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Victoria Police gain road safety technology edge with Motorola Solutions

on Thursday, 18 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Advanced, real-time number plate technology to help police reduce the state’s road toll

Victoria Police have gained an important advantage in protecting the state’s roads with new number plate recognition and in car video technology from Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI).

The high-resolution, cloud-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology enables police to rapidly scan through thousands of vehicle number plates to identify dangerous and unauthorised drivers in real-time. This helps police to detect stolen and unregistered vehicles and crack down on offences including traffic violations, speeding and more.

The five year, state-wide managed service contract is valued at around AUD$17.3M and will fit out 220 Highway Patrol vehicles with the latest in-car video technology.

The solution will also increase protection and accountability for interactions between police and the public through the collection of high quality video and audio recordings that can be submitted as evidence in court.

The technology is vital to achieving the goals outlined in Towards Zero, the Victorian Government’s plan to make roads safer while striving for the ultimate goal of zero deaths on Victorian roads.

The mobile number plate program will complement other systems being used by Victoria Police, including its BlueConnect Mobile Technology program.

Managed services support with ongoing opportunities for innovation

The solution draws on Motorola Solutions’ proven experience in delivering state-of-the-art technology and managed services to Victorian emergency services.

Motorola Solutions Vice President and Managing Director, Steve Crutchfield, said fresh and reliable number plate data provides public safety agencies with valuable insights into road user behaviour.

“By combining ANPR detection with in-car video, this solution will provide high quality visual and audio corroboration of incidents and offences witnessed by police. Solutions like this have been proven to increase accountability and even make individuals modify their behaviour when they know they are being filmed, contributing to greater safety for all road users and police officers.”

The agreement with Motorola Solutions gives Victoria Police the flexibility to add enhancements to the program over time as vehicle and video standards and technologies mature.

In addition to the high-resolution number plate technology, Motorola Solutions manages the networks that provide Victoria Police with mission-critical radio communications and narrowband data services.

Motorola Solutions also provides Victoria Police with a mobility managed service to increase situational awareness, safety and productivity for police officers on the front line with a purpose-built mobility application to help officers manage their daily workflows.

Motorola Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions

on Wednesday, 17 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Will enable U.S. public safety customers to access richer data for criminal investigations to solve cases faster

CHICAGO – Oct. 11, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced an exclusive partnership with the government division of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading global provider of information and analytics. The partnership will bring LexisNexis Risk Solutions data and analytics into Motorola Solutions’ public safety software platform, enabling users to better focus investigations, detect patterns, anticipate events and deploy resources more efficiently.
 
“Our partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions enhances the intelligence capabilities available across our public safety software applications,” said Andrew Sinclair, corporate vice president and general manager, Software Enterprise, Motorola Solutions. “Our users will be able to quickly and seamlessly search across public records as well as their own agency data, and advanced analytics will generate critical insights that provide more comprehensive views of incidents, individuals and locations.”
 
Bringing LexisNexis Risk Solutions data into the public safety workflow will accelerate the process of gathering public information to support incidents and investigations, which today can be a manual process involving multiple databases and disconnected information. The partnership will allow public safety users to quickly discover, visualize and use connections between pieces of data.
 
“For almost two decades, we have served the public safety market, and we are pleased to collaborate with Motorola Solutions to create a joint solution that brings more data into public safety operations, helping solve cases faster and enhance officer safety,” said Haywood Talcove, CEO, Government Solutions, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “Our first responders keep our communities safe, and we are honored to support them.”
 
The joint solution is expected to be available in the U.S. as part of Motorola Solutions’ public safety software suite in early 2019.

National Law Enforcement Museum Unveils Interactive 911 Exhibit

on Wednesday, 17 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

A National Law Enforcement Museum News Release

‘911 Emergency Ops’ exhibit, sponsored by Motorola Solutions, puts visitors in the seat of a 911 dispatcher with simulated emergency scenarios 
 
WASHINGTON – The National Law Enforcement Museum — the nation’s only museum dedicated to exploring nearly every facet of U.S. law enforcement — unveiled today its 911 Emergency Ops exhibit, sponsored by Motorola Solutions. The exhibit allows visitors to take on the important role of a 911 dispatcher and learn how this communications system is essential to the work of law enforcement.
 
Visitors stepping into the exhibit will experience the real-life intensity of a public safety command center and learn about the role of a 911 dispatcher — an important connection between the caller and first responders. Visitors will take a seat at one of three stations resembling the console used by a 911 dispatcher. They are guided through a series of 911 calls — processing information, setting priorities and dispatching officers to the scene of an emergency. Once completed, the visitor will see a video showing how the actions they chose would be implemented in a real incident.
  
“To call 911 and know that help is on the way is at the heart of the relationship citizens have with law enforcement,” said David Brant, executive director at the National Law Enforcement Museum. “Encounters with officers at times of crisis help form our view of law enforcement, and 911 dispatchers play a crucial role in ensuring first responders get where they need to be as quickly as possible. It was important for us to bring this element of law enforcement to our visitors.”
 
The exhibit is sponsored by Motorola Solutions — the leading provider of mission-critical communications and video solutions for law enforcement — and uses simplified versions of real-world technology to provide an authentic experience for visitors. In addition to providing the two-way radio communications systems used by law enforcement agencies around the world, the company also designs and delivers public safety software, including emergency call-handling solutions. 
 
“911 dispatchers face extremely stressful situations each day and must make quick decisions when lives are on the line,” said Matt Blakely, executive director, Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We're proud to sponsor the 911 Emergency Ops exhibit, which gives citizens a look at the heart of a public safety command center and a better understanding of why the role of a 911 dispatcher is so critical."
 
Also featured next to the 911 Emergency Ops exhibit will be the red phone that received the first-ever 911 call on Feb. 16, 1968, on loan from the City of Haleyville, Ala., where the call was placed. Its inclusion in the Museum highlights the importance of the 911 system for public safety. Today more than 240 million calls are made to 911 operators in the United States and in many areas, 80 percent or more are made from a wireless device.
 
The National Law Enforcement Museum opens to the public on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — following a dedication ceremony on Thursday, October 11. The Museum is located at Judiciary Square across from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and is dedicated to expanding and enriching the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, insightful programs and community partnerships.
 
For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum and updates on grand opening events, please visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org.
 

Florida Selects Motorola Solutions for New Public Safety Statewide Radio System

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Florida Department of Management Services will enter final negotiations with Motorola Solutions for the state’s new mission critical P25 radio system

CHICAGO – Oct. 8, 2018 – The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) announced that it has the authority to award a contract to Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) to build and manage the new statewide Project 25 (P25) public safety radio system.

Motorola Solutions will provide Florida with an interoperable ASTRO® 25 land mobile radio (LMR) system for improved coverage, reliability and audio clarity for first responders across the state. The new Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) buildout -- valued at over half a billion dollars -- is scheduled to begin in 2020.

“Motorola Solutions is proud to have been selected by the DMS to build Florida’s new mission-critical radio communications system,” said Robert Marshall, Motorola Solutions sales vice president. “The state-of-the-art ASTRO 25 network will provide interoperable, multi-agency communications between federal, state, and local governments first responders to help them protect Florida’s millions of residents and visitors.”

The DMS’ announcement reaffirms the March 13, 2018, notice of intent to award the statewide system to Motorola Solutions and the State of Florida Administrative Law Judge's Sept. 5, 2018, recommended order confirming the DMS’ selection of Motorola Solutions.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. 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.

Orlando Police Department Uses Leading-Edge Motorola Solutions Si500 Body-Worn Cameras

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions Si500 body-worn cameras and digital evidence management software provides a secure solution from capture to courtroom
 
ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 8, 2018 – Police officers from the Orlando Police Department are using Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) Si500 body-worn cameras to strengthen community trust by improving accountability and transparency. When a video is taken, built-in security protects evidence captured at the scene of incident so that it remains untouched throughout its lifecycle.
 
“Our solutions are built for the mission-critical needs of public safety,” said Robert Marshall, vice president of sales, Motorola Solutions. “We have been working closely with the Orlando Police Department to provide them with secure solutions, such as the Si500, that help them protect residents and the millions of visitors who enjoy the city’s attractions.”
 
Cybersecurity is critical in this day and age, especially when it comes to information that can help protect communities. The Si500 and its digital evidence management software is a secure solution that safeguards evidence against tampering. Chain of custody is automatically established when a video and additional information is captured.
 
The Si500 goes beyond industry practices for cybersecurity protocols and data integrity. Videos are encrypted both on the Si500 and when being transmitted over Wi-Fi. The Si500 is also more than a body-worn camera. It includes a touch screen for evidence management and has a built-in speaker microphone that connects to Motorola Solutions APXTM two-way radios. Officers do not need to wear a separate speaker microphone, reducing the load they have to carry when on patrol.
 
The Si500 works seamlessly with Motorola Solutions’ end-to-end suite of command center software designed to improve operations from the time an emergency call is placed to after an incident is resolved.
 
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Motorola Solutions enhances communications at Christchurch Airport amid New Zealand tourism boom

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Upgraded MOTOTRBO network provides enhanced communications and smart applications to create safer cities and thriving industries
 
CHRISTCHURCH -- New Zealand, Oct. 8, 2018 – The Orion Group has extended its advanced communications network across New Zealand with Motorola Solutions’(NYSE: MSI) state-of-the-art digital radio systems.
 
The highly flexible communications network is enabling further growth and success for New Zealand’s critical industries including the aviation sector.
 
As New Zealand’s travel boom continues, the innovative network plays a critical role in the delivery of efficient and safe operations every day at Christchurch Airport.
 
Each year, more than 6.5 million passengers travel through Christchurch, with that number expected to reach 8.5 million by 2025.
 
Key tourism statistics from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment this year revealed international arrivals into Christchurch increased by 8.5 per cent, while departures rose by 5.5 per cent year on year to June 2018. The 2018 Botannic D'Lights festival in Christchurch during August attracted more than 136,000 people - more than the population of the South Island’s second-largest city, Dunedin.
 
With such heavy passenger flows through the international gateway to the South Island, Christchurch Airport relies on its communication system to keep services running on time, staff and passengers safe, and to improve the quality of the overall customer experience.
 
Christchurch Airport worked with Motorola Solutions and TL Parker - a founding member of New Zealand’s Orion Group of channel partners - to upgrade its existing communications network. This provided the airport with smart applications for seamless communication between staff using radios and other devices including smartphones and tablets.
 
“Smart applications including WAVE enable instant communication between all employees regardless of the type of device they use,” said Tim Morris, Manager of Airfield Operations at Christchurch Airport.
 
“Additionally, with GPS and messaging services we can locate and mobilise our resources instantly in an emergency. This improves situational awareness across the board so we can make better-informed and faster decisions when it matters most,” Morris said.
 
The resilience of the airport’s communications network was demonstrated during the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
 
“Cellular communications went down during the 2011 earthquake but the radio network remained operational,” said Garry Parker, Chief Executive Officer, TL Parker. “This was due to a single channel dedicated to all airline companies provided by TL Parker and Motorola Solutions. It proved its resilience through each aftershock and was used to help coordinate the safe arrival of civil defence and other emergency personnel into Christchurch within 90 minutes of the earthquake.”
 
The airport’s strong customer services philosophy, including investment in advanced communications, has enabled it to win multiple awards this year, including theprestigious SKYTRAX World Airport Award as best regional airport in Australia/Pacific.
 
Motorola Solutions sees a wider trend of New Zealand enterprises investing in advanced communications to strengthen the country’s economic growth forecasts over coming years.  This includes vital industry sectors such as transport and logistics that continue to perform well in key economic indicators including the ANZ Truckometer.
 
“Airports provide a great example of organisations with staff working in a variety of different roles and functions who need to stay connected to instant, group-based communication,” said Steve Crutchfield, Vice President and Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Motorola Solutions.
 
“Radio networks are no longer being designed only with two-way voice communication in mind. As new data created by the industrial internet of things and other sources continues to grow, communication networks provide a platform for enterprises to add further innovation and new services over time,” he said.

Motorola Solutions Advances First Responder End-to-End Software Experience

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Integrated Avigilon video analytics and command center software scenario showcased at IACP 2018
 
ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 5, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), the only company offering an end-to-end software suite for first responders, continues to advance the mission-critical communications experience to help protect those who protect us.
 
At the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2018, Motorola Solutions will demonstrate a software scenario from the beginning of a police event through its closure. Each step will be shown in the company’s CommandCentral software suite that works across emergency call handling, command and control, and records and evidence management.
 
“Motorola Solutions is changing the experience for law enforcement officials by providing them with software that works together through every step of an incident,” said Andrew Sinclair, general manager and corporate vice president, Software Enterprise, Motorola Solutions. “We’re automating tasks and equipping first responders with critical data and intelligence that enables them to focus their time and effort on protecting the communities they serve.”
 
NEW AT IACP 2018
 
CommandCentral Aware now powered with Avigilon advanced video analytics
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Motorola Solutions announced the enhanced CommandCentral Aware integration with Avigilon Control CenterTM (ACC) video management software that now includes Avigilon’s patented self-learning video analytics.
 
Command center analysts have one integrated source for the actionable information they need to help first responders on the front line. With Avigilon’s self-learning video analytics, the movement of people and vehicles of interest is automatically detected and CommandCentral Aware operators are alerted to potentially critical events that may need further investigation, helping them take decisive action.
 
“Integrating our patented analytics into CommandCentral Aware provides analysts a unique and powerful security and critical communications solution for fast response and reduced investigation times,” said James Henderson, Avigilon’s president and chief operating officer.
 
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) chooses Motorola Solutions’ new Digital Evidence Management System
On Thursday, Oct. 4, Motorola Solutions announced LVMPD’s selection of the company’s Digital Evidence Management system. This end-to-end solution is unique to the market in that it ensures the integrity of evidence while also simplifying workflows for police officers via a single sign-on portal for all evidence tied to an incident.
 
LVMPD will be using:
  

  • CommandCentral Vault to collect, store and make readily accessible digital evidence, including fixed video footage, crime scene photos and other data, to quickly respond to information requests and keep cases moving forward.
  • CommandCentral Aware to aggregate and integrate streaming video, real-time alerts, advanced data analytics, resource tracking, social media analytics, voice, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), records information and more into a single, intuitive interface with layered geospatial mapping. 
  • CommandCentral Analytics to compile historical incident data from existing computer-aided dispatch and record systems into heat charts, graphs, maps and activity timeline views.

The CommandCentral software experience and these new solutions will be shown in Motorola Solutions’ booth #2201, Oct. 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Las Vegas Police Department Chooses Motorola Solutions’ New Digital Evidence Management System for a Secure and Integrated Unified Platform

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Motorola Solutions’ digital evidence management system centralizes and strengthens chain of custody for police departments 
 
CHICAGO – Oct. 4, 2018 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) selected Motorola Solutions’ (NYSE:MSI) Digital Evidence Management System in a recently signed 10-year, $18.98 million contract. This end-to-end solution is unique to the market in that it ensures the integrity of evidence while also simplifying workflows for police officers via a single sign-on portal for all evidence tied to an incident. The solution is part of Motorola Solutions’ complete CommandCentral software suite that provides a unified experience across emergency call handling, command and control, and management of records and evidence.
 
As part of this next generation of digital evidence management solution, LVMPD will use CommandCentral Vault to collect, store and make readily accessible digital evidence, including fixed video footage, crime scene photos and other data, to quickly respond to information requests and keep cases moving forward. The solution features deep integration and auto correlation between the records management system and CommandCentral Vault.  
 
Another key component of the CommandCentral software suite, CommandCentral Aware,will help the department aggregate and integrate streaming video, real-time alerts, advanced data analytics, resource tracking, social media analytics, voice, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), records information and more into a single, intuitive interface with layered geospatial mapping.
 
LVMPD will also use Motorola Solutions’ CommandCentral Analytics to compile historical incident data from existing computer-aided dispatch and record systems into heat charts, graphs, maps and activity timeline views.  In addition, TipSubmit and CrimeReports from Motorola Solutions will be employed to create a two-way dialogue with the community by enabling residents and visitors to proactively share local crime information while gaining visibility into agency operations.
 
“Our top priority is building mission-critical solutions that drive safer cities, and a major part of that is ensuring all evidence tied to an incident is readily accessible,” said Larry Mabry, vice president of sales, Motorola Solutions. “Motorola Solutions’ Digital Evidence Management System allows police departments to better allocate their time by automating backend processes, and it takes evidence management one step further by building trust in the community through transparency around evidence chain of custody."
 
The Digital Evidence Management System will be integrated with LVMPD’s existing Motorola Solutions software and products, including PremierOne CAD and Records. The department will be able to better serve the community and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas every year by using one unified platform to manage the entire incident lifecycle from emergency call management to incident reporting.
 
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Motorola Solutions CommandCentral Software Now Powered with Avigilon Advanced Video Analytics

on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Combination adds new level of video and data intelligence for first responders

CHICAGO -- Oct. 2, 2018 -- In August 2018, Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) announced the first major step in integrating Avigilon Control CenterTM (ACC) video management software into CommandCentral Aware for command center operations. Today, the company announced that it has enhanced the integration to include Avigilon’s patented self-learning video analytics.

Command center analysts now have one integrated source for the actionable information they need to help first responders on the front line. In addition to Avigilon video intelligence, CommandCentral Aware provides them with access to incident details, computer-aided dispatch and records intelligence, geospatial data and real-time alerts from multiple sources.

“CommandCentral Aware is a powerful platform that provides analysts with a detailed operating picture of what is happening at the scene of an incident,” says Andrew Sinclair, general manager and corporate vice president, Software Enterprise, Motorola Solutions. “With the addition of Avigilon video analytics technology, analysts can be automatically alerted to critical events that may need further investigation, helping to proactively keep people safe and assets protected.”

Avigilon self-learning video analytics detect the movement of people and vehicles of interest and alert operators to potentially critical events that may need further investigation, helping them take decisive action.

“Proactive and eventually preventative security requires advanced video analytics technology,” said James Henderson, Avigilon’s president and chief operating officer. “Integrating our patented analytics into CommandCentral Aware provides analysts a unique and powerful security and critical communications solution for fast response and reduced investigation times.”

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 an emergency call is placed to after an incident is resolved.

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 Brings Innovation to Life for Singapore Hackathon Winners

on Thursday, 27 September 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Students pitch their winning concept and gain first-hand experience of cutting-edge technology

SINGAPORE, Sept. 26, 2018 – When three polytechnic students triumphed in a government-run hackathon in Singapore in July, they had no idea it was just the beginning of an ‘eye-opening’ innovation journey that would take them 15,000 kilometres around the world.

The team of students from Singapore Polytechnic won this year’s Code:XtremeApps::2018 hackathon, themed, “Changing our World with AI". The event challenged participants to design innovative solutions with the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The students won the hackathon’s open category with a concept addressing Motorola Solutions’ challenge statement – to develop AI-based technology capable of running intelligent video monitoring capabilities that can be mounted to a drone.

This week, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) hosted the winners at its global headquarters in Chicago. There, the students enjoyed an immersive day of innovation, which included pitching their solution concept to senior Motorola Solutions employees, technology demonstrations and a special coaching session with the company’s Chief Technology Officer Paul Steinberg.

Steinberg said encouraging application developers to solve real-world challenges faced by public safety and enterprise organisations is one important way that Motorola Solutions stimulates innovation across the industry.

“We want the next generation of students and developers thinking about the technology needs of first responders and frontline workers and applying their skills in new ways to address those needs," he said.

“Supporting talent development at the grassroots level and co-creating new solutions in partnership with our customers also reflects our company’s vision to create safer cities and thriving industries for the future. As Motorola Solutions celebrates its 90th anniversary this week, we continue to encourage students and the wider industry to join us in creating innovative solutions to increase safety and productivity for organisations all over the world,” Steinberg said.

‘Eye-opening’ experience for hackathon winners

At the fast-paced, 24-hour hackathon the students designed a concept to help public safety agencies detect and monitor early warning signs for natural disasters. It features an image database trained on AI to identify cracks in buildings and potholes in roads.

At Motorola Solutions’ headquarters, the students learned how innovation could be applied within public safety and enterprise environments through a series of demonstrations. This included Responder Alert technology to increase safety and situational awareness between frontline personnel and control room workers as well as seeing solutions that combine AI with natural language processing software to provide critical intelligence to field workers.

The students also experienced innovations developed in close collaboration with Motorola Solutions’ customers including Future Incident Command. This concept uses an augmented reality headset to provide police and fire incident commanders with multi-dimensional, mixed reality views for of critical events as they unfold.

“When I served as a firefighter with Singapore’s Civil Defence Force, I was involved in a critical incident response where I didn’t have full access to all the information I needed,” Caeden Zhao, Singapore Polytechnic student and hackathon winner, said.

“Being able to visualise data brings considerable benefit to public safety organisations, and it was an eye-opening experience to see the data needed to manage a major event represented in this way,” he said.

Fellow student Jeffrey Lau said the experience with Motorola Solutions helped him to identify new areas to apply his application development and coding skills.

“When we signed up for the Singapore hackathon, we had no idea how much we could learn or how far it could take us,” Lau said.

“It has been a mind-blowing experience learning what innovation looks like inside a large company. Although we have much to learn and more work ahead to develop our solution concept, we leave Chicago with new ideas and optimism about the work we can do in the future,” Lau said.

Motorola Solutions Adds New Features to Ally Cloud-Based Security Software

on Thursday, 27 September 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Ally enables better communication and real-time information sharing between security organizations
 
CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2018 — Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) today announced new features for Ally, its cloud-based security software platform for enterprises in North America. Available now, the enhancements enable communication and real-time information-sharing for security teams.
 
Created for private security companies as well as security teams at hospitals, schools, resorts, manufacturing plants and more, Ally streamlines the management, response and reporting of incidents ranging from an injured employee to more critical situations.
 
“Safety and security are increasingly important in the private sector," said Andrew Sinclair, corporate vice president and general manager, Software Enterprise, Motorola Solutions. "Ally is a flexible, cloud-based solution, which means it can be easily accessed on a desktop or mobile device, giving organizations a single, seamless platform to communicate, respond to calls and manage information.”
 
New features include:
  

  • Integrated push-to-talk across smartphones, computers, MOTOTRBO™ Professional Two-Way Radios and the newly released WAVE™ Two-Way Radio TLK 100, providing rapid, reliable communication between security operations staff and remote personnel   
  • Real-time location sharing to improve safety and response time while increasing efficiency
  • Mass notification to enable organizations to share critical information, such as closures related to inclement weather or safety instructions during a crisis situation, with employees and the public via text message, email and telephone

Ally users also can analyze incident trends using built-in reports and strengthen their proactive security planning based on data-driven insights. For example, an amusement park uses Ally's heat map analytics to identify incident-prone areas and take proactive measures to mitigate future incidents.
 
The complete Ally security software platform, as well as a preview of a forthcoming video integration leveraging video surveillance and analytics technology from Avigilon, will be on display at the 64th annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) exhibition and trade show, happening Sept. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit Motorola Solutions and Avigilon at Booth #2037 for a demo.
 

Motorola Solutions to Showcase Industry-leading Innovations for the Digital Age at Critical Communications MENA 2018 in Dubai, UAE

on Monday, 24 September 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

Real-time artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge – based on intelligent cameras
●       Digital transformation of policing – with body-worn video and powerful analytics
●       Integrated TETRA and LTE broadband networks – the best of both worlds
●       Motorola Solutions celebrates its 90th anniversary
 
DUBAI, UAE – Sept. 24, 2018 – Motorola Solutions will introduce highly advanced mission-critical solutions for creating a powerful state of safety for a digital society at Critical Communications MENA 2018 (September 23-25, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai; UAE, booth B50). CC MENA 2018 highlights will include future-leading solutions for both public safety and commercial organisations focusing on real-time artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, digital transformation of policing as well as integrated TETRA and LTE broadband networks.
 
Mission-critical communications is more important than ever before. Urbanization, in particular, is placing a huge strain on governments and infrastructure as more people require more protection during increasingly uncertain times. Moreover, in the digital age, rapid developments in digital technology have had a profound impact on people’s lives, enabling a digital economy and fundamentally reshaping the landscape for both public safety and commercial businesses.
 
“Society, economy and public safety are undergoing a digital transformation. We provide public safety organisations and commercial customers with the right intelligence and tools to help them enhance their operational efficiency, responsiveness and safety,” said Patrick Fitting, senior sales director for the Middle East at Motorola Solutions. “From TETRA and DMR to LTE, visitors to our CC MENA booth can experience one of the most comprehensive critical communications device portfolios as well as powerful analytics, which facilitate today’s digital transformation.”
 
NEW AT CC MENA 2018 
 
REAL-TIME ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT THE EDGE
The complexity of crime is increasing and the need for efficient information sharing within and between different agencies has never been greater. With the increasing adoption of body-worn video and the growing number of information sources supporting public safety, a tipping point has been reached. If this valuable data cannot be utilised in real time, public safety organisations risk not knowing a critical piece of information that could change the outcome of an incident.
 
At CC MENA 2018, Motorola Solutions will give exclusive insights into its newly acquired end-to-end security platform from Avigilon, which brings high-quality video and Al-based analytics to public safety and commercial workflows. By integrating the Avigilon Control Center™ (ACC) video management software into its command center software suite, Motorola Solutions will provide dispatchers and intelligence analysts with one central source for real-time intelligence that includes video feeds, incident details, alerts, data mapping and responder location.
 
Motorola Solutions will also demonstrate its public safety apps suite featuring new applications like the Capture Mobile Camera app, which allows frontline teams to securely capture images, video and audio with a verifiable chain-of-custody from the moment of capture.
 
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF POLICING
At the show Motorola Solutions will launch its new ST7500 Compact TETRA Radio, which combines a compact and rugged form factor with a small screen that can be used in bright sunlight, an easy-to-use keypad that can be operated even while wearing gloves, a simple user interface and loud and clear audio to provide police officers and emergency medical services with reliable mission-critical communications. This discreet, flexible and modern communications tool also allows commercial users like public transport workers and teams in other sectors to focus on their work and not their radio. With the next generation of Motorola Solutions’ Si500 body-worn cameras, the new LEX L11 mission-critical LTE device  as well as the ADVISORTM TPG2200 TETRA two-way pager, Motorola Solutions is presenting purpose-built devices that help frontline teams perform at their best in the moments that matter.
 
INTEGRATED LMR AND MOBILE BROADBAND NETWORKS
Forward-thinking public safety network providers are planning for an extended period of TETRA coexisting with 3GPP standards-based mobile broadband networks. While TETRA remains the best technology for mission-critical voice services, broadband technologies such as LTE promise cutting-edge, transformative applications that will enhance frontline personnel safety, improve situational awareness and boost productivity. At CC MENA 2018, Motorola Solutions will demonstrate how users can benefit from integrated TETRA and LTE mobile broadband networks.
 
Future-ready technologies like Motorola Solutions’ DIMETRA X Core and DIMETRA Express TETRA systems enable public safety organisations and commercial customers to make the most of their existing TETRA network today, while preparing for additional capabilities offered by mobile broadband tomorrow. Motorola Solutions will also showcase its https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_xu/products/wave-work-group-communications.html&source=gmail&ust=1537630985879000&usg=AFQjCNFZDwIf5onXTHxSjo-J7rR_568vmA" href="https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_xu/products/wave-work-group-communications.html#taboverviewhttps://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_xu/products/wave-work-group-communications.html" target="_blank" style="font-family: arial; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">WAVE broadband push-to-talk application, which forms part of its enhanced command centre software suite. The WAVE platform connects disparate networks, enabling public safety and commercial users to communicate between smartphones, radios, computers and landlines. In a world with an increasing number of connected devices, Motorola Solutions is fostering the development of collaborative solutions that promote flexibility, simplifycommunications and reduce the complexity of operating multiple devices. Motorola Solutions sees a clear market demand for collaborative solutions and devices, which support either TETRA or LTE mobile broadband networks and which interoperate with other equipment around them, creating seamless communications across multiple technologies.
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS’ FOOTPRINT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
2018 marks an important milestone for Motorola Solutions as the company is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The company has a strong heritage and long-standing customer base in the Middle East. The digital radio solutions for reliable and secure voice and data communications are used by leading oil and gas companies like Khalda Petroleum from Egypt, where the technology provides users with robust coverage across all operating sites, increased network capacity and integrated data applications. Moreover, Motorola Solutions recognizes an enormous demand for communication solutions in the hospitality sector, especially in the UAE where leading hotels like the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the five-star Fairmont, and The Palm Dubai, optimize their customer service through Motorola Solutions’ communication solutions.
 
VISIT OUR CC MENA 2018 EXPERT SESSIONS
 
September 24
“Hybrid TETRA & LTE” by Jeppe Jepsen, Director of International Business Relations, Motorola Solutions. September 24, 2018, 11:50am-12:15pm
 
September 25
“The future architecture for AI Public Safety and its application – and it’s not just machine learning” by Faisal Nazir, Senior Solutions Architect, Motorola Solutions.
September 25, 2018, 10:30-10:55am

“Technology Showcase: Shaping Apps for business and mission use in hybrid networks and devices” with Omar El Masri, System Engineering Manager, Motorola Solutions.
September 25, 2018, 13:05-13:50
 

Motorola Solutions Presents New Compact TETRA Radio at CC MENA 2018 in Dubai

on Monday, 24 September 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

  • Motorola Solutions powers frontline mission-critical communications with new ST7500 Compact TETRA Radio.
  • Compact and rugged device connects police and emergency medical services as well as commercial teams.
  • Motorola Solutions showcases its innovations at CC MENA 2018, September 23 to 25 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai,UAE, at booth B50.

DUBAI, UAE – September 24, 2018 – Motorola Solutions unveils a new advanced and compact communication solution for mission-critical communications: At Critical Communications MENA 2018 (September 23-25, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai/UAE, booth B50) MotorolaSolutions launches its brand new ST7500 Compact TETRA Radio. The ST7500 combines a compact and rugged form factor with a small screen that can be used in bright sunlight, an easy-to-use keypad that can be operated even while wearing gloves as well as a simple user interface and loud and clear audio to provide police officers and emergency medical services with reliable mission-critical communications. The flexible and modern communications tool is easy to use and also allows commercial users like public transport workers and teams in other sectors to focus on their work and not their radio.
 
KEY FEATURES OF THE MOTOROLA ST7500

  • Compact and capable: The ST7500 provides public safety users and workers in various sectors with clear and effective voice communications in a small, lightweight and rugged form factor. The ST7500 Compact TETRA radio provides uncompromising coverage with an integrated internal and external hybrid antenna system, all in a compact and robust design.
  • Loud and clear: Despite its small and compact form, the ST7500 delivers uncompromising mission critical audio quality and coverage with low distortion, loud audio and 1.8W transmission power. An open speaker port, automatic gain control and multi-band compression deliver loud and clear audio. 
  • Easy to use: The ST7500 was designed for simplicity so users can focus on the mission. Tactile buttons are available for push-to-talk, volume control and emergency calls, as well as a talkgroup rocker switch and a simple keypad with well defined, fully protected keys with haptic feedback. 
  • Rugged and robust: The ST7500’s rugged design and long battery life make it easy to survive life on the frontline. It is certified to withstand dust, rain, shock and drops, with an IP65, IP67 and MIL-STD 810 D/E/F/G rating.
  • Connect and collaborate: The ST7500 is equipped with a MAC13 GCAI connector and integrated Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology facilitating the use of a wide range of wireless accessories including audio headsets, push-to-talk buttons and smart devices – providing greater flexibility and control of the ST7500.   

“We see a strong demand for sophisticated digital radio solutions in the Middle East market that provide public safety and commercial users with reliable and secure voice and data communications,” said Iain Clarke, senior vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMEA) at Motorola Solutions. “We are continuously investing in future-leading communication solutions and work closely with our customers to maximise their operational efficiency every day to make sure that they can rely on their mission-critical communications when it matters most.”

Motorola Solutions Reaches Agreement with UK Home Office to Implement ESN Phased Approach and Extend Airwave Network

on Monday, 24 September 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

  • Company to provide standards-based push-to-talk broadband solution for ESN
  • Airwave public safety network to be extended through 2022

CHICAGO – Sept. 21, 2018 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) and the UK Home Office have reached an agreement on terms for the new direction of the UK Emergency Services Network (ESN) as well as an agreement on terms to extend the Airwave nationwide digital radio network.

The ESN agreement supports the phased deployment of the ESN program, ensuring that public safety organizations will benefit from the new network’s capabilities as soon as possible. Public safety organizations across the United Kingdom will be able to roll out the capabilities of ESN at their desired pace while maintaining the Airwave network service to ensure uninterrupted service.

As part of its delivery of ESN User Services, Motorola Solutions will implement a 3GPP standards-based push-to-talk (PTT) software solution. This global platform uses technology from Kodiak Networks, which was acquired by Motorola Solutions in 2017. To allow for the new phased deployment strategy, the Motorola Solutions ESN agreement will be extended by 30 months through the end of 2024.

The Airwave agreement, which is expected to be completed later in the year, will extend the network on substantially similar terms for three additional years to Dec. 31, 2022, with the option to be further extended. The company will also upgrade this critical public safety network to ensure the requirements of public safety users continue to be met.

“We are proud to support the Home Office on its new delivery approach for ESN while at the same time ensuring public safety users have the Airwave communications network they need,” said Kelly Mark, executive vice president, services and software at Motorola Solutions. “We have been working closely with the Home Office to ensure that our services are aligned with this new phased deployment and timeline for ESN.”

Forward-Looking Statements

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Paraíba Steps Up Modernization of Its Tactical Communication System

on Monday, 10 September 2018. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

The State of Paraíba will be equipped with one of the world's most advanced communication systems, furnished by Motorola Solutions
  

  • The state government is adding new features to its digital radio communication system, including real-time multimedia transmission as well as maps to plan actions
  • These additions will promote advanced interoperability between the mobile telephone network, the existing TETRA digital radio system and the advanced user administration system
  • The state will also deploy new radio bases to expand the coverage area

JOÃO PESSOA, Brazil- Sep. 6th, 2018 – Paraíba's Secretariat of Social Safety and Defense signed a contract with Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) for the expansion of the digital radio communication network and the addition of advanced features, including tactical LTE (4G) integrated into the TETRA network, which will allow all the state's public safety agencies to send and receive multimedia content.
 
Among the new equipment integrated will be 180 LEX series LTE handhelds that take the command and control center to the hands of field agents and allow commanders to be fully aware of what is happening in the operation, with transmission of real-time video and tactical information exchange on maps. In addition, 100 ST7000 DIMETRA portable radios will be used for discrete operations, featuring compact and stylish design.
 
The new devices will now be equipped also with WAVE™, Motorola Solutions' broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solution that enables smartphone users to communicate securely with radios used by security personnel at the touch of a button. They will also include accessories that make both the devices and their users more efficient.
 
These new resources, which will be added to the digital TETRA network that was deployed last year and that covers nearly the entire state, will make Paraíba's critical-communication system at the level of the most modern systems in the world.
 
The contract was recently signed by the Governor of the State of Paraíba, Ricardo Coutinho; the state's Secretary of Social Safety and Defense, Claudio Lima; and Elton Borgonovo, from Motorola Solutions.

"We want to step up the modernization of our communication system. We already have a digital communication system that allows different agencies to interact securely and reliably through a TETRA solution provided by Motorola Solutions. Now, with this platform, we want to expand our capabilities by adding applications to the tactical LTE system that will allow us to be more efficient in managing our public safety forces," said Cláudio Lima, the secretary of public safety and defense for the state of Paraíba.
 
Key aspects of the digital radio system integrated into LTE dedicated to public safety:

  • Ability to send videos, photos, maps, suspects IDs and other multimedia functions
  • Integration of TETRA digital radio network with LTE tactical system and commercial cellular networks, allowing communications from anywhere in the world through authorized devices
  • Tactical LTE that allows the opening of a 4G network "bubble", integrated in the radio network and dedicated to the public forces
  • Thousands of radios, among portable, mobile and fixed, with capacity of expansion as demand of the users. Still LTE handhelds series LEX and ST7000 DIMETRA portable radios were purchased for discrete operations
  • Encrypted communication that prevents unauthorized persons from listening in on the safety forces' radio communications or from stealing multimedia information
  • A system that includes several repeater sites to provide a clear signal with high availability for all the safety forces, Military Police, Civil Police, Fire Brigades, Correctional System and State Transit Department (Detran)
  • Dispatch consoles to manage operations and installation of 6 new MTS1 model radio bases that can be deployed quickly to be used in tactical operations and to cover specific locations
  • Digital technology that makes it possible to run different applications, such as GPS, and pinpoint the exact location of each device, whether it is hand held or mounted in a vehicle
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