STAFFORD, Virginia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Mutualink, Inc., in partnership with Stafford County and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), successfully deployed and powering the state’s first Smart City deployment, the Virginia Smart Community Test Bed. Mutualink’s smart and secure grid is the digital backbone of smart cities connecting community partners, smart infrastructure and sustainable real-time IoT technologies so that community leaders can work together to improve livability, maneuverability and resilience.
The Virginia Smart Community Testbed, the first of its kind in the Commonwealth, was officially announced on May 25, 2021 at a groundbreaking ceremony attended by state and local leaders, including the Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Commerce. , Brian Ball, Chairman of the Stafford County Supervisory Board, Crystal Vanuch, and US Representative Rob Wittman. This innovative public / private partnership is funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) and aims to foster community innovation that improves emergency response.
This Smart City deployment is introduced both to provide innovative services to the County of Stafford and as an environment to pilot new technologies in a real environment. During the ceremony, attendees witnessed live drone demonstrations, immersive augmented reality screens, and advanced deployment of sensor networks to monitor flood potential, air quality and weather conditions. waste. Mutualink was on hand to demonstrate how the intelligent integration of these technologies through a single, secure platform can quickly and transparently address gaps in communication, data visibility and information sharing between agencies and community services.
This opening of the Virginia Smart Community Test Bed helps ensure Virginia maintains a leading role in the country by demonstrating the future of smart city technologies and how they address local issues, support the growth of the community and stimulate economic development.
Mutualink’s smart grid technology can be applied to all municipal governments to improve public services, enabling:
- Safer communities– Connecting police, fire and EMS systems improves multi-agency response, reduces resolution time and saves lives.
- Safer schools– Connecting smart building systems such as air quality sensors, panic alarms, occupancy sensors and thermal cameras helps create safer indoor spaces for students.
- Resilient communities– Connecting smart infrastructure systems such as flood control sensors enables city / county leaders to make more proactive and informed decisions when mitigating, responding or recovering from disasters .
“Mutualink is a smart city enabling framework that allows us to integrate and deliver a wide range of emerging technologies in a real environment”, said David Ihrie, CTO of the Center for Innovative Technology. “We see it as the foundation for a new digital infrastructure.
“We are delighted to partner with the first smart city deployment in Virginia where our platform will operate to foster coordinated communication that improves quality of life.” said Mutualink President Joe Mazzarella. “We have seen first-hand the power to connect community partners, every day and in an emergency. Enabling them to communicate and exchange critical information instantly creates stronger and safer communities.
About Mutualink, Inc.
Mutualink, Inc. is the leading provider of industry-leading intelligent media network technology that enables partners in the public safety community to securely share voice, text, video, and data for instant communications and sharing. real-time data. Certified by the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act for interoperable communications, partners and customers trust Mutualink, Inc. to deliver innovative, scalable, and secure solutions they rely on every day and in the event of failure. emergency.