Mutualink EDGE IWS Earns FirstNet Listed Designation
FirstNet Subscribers get FirstNet’s priority and preemption capabilities, so they can use Mutualink Edge IWS to send and receive incident video and bridge radio communications from their cellular device without competing with commercial users.
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 means Mutualink Edge IWS is a vetted and trusted solution for public safety, meeting FirstNet app requirements. Additionally, FirstNet subscribers will benefit from FirstNet reliability while using Mutualink Edge IWS. So, when first responders on FirstNet using Mutualink Edge IWS need to send and receive incident video and bridge radio communications from their cellular device, they won’t compete with the general public for bandwidth.
“The need for first responders to connect with their team and other public safety partners increases with the complexity of an incident,” said Joe Mazzarella, executive vice president at Mutualink. “Incident management software that bridges devices and systems will improve communications for first responders and their private security peers. Mutualink Edge IWS is a proven interoperability platform that enables seamless voice, streaming video, data and text communication within or between agencies and private security. The platform includes visual mapping of incident participants.”
Plus, FirstNet subscribers get First Priority®, FirstNet’s priority and preemption capabilities, so they can use Mutualink Edge IWS to send and receive incident video and bridge radio communications from their cellular device without competing with commercial users for the network connectivity they need in emergencies.
Being built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is bringing public safety a much-needed technology upgrade to help them connect to the critical information they need – every day and in every emergency.
“Only highly secure, high quality, public safety relevant applications are added to the FirstNet App Catalog. And we’re pleased that Mutualink Edge IWS is now Listed and available to FirstNet subscribers,” said Bob Sloan, chief operating officer, FirstNet Program at AT&T. “Mutualink Edge IWS will bring public safety additional capabilities to enhance situational awareness with seamless voice and video sharing.”
“Through our work with first responders, we heard their need for innovative applications to assist with their lifesaving mission. FirstNet is helping to address these needs, and we are pleased to welcome Mutualink Edge IWS to the FirstNet App Catalog,” said Mark Golaszewski, executive director of Technology and Innovation, First Responder Network Authority.