Mutualink Inc. and TrafficLand Inc. have formed a new partnership that will enable Mutualink’s customers to gain direct access to real-time traffic camera video across the USA as part of its national interoperability network.
Mutualink’s interoperable communications platform enables multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video and data in a secure environment. The Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network is deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including homeland security agencies, police and fire departments, transit and transportation authorities, hospitals, research organizations and universities.
Under the arrangement, emergency response agencies and support entities will be able to access and view live traffic camera feeds as they collaborate with one another, providing another source of critical information for coordinated assessment and response. The new video content will be accessible through Mutualink’s real-time geospatial user interface, which provides real-time information from sensors and other data sources.
Working closely with its Department of Transportation (DOT) partners, TrafficLand has become one of the largest authorized aggregators and distributors of live traffic video in the USA, with streamed content from over 25,000 traffic cameras, in more than 250 cities in North America and abroad on its network. The TrafficLand real-time video will be integrated into the Mutualink platform and made available in secure interoperable incident sessions with necessary partners. The TrafficLand content will be made available as part of its standard platform offering without additional cost to its customers. More advanced access and analytics options will also be made available for those agencies requiring additional services.
“This new partnership adds valuable ground information to our enhanced multimedia interoperability platform,” explained Mutualink’s CEO, Mark Hatten. “Our interactive mapping interface offers real-time content such as weather, traffic, air, maritime and vehicle location; end-user locations; social media; and a variety of other relevant real-time data sources in a fused information display interface for better situational awareness.
“This is done on an incident session-specific view basis, as well as a general network view basis, within our real-time interoperable communications and collaboration framework that is powerful.”
Lawrence Nelson, the CEO of TrafficLand, commented, “We are excited about this new partnership because both companies are leaders in their respective areas. Our network video offers eyes-on-the-ground, real-time content today, and is working with its partners to develop advanced analytic tools for roadway incidents and weather-related events that will be very useful for first responders.
“The usefulness of this content and our capabilities are magnified within a real-time interoperable collaboration network of partner agencies working together.”