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Motorola Solutions’ FirstNet Ready™ LTE Device Enables Secure Real-Time Data Sharing

on Monday, 06 August 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

LEX L11 supports first responders through easy sharing of real-time data, video and images

CHICAGO – August 6, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) continues to support the rollout of FirstNet with the FirstNet Ready™ LEX L11 handheld device. The company’s public safety LTE device is designed for use on FirstNet – the nationwide public safety LTE communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders – or similar global public safety networks.

FirstNet is being built by AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Motorola Solutions is a core member of the AT&T team selected by the FirstNet Authority to deliver FirstNet. Motorola Solutions is working with AT&T to provide first responders with the next generation of software capabilities, including voice, data, image and message sharing across a secure network to enable them to quickly access and coordinate action based on vital information.

As a FirstNet Ready LTE device, the LEX L11 allows first responders access to secure apps for increased situational awareness. The LEX L11 is designed for use with the FirstNet Certified AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) application. In addition, the LTE device can be paired to APXTM two-way radios for interoperability between ASTRO® 25 land-mobile radio (LMR) networks and FirstNet. The device’s unprecedented noise canceling capabilities allows users to operate in high-noise environments typical for public safety, while also enabling situational awareness back to dispatch centers.

"FirstNet is transforming how our first responders operate on a day-to-day basis and coordinate incident management. Motorola Solutions is dedicated to providing the cutting-edge solutions first responders require to take advantage of FirstNet’s capabilities through technology like the LEX L11,” said Mary Doherty, vice president of sales and services at Motorola Solutions. “The LEX L11 marries traditional push-to-talk communications reliability between first responders with software applications that allow them to share multimedia information with one another.”

In addition to the LEX L11 device, Motorola Solutions has delivered a suite of mobile apps, such as mapping and messaging, built specifically to address public safety needs. The company is focused on creating cohesion between mission-critical LMR voice networks and dedicated public safety LTE broadband for data sharing.

“The more advanced tools public safety has access to on their network, the more we can help them achieve their mission,” said Chris Sambar, senior vice president, AT&T-FirstNet. “With the FirstNet Ready designation, first responders can be confident that Motorola Solutions’ LEX L11 is a trusted solution that meets FirstNet’s standards for relevancy, high security and performance.”

Motorola Solutions Unifying its Command Center Software with Avigilon Video Surveillance

on Monday, 06 August 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

CommandCentral Aware will bring the power of Avigilon advanced video and AI-based analytics to first responders

CHICAGO – Aug. 6, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) is integrating Avigilon Control CenterTM (ACC) video management software into CommandCentral Aware. This will provide an unparalleled solution for the rapidly evolving needs of public safety.

CommandCentral Aware is part of Motorola Solutions’ end-to-end suite of command center software that works together to seamlessly improve operations from the time a 9-1-1 call is placed to after an incident is resolved. With the integration of ACC, dispatchers and intelligence analysts will have one source for real-time intelligence that includes video feeds, incident details, alerts, data mapping and responder location.

“We have completed the first major step of this integration which brings Avigilon video feeds into CommandCentral Aware. Analysts now have the ability to see ACC video in this one central source,” said Andrew Sinclair, general manager and corporate vice president, Software Enterprise, Motorola Solutions. “We are also integrating ACC’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based analytics. This will transform video surveillance from reactive monitoring to automated proactive alerts when a person, object or vehicle of interest is detected.”

With ACC’s AI-based analytics, intelligence analysts using CommandCentral Aware will be automatically alerted when unusual activities are detected. Less time will be spent monitoring video and more time will be available to help first responders in the field.

Motorola Solutions acquired Avigilon in March 2018. Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops and manufactures advanced security surveillance solutions, including video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions.

Motorola Solutions Announces New Mission-Critical Devices and Software for First Responders

on Monday, 06 August 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

New ASTRO® software and APX™ 8000 hazloc radio enable seamless communications for any rescue operation

LAS VEGAS – Aug. 6, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) continues to develop advanced communication technologies built for the needs of public safety. The company’s first responder devices and its end-to-end suite of software solutions work together to improve command center operations from the time a 9-1-1 call is placed to after an incident is resolved.

“Motorola Solutions is paving the way for interoperable mission-critical communications across land-mobile radio (LMR) and broadband networks,” said Bruce Brda, Motorola Solutions executive vice president of Products & Solutions. “Our Command Center software suite provides a unified experience across emergency call handling, command and control, and management of records and evidence. Information is shared seamlessly to help protect those who protect us.”

These technologies will be showcased at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2018 expo, Aug. 6-7 in Las Vegas. Motorola Solutions will be in booth #1015 and their NG9-1-1 solutions will be showcased in booth #1325.


NEW MISSION-CRITICAL DEVICES

APX™ 8000H and APX 8000HXE
When first responders are surrounded by explosive gases and flammable vapors, they need to know that it's safe to communicate. Motorola Solutions is introducing two new hazardous location (hazloc) versions of its popular APX 8000 all-band P25 radio, both certified to the Class 1 Div 1 standard by Underwriters' Laboratory (UL). The APX 8000H is built for law enforcement, military and federal agencies. The APX 8000HXE is designed for firefighters and disaster management teams.


LEX L11 – AT&T Certified and FirstNet Ready
The LEX L11 public safety LTE device is AT&T certified and designed for the U.S. broadband First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) or similar global public safety networks. Motorola Solutions is working with AT&T to provide first responders with the next generation of software capabilities, including voice, data and message sharing across a secure network to enable them to quickly access and coordinate action based on vital information.

NEW SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Critical Connect
When a large-scale emergency strikes, fast inter-agency collaboration is key to a coordinated response. Critical Connect is a cloud-based solution that enables any agency connected to this service to communicate between Motorola Solutions’ LMR systems and mission-critical applications. System interoperability and data sharing is fast and secure. Agencies can communicate via voice or Motorola Solutions push-to-talk services while sharing broadband data information such as pictures, videos, location and other intelligence information.

ASTRO® 25 Location on Receive
It is critical for command center dispatchers to know the location of first responders – especially when call traffic is high. The new ASTRO 25 Location on Receive feature enables APX radios to automatically report their coordinates to a mapping application, even while receiving voice calls. It provides dispatchers with enhanced situational awareness to help them respond to calls more effectively and keep personnel safer. 

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About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates mission-critical communications solutions, including devices, networks, software and video, 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 Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

on Monday, 06 August 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Company raises full-year revenue and earnings outlook
 
• Sales of $1.8 billion, up 18 percent from a year ago
• Organic revenuegrowth of 6 percent
• Backlog of $9.4 billion, up $919 million or 11 percent from a year ago
• GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $1.05, up 35 percent
• Non-GAAP EPS* of $1.46, up 30 percent
 
CHICAGO – Aug. 2, 2018 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today reported its earnings results for the second quarter of 2018. Click here for a printable news release and financial tables.
 
"Our outstanding second-quarter results highlight the continued strength of our land-mobile radio business and momentum in services and software," said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. "With our strong earnings, cash generation and highest Q2 backlog position ever, we are well positioned for continued growth."
 
KEY FINANCIAL RESULTS (presented in millions, except per share data and percentages)

  Q2 2018  Q2 2017 % Change
  Sales $1,760 $1,497 18%
 
GAAP
  Operating Earnings $273 $261 5%
  % of Sales 15.5% 17.4%  
  EPS $1.05 $0.78 35%
 
Non-GAAP
  Operating Earnings $378 $316 20%
  % of Sales 21.5% 21.1%  
  EPS $1.46 $1.12 30%
 
Products and Systems Integration Segment
  Sales $1,189 $1,047 14%
  GAAP Operating Earnings $175 $190 (8)%
  % of Sales 14.7% 18.1%  
  Non-GAAP Operating Earnings $226 $204 11%
  % of Sales 19.0% 19.5%  
 
Services and Software Segment
  Sales $571 $450 27%
  GAAP Operating Earnings $98 $71 38%
  % of Sales 17.2% 15.8%  
  Non-GAAP Operating Earnings $152 $112 36%
  % of Sales 26.6% 24.9%  

  

*Non-GAAP financial information excludes the after-tax impact of approximately $0.41 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.
                           
OTHER SELECTED FINANCIAL RESULTS
• Revenue - Sales increased $263 million, or 18 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven by growth in all regions. Approximately $154 million of revenue growth was related to acquisitions, and $24 million was related to the adoption of accounting standard ASC 606. The Products and Systems Integration segment grew 14 percent driven by the Americas and EMEA. The Services and Software segment grew 27 percent led by the Americas and EMEA.
• Operating margin - GAAP operating margin was 15.5 percent of sales, compared with 17.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. The decline reflects higher operating expenses related to acquisitions, partially offset by higher gross margins in Services, the adoption of ASC 606 and favorable mix. Non-GAAP operating margin was 21.5 percent of sales, compared with 21.1 percent in the year-ago quarter driven by higher gross margin partially offset by higher operating expenses related to acquisitions.
• Cash flow - Operating cash flow was $425 million, compared with $173 million of operating cash generated in the year-ago quarter. Free cash flow2 was $384 million, compared with $120 million of free cash flow generated in the year-ago quarter. Cash flow for the quarter was higher on improved working capital and higher earnings.
• Capital allocation - The company paid $84 million in cash dividends. From a debt perspective, the company repaid $100 million on the revolving credit facility ahead of schedule, leaving an outstanding balance of $300 million. The company also repaid the remaining $40 million revolver balance assumed in the Avigilon acquisition and closed this credit facility.
• Backlog - The company ended the quarter with backlog of $9.4 billion, up $919 million from the year-ago quarter. Products and Systems Integration segment backlog was up 13 percent or $367 million, and Services and Software was up 10 percent or $552 million. Land mobile radio demand led by the Americas continues to drive backlog growth.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
Services and Software wins
• $50 million for a multi-year services agreement for a county wide P25 system in North America
• $41 million for command center software and 10-year services award in Asia
• $16 million multi-year services renewal in Chile
 
Products and Systems Integration wins
• $71 million P25 system upgrade in Northern Africa
• $35 million P25 expansion for New South Wales Telco Authority in Australia
• $15 million P25 system replacement for Flagler County, Florida
• $495 million five-year IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) P25 radio upgrade for U.S. Army
 
BUSINESS OUTLOOK
• Third-quarter 2018 - Motorola Solutions expects revenue growth of approximately 13 percent compared with the third quarter of 2017. The company expects non-GAAP earnings in the range of $1.67 to $1.72 per share. This assumes 173 million fully diluted shares.
• Full-year 2018 - The company now expects revenue growth of approximately 14.5 percent, up from the prior outlook of 14 percent including $40 million of unfavorable currency impact since our prior guidance. The company now expects non-GAAP earnings per share in the range of $6.79 to $6.89, up from the prior guidance of $6.70 to $6.85. This assumes current foreign exchange rates, approximately 172 million fully diluted shares and a 25 percent effective tax rate.
 
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. 2. 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 2018 Q2 2017
Net sales $1,760 $1,497
Gross margin 822 690
Operating earnings 273 261
Amounts attributable to Motorola Solutions, Inc. common stockholders
Net earnings

180

131
Diluted EPS $1.05 $0.78
Weighted average diluted common shares outstanding 171.7 169.0


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 2018.

(per diluted common share) Q2 2018
   
GAAP Earnings $1.05
   
Highlighted Items:  
Share-based compensation expense 0.08
Reorganization of business charges 0.10
Intangibles amortization expense 0.23
Avigilon purchase accounting adjustment 0.04
Sale of investments 0.01
Loss on foreign currency related to Avigilon purchase 0.01
FIN 48 reserve 0.01
State audit settlement (0.07)
   
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $1.46

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.
 
Organic revenue:  Reflects net sales calculated under GAAP excluding net sales from acquired business owned for less than four full quarters, and excludes the affects of ASC 606. Management believes organic revenue helps it and investors better identify the underlying trends of established and ongoing operations by excluding the effects of acquisitions and accounting adjustments which can obscure period to period comparisons.
 
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 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.
 
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 2018. Motorola Solutions cautions the reader that the risk factors below, as well as those on pages 8 through 20 in Item 1A of Motorola Solutions’ 2017 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) 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; (6) 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; (7) 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; (8) the outcome of ongoing and future tax matters; (9) 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; (10) risks related to dependence on certain key suppliers, subcontractors, third-party distributors and other representatives; (11) the impact on the company's performance and financial results from strategic acquisitions or divestitures; (12) risks related to the company's manufacturing and business operations in foreign countries; (13) the creditworthiness of the company's customers and distributors, particularly purchasers of large infrastructure systems; (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 complete acquisitions or 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; and (22) 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
Organic revenue reflects net sales calculated under GAAP excluding net sales from acquired business owned for less than four full quarters and excluding the effects of ASC 606.
2  Free cash flow represents operating cash flow less capital expenditures.
 
ABOUT MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates mission-critical communications solutions, including devices, networks, services, software and video, 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.
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Tama McWhinney
Motorola Solutions
+1 847-538-1865
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INVESTOR CONTACT
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Motorola Solutions
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Motorola Solutions Files Copyright Infringement Complaint Against Hytera Communications in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

on Monday, 06 August 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

New Complaint is in Addition to the Company’s Ongoing Litigation Against Hytera in the Northern District of Illinois and Other Jurisdictions Related to Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Misappropriation 

Company Remains Committed to Protecting its Valuable Intellectual Property
 
CHICAGO – July 30, 2018 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced it has filed a motion to add a claim for copyright infringement to its litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the “District Court”) against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583), Hytera America, Inc. and Hytera Communications America (West), Inc. The new claim asserts that Hytera has unlawfully copied Motorola Solutions’ source code into the source code used in Hytera products in violation of U.S. copyright laws, which only became known to Motorola Solutions during hearings related to the trade secret litigation.
 
As previously announced, in March 2017 Motorola Solutions filed complaints against Hytera in the District Court asserting that Hytera’s two-way radios, base stations, repeaters and dispatch systems, as well as its related commercialization and sales activities, are infringing patents owned by Motorola Solutions and utilizing stolen Motorola Solutions trade secrets.
 
Motorola Solutions’ new claim asserts that Hytera illegally obtained Motorola Solutions’ source code for its software computer programs—among the most confidential and carefully guarded of Motorola Solutions’ proprietary technology—and copied portions of it verbatim into Hytera’s digital two-way radio products. Motorola Solutions believes this claim represents clear additional evidence that Hytera’s employees copied Motorola Solutions’ proprietary technologies. As a result, Motorola Solutions is bringing this new claim against Hytera for copyright infringement as part of its efforts to protect its valuable intellectual property from Hytera’s copying and theft.
 
“In addition to its egregious patent infringement and trade secret theft, it is now clear that Hytera also committed copyright infringement by illegally copying our original source code developed by Motorola Solutions’ world-class engineers,” said Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions. “We are confident the District Court will agree that Hytera is a serial infringer and misappropriator of Motorola Solutions’ intellectual property. Motorola Solutions has long been a pioneering leader in technology innovation, as evidenced by the approximately 5,000 patents we have developed. We remain committed to vigorously and fully protecting our intellectual property in the United States and internationally through all available legal remedies.”
 
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.
 
Media Contact
Andrew Siegel / Aura Reinhard / Aiden Woglom
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
+1-212-355-4449
 
Investor Contact
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Motorola Solutions
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MOTOROLA, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2018 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Motorola Solutions and Avigilon Help Secure and Revitalize ‘The District’ Detroit

on Wednesday, 25 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Ilitch Holdings, Inc. selects a complete security and critical communications solution to enhance community safety

VANCOUVER, CANADA, July 24, 2018 – Ilitch Holdings, Inc. has selected Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) and Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, to help enhance customer experience and safety at its landmark properties in Detroit.

Ilitch Holdings, Inc. sought to reinvigorate its home city, Detroit, by investing in public infrastructure and local businesses, and by promoting public safety in and around its state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, offices and retailers throughout “The District” Detroit, a $1.4B sports and entertainment destination located in downtown Detroit.

Ilitch Holdings, Inc., in partnership with security integrator Identify, Inc., installed a complete Avigilon security solution powered by video analytics that includes more than 1,600 Avigilon cameras, Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software and Avigilon’s Access Control Manager (ACM) system. The complete solution enables security operators to quickly detect, search and verify critical events to save valuable time and effort during investigations.

Ilitch Holdings, Inc. uses Motorola Solutions’ MOTOTRBOTM professional two-way radios to communicate across its properties including Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park and Fox Theater. When a suspicious activity is flagged using the Avigilon solution, security staff can quickly contact each other using MOTOTRBO radios and take immediate action to keep visitors to The District Detroit safe.

“We’re proud to see downtown Detroit thriving and our top priority is to create a safe and welcoming environment for our guests and local community,” said Tim Sopha, Director of Corporate Security for Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “We chose Avigilon and Motorola Solutions because, together, they provide us with a unique system for public safety that allows us to monitor, communicate and respond more effectively.”

“The District Detroit is making an incredible impact on the city of Detroit by attracting new visitors from throughout the region where they can take part in this immersive sports and entertainment experience,” said James Henderson, Avigilon’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “This project is an excellent example of how Avigilon and Motorola Solutions’ technologies work together to provide a new level of public safety.”

Little Caesars Arena and Comerica Park are U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act certified. As part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (SAFETY) encourages the creation and use of anti-terrorism technologies and practices. To enhance fan experience and safety, as well as to comply with SAFETY Act certification, Ilitch Holdings, Inc. selected Avigilon for its SAFETY Act designated technologies.

To learn more about Avigilon’s solutions for city surveillance, please visit the following link: http://avigilon.com/case-studies/#city-surveillance.

For more information on product availability, please contact:

http://avigilon.com/contact-sales.

About Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates mission-critical communications solutions, including devices, networks, software and video, 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.

About Avigilon

Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras and access control solutions. To learn more about Avigilon, visit avigilon.com.

© 2018, Avigilon Corporation. All rights reserved. AVIGILON, the AVIGILON logo, AVIGILON CONTROL CENTER, ACC, ACCESS CONTROL MANAGER, and ACM are trademarks of Avigilon Corporation. MOTOROLA, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. Other names or logos mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Ilitch Holdings, Inc., was established in 1999 to provide professional services to certain businesses that were founded or purchased by Detroit entrepreneurs Mike and/or Marian Ilitch. The Ilitch companies represent leading brands in the food, sports and entertainment industries, including Little Caesars, Blue Line Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program and Champion Foods. The organization also has a joint venture interest in 313 Presents. Additionally, Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone — a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit will deliver $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.

Motorola Solutions to Issue Second-Quarter 2018 Earnings Results on Aug. 2

on Wednesday, 25 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Webcast presentation by executives to follow earnings release

CHICAGO – July 19, 2018 –Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) will issue its second-quarter 2018 earnings results after the close of the market on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Motorola Solutions will host its quarterly conference call with financial analysts at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EDT) on Aug. 2. The conference call will be webcast live at www.motorolasolutions.com/investors.

Motorola Solutions and the Motorola Solutions Foundation Provide $18M to the National Law Enforcement Museum

on Thursday, 19 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Museum telling the story of U.S. law enforcement will open to the public on Oct. 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – July 19, 2018 – As part of its ongoing support for the National Law Enforcement Museum, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today delivered $2 million in funding to the Museum. With today’s donation, the company and its charitable arm, the Motorola Solutions Foundation, have provided more than $18 million in support for the National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building.

As the Museum’s first founding partner, Motorola Solutions has provided monetary donations to support development and programming, as well as in-kind donations including Motorola Solutions’ state-of-the-art communications and video surveillance solutions that will support the Museum’s day-to-day operations. Motorola Solutions technology also will be featured in an interactive exhibit designed to give visitors a firsthand look at law enforcement.

“It is our privilege to help honor the men and women who protect our communities every day. We are humbled by their sacrifices, and we are honored to be part of this museum that gives them the recognition they deserve,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions. “The National Law Enforcement Museum is a valuable institution that will serve as a bridge between law enforcement personnel and the communities they serve.”

Opening to the public on Oct. 13, 2018, the National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will offer visitors the opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to work in many fields of U.S. law enforcement, ranging from emergency operations to community policing and SWAT, through educational journeys, immersive exhibitions and insightful programs that let visitors “walk in the shoes” of the men and women who keep our communities safe.

“Our ongoing collaboration with Motorola Solutions has been essential to the development of the National Law Enforcement Museum,” said Craig Floyd, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “We are proud to tell the story of U.S. law enforcement, and we look forward to bringing together those who have served with the communities they represent. For generations to come, this Museum will play an important role in honoring those who have sacrificed on our behalf.”

Motorola Solutions’ support for the National Law Enforcement Museum is one example of the company’s longtime commitment to public safety. Motorola has been a founding partner of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund since 1988 and the Museum’s first founding partner since its inception in 2004. This timeline summarizes the partnership history of Motorola Solutions and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Motorola Solutions Awarded $495 Million Ceiling IDIQ Contract to Modernize Communications for the U.S. Army

on Thursday, 19 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Chicago – July 17, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) was awarded a five-year IDIQ contract (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) capped at $495 million by the U.S. Army to update its global mission-critical communications network. As part of the contract, Motorola Solutions will supply the Army with Land Mobile Radio (LMR) P25 subscriber unit radios, accessories, warranty and ancillary services to include installation, programming, training and maintenance.

Motorola Solutions is one of five vendors contracted to modernize the Army’s communications, using the P25 standard to ensure interoperability between devices, enhance security and improve reliability of communications. The project reinforces Motorola Solutions’ commitment to the P25 wireless communications standard to create a more efficient critical communications platform on a global scale.

“The U.S. Army’s continued investment in LMR demonstrates the essential role this technology plays in supporting reliable mission-critical communications to improve the safety and protection of people all over the world,” said Mark McNulty, vice president and general manager, U.S. Federal Government Markets. “The Army sees LMR and the P25 standard as the best approach to create a system of interoperability across multiple technologies on a massive scale.”

Motorola Solutions' P25 offerings integrate voice and data to provide features like group services, advanced text messaging, location awareness and push-to-talk. Radio verification and encryption provides enhanced security to prevent third parties from accessing conversations that include mission-critical and/or personal information.

Motorola Solutions Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH Resulting in Injunction and Recall

on Thursday, 19 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Regional Court of Mannheim Grants Motorola Solutions’ in First Instance Injunction Request, Which Is Preliminarily Enforceable, Preventing Hytera GmbH from Offering and Delivering Infringing Products

Orders Recall and Destruction of Infringing Products; Hytera GmbH Held Liable for Damages

CHICAGO – July 17, 2018 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that it has won its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Münder, Germany (“Hytera GmbH”), the German subsidiary of Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583) of Shenzhen, China, in the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany (the “Mannheim Court”) on July 24, 2017. The Mannheim Court determined in first instance that Hytera GmbH is infringing Motorola Solutions’ patent EP 1 139 562 B1 related to technology that improves the audio performance in two-way handheld radios and car radios. The patented technology provides for an improved listening experience and enhanced audio safety by reducing the radio speaker's transmission of undesirable noise.

As a result of the Mannheim Court’s determination that Hytera GmbH is infringing Motorola Solutions’ patent, it has granted an injunction against Hytera GmbH preventing it from using, selling, importing into or distributing infringing products in Germany. The Mannheim Court also ordered the recall and destruction of infringing products previously sold by Hytera GmbH in Germany and held Hytera GmbH liable for damages in a declaratory decision. This judgment is the first ruling against Hytera GmbH related to the EP 1 139 562 B1 patent, which up until this point Motorola Solutions has not asserted against Hytera anywhere else in the world. While the judgment may be appealed by Hytera GmbH, it is immediately enforceable upon Motorola Solutions’ posting of a required security, which will be completed very shortly.

“Today’s victory marks another milestone in our global efforts to hold Hytera accountable for its infringement of our patents and to preserve the integrity of our intellectual property,” said Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions. “Importantly, not only has the Mannheim Court ordered Hytera GmbH to cease the sale of infringing products in Germany, but also to recall and destroy those it has already sold in Germany.”

Mr. Hacker continued, “Motorola Solutions is the world’s leading provider of two-way radio equipment and systems, and innovation has been integral to our long history of success in a continuously evolving industry. We are proud of our growing and industry-leading portfolio of approximately 5,000 patents. The infringement demonstrated by Hytera creates an unfair playing field and threatens the industry’s ability to innovate. We will continue to take all necessary actions to stop Hytera’s illegal conduct and protect our intellectual property.”

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.

Judge Finds Hytera Communications Infringes Four Motorola Solutions’ Patents

on Wednesday, 11 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Judge Recommends Exclusion Order Preventing Hytera from Importing Certain Infringing Products into the United States and Cease-and-Desist Order Preventing Further Sale and Marketing of Infringing Products Imported into the United States 

CHICAGO – July 3, 2018 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that Administrative Law Judge Mary Joan McNamara of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued a favorable Notice of Initial Determination in its investigation of the patent infringement complaint filed by Motorola Solutions on March 29, 2017 against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (SHE: 002583). In the complaint, Motorola Solutions alleged that Hytera is unlawfully importing and selling two-way radio equipment and systems and related software and components that infringe four of Motorola Solutions’ patents. These patents pertain to technologies central to the operation of Hytera’s professional and commercial radio products available today.

The Judge’s ruling follows a lengthy investigation that culminated in a week-long hearing with testimony from both Motorola Solutions and Hytera witnesses, hundreds of pages of briefing materials and thousands of exhibits. As part of the Initial Determination, Judge McNamara found that all four of Motorola Solutions’ patents are valid, Hytera has infringed them, and Motorola Solutions met the legal requirement of showing a “technical domestic industry” on three of the four patents. Judge McNamara also recommended an exclusion order preventing the importation of infringing products into the United States for Motorola Solutions’ U.S. Patents No. 7,369,869, 7,729,701 and 8,279,991, as well as a cease-and-desist order preventing the further sale and marketing of certain infringing products imported into the United States. A Final Determination by the ITC is scheduled to be issued by Nov. 6, 2018.

“Judge McNamara’s ruling validates our allegations, upholds the integrity of our intellectual property and rebukes Hytera for its unscrupulous and unlawful behavior in willfully infringing Motorola Solutions’ patents,” said Mark Hacker, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Motorola Solutions. “While we consider the Initial Determination an important step, it is only one component of our global efforts to address Hytera’s systematic, brazen and egregious theft and infringement of our intellectual property.”

Mr. Hacker continued, “Motorola Solutions has a long and distinguished track record of innovation with an extensive portfolio of approximately 5,000 patents. We are committed to vigorously defending our valuable intellectual property as we continue to drive innovation for our customers. We greatly appreciate the diligent work undertaken by Judge McNamara and the ITC staff during this investigation, and we are confident that the full ITC will uphold this decision and enter a Final Determination consistent with today’s findings.”

Motorola Solutions’ complaint filed with the ITC, as well as information on Motorola Solutions’ other actions against Hytera, can be accessed athttps://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.

Motorola Solutions Progresses in Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) Plugtest and LEX L11 Certification

on Wednesday, 11 July 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

  • Motorola WAVE powered by Kodiak tested in major plugtest event
  • Mission-critical LTE device Motorola LEX L11 successfully certified

CHICAGO – July 9, 2018 – Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions for public safety and commercial users, has participated in a successful week of plugtesting organized by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) in Texas.

Plugtests are the initial verification of implementations of new standard protocols. They serve as a validation of the standard as well as an early practical test. Protocol plugtests will lead to product interoperability such as the TCCA Interoperability (IOP) Testing & Certification process and the P25 CAP process, which was developed to enable a trusted, open multi-vendor market for TETRA and P25 equipment.

“Standardization is the vehicle to guarantee and empower future-driven smart communication for public safety as well as commercial users,” said Kris Patel, vice president, Unified Communications at Motorola Solutions. “At Motorola Solutions, we are dedicated to being the leader in mission-critical communications solutions worldwide, and we put all our efforts in meeting the highest quality standards. This has made us an integral part of standardization initiatives across the world.”

During the week-long plugtest Motorola Solutions participated in testing for the 3GPP Release 14 Mission-Critical Push-To-Talk (MCPTT) and Mission-Critical Data (MCDATA) protocols, which build the foundation of its standardized WAVE Broadband Push-To-Talk (PTT) platform. These include solutions for high-performance PTT and flexible, ‘over-the-top’ broadband PTT, connecting disparate networks and enabling public safety and commercial users to communicate between smartphones, radios, computers and landlines. The event in Texas allowed Motorola Solutions and 30 leading industry corporations to test 1,900+ test cases successfully. The outcomes are being compiled and evaluated by ETSI and will be made public.

Motorola Solutions has a longstanding relationship with public safety organizations and enterprises. Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Kodiak in 2017 saw the addition of a complementary, carrier-integrated PTT-over-cellular architecture to Motorola Solutions’ existing mission-critical WAVE PTT over broadband portfolio. The Kodiak architecture supports more than 1 million users.

LEX L11 MISSION-CRITICAL LTE DEVICE SUCCESSFULLY CERTIFIED

Motorola Solutions also announces today a number of certifications for its LEX L11 Mission-Critical LTE device, which was designed alongside first responders using global broadband networks. It enables first responders to access secure apps for increased situational awareness. The LEX L11 also offers a rugged and easy-to-operate design, best-in-class audio quality and performance, as well as an advanced end-to-end secure mobile platform and enhanced accessibility.

The LEX L11 has achieved several certifications over the last three months, including regulatory approval in the United States, the European Union and South Korea; Global Certification Forum (GCF) and PTCRB Certification – a pre-condition of mobile network operators to start their own testing. WIFI Alliance and Bluetooth SIG Certification have also been achieved.

Motorola Solutions Marks 50 Year Partnership With Danish Blue Light Organisations

on Thursday, 28 June 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

  • 45,000 Danish public safety users rely on Motorola Solutions’ mission-critical communications system every day
  • Company is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Denmark
  • Glostrup headquarter recognised as global centre of technical excellence for TETRA digital radio technology innovation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – June 26, 2018 – Motorola Solutions will this year mark half a century of collaboration with public safety organisations and commercial customers in Denmark: The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary in country with a strong footprint as TETRA technology leader and provider of the nationwide state-of-the-art TETRA radio system that has been the communications backbone of Danish emergency services for more than 10 years.

The TETRA-based network SINE (SIkkerhedsNEttet) guarantees 99.999% communication for police, rescue services and parts of the defence force through a dedicated, highly resilient, and secure network. The system has undergone continuous upgrades and evolution to meet user expectation and needs.

“Public safety organizations are under enormous pressure – threats are more complex, populations are growing, budgets are under pressure, and constant scrutiny has resulted in even greater accountability,” said Michael Kaae, Vice President Northern & Eastern Europe and Managing Director Denmark at Motorola Solutions. “Blue light organizations need highly reliable, mission-critical communications solutions from a partner who not only understands the current needs, but has a clear vision for the future.”

“Motorola Solutions is the only major company solely focused on public safety, and we therefore lead mission-critical communication solutions worldwide. We will continue to invest in TETRA and public safety LTE broadband solutions to prepare for the future needs.”

“We are proud to provide Danish public safety organisations with a reliable network that offers excellent performance to help ensure the safety of the citizens of Denmark.”

Denmark’s pivotal role in global TETRA solutions

Motorola Solutions has a longstanding relationship with Danish public safety organisations and enterprises. Denmark was one of the initiators of the TETRA standard and strongly involved in the development of the standard used by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Consequently, Motorola Solutions’ Dimetra TETRA software releases around the world have a significant development footprint in Denmark. The expertise of the local team in Glostrup / Copenhagen ranges from experts for infrastructure and devices to managed services, sales and system deployment. Currently, 200 engineers are working in Glostrup making the Danish facility one of Motorola Solutions’ technical focus areas worldwide.

“We are extremely proud of our heritage in Denmark and the world-class work that has come out of the Golstrup team, and we look forward to bringing many more innovations to emergency services around the world as a result,” said Kaae.

Motorola Solutions Releases 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report; Recognized for Excellence in Corporate Citizenship

on Thursday, 28 June 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

CHICAGO - June 21, 2018 - Motorola Solutions today released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report, which highlights its performance as a responsible corporate citizen that is committed to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities where it operates.
 
“We’re proud of the progress we made in 2017, and our momentum will continue throughout 2018 as we celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary. Since 1928, we have maintained a long and proud heritage as a global company that conducts our business with integrity, continually enhances and improves our environment, and forges strong partnerships in the communities where we live, work and do business,” said Terry Bell, vice president, environment, health and safety.
 
Highlights from the 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report report include:
  

  • Donated $10.7 million from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to support more than 3 million students, teachers, first responders and their families affiliated with more than 260 organizations in 37 countries
  • Completed 36,000 employee volunteer hours 
  • Produced 29.6 percent less waste compared with the previous year 
  • Reduced global water use by 25 percent and companywide electricity use by 15 percent
  • Decreased total carbon footprint by 20 percent 

Additionally, Motorola Solutions this week was honored for the fifth consecutive year by the Points of Light Foundation with its Civic 50 award, which recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.

Motorola Solutions also has been recognized by Barron’s (Top 100 Sustainable Companies 2018), Forbes (Just 100 America’s Best Corporate Citizens 2017), Newsweek (Top U.S. Green Companies 2017) and Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (2017).

Public Safety Agencies Enhance Operations with Motorola Solutions Command Center Software

on Friday, 22 June 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions will showcase software solutions designed for the needs of 911 agencies at NENA 2018

CHICAGO – June 14, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) continues to pave the way for public safety communications with groundbreaking command center software for emergency call handling, command and control, and management of records and evidence.

“Public safety agencies require advanced technologies that address their unique needs when every second counts,” said Andrew Sinclair, general manager and corporate vice president, Software Enterprise, Motorola Solutions. “Our end-to-end suite of software solutions work together seamlessly to improve command center operations from the time a 911 call is placed to after an incident is resolved.”

At the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 2018 Conference, June 16-21 in Nashville, Tenn., Motorola Solutions will demonstrate software for call takers, dispatchers and intelligence analysts, including solutions that intelligently guide 911 agencies down the path to Next Generation 911 (NG911).

Lubbock Emergency Communication District in Texas is one of several agencies working with Motorola Solutions to advance its operations to NG911 by replacing analog equipment with new IP infrastructure. The agency will be implementing Motorola Solutions’ VESTA® NEXT call-routing service that will, in the future, enable the geospatial routing of 911 calls from Lubbock District’s 350,000 residents and visitors along with the future ability to send data and images as part of their 911 calls.

“VESTA’s agnostic platform and the a la carte service offerings were a major selling point for us,” said Michael Grossie, executive director of the Lubbock Emergency Communication District. “VESTA is a proven leader in the 911 industry, so it made sense to integrate their solutions into our network.”

VESTA NEXT delivers the critical elements agencies need for NG911 including call routing, emergency service IP networks (ESInet), GIS services, cybersecurity and network monitoring dedicated to public safety.

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