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Mutualink Deploys GSEC Network for Seamless Global Communications

June 18, 2013

Mutualink has deployed the Global Secure Emergency Collaboration Network (GSEC Net) for multinational events and emergencies.

GSEC Net enables nations and their agencies to seamlessly communicate and collaborate with other nations when required.

The always on, secure global interoperable communications platform allows users to immediately respond to global events, according to Mutualink, which specializes in advanced interoperable communications solutions for public safety, emergency management and defense agencies.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is using GSEC Net for a global exercise based at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland. The exercise will last for a month and is conducted in partnership with the Rio de Janeiro Integrated Command and Control Center in Brazil.

Many nations are participating in this exercise including Belgium, Columbia, South Africa and Canada.

The City of Rio de Janeiro is leveraging Mutualink’s GSEC Net real-time interoperable communications platform for its Integrated Command and Control Center. This platform has already proven its worth during two major events in Rio earlier this year as it allowed various participating agencies to effect real-time collaboration.

“For the first time, we were able to connect tetra radios with TETRAPOL (communicating between completely different networks), private networks, telephones and videos in real-time in an encrypted and secure manner, adding effectiveness to our ability to respond to these events, and eliminating duplication of efforts and resources," said Col. Alexandre Corval, deputy secretary for Public Safety for Technology and Integration, State of Rio de Janeiro.

GSEC Net will also improve Brazil’s emergency response capabilities during a visit from His Holiness Pope Francis next month; used for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup; and the 2016 Olympiad.

GSEC Net also enables participants to use live feeds and video sharing for immediate situational awareness and informed decision making.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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