PRESS RELEASE: Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 — Kodiak, a leading provider of broadband push-to-talk solutions, and Mutualink, specializing in real-time voice, video and data interoperability, announced today at IWCE that Mutualink’s Radio-Network Interface Controller (R-NIC) can be used with Kodiak Broadband PTT deployments to provide seamless interoperability between cellular push-to-talk (PTT) and land mobile radio (LMR) networks.
Mutualink’s R-NIC integrates radios at all frequency ranges and broadcast protocols (conventional or trunked, analog or digital), as well as PTT cellular networks. Together, the Kodiak Broadband PTT solutions and Mutualink’s R-NIC enable seamless communication between LMR and PTT users by connecting any combination of analog and/or digital radios, such as P25, DMR, MOTOTRBO™, NXDN™, as well as TETRA, and 3G/4G/LTE handsets.
The R-NIC also makes it possible for Kodiak PTT users to connect to the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network, a secure IP network that connects Mutualink gateways deployed at state/local government, public safety, utilities, transportation, healthcare, schools and other organizations. Using the Mutualink Interoperability Workstation, IRAPP participants can create “on-demand patches” to provide seamless communications between different organizations whenever and wherever needed. The result is interoperable communications with sovereign control, as PTT users can choose with whom and when they share resources via the IRAPP network.
“The Kodiak partnership with Mutualink provides more options for LMR users to augment their networks. The Mutualink R-NIC provides Broadband PTT users with more choices when it comes to network gateways,” said Bruce Lawler, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Kodiak. “The IRAPP network also provides choices in connectivity to the LMR networks with which Broadband PTT users can communicate.”
“A push-to-talk offering is a natural progression for Mutualink in our mission to deliver innovative, affordable communications solutions to the public safety community and business enterprise users,” said Mark Hatten, CEO of Mutualink. “Partnering with Kodiak enables us to deliver seamless interoperability to PTT users wherever, whenever they need it.”
The leading provider of standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. The Kodiak solution allows organizations to cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, add users, extend coverage, and access broadband data capabilities. The Kodiak-powered platform supports a robust partner ecosystem including iOS, Android handsets/tablets, ruggedized devices, dispatch consoles, accessories, and enterprise productivity applications. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, KPN, Telefónica, and Verizon. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mutualink, Inc. has developed an interoperable communications platform that enables community-wide multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment. Mutualink’s system is currently deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including homeland security and defense installations, NATO Special Operations Forces, police and fire departments, transit authorities, hospitals, schools, universities, shopping malls, casinos, and more. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., with R&D facilities in Westford, Mass. and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and Defense Services office near Washington, DC. For more information please visit http://www.mutualink.net.