Mutualink, an IP-based multimedia overlay network, is designed to leverage existing radio, video, telephone equipment, including disparate systems, making them available for interoperable connection with other agencies’ systems with the click of a mouse.
Mutualink will demonstrate Mutualink Edge, a new expansion of its multimedia communication resource-sharing, at International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference 2013, October 19-23.
Mutualink Edge enables mobile devices like iPads, tablets, smartphones and laptops, to share voice, video, text and data within and among organizations.
Mutuallink says it will enable police officers in the field with iPads or iPhones to share live video, GPS location and other real-time info with command and control during a manhunt, while EMTs using iPads can share images of accident victims’ injuries to emergency room doctors before the ambulance arrives at the hospital.
“Mutualink’s Edge functionality enables agencies to cost-effectively share resources regardless of the type of media, transport mechanism, or device,” said Colin McWay, president of Mutualink. “In effect, Mutualink’s platform goes with the device, and the device goes where the emergency is.”