Internet of Public Safety Things Project Wins 2016 IJIS Institute Innovation Award


Wallingford, CTThe IJIS Institute  awarded its 2016 Innovation Award to Intel, Mutualink and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s for “The Internet of Public Safety Things: Urban Shield Results”. This exciting area of emerging public safety technology is transforming the ways that first responder teams interoperate to accomplish their missions.

“On behalf of Sheriff Munks and our partners at Intel, we are extremely honored to receive the 2016 Innovation Award from the IJIS Institute,” said Mark Hatten, CEO, Mutualink. “We collaborated with the goal of equipping the next generation of first responders with interconnected technology that can ultimately save lives in emergency scenarios. Sheriff Munks and his team demonstrated that the Wearable Smart Gateway, our first entry in the Internet of Public Safety Things category,  is indeed a game-changer for the public safety community.”

News Highlights:

  • The IJIS Institute Innovation Award recognizes technical innovation that has contributed significantly to the advancement of integration and interoperability in a justice, public safety, or homeland security project .
  • The Internet of Public Safety Things emerged last fall with the unveiling of Mutualink’s Wearable Smart Gateway (WSG), powered by the tiny and ultra-low power Intel® Edison™  chip. The WSG is the world’s first wearable communications gateway that enables first responders to share multimedia information with command posts and other public safety agencies in real time over secure networks. It serves as a secure connection to sensors and devices that are worn, held or nearby, and is the first in a suite of wearable and non-wearable products being developed for public safety.
  • The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office successfully tested the WSG during Urban Shield 2015. The technology provided users with unprecedented real-time dynamic information sharing and situational awareness, as well as the ability to monitor the health and well-being of team members throughout the exercises.

“The possibilities of the tiny Intel Edison module are limitless. We are glad to be honored with Mutualink and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office to help deliver a nationally recognized public safety innovation,” said Roger Chandler, Director of Business Planning and Innovation, Software and Solutions Group, Intel Corporation.

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About Mutualink

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’s technology is on the “Approved Products List” for both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Defense. 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

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