Cisco Systems’s new communication system integrates walkie-talkie radio devices with voice, video, and data and is designed to appeal to emergency-management organizations. Cisco says workers will thus be allowed to tap in to wired and wireless networks while in the field.

The Cisco Internet Protocol Interoperability and Collaboration Systems (IPICS) technology is targeted at improving operational efficiency, streamlining organizational decision-making, and managing emergency safety and security issues, NewsFactor reports.

“Cisco views IP as the future for all communications systems,” said Charles Giancarlo, Cisco chief development officer, in a statement. “Cisco IPICS technology has the potential to deliver a platform to provide an inexpensive solution for pervasive radio interoperability that helps organizations dynamically manage the flow of all types of information.”

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