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First responders train with new technology at N.Y.’s largest emergency response exercise

Monday, September 19, 2016 by Tracy Rozens More than 100 first responders gathered in New York this week for the state’s largest emergency response training exercise featuring realistic scenarios inspired by terrorist threats in the United States and abroad and utilizing the newest communications technology for law enforcement. The Excelsior Challenge took place over three […]

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Mutualink, Rave Mobile Safety Partner to Improve Emergency Response Times, Incident Communications

Wallingford, CT – Two leading public safety technology innovators, Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety, have partnered to enable faster real-time communication and information sharing with first responders during an emergency. The companies have integrated their advanced communication technologies – Rave Panic Button and Mutualink K12 – into one effective, easy-to-use system. The communications platform is ideal for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, municipal buildings, retail and entertainment venues, and corporate campuses.

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FirstNet Public Safety LTE Gains Momentum

Broomfield, CO - Even a year ago, FirstNet still seemed largely theoretical as it went through the planning process. But, with the agency having released its request for proposal in January, and expecting to make an award of its $6.5 billion for the design and construction of the network in early November, the focus of vendors has sharpened considerably even if they don't plan to bid for the overall contract. That new level of interest and expectation, and new energy around the practicalities of a separate wireless broadband network for public safety, was evident at last week's International Wireless Communications Expo in Las Vegas.

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Internet of Public Safety Things Project

Wallingford, CT – The IJIS Institute awarded its 2016 Innovation Award to Intel, Mutualink and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s for “The Internet of Public Safety Things: Urban Shield Results”. This exciting area of emerging public safety technology is transforming the ways that first responder teams interoperate to accomplish their missions.
“On behalf of Sheriff Munks and our partners at Intel, we are extremely honored to receive the 2016 Innovation Award from the IJIS Institute,” said Mark Hatten, CEO, Mutualink. “We collaborated with the goal of equipping the next generation of first responders with interconnected technology that can ultimately save lives in emergency scenarios. Sheriff Munks and his team demonstrated that the Wearable Smart Gateway, our first entry in the Internet of Public Safety Things category, is indeed a game-changer for the public safety community.”

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The rollout and integration of Mutualink into NY Responds will begin in 2016

Wallingford, CT – The IJIS Institute awarded its 2016 Innovation Award to Intel, Mutualink and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s for “The Internet of Public Safety Things: Urban Shield Results”. This exciting area of emerging public safety technology is transforming the ways that first responder teams interoperate to accomplish their missions.

“On behalf of Sheriff Munks and our partners at Intel, we are extremely honored to receive the 2016 Innovation Award from the IJIS Institute,” said Mark Hatten, CEO, Mutualink. “We collaborated with the goal of equipping the next generation of first responders with interconnected technology that can ultimately save lives in emergency scenarios. Sheriff Munks and his team demonstrated that the Wearable Smart Gateway, our first entry in the Internet of Public Safety Things category, is indeed a game-changer for the public safety community.”

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Mobile Command Post Technologies - improve field communications

Most law enforcement and emergency responders will agree the single most important factor after a catastrophic event is maintaining order, providing aid and restoring stable, effective communications in the field, which becomes a monumental task when traditional power is unavailable. In early 2013, the Harris County Sheriff Office Mobile Command Unit met to analyze the deficiencies of existing equipment and formulated a plan for comprehensive technological updates.

Recognizing budgetary limitations, grant funding was sought for these necessary upgrades. The Federal Department of Justice agreed to allow the Sheriff’s Office to use a portion of existing Justice Assistance Grant funding to support the technological updates recommended by the Mobile Command team. Over the next ten months, the Mobile Communications Unit received a massive technology “face-lift” that included some very notable enhancements that brought this Unit into the forefront of public safety mobile communications.

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Mutualink, Intel team to provide wearable public-safety gateway with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity

Mutualink recently unveiled its Wearable Smart Gateway that is designed to let public-safety users securely connect multiple wearable or carried monitors and devices into a lightweight hub powered by Intel’s Edison chip that was developed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

With the Wearable Smart Gateway, myriad devices—from biometric sensors to body-worn cameras—can be connected via wire, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with a paired public-safety user at the lightweight device, according to Mike Wengrovitz, Mutualink’s vice president of innovation. Information stored at the gateway can be shared directly in close proximity via the secure Bluetooth or Wi-Fi links to enable on-scene collaboration, he said.

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New Technology Gives Police Inside Look at Active Shooter Situations

By: Willard Shepard from NBC Miami http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/New-Technology-Gives-Police-Inside-Look-at-Active-Shooter-Situations-330758022.html A move by one South Florida city could save lives if police have to contend with an active shooter. Cutting edge technology is now letting police and emergency responders actually see the danger before they get there. After the horrific tragedy in Oregon, emergency teams across the board […]

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New Jersey FirstNet project takes center stage in Atlantic City

By: Kelly Hill from RCRWireless News The FirstNet early builder project in New Jersey, known as JerseyNet, provided Band 14 coverage at a pair of recent weekend beach concerts in Atlantic City, enabling the police department to sidestep the usual crashing of their mobile security cameras and actually use the system as it was meant […]

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