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BlueLine Grid develops app connecting mobile devices to land radios
BETHESDA, MD July 19, 2017 BlueLine Grid today announced another first-of-its-kind application to advance collaboration, this time between land mobile radios and BlueLine Grid's GeoGrid mobile push-to-talk (PTT) app.
The Bethesda-based startup created the technology to enable global users of Cisco's Instant Connect server (converting analog mobile radios to VOIP) to encrypt radio channels, connect to cell phones and record conversations. The initial use case involves connecting information silos between government agencies and corporations to advance public safety and emergency communications.
BlueLine Grid and Cisco will jointly market the application as an extension to Cisco Instant Connect and Cisco's Spark collaboration platform.
"BlueLine Grid is enthusiastic to expand the Instant Connect and Spark collaboration use cases to include encrypted, location based channels," said Jack Weiss, BlueLine Grid President. "Think of this as a mashup of the 90's Nextel walkie-talkie phones with iOS, Android, and Spark. Our goal is to remove the collaboration barriers between users, providing a means to connect any user and device."
BlueLine Grid has received a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. Intelligence Community, as well as Motorola Solutions, which is integrating BlueLine Grid's innovative software with Motorola's public safety radio systems.
About BlueLine Grid
BlueLine Grid operates the nation's premier, trusted collaboration network for law enforcement, first responders, and security teams. For more, visit www.bluelinegrid.com.