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NH rolls out statewide community response network

Public safety agencies, public safety answering points, hospitals, colleges and universities in New Hampshire can now securely share data, voice and video on-demand.

The True Interoperability solution developed by Mutualink, a company specializing in interactive multimedia interoperability, provides an encrypted, statewide carrier-agnostic network that dynamically bridges a variety of agency radio and voice communications systems, including land mobile radio, LTE, video and data. It works across terrestrial, commercial LTE, public-safety broadband and satellite networks and enables peer-to-peer sharing of real-time video from any video source, including from internal surveillance systems, wearable cameras, drones and smartphones.

A multimedia push-to-talk application that operates like a radio over wireless mobile networks allows True Interoperability users to send and receive real time video. The MM-PTT application can also be linked to an agency’s existing radios system, as well as to other partner agencies’ radios when needed, company officials said.

The deployment will enhance New Hampshire’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and is the first statewide deployment in the nation, the company said in a statement.

“The New Hampshire Department of Safety has long recognized the capability of this communications platform,” Commissioner Robert Quinn said. “To be able to partner with Mutualink in providing True Interoperability for not only our public safety communities statewide, but to the critical infrastructure that has united in response to this pandemic has been an amazing opportunity.”

The core capability will allow expansion beyond public safety applications and will position New Hampshire to leverage future smart city, 5G and other technologies, the company said on its website

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