Learn how to improve your communications through interoperability. Start by watching these public safety, school and private security experts tell their stories, then visit www.Mutualink.net to learn more about the technology.
How do most public safety agencies communicate? Easy - that's radios! But do you know how to bridge radio comms with LTE? How to share video to increase situational awareness?
You might be surprised to see how easy it is to bring radio systems, video systems, LTE, text and data together all on the same platform. But that's what Orlando Police Department does. That's how the Orange County Convention Center interoperates. The University of Central Florida, as well. And, with the addition of a panic button app, it's how Seminole County Public Schools keeps its students safe.
Interoperating in real time starts with an easy-to-use platform called Mutualink. In this way, the police department connects with community partners - hospitals, schools, private business security providers.
Imagine trying to share video without Mutualink: you might have an IP address that you email to someone. It's time consuming and lots could go wrong. With Mutualink, you drag and drop your video resource into an incident, and with one click you're sharing with whoever is in the incident - police, EMS, hospitals, etc.
The goal in public safety situations is to reduce the time to incident resolution to improve outcomes. With the situational awareness available through Mutualink, first responders have a quick, easy, affordable way to have better visibility into an emergency incident.
Think about all the ways your agency can benefit from improved interoperability. The Orlando Police Department includes this real-time multimedia platform in its Mobile Command Vehicle for improved operational communications.
Mutualink improves communications in communities, starting with public safety and including many private partners. First responders, schools, malls, hotels, tourist venues, airports and hospitals all have an easy way to coordinate with each other for daily operations and when things go bad.
At UCF, regular use of the interoperability platforms includes for football games. Large-scale incidents typically run without incident, but those charged with safety and security need to be prepared for the unexpected.
So let's talk about what that means. Mutualink benefits customers by providing a network of public safety agencies and private entities who are coordinating communications better by sharing radio, video, text messaging and data files with first responders and between responding agencies in real time. Improved situational awareness increases the chance for better outcomes, keeping officers safer and getting medical help to victims in a timely manner. Mutualink is an incident command-based platform.
From your computer, drag and drop video into an incident, share documents, bridge radio or smartphones. All in an intuitive, easy-to-use, easy-to-learn platform that let's use share whatever resources you have no matter the brand, legacy or new.
You can see how this benefits schools. No need to invest in expensive public safety grade radios. No need to share video 24/7 with law enforcement. With a panic button initiating the Mutualink incident, officer arrive on scene with video from the school, and radio communications bridged.
Seminole County Public Schools, working with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, knows that saving time in an emergency can mean saving lives. And Captain Francis believes that one important way to save time is by equipping teachers with a panic button that gives them the power to quickly get help on scene, well informed and with eyes in the building.
Chief Metzger began using Mutualink when he was at the Orlando Police Department, and introduced the interoperability technology to the University of Central Florida when he began policing there. Now, as chief, he knows that officers arriving on the scene of an emergency knowing exactly what's going on, where the threat is, where the potential victims are and understanding the lay of the land are better equipped to address the problem.
Increasing officer safety through shared voice, video and data is a primary objective. Reducing time to incident resolution with better information is equally important.
Without real-time information, time is wasted. Well-informed officers arriving on scene will bring better outcomes and faster resolution.