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Motorola Solutions hands over 300,000th TETRA Radio Terminal to German Public Safety Organisations

on Friday, 18 August 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Major milestone for TETRA digital radio implementation in Germany, delivered by Motorola Solutions’ Center of Excellence in Berlin
 

  • 300,000th TETRA digital radio terminal supplied to the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)
  • Symbolic radio handed over to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) in Coblenz

 
COBLENZ/IDSTEIN, Germany – August 17, 2017 – Motorola Solutionshas delivered its 300,000th TETRA digital radio terminal to German public safety organisations. To mark this important milestone, Axel Kukuk, Head of Government and Military Sales for Motorola Solutions in Germany, handed over a specially designed MTP850 FuG radio in German army colours to Andreas Wack, Lieutenant Colonel in the German Army and Project Manager at the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). Motorola Solutions is supplying the German Federal Armed Forces with TETRA digital radio terminals to enable secure and reliable communications between military forces.
 
“The delivery of our 300,000th TETRA terminal in Germany underlines our position as a market leader in providing mission-critical solutions to public safety and commercial organisations worldwide. It is an important milestone for our TETRA Center of Excellence in Berlin, which guarantees high-quality expertise and close relations with our German and European customers,” explained Axel Kukuk, Head of Government and Military Sales for Motorola Solutions Germany. “We will not stop here. We are dedicated to further investment in both TETRA and new broadband-based Smart Public Safety solutions.”
 
Motorola has invested 10 percent of its 2016 annual revenues of $6 billion in research and development (R&D) where approximately 5,000 employees are employed. The R&D programs are especially focused on the development of new public safety devices, infrastructure, software and solutions, command centre applications including voice, data and video, as well as public safety broadband solutions based on LTE technology. 
 
Motorola Solutions has sold to date more than 2.5 million TETRA terminals worldwide. Since the first TETRA tender was issued in Germany in 2009, Motorola Solutions has delivered digital radio terminals, software, accessories, services and solutions to security forces in the German federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia as well as to the nationwide public safety organisations. Motorola Solutions has also recently signed a framework contract with the Central Procurement Office of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior for the delivery of TETRA digital radio terminals, accessories, software and services. The mission-critical communication solutions from Motorola Solutions are also deployed by numerous businesses in sectors such as: oil and gas, manufacturing, airports, utilities and public transport.
 
In addition to the 300,000th TETRA digital radio terminal, Motorola Solutions delivered the 1,000th DIMETRA TETRA system out of its TETRA Center of Excellence in Berlin in April. Many of the TETRA systems that have been configured in Berlin are deployed in Germany and Europe as the basis for numerous national TETRA networks: among others, the public safety organisations in Denmark, Norway, Austria, Ireland, Portugal and the UK trust in Motorola Solutions’ technology and experience.

Motorola Solutions Continues to Transform Public Safety Communications with Innovative Broadband Solutions

on Monday, 14 August 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions introduces a new suite of broadband-based applications and communication capabilities built for the mission-critical needs of first responders

CHICAGO – Aug. 14, 2017 – When every second counts, first responders need to communicate seamlessly without missing a beat. TodayMotorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) is introducing the next generation of mission-critical, broadband-based solutions to help transform communications into improved safety for first responders and the people they protect.

“Motorola Solutions is creating a new generation of voice, data and messaging capabilities for interoperable communications between land mobile radio (LMR) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks,” said Bruce Brda, executive vice president, Products & Solutions, Motorola Solutions. “From interconnected apps that make it easy for officers to communicate with radio and smartphone users, to connectivity between LMR and LTE networks, our newest solutions are designed for the unique needs of public safety.”

Motorola Solutions will showcase these new solutions Aug. 14-15 in booth #801 at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2017 show, held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

PSX App Suite built for public safety

Motorola Solutions designed an integrated mobile application experience for first responders in the field. Apps share the same look and feel, context and credentials so that officers don’t have to stop and re-enter key information across apps. They operate seamlessly with both LMR and LTE networks and provide a streamlined experience to help officers stay focused on the environment around them.

For example, a police chief can create a push-to-talk (PTT) group to interact with officers that are using either a radio or smartphone. From this app, the chief can seamlessly move to a map and see where everyone is located. Information can be shared instantly with the push of a button across both LMR and LTE networks.

An officer can also create a new dynamic talkgroup on the mapping app, consisting of both radio and smartphone users, with just one tap. She can instantly switch to the PTT app and communicate with this group, or send photos, videos, location information and more using the messaging app, without losing her talkgroup or conversation thread.

ASTRO®25 Broadband Connectivity Package

With the new Broadband Connectivity Package, Motorola Solutions ASTRO® 25 digital LMR network users across North America can connect to public safety broadband networks for PTT communications across different types of devices. This fully configured and managed service will enable public safety agencies to communicate seamlessly between radio and broadband users with local city and county staff, and other extended users such as public utilities. Motorola Solutions’ Managed Services team takes care of everything from installation to management and monitoring of the connection between ASTRO 25 and broadband networks.

LXN 500 LTE Ultra Portable Network Infrastructure

If a forest fire or other emergency breaks out in a remote area, fire and police commanders can use the LXN 500 to quickly establish LTE coverage where needed. The Wi-Fi and GPS equipped LXN 500 is a complete standalone LTE network that can host the software applications they need such as mapping, messaging and video streaming to pinpoint in-field resources and enable seamless collaboration.

The LXN 500 covers a spectrum of use cases to bring broadband anywhere it needs to be. It can be carried in a backpack and deployed in a vehicle, building or a fixed site. Its compact size is designed for harsh environments and can withstand heat, cold, rain and other conditions faced by first responders.

Sr600: A new 360 degree in-car camera

Motorola Solutions will showcase the new, innovative Sr600 in-car camera that provides a 360-degree view to capture an entire scene. When an event occurs, the camera can capture not only what happens in the front of the car, but also each side and the back for a full-picture view. It captures evidence-quality video and audio recordings, and stores them securely. They can be uploaded to CommandCentral Vault over secure Wi-Fi, and stored and managed together with body worn camera evidence to streamline agency operations and video management.

CommandCentral Inform features RapidSOS 911 call data

Motorola Solutions’ CommandCentral Inform provides a map-based, common operating picture of events and resource locations. It will now integrate RapidSOS 911 call data to show the location of callers. It will also be capable of displaying additional information such as health details provided by a caller, demographics and even telematics from connected cars through RapidSOS. This will provide command staff with increased situational awareness for the best response in an emergency.

Motorola Solutions Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

on Tuesday, 08 August 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Company raises full-year revenue and earnings outlook
 

  • Sales of $1.5 billion, up 5 percent from a year ago
  • Products sales up 6 percent driven by growth in every region
  • Backlog growth of $265 million from a year ago
  • GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.78, up 28 percent
  • Non-GAAP EPS of $1.12, up 9 percent
  • Acquiring Airbus DS Communications (Plant Holdings, Inc.), strengthening command center software portfolio

CHICAGO – Aug. 3, 2017 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today reported its earnings results for the second quarter of 2017. Click here for a printable news release and financial tables.
 
SUPPORTING QUOTE
“Q2 was an outstanding quarter of revenue and EPS growth driven primarily by our land mobile radio (LMR) business,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “Additionally, I’m pleased with our strong backlog position and recent acquisitions that provide the foundation for continued success."
 
KEY FINANCIAL RESULTS (presented in millions, except per share data and percentages)
 

  Q2 2017  Q2 2016 % Change
  Sales $1,497 $1,430 5%
 
GAAP
  Operating Earnings $257 $224 15%
  % of Sales 17.2% 15.7%  
  EPS $0.78 $0.61 28%
 
Non-GAAP
  Operating Earnings $328 $324 1%
  % of Sales 21.9% 22.7%  
  EPS $1.12 $1.03 9%
 
Product Segment
  Sales $848 $801 6%
  GAAP Operating Earnings $168 $129 30%
  % of Sales 19.8% 16.1%  
  Non-GAAP Operating Earnings $193 $176 10%
  % of Sales 22.8% 22.0%  
 
Services Segment
  Sales $649 $629 3%
  GAAP Operating Earnings $89 $95 (6)%
  % of Sales 13.7% 15.1%  
  Non-GAAP Operating Earnings $135 $148 (9)%
  % of Sales 20.8% 23.5%  

*Non-GAAP financial information excludes the after-tax impact of approximately $0.34 per diluted share related to share-based compensation, intangible assets amortization expense and highlighted items. Details on these non-GAAP adjustments and the use of non-GAAP measures are included later in this news release.
 
  • Revenue – Sales increased 5 percent driven by the Americas region. Products segment sales grew 6 percent with growth in every region, driven primarily by P25 LMR systems. The Services segment grew 3 percent driven by the Americas, with global Managed & Support Services growth of 3 percent despite $20 million of Airwave currency headwinds.
  • Operating margin – GAAP operating margin was 17.2 percent of sales, compared with 15.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. The improvement reflects higher sales volume and lower other costs. Non-GAAP operating margin was 21.9 percent of sales, compared with 22.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. As expected, the sales increase was offset by lower gross margin associated with higher systems mix in North America, as well as Airwave currency headwinds.
  • Cash flow – The company generated $173 million in operating cash, a decrease of $119 million from the year-ago quarter. Free cash flow2 was $120 million, down $81 million. Cash flow for the quarter was down due to timing of higher working capital primarily associated with the implementation of a new ERP system. Year-to-date operating cash flow and free cash flow were higher than the prior year driven by higher earnings.
  • Capital Allocation – The company ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $805 million and a net debt position of approximately $3.7 billion3. The company repurchased approximately $80 million of its common stock and paid approximately $77 million in cash dividends. Additionally, the company announced the acquisition of Airbus DS Communications (Plant Holdings, Inc.), strengthening its command center software portfolio.
  • Backlog – The company ended the quarter with $8.5 billion of backlog, up $265 million from the year-ago quarter. Products segment backlog is up 15 percent or $204 million, and Services is up 1 percent or $61 million. LMR demand led by the Americas continues to drive the backlog growth.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS
Strategic wins and awards
  • $160 million for a 10-year Managed & Support Services agreement in Canada
  • $43 million for P25 devices in a major U.S. city
  • $40 million for P25 system in Broward County, Florida
  • $24 million for P25 system with a large utility in the northeastern U.S.
  • $19 million for P25 system covering three Kentucky counties that includes a 10-year Managed & Support Services agreement
  • $10 million for P25 devices in Australia
Innovation and investments in growth
  • Announced acquisition of Airbus DS Communications (Plant Holdings, Inc.), strengthening the company’s command center software portfolio. Airbus DS Communications is a leading provider in North America of command center software for emergency call-handling
  • Certified Public Safety LTE device LEX F10 for the AT&T FirstNet network
  • Delivered 1,000th TETRA digital radio system and 25,000th base station
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
  • Third-quarter 2017 – Motorola Solutions expects revenue growth of 3 to 4 percent compared with the third quarter of 2016. The company expects non-GAAP earnings in the range of $1.36 to $1.41 per share.
  • Full-year 2017 – The company now expects revenue growth of approximately 3 to 4 percent versus the prior outlook of approximately 2 percent, and non-GAAP earnings per share now in the range of $5.20 to $5.30 from the prior outlook of $5.08 to $5.23. This assumes current foreign exchange rates and approximately 170 million fully diluted shares for the full year.
CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST Motorola Solutions will host its quarterly conference call beginning at 4 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, Aug. 3. The conference call will be webcast live at www.motorolasolutions.com/investor.
 
CONSOLIDATED GAAP RESULTS (presented in millions, except per share data)
A comparison of results from operations is as follows:
 
  Q2 2017 Q2 2016
Net sales $1,497 $1,430
Gross margin 690 676
Operating earnings 257 224
Amounts attributable to Motorola Solutions, Inc. common stockholders
Net earnings

131

107
Diluted EPS $0.78 $0.61
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding 169.0 174.8


HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS AND SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION EXPENSE
The table below includes highlighted items, share-based compensation expense and intangible amortization for the second quarter of 2017.
 

(per diluted common share) Q2 2017
   
GAAP Earnings $0.78
   
Highlighted Items:  
Share-based compensation expense 0.07
Reorganization of business charges 0.02
Intangibles amortization expense 0.17
Non-US pension settlement loss 0.08
Legal settlement (0.01)
Sale of business 0.01
Total Highlighted Items $0.34
   
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $1.12

USE OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
In addition to the GAAP results included in this presentation, Motorola Solutions also has included non-GAAP measurements of results. The company has provided these non-GAAP measurements to help investors better understand its core operating performance, enhance comparisons of core operating performance from period to period and allow better comparisons of operating performance to its competitors. Among other things, management uses these operating results, excluding the identified items, to evaluate performance of the businesses and to evaluate results relative to certain incentive compensation targets. Management uses operating results excluding these items because it believes this measurement enables it to make better period-to-period evaluations of the financial performance of core business operations. The non-GAAP measurements are intended only as a supplement to the comparable GAAP measurements and the company compensates for the limitations inherent in the use of non-GAAP measurements by using GAAP measures in conjunction with the non-GAAP measurements. As a result, investors should consider these non-GAAP measurements in addition to, and not in substitution for or as superior to, measurements of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
 
Highlighted items: The company has excluded the effects of highlighted items including, but not limited to, acquisition-related transaction costs, tangible and intangible asset impairments, restructuring or reorganization of business charges, non-cash pension adjustments, significant litigation and other contingencies, significant gains and losses on investments, and the income tax effects of significant tax matters, from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements because the company believes that these historical items do not reflect expected future operating earnings or expenses and do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company's current operating performance or comparisons to the company's past operating performance. For the purposes of management's internal analysis over operating performance, the company uses financial statements that exclude highlighted items, as these charges do not contribute to a meaningful evaluation of the company's current operating performance or comparisons to the company's past operating performance. Specifically in regards to its restructuring plans, the company has incurred significant reorganization of business charges as it reduced operating expenses over the past four years.
 
Share-based compensation expense: The company has excluded share-based compensation expense from its non-GAAP operating expenses and net income measurements. Although share-based compensation is a key incentive offered to the company’s employees and the company believes such compensation contributed to the revenue earned during the periods presented and also believes it will contribute to the generation of future period revenues, the company continues to evaluate its performance excluding share-based compensation expense primarily because it represents a significant non-cash expense. Share-based compensation expense will recur in future periods.
 
Intangible assets amortization expense: The company has excluded intangible assets amortization expense from its Non-GAAP operating expenses and net earnings measurements, primarily because it represents a non-cash expense and because the company evaluates its performance excluding intangible assets amortization expense. Amortization of intangible assets is consistent in amount and frequency but is significantly affected by the timing and size of the company’s acquisitions. Investors should note that the use of intangible assets contributed to the company’s revenues earned during the periods presented and will contribute to the company’s future period revenues as well. Intangible assets amortization expense will recur in future periods.
 
Details of the above items and reconciliations of the non-GAAP measurements to the corresponding GAAP measurements can be found at the end of this press release.
 
 BUSINESS RISKS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable federal securities law. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and generally include words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimates” and similar expressions. The company can give no assurance that any actual or future results or events discussed in these statements will be achieved. Any forward-looking statements represent the company’s views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing the company’s views as of any subsequent date. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this release. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Motorola Solutions’ financial outlook for the third quarter and full year of 2017 and the impact of acquisitions on our business. Motorola Solutions cautions the reader that the risk factors below, as well as those on pages 9 through 21 in Item 1A of Motorola Solutions 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in its other SEC filings available for free on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on Motorola Solutions’ website at www.motorolasolutions.com, could cause Motorola Solutions’ actual results to differ materially from those estimated or predicted in the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties cannot be controlled by Motorola Solutions, and factors that may impact forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) the economic outlook for the government communications industry; (2) the impact of foreign currency fluctuations on the company; (3) the level of demand for the company's products; (4) the company's ability to refresh existing and introduce new products and technologies in a timely manner; (5) negative impact on the company's business from global economic and political conditions, which may include: (i) continued deferment or cancellation of purchase orders by customers; (ii) the inability of customers to obtain financing for purchases of the company's products; (iii) increased demand to provide vendor financing to customers; (iv) increased financial pressures on third-party dealers, distributors and retailers; (v) the viability of the company's suppliers that may no longer have access to necessary financing; (vi) counterparty failures negatively impacting the company’s financial position; (vii) changes in the value of investments held by the company's pension plan and other defined benefit plans, which could impact future required or voluntary pension contributions; and (viii) the company’s ability to access the capital markets on acceptable terms and conditions; (6) the impact of a security breach or other significant disruption in the company’s IT systems, those of its partners or suppliers or those it sells to or operates or maintains for its customers; (7) the outcome of ongoing and future tax matters; (8) the company's ability to purchase sufficient materials, parts and components to meet customer demand, particularly in light of global economic conditions and reductions in the company’s purchasing power; (9) risks related to dependence on certain key suppliers, subcontractors, third-party distributors and other representatives; (10) the impact on the company's performance and financial results from strategic acquisitions or divestitures; (11) risks related to the company's manufacturing and business operations in foreign countries; (12) the creditworthiness of the company's customers and distributors, particularly purchasers of large infrastructure systems; (13) exposure under large systems and managed services contracts, including risks related to the fact that certain customers require that the company build, own and operate their systems, often over a multi-year period; (14) the ownership of certain logos, trademarks, trade names and service marks including “MOTOROLA” by Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.; (15) variability in income received from licensing the company's intellectual property to others, as well as expenses incurred when the company licenses intellectual property from others; (16) unexpected liabilities or expenses, including unfavorable outcomes to any pending or future litigation or regulatory or similar proceedings; (17) the impact of the percentage of cash and cash equivalents held outside of the United States; (18) the ability of the company to pay future dividends due to possible adverse market conditions or adverse impacts on the company’s cash flow; (19) the ability of the company to repurchase shares under its repurchase program due to possible adverse market conditions or adverse impacts on the company’s cash flow; (20) the impact of changes in governmental policies, laws or regulations; (21) negative consequences from the company's use of third party vendors for various activities, including certain manufacturing operations, information technology and administrative functions; (22) the implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system; and (23) the company’s ability to settle the par value of its Senior Convertible Notes in cash. Motorola Solutions undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise
 
DEFINITIONS
1 Q2 Non-GAAP financial information excludes the after-tax impact of approximately $0.34 per diluted share related to share-based compensation, intangible assets amortization expense and highlighted items for the fourth-quarter. Details on these non-GAAP adjustments and the use of non-GAAP measures are included in this news release.
 Free cash flow represents operating cash flow less capital expenditures
3 Net debt represents cash and cash equivalents less long-term debt, including current portion
 
ABOUT MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/newsroom or subscribe to a news feed.

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Innovative technology gives Western Australian fire and emergency services the advantage in emergency management

on Tuesday, 08 August 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions’ advanced dispatch system enables better, faster incident response

Perth, Australia – Wednesday, 2 August 2017 –  Western Australia’s Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) has made a long-term investment in productivity gains for its teams through an agreement with Motorola Solutions(NYSE:MSI) to provide a new computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.

Motorola Solutions' PremierOne CAD™ integrates critical information between agency databases, command centres and frontline officers working in the field.

CAD systems are the essential information hub between public safety agencies and the general public. They include critical information from Triple Zero (000) calls, one of the first points of contact for community members before information is dispatched to first responders in the field. The systems collect and collate information that is essential to a fire and emergency worker’s daily workflow.

DFES now joins Western Australia Police (WAPOL) in using the same PremierOne CAD technology platform, creating more opportunities for collaboration between the state’s fire and emergency services and police for coordinated incident response in the future.

The new CAD system will provide DFES with many enhanced features to enable greater visibility of its resources for better decision making and resource management. This includes mobility technology to provide instant and precise, mapping, dispatch and premise hazard information to crews working on emergency response vehicles. This vital information helps DFES personnel to be better informed before moving into potentially dangerous situations.

Aligned, connected technology for better results

The decision by DFES and WAPOL to invest in the same CAD platform also reflects the Western Australian Government’s State ICT Strategy to align technology and business functions to improve service delivery to the community.

The technology extension also supports the government’s ICT strategy by:

  • Simplifying technology platforms, systems and standards as part of a unified government
  • Connecting agencies and the community through digital services and system integration
  • Informing decision-makers, frontline staff and the public with quality data and analysis.

Vice president and managing director for Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand, Steve Crutchfield, said the CAD systems would provide full support for daily operations for DFES and WAPOL and can be ramped up to support peak events and emergencies.

“Placing the right information into the hands of first responders leads to better, faster and more accurate decision making in critical moments,” Crutchfield said.

“The PremierOne CAD technology platform will help DFES to manage their resources more efficiently so frontline officers can be deployed quickly and effectively to protect their communities.

“In the future, having fire and emergency services and police agencies using the same CAD technology means they can collaborate more effectively during peak events including major bushfires. This creates a clear, common operating picture of what is happening in real time, helping response agencies to protect lives and property,” Crutchfield said.

The CAD platform can also support the addition of further agencies over time as well as future technological advancements to further enhance efficiency and front line support.

The new contract with DFES is valued at more than $AUD 7 million and follows WAPOL’s original investment of $AUD 11 million to upgrade its CAD platform.

To find out more about Motorola Solutions’ Mobile Intelligence solutions download the white paper.

Motorola Solutions Files Proceedings in Australia Against Hytera Communications and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited

on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Seeks to Restrain Hytera from Continued Infringement of Patents

Remains Committed to Protecting Valuable Patents Around the World

CHICAGO – July 31, 2017 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) (“Motorola Solutions” or the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced patent infringement proceedings against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited of Australia (collectively, “Hytera”) in the Federal Court of Australia (the “Court”) by filing an Originating Application and Statement of Claim. This legal action follows the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed by Motorola Solutions against Hytera in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on March 14, 2017; the patent infringement complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 29, 2017; and the patent infringement complaints filed with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany on April 18, 2017 and with the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany on July 24, 2017.

The Statement of Claim filed on July 31, 2017 asserts that certain Hytera digital mobile radios offered in Australia infringe three of Motorola Solutions’ Australian patents, AU2005275355, AU2006276960 and AU2009298764. Motorola Solutions seeks a declaration from the Court that Hytera has infringed Motorola Solutions’ patents and an order permanently restraining Hytera from continued infringement, as well as damages and such additional relief as the Court deems appropriate.

Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions, said, “As the world’s leading provider of two-way radio equipment and systems, we are committed to vigorously enforcing our valuable intellectual property rights on behalf of our customers, shareholders, employees, partners and other stakeholders. This filing in the Federal Court of Australia is a continuation of our global efforts to safeguard Motorola Solutions’ proven record of technological innovation and our extensive portfolio of more than 4,000 patents. We are confident in the merits of each case and will continue to pursue legal remedies to stop Hytera’s infringing behavior.”

The proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia are proceeding number NSD1283/2017.

For additional information regarding Motorola Solutions' legal actions against Hytera, please visit https://newsroom.motorolasolutions.com/presskits/motorola-solutions-intellectual-property.htm.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements including statements regarding expectations with respect to litigation filed by Motorola Solutions, Inc., and the outcomes possible if successful. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and depend on circumstances that will or may occur in the future and are outside the control of Motorola Solutions, Inc., and its officers. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements depending on a variety of factors including those discussed in this release.

About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/newsroom or subscribe to a news feed.

Motorola Solutions Strengthens Its Next-Generation 911 Software Portfolio with Acquisition of Airbus DS Communications

on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Adds to portfolio of 911 software for public safety customers of all sizes

CHICAGO – July 28, 2017 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) announced today that it has executed a definitive agreement with Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) under which the company will acquire Plant Holdings, Inc., which holds the Airbus DS Communications business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Airbus DS Communications is a leading provider in North America of command center software for emergency call handling. Its VESTA ® suite is a comprehensive 911 call-handling solution, operating on a flexible, open software architecture. In addition to emergency call handling, it delivers text-to-911, mapping, data management and analytics, providing public safety customers with a comprehensive transition strategy from legacy systems to a standards-based, unified Next-Generation 911 system.

The acquisition of Airbus DS Communications will strengthen Motorola Solutions’ software portfolio, enabling expansion into new segments in U.S. emergency response solutions. It will create a full suite of 911 solutions, including call routing, call taking, records management and dispatch, for agencies of all sizes across segments.

“Our acquisition of Airbus DS Communications will add complementary products and services to our software portfolio, helping us meet the needs of a broader customer base and putting us at the forefront of Next-Generation 911 technology,” said Bruce Brda, executive vice president, Products & Solutions, Motorola Solutions. “We’re pleased to add these new capabilities to our Software Enterprise, created earlier this year to develop and deliver integrated software solutions that provide critical intelligence and improve operational efficiency for public safety agencies.”

Expected to be completed by the end of 2017, the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. 

Motorola Solutions Files Additional Patent Infringement Complaints in Germany Against Hytera Communications and Hytera Mobilfunk

on Friday, 28 July 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Seeks to Enjoin Hytera from Continued Infringement of Patented Technology

Demonstrates Motorola Solutions’ Breadth of Innovation in Acoustics Technology for Two-Way Radio Devices

CHICAGO – July 24, 2017 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) (“Motorola Solutions” or the “Company”) today announced that it has filed new patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany (the “Mannheim Court”) against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Münder, Germany (collectively, “Hytera”). These legal actions are in addition to the Company’s patent infringement complaints previously filed against Hytera in the Regional Court of Düsseldorf (the “Düsseldorf Court”) on April 18, 2017. With these additional patent infringement actions in Germany, Motorola Solutions now has five pending IP litigations against Hytera, including the patent infringement complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 29, 2017 and the separate patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation complaints filed on March 14, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The new Mannheim Court complaints assert that Hytera’s two-way wireless communication devices with improved squelch functionality are infringing Motorola Solutions’s patent EP 1 139 562 B1. Significantly, the focus of the new cases differs from any of the other patents that Motorola Solutions has previously asserted against Hytera and represents the second patent covering acoustic performance of two-way radio devices. These new actions further exemplify Motorola Solutions’s long-standing innovation in the area of acoustic performance of two-way radio devices. Motorola Solutions seeks an injunction preventing Hytera from offering and delivering products with the accused squelch feature in Germany, as well as the recall and destruction of infringing products and various damages.

Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions, said, “Each legal action we take furthers our commitment to safeguarding our valuable intellectual property for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees, partners and other stakeholders around the world. This case, in addition to the case filed in the Düsseldorf Court, demonstrates the breadth of our patent portfolio, in terms of both technology and geographic scope. We are confident that the steps we are taking globally will be effective in stopping Hytera’s unlawful conduct.”

For additional information regarding Motorola Solutions' legal actions against Hytera, please visit https://newsroom.motorolasolutions.com/presskits/motorola-solutions-intellectual-property.htm.

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Motorola Solutions to Issue Second-Quarter 2017 Earnings Results on August 3

on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

CHICAGO – July 20, 2017 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) will issue its second-quarter earnings results after the close of the market on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Motorola Solutions will host its quarterly conference call with financial analysts at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EDTon Aug. 3. The conference call will be webcast live at www.motorolasolutions.com/investors.

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Award-winning Pronto Forensics reduces crime scene processing from hours to minutes

on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

  • CSI unit in Northern England saves investigators valuable time per shift with automated administration, while strengthening chain of evidence
  • A third of British police forces use Pronto to replace time-intensive paper-based frontline reporting
  • Deployment will enhance and improve level of service provided to over 2 million citizens
  • Pronto and West Yorkshire Police win at the Public Sector Paperless Awards, which recognises and celebrates digital transformation

London, England – July 17, 2017 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced how a 200-strong Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) unit operating in northern England is using the Pronto Forensics mobile solution to cut evidence entry into the criminal justice system to mere minutes, alleviating some of the administrative pressure felt by forces across the country.

West Yorkshire Police is the fourth largest police service in the country, serving approximately 2.2 million people. The service polices both rural areas and large metropolitan districts such as Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. This new agreement builds on West Yorkshire Police’s existing use of the Pronto service, which saw officers take more than 4,000 witness statements via handheld devices in April alone.

The CSI unit operating across West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Humberside police forces has implemented the Pronto Forensics suite. It has automated many steps in the forensic ‘bag and tag’ procedure, resulting in the processing of more crime scenes per shift, while strengthening chain of evidence security.

The innovative partnership was recently recognised at the Public Sector Paperless awards where West Yorkshire Police won the “Process and Workflow – Project of the Year” category for its use of digital technology to support all frontline policing. The awards acknowledge, celebrate and reward exceptional progress towards the goal to becoming a paperless environment.

Historically, the collection, labelling, and processing of evidence at police stations involved manual, duplicated tasks that could be more prone to human error. For example, once a piece of evidence was tagged with a hand-written label, the CSI professional would then add the same information into multiple forms and databases so it could be used in ongoing investigations. With the Pronto application, investigators can create and print labels from Bluetooth-enabled devices whilst on the scene, with key information centrally accessible via the platform.

New assignments from across the region can also be pushed to units in the field, removing the need to return to the station between jobs, improving operational efficiency even further.

“In many cases the very important work done by CSI teams is not as glamorous as TV shows would have some believe. From simple break and entries to complex homicides, almost a quarter of an investigator’s time can be spent simply documenting items. Now, evidence is making its way into the criminal justice system in minutes, not hours,” said Ian Williams, Chief Inspector, Digital Policing lead for West Yorkshire Police.

“Additionally, Pronto fosters regional collaboration. Specialist teams such as forensics, firearms and dog squads are often shared across forces. Collaborative systems like Pronto break down digital barriers by allowing for greater sharing of information and resources, which helps speed up the entire justice process.”

Phil Jefferson, MSSSI Vice President, Sales and Service UK and Ireland at Motorola Solutions, said: “A third of the UK’s police forces have embraced Pronto to work more collaboratively and effectively. The time saved not only means officers can spend more time in the field and with the public, but also there are hard cost savings to be made with operational efficiency. This is incredibly important during a time of budget scrutiny and the public’s demand for greater visibility.”

Nok Nok Labs Raises $8M in Series D Funding Led by Motorola Solutions

on Thursday, 13 July 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Palo Alto, CA - July 11, 2017 - Nok Nok Labs (NNL), the leading innovator in modern authentication and a founding member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, today announced that it has raised $8 million in Series D financing, led by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital (NYSE: MSI). All existing NNL investors participated in the financing, including DCM Ventures, DDS, Inc., DOCOMO Innovations, Korea Information Certificate Authority (KICA), Lenovo Group, and ONSET Ventures.

Nok Nok Labs will use this latest round of funding to accelerate the deployment of its strong authentication solution across the private and public markets including government, public safety and first responder agencies. Additionally, NNL will expand its channel infrastructure supporting channel partners in satisfying the growing demand for its authentication solutions.

“Motorola Solutions understands public safety users need technology that is both intuitive to use and highly secure,” said Paul Steinberg, Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Solutions. “As we continue to create innovative software, devices and networks, we will leverage Nok Nok Labs’ industry-leading technology to provide strong, secure authentication to users who need modern authentication capability.”

With the expansion of public safety broadband in countries around the world, Motorola Solutions will leverage Nok Nok Labs’ expertise and technology innovations to offer secure, strong and standards-based authentication to public safety customers.

“This funding is strong validation of our commitment to provide modern authentication solutions to a variety of environments and verticals as we continue to execute on the FIDO vision of simpler, stronger authentication,” said Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. “Motorola Solutions’ support will help us maximize the impact of our company’s solutions by protecting citizens, first responders and more. It is an exciting and critical new market.”

Nok Nok Labs was publicly launched in 2013 to transform online authentication for modern computing. NNL’s founder and FIDO Visionary, Ramesh Kesanupalli, is seeing his vision becoming realized. “Having Motorola Solutions as a strategic investor and partner will accelerate the use of FIDO enabled technologies in market verticals that have the most need for upgrading critical authentication infrastructure. Motorola Solutions will help drive adoption and shape FIDO specifications for these key markets.”

Nok Nok Labs is the leader in commercial deployments of FIDO Certified solutions. The company delivers client and server software solutions that leverage the existing security capabilities on a user’s device, such as a built-in fingerprint sensor, camera or secure layers of silicon in order to provide user-friendly, strong authentication to any mobile or web application. Nok Nok Labs solutions allow organizations to support a wide range of authentication technologies from a single, unified platform.

Broward County on leading edge of emergency communications

on Monday, 10 July 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions’ interoperable ASTRO 25 system will connect local first responders with agencies across Florida for fast, efficient mission-critical response

CHICAGO – July 10, 2017 – When a hurricane or other emergency strikes, Broward County first responders are at the scene to ensure the safety of residents and visitors from the beach to the Everglades. The county has selected Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) for their new ASTRO® 25 land-mobile radio (LMR) network that will be interoperable with other agencies across the state.

This new system will be a more efficient digital network built on the latest standards-based Project 25 (P25) technology for seamless public safety communications across agencies. The ASTRO 25 network will provide enhanced coverage in Broward County and with surrounding municipalities. It is resilient against extreme weather conditions and other potential disruptions. It also provides clearer audio where first responders can be heard in noisy environments, even with sirens blaring behind them.

Motorola Solutions will manage the system for the next 10 years, making sure first responders are using the latest software and applications for reliable, secure communications allowing them to focus on their top priority – the people they protect.

In case of a natural disaster or large event, Motorola Solutions is dedicated to supporting Broward County before, during and after it takes place. The company has been standing by its Florida customers for more than 70 years, assisting in hurricanes, Super Bowls, political conventions and more.

“Broward County will have state-of-the-art technology for seamless communications every day and for fast response during emergencies, from a car crash to a storm impacting several counties,” said Robert Marshall, Motorola Solutions vice president. “They will be joining the dozens of Florida counties and cities already using P25 mission-critical communications systems built by Motorola Solutions.”

The new P25 network will complement Broward County’s Motorola Solutions PremierOne™ computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, recently implemented at regional 911 Consolidated Dispatch Centers. Dispatchers will be able to determine the location of first responders using GPS functionality available on their Motorola Solutions APXTM P25 radios. That means officers closest to the scene can be dispatched quickly and effectively, helping to reduce response times.

Looking to the future, the ASTRO 25 system is ready for the next generation of mission-critical technologies. Its P25 infrastructure, combined with software and intelligent middleware, will connect and seamlessly interoperate with broadband and mobile applications built for first responders for a real-time view of events.

Motorola Solutions takes the field as official Gold Coast 2018 radio communications provider

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

TETRA digital radio solutions chosen to deliver a smooth and successful event

Gold Coast, Australia – Friday, 30 June 2017 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has been chosen as official radio communications supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The global, 11-day sporting spectacular will attract 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories, 15,000 volunteers and be broadcast to a cumulative international audience of 1.5 billion.

Ensuring an event of this scale delivers a positive experience for guests and athletes depends on clear and reliable voice communications working constantly behind the scenes.

Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radios and its Zeon Digital network will be used to keep sporting venues connected to seamless information while helping to keep crowds moving and spectators and athletes informed and safe.

The Zeon Digital network will provide reliable communications and expansive coverage with more than 6,000 radios to be used across the Gold Coast and Brisbane and in other regional centres including Townsville and Cairns.

Motorola Solutions has cemented its reputation for supporting major events in Australia, including the G20 World Leaders’ Summit, the premier forum for economic cooperation and decision-making, held in Brisbane in November 2014.

Internationally, Motorola Solutions has provided essential communications to public safety agencies responsible for safety and security at some of the world’s largest sporting and public events.

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones today welcomed Motorola Solutions as the official radio communications supplier for the Games.

“The company has a proven track record in Queensland providing crucial communications support for our emergency services and I’m pleased they’ve come on board for the Games.

“Our Games are well on the way to becoming one of Queensland’s greatest sporting success stories.”

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Chairman, Peter Beattie AC, said choosing the best radio communications provider was an essential part of Games delivery.

“Event day communications are essential to delivering the Games in a coordinated and efficient manner.

“We confidently chose Motorola Solutions knowing their strong history of providing reliable communications services at international events.

“Motorola Solutions are a globally respected business and we’re pleased to welcome them to the GC2018 Sponsor Family. They have the experience, systems and capabilities to help our team deliver a great Games,” Mr. Beattie said.

Steve Crutchfield, vice president and managing director of Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand said his company was pleased to continue its support for Queensland’s economy and communities through enhanced digital communications.

“Our work in Queensland spans a considerable number of projects and services - from the mission-critical communications that 15,000 emergency service workers depend on every day, to keeping essential public utility and transportation services running efficiently, and even working on the set of Hollywood blockbusters filmed on the Gold Coast.

“We’re looking forward to supporting the largest sporting event in Australia this decade and playing our part in making GC2018 a hugely successful international event,” Mr. Crutchfield said.

Motorola Solutions and mm-lab drive safety and efficiency at Bosch’s automotive proving ground in Boxberg, Germany

on Wednesday, 21 June 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

  • Motorola LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE Handhelds offer exceptional audio quality, performance, 4G LTE broadband connectivity and Android On-board Unit support.
  • New Proving Ground Management System from mm-lab improves safety on test tracks while accurately tracking and analyzing all vehicle movements.
  • The telematics solution can be adapted to the requirements of different Bosch proving grounds worldwide and fully integrated into existing infrastructure.

IDSTEIN, Germany – June 20, 2017 – Motorola Solutions and its partner mm-lab equip Bosch’s automotive proving ground in Boxberg, Germany, with the mm-lab Proving Ground Management System (PGMS) and Motorola’s LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE Handheld devices. The future-proof system integrates all proving ground management processes at Bosch for improving the safety and efficiency on the test tracks of the world’s largest supplier of automotive components.

The rugged Motorola LEX L10 LTE handhelds provide best-in-class audio quality, voice clarity and echo cancellation for enabling secure and reliable voice notification in the test vehicle as well as clear communication between ground operators and test drivers on the track. As soon as test drivers log on to the Android On-board Unit (OBU), they are identified by the mobile telephony service and added to all relevant user groups. The Motorola LEX L10 also connects the ground operators and test drivers to the private LTE network at Bosch’s proving grounds using high-performance broadband technology.

“We see a growing demand for customised mobile applications that support companies like Bosch that are looking to meet highly dynamic requirements, where reliable communication through broadband networks is key,” said Mark Schmidl, corporate vice president of sales for Motorola Solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our Motorola LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE handhelds together with mm-lab’s Proving Ground Management System enable Bosch to communicate with their test drivers on the proving ground at any time, thus optimising the test results for their customers and enhancing their own technology evolutions.”

The mm-lab PGMS telematics solution monitors tracks, analyses all vehicle movements, and increases proving ground safety by providing audio-visual warning signals, for instance when one of the text drivers is driving in the wrong direction. The system also increases the efficiency of management processes used in administrative services, integrating text and voice communications and adding multiple applications such as access control for test tracks and the reception system at proving grounds.

“With our PGMS telematics solution and the Motorola LEX L10 handhelds we provide Bosch with a future-leading system, which fulfils all requirements of the world’s leading automotive supplier,” said Michael Meiser, managing director at mm-lab. “The system can be adjusted to the individual needs of the different Bosch proving grounds worldwide, and is fully integrated into the existing infrastructure – from the barrier control to the accounting system.”

In total, Bosch operates nine proving grounds on four continents, covering all climate requirements for efficient testing and precision tuning of its customers’ vehicles. This includes a multitude of test tracks for all speeds, every incline, various amounts of tractions and the simulation of land or ice. Bosch’s proving ground at Boxberg, Germany, offers facilities including a high-speed oval, a driving-dynamics area, brake-measurement tracks and handling courses for testing different driving conditions and driver assistance systems (such as: brake tests on various road surfaces, driving on rural roads, climbing/downhill tracks with high gradients).

“We were looking for an integrated system that supports all operations on our proving grounds”, said Michael Gromig, managing director of the Bosch Test Center Boxberg. “Thanks to the new Proving Ground Management System provided by mm-lab and Motorola Solutions, we have implemented a state-of-the-art solution that increases the safety of our test drivers, reduces administration and accelerates the smooth realisation of our processes. Customers and operators alike benefit from the new integrated system.”

Motorola Solutions releases 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

on Friday, 16 June 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

CHICAGO – June 15, 2017  Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today released its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report, which marked progress in carbon emissions reduction, energy efficiencies, philanthropic support and employee development. The annual report highlights Motorola Solutions’ performance as a responsible corporate citizen that’s committed to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities where it does business.
“Our company is always looking for ways to minimize our environmental impact to remain a leader in corporate sustainability,” said Terry Bell, vice president, Motorola Solutions Environment, Health and Safety. “We are proud of the strides we’ve made to be energy efficient this year, including significant reductions in our electricity usage.”
 
Highlights from the 2016 report include:
 

  • Reduced energy usage by approximately 28 percent from 2015, a result of  installing/incorporating energy-efficient lighting and promoting remote work options for employees
  • Decreased carbon footprint (Scope 1 and 2 emissions from Greenhouse Gas Protocol) by 26 percent from 2015
  • Increased overall spend with diverse suppliers in the U.S.
  • Received LEED-CI Silver certification for the first phase of renovated Schaumburg, Illinois building with more than 85 percent of waste being diverted from landfills; the company is pursuing LEED Gold certification for its new Chicago headquarters based on guidelines for energy and water reduction
  • Donated more than $10 million to support more than 2 million students, teachers, first responders and their families affiliated with about 200 organizations in 44 countries
  • Invested $9.8 million in employee development compared with $8 million in 2015

Read the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
Learn more at www.motorolasolutions.com/responsibility

Motorola Solutions Marks a Decade of Radio Digitisation with Focus on Vertical Industries in China

on Friday, 16 June 2017. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Celebrating 10th anniversary of MOTOTRBO in 2017

Beijing, China – June. 15, 2017 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) has reached the 10th year milestone of its MOTOTRBO™ digital radio portfolio with a comprehensive set of industrial communications solutions in China.

The focus on vertical industries comes at a crucial time amid China’s transition toward services, domestic consumption and consumer-led sectors including hospitality and retail. According to KPMG, these sectors which are experiencing annual growth rates of around 10 per cent, along with industrial sectors, are developing quickly as the country’s new economic engines.

Motorola Solutions will further customise its MOTOTRBO portfolio to help these organisations achieve their business performance and growth objectives.

These made-for-China solutions will be tailored to help organisations achieve higher levels of efficiency, productivity and safety, and customised to suit companies of different sizes as well as the needs of technology users working in different roles.

Today, Motorola Solutions’ communications solutions are being deployed all across the country in industries ranging from transport, oil and gas, forestry, hospitality and retail. All these sectors face common challenges, including the need to manage higher operational costs and growing customer expectations.

“China is a highly diverse and complex market where we work closely with our customers and partners to clearly understand their challenges in order to design and co-create solutions that meet their specific needs,” says Lily Fu, General Manager, Radio Channels, Motorola Solutions China.

Motorola Solutions recently conducted a survey among 300 technology users to determine the reasons behind company transition from analogue radio technology to digital technology. The survey found reliability, voice quality and battery life to be the most important drivers.

By choosing digital two-way radio solutions, customers can combine the best features of instant, crystal clear voice communications with business-focused data applications to manage their operations more efficiently,” Fu continues.

For the past decade, Motorola Solutions has been regularly investing in R&D and innovation resources to enhance the features of the digital mobile radio portfolio for better collaboration within enterprises and organisations to improve daily operations.

This has enabled Motorola Solutions to deliver continued innovation to the Next Generation MOTOTRBOTM portfolio launched in 2016, including indoor location-tracking, longer battery life, Wi-Fi as well as integration of WAVE™ 5000 Work Group Communications software and Capacity Max digital trunking solution.

This follows earlier enhancements such as BluetoothTM, job-ticketing, dispatch applications, text messaging and longer talk times.

As the founding member of the Digital Mobile Radio Association (DMRA), this year also marks Motorola Solutions’ 30th anniversary in China, where the global leader in critical communications was one of the first multinational technology companies to establish roots back in 1987.

Today, Motorola Solutions has established long-standing customer relationships, proven capabilities, and a trusted network of partners in this country.

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