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Mutualink to Demonstrate SAFECOM Supported Bridging Systems Interface (BSI) at IWCE

Las Vegas, NV Mutualink, Inc. announced that it will be demonstrating comprehensive compatibility with the Bridging Systems Interface (BSI) specification at the IWCE show to be held on March 18-20th in Las Vegas, Nevada. BSI is a VoIP interoperability specification supported by SAFECOM, a communication program within the Department of Homeland Security focused on interoperable communications for emergency response agencies. Joseph Boucher, Mutualink’s Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting and actively participating in the BSI exercises. He is a member of the VoIP Working Group and is designated as one of its lead members for the development of the next generation of BSI standards. Mutualink is a market leading and affordable innovative IP multimedia public safety interoperability platform that seamlessly links together public safety agencies and community assets on a dynamic incident basis.

In 2008, Mutualink first demonstrated BSI compliant interoperable communications with other VoIP based systems from Twisted Pair, Sytech, C4i, Inc. and Raytheon’s JPS Communications, Inc During the 5th Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/SAFECOM VoIP roundtable discussion and "Plugfest" held at in Seattle, Washington. At Plugfest, Mutualink successfully demonstrated a leading standards compliance rate by meeting 71 0f 73 of the BSI requirements.

According to Boucher, "we look forward another successful demonstration of Mutualink’s BSI capabilities, and also establishing interoperable connectivity with other systems. Mutualink is a leader in the interoperability space, and the overall goal of BSI is to ensure compatibility among VoIP interoperability systems because the public’s interest, safety and welfare is best served through cooperative technical compatibility. Cooperation among participating vendors has been exceptional and I expect these efforts to continue. Ensuring system to system compatibility is clearly in the best interest of our country, and the era of closed, proprietary public safety systems is now recognized as major vulnerability in our national emergency response infrastructure."

Mutualink’s system is a unique, peer based IP interoperability platform that brings together an array of communication resources into a seamless incident based communications environment while enabling participants to maintain control over their assets. Mutualink is designed to be an affordable communitywide solution that enables real time dynamic communication and sharing among public safety agencies and first responders and other critical community assets such as schools, hospitals, utilities, malls, transit stations and other municipal infrastructure. Mutualink brings to together a variety of communications and situational awareness resources including radio systems, public telephone, cellular, data files and video into a real time sharing environment using an industry leading simplified drag and drop user interface.

Since its market introduction a little more than a year ago, Mutualink has been successfully deployed in numerous locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC. Most recently, Mutualink was successfully deployed for five key law enforcement agencies, including the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, during the Presidential Inauguration providing real time interoperable voice communications and video surveillance sharing.

About Mutualink, Inc.

Wallingford, CT based Mutualink redefines interoperability by creating networks of interoperable communities that are instantly capable of sharing radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment. The combination of affordability, invitation based control and the simplicity of use changes the way entire communities across the country communicate. Public safety communication and preparedness is evolving into an environment where all critical organizations within communities, as well as among and between communities, are now interacting with one another in seamless ways that are separate and apart from how the general public communicates with the critical organizations during day to day operations and in times of crisis. Additionally, Mutualink’s pragmatic and affordable approach makes interoperable communications accessible to all high-value community assets such as schools and hospitals and places of massed gathering, creating completely interoperable communities.

Mutualink was selected as one of 2007’s Hot Products by Public Safety Communications Magazine.

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