Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) Wednesday announced that it has partnered with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to enable satellite voice communications for public safety operations and emergency responders in 14 Midwestern states.
MSV will manage and monitor what’s known as the Mid-West Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup (MWSMART), operating on the MSV satellite communications network. In the event of natural or manmade disasters, terrestrial communications often don’t stay up; via satellite link, MWSMART will give guaranteed emergency communications capabilities to federal, state, tribal and local public safety agencies — and appropriate private sector users with a public safety mission — located in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
MSV, which has a channel partner program, focuses on providing voice and data services via satellite to the public safety, homeland security, aviation, transportation and entertainment industries.
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