do not practice it By Mark Anderko – Business Development Executive – Federal Government Services for Mutualink Among the most well-worn phrases in the Public or Private Sectors  is “thinking outside the box”. It is intended to mean thinking creatively, freely, and off the beaten path. This concept has become cliché, especially today. We now operate in a pandemic environment where every day is considered the...

July 30th, 2020|Blog|

CIT Selects Partners to Build a First-of-Its-Kind Smart Community

CIT Selects Partners to Build a First-of-Its-Kind Smart Community Contract agreements signal the official start of building a technology testbed in Stafford County Herndon, VA, May 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that four contracts have been issued to build Stafford’s technology testbed, a key milestone for the public-private partnership developing Virginia’s first ground-up “smart community.” Expected to be up and running in six weeks, the smart city...

May 5th, 2020|Press Releases|
  • incident command based interoperability

Incident Command & Mutualink – ICS Management

Incident Command & Mutualink The Incident Command System (ICS) was developed by the fire service in the 1970s, after a series of California wildfires. The fire service and emergency management organizations refined ICS over the years into an "all risks" or "all hazards" system. It is now used for managing emergencies of any type. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS utilizes ICS and provides a...

May 3rd, 2020|Blog|
  • Public Safety Police Officer Car

Verizon Partner to Help Improve Interoperability for First Responders

Verizon and Mutualink Partner to Help Improve Interoperability for First Responders Today, Verizon announced a new strategic partnership with Mutualink, making Mutualink’s interoperability-as-a-service solutions available directly through Verizon. Together, Verizon and Mutualink are helping improve crisis response by enabling interoperable agency communications and information sharing for devices across different networks, ensuring first responders, public safety agencies, and private security personnel can share critical information when they need it most. Mutualink is the leader in secure,...

April 28th, 2020|Press Releases|
  • Mutualink K12 School Safety Communications

School Violence Prevention Program Grant

The COPS Office STOP School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) NOW EXTENDED: The COPS Office has extended the application deadline for the FY20 School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) from April 8, 2020 to April 29, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. EDT due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants. SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM (SVPP) • Purpose - Provide funding to improve security at schools and on school grounds through the...

April 9th, 2020|Blog, School Safety|
  • Anderko Blog April 2020

Communication Gaps in Emergency Response

Communication Gaps in the Emergency Response Community This blog contains excerpts from Gap Assessment in the Emergency Response Community published in September 2010 by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory prepared for the Department of Homeland Security, along with the viewpoint of the writer of this blog. To read the full report, please visit: https://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-19782.pdf Why do emergency response agencies regularly encounter operational communication gaps? This question consistently plagues and challenges today's preparedness and response organizations in ...

April 1st, 2020|Blog|
  • coronavirus and hospital response

Interoperable Communications Essential for COVID-19 Response

Confronting Paper Thin Realities: Toilet Paper & Luca’s Dead Sister How Interoperable Communications Is Essential but Overlooked in the COVID-19 Pandemic According to media reports[1] in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Luca Franzese’s sister, Teresa, died from a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Naples, Italy.  Under house quarantine, he called the city for help, but nobody knew what to do.  The funeral home wasn’t cooperating and didn’t know what to do either. Her decaying...

March 17th, 2020|Blog|
  • Frontline workers practicing safe greeting

Count on Us During the Coronavirus Response

Count on Us During the Coronavirus Response As our nation deals with the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak, you can count on us to be at your side. We serve those who are on the frontlines helping those in need, including emergency management, public safety and healthcare providers. Mutualink stands ready, willing and able to assist you at any time, day or night. You are connected to the largest network of government, public safety and private security organizations...

March 13th, 2020|Blog|