Motorola Solutions opens Australian Innovation Centre

on Wednesday, 11 November 2015. Posted in Two Way Radio Industry News Blog

New centre to show the leading edge of mission-critical communications technology, fostering collaboration and co-creation of innovative solutions with customers

  • Innovation Centre to incubate broadband innovation for the public safety and enterprise sectors
  • Displays smart public safety vision to transform how technology supports first responders

Melbourne, Australia – Nov. 9, 2015 – Motorola Solutions opened its new Australian Innovation Centre today, creating a centre for collaboration and technology co-creation with its customers and partners to solve everyday challenges faced by the public safety sector and heavy industries.

Motorola Solutions also unveiled its vision for the future of public safety at the event, Next Generation Mobile Intelligence (NGMI), which harnesses a mix of mobile broadband technologies to place the right information into the hands of Australia’s first responders so they can make better and faster decisions to keep communities safe.

Technology demonstrations based on everyday events helped to bring the NGMI vision to life and highlight the difference that greater infield intelligence will have in enabling public safety agencies and industries reach new levels of safety and performance.

This included the use of the latest software applications developed with Motorola Solutions’ smart public safety solutions partners to analyse criminal patterns within ‘big data’ to solve crimes faster and more efficiently, as well as intelligence-led public safety and citizen engagement solutions which help law enforcement agencies anticipate and respond to incidents with the best information available.

The latest, mission-critical public safety devices are also on display – from body worn cameras used to capture, store and manage vast amounts of video evidence, to field deployable public safety LTE units to create instant broadband access in emergencies and drones designed specifically for public safety use.

The centre was officially opened by Victorian Innovation Minister, Philip Dalidakis, who challenged Victorian businesses and entrepreneurs to continue to drive innovation in the state.

Motorola Solutions’ US-based chief technology officer, Paul Steinberg, also spoke at the launch, highlighting the importance of broadband innovation for the future of public safety and enterprise industries.

“It’s a critical time for public safety and industry in Australia when constrained resources, costs and growing expectations from stakeholders and customers are adding pressure on performance,” Steinberg said.

“Sustained, mobile broadband innovation is the way forward for public safety organisations and businesses to capture the data sources that that are growing rapidly all around us - putting it to better use to reach higher levels of safety and productivity. That’s the challenge that Motorola Solutions and its growing community of technology partners will be collaborating on together at our new Australian Innovation Centre.”