If during an emergency response event a PSA officer was attempting to communicate with a neighbouring PSA group and found that they could communicate with that agency because of incompatible radio network then this could lead to frustration whilst waiting for messages to be relayed back and forth by dispatchers over the phone to the other groups.
This lack of interoperability often overcomplicates a minor incident, and it could be disastrous during a critical incident.
Over the past few years a number of companies have developed solutions that can solve this problem or at least alleviate this problem.
Today one of the most elegant and versatile interoperable communications solutions comes from Mutualink and Klein Electronics.
They’re solutions has the potential to solve communications network interoperability difficulties. In addition, they’re solutions have gone a step further and introduced technology that not only integrates radio communications, but also phone, video, and data. These solutions even allows data sharing in real time.