ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Mutualink, Inc. and TrafficLand, Inc. announced a new partnership, which will enable Mutualink customers to gain direct access to real-time traffic camera video across the nation as part of its national interoperability network. 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.
The TrafficLand real-time video will be integrated into the Mutualink platform and made available in secure interoperable incident sessions with necessary partners. According to Mark Hatten, Chief Executive Officer of Mutualink, the new partnership adds valuable ground information to Mutualink’s enhanced multimedia interoperability platform. “Mutualink’s 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,” said Hatten.
According to Lawrence Nelson, the CEO of TrafficLand, the new partnership offers exciting possibilities by leveraging TrafficLand’s national content footprint and Mutualink’s national interoperability network. “We are excited about this new partnership because both companies are leaders in their respective areas. TrafficLand 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 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.”
According to Mutualink, 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 be made available as well for those agencies requiring additional services.
Mutualink, Inc. developed an interoperable communications platform that enables multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, and data communications in a secure environment. Mutualink’s system is deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including for homeland security, police and fire departments, schools and universities, transit authorities, hospitals, shopping malls, and casinos. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, CT, with R&D facilities in Westford, MA, Mayagüez, PR and Allen, TX. For more information please visit www.mutualink.net.
Working closely with its DOT partners, TrafficLand has become one of the largest authorized aggregators and distributors of live traffic video in the U.S. Its patented Image Engine® technology helps DOTs control unauthorized video access and unplanned demand spikes and provides reliable, enterprise-class access to live traffic video from over 25,000 traffic cameras, in more than 250 cities in the U.S. and abroad on its network. Video formats and V2I services offered by TrafficLand support connected vehicle solutions, mobile applications, traveler information websites, broadcast traffic reporting, navigation devices and a dedicated service for DOTs and public safety agencies to aid traffic management and emergency response. TrafficLand, with its strategic partners, also offers video-derived analytics, which is generating live data that is being used to make determinations about a growing array of ground level conditions from traffic speed and incidents to changes in visibility and road surface hazards like ice. More information is available about TrafficLand at www.trafficland.com.