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Dallas ISD Discusses Safety and Security Investments Available with Potential Bond Package

Dallas ISD Board Hears Remarks from School Security Professional  DALLAS, TX — On Tuesday, members of the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees continued their discussions and review of options for a 2020 education bond package. While the Board is still considering plans that range from $2.7 billion to $3.7 billion, all proposals include important investments in school safety and security improvements. With the rate of emergency events in our schools on the rise,...

February 12th, 2020|Press Releases, Texas|
  • Robert Cobb Dickinson ISD TASA 2020

Dickinson ISD Leadership: Importance of Texas School Safety

Texas School Administration Conference in Austin AUSTIN, TX — Dickinson ISD Assistant Superintendent Robert Cobb, in partnership with the nation’s leading interoperable communications company Mutualink, attended the Texas Association for School Administrators (TASA) Midwinter Conference in Austin this week to lead a lecture on a topic at the forefront of the minds of so many school leaders, teachers, and parents: school safety. The TASA Midwinter Conference has become the most popular conference of the year for Texas...

January 28th, 2020|Press Releases|

Mutualink Adds AT&T Veteran Tina Chester to Key Management Position

Industry Leader Tina Chester Joins to Accelerate Growth and Expand Market Reach Mutualink, Inc., a leader in interoperable communications for homeland security, public safety and private security, is pleased to announce that AT&T veteran Tina Chester joins the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Sales, contributing to business strategies to deliver Mutualink’s mission for safe, interconnected communities. Tina Chester brings over 30 years of telecommunications experience to this role leading the sales team and...

January 14th, 2020|Press Releases|
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Lessons Learned from Tragedy

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Final Report Given the recent publication of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission’s final report, it is clear that school administrators and law enforcement officials continue to grapple with achieving levels of communication that enable them to respond to threats to the health and welfare of their faculty and student community. In the wake of the grave communication breakdowns described in the MSDPSC final report, a comprehensive all-hazards approach...

January 10th, 2020|Blog, School Safety|

Joe Mazzarella Appointed Mutualink President

January 7, 2020 WALLINGFORD, Conn.--Mutualink, Inc. today announced that its board of directors has appointed Joe Mazzarella as Mutualink President. Mark Hatten will continue in his current role as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Mazzarella previously served as Mutualink’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President and, most recently, assumed management responsibility for Mutualink’s sales, marketing and government relations functions in addition to managing legal affairs. “We are fortunate to have someone...

January 10th, 2020|Press Releases|
  • KXAN Austin Mutualink

Senate committee explores how Texans can prevent mass violence

Texas Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Meets Thank you to Wes Rapaport for speaking with Mutualink's Solutions Executive in Texas, Devra Kelly, last week in Austin to discuss the legislature's focus on solving mass violence in Texas. In addition to Texas Department of Public Safety, several county public safety agencies and school districts use Mutualink's interoperability platform to improve communications and information sharing. The solution connects disparate radio systems within and agency, and also...

December 9th, 2019|News|
  • TASA TASB 2019

Texas Schools Could Be Helped by Communications Platform

Communications Platform Used by Dept. of Homeland Security Could Help Texas Schools Respond in an Emergency  DALLAS, TX — This week, Texas School Administrators and Texas School Boards gathered for their annual convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. On the minds of many: school safety. And in the wake of recent tragedies in across Texas, school leaders are looking for ways not only to prevent a school shooting, but how to...

September 23rd, 2019|Press Releases, School Safety, Texas|
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Mutualink Edge IWS Earns FirstNet Listed Designation

Mutualink EDGE IWS Earns FirstNet Listed Designation FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privacy and more. Achieving a FirstNet Listed designation...

August 15th, 2019|Press Releases|
  • Operationalization Program Operations

Did You Say Operationalization?

By Mark Anderko – Sr. Director of Program Operations for Mutualink Operationalization by definition is the process of making something functional by putting something into effect.  To further understand this definition, we must understand what the word effect means in this context. Effect – A change which is the result or consequence of an action or other cause. The process of operationalization takes a fuzzy concept and redefines it in a way that allows solutions...

July 16th, 2019|Blog, Innovation|
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Gap Analysis Breaking the Paradigm

Gap Analysis – The Insanity Breaking the Paradigm By Mark Anderko Have you ever taken a moment to reflect and critically look at programs and projects from a global perspective?  If you have, then you have engaged in a review and assessment process of how people, policy and technology come together to deliver a desired outcome.  Agencies perform this function to identify the effectiveness of their plans. It also help to identify challenges, called gaps,...

May 21st, 2019|Blog|
  • Intersection of technology and human behavior

Technology and Human Behavior Operational Success Blog

On the corner of technology and human behavior Technology and human behavior definitions: Behavior:  The way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus Intersection:  A point at which two or more things come together Technology:  The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes Adoption:  The action of fact of choosing to take up, follow or use something Technology and human behavior have been intersecting for years.  This intersection is...

April 26th, 2019|Blog|

Shooter Detection Systems

Shooter Detection Systems and Mutualink Announce Technical Integration to Improve Emergency Communications in Active Shooter Incidents Security industry and public safety technology leaders join forces to integrate gunshot detection and location reporting with first responder interoperability system Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the security industry’s leading gunshot detection provider and Mutualink, a worldwide leading provider of secure interoperable communications solutions today announced the technology integration between the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System and the Mutualink...

April 8th, 2019|Press Releases|