Motorola Solutions’ RhoMobile Suite to Support Johnson Controls’ North American Service Mobility Strategy

  Motorola Solutions’ RhoMobile Suite to Support Johnson Controls’ North
  American Service Mobility Strategy

Open framework provides freedom to write and use applications on any mobile
device or operating system

Business Wire

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- February 26, 2013

Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced that Johnson Controls, a
global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in
buildings, is using Motorola’s award-winning RhoMobile Suite to create a
highly flexible, mobile work environment and make cross-platform application
development easier.

The RhoMobile Suite is the only true HTML 5 cross-platform development
framework on the market that brings together a consumer-style application
experience with an enterprise-grade feature set. You get the freedom to choose
the device that will best serve each job or even bring your own, since one
application version runs on many operating systems (OS) and types of devices.
By leveraging RhoConnect and RhoElements, part of the RhoMobile Suite, Johnson
Controls enables its field service workers to use its mobile applications
anywhere, anytime.

As new OS versions become relevant for their various applications, Johnson
Controls will be able to quickly add support for a new OS or device without
having to change the underlying business logic.

Johnson Controls has one of the largest technical service organizations in
North America. Its workforce is trained and equipped to deliver increased
energy efficiency, lower operating costs and provide improved operations in
buildings. The new mobility enhancements will improve the customer experience
by streamlining the flow of information delivered to technicians, such as
service history and asset information. The portable, connected devices provide
technicians with an advantage by giving them access to a growing list of
applications, such as technical documentation and Global Positioning System
(GPS) route optimization apps.


  *RhoConnect provides simplified integration with backend systems including
    Siebel Field Service – an essential requirement in Johnson Controls’
    adoption, which reduced direct coding by more than 40 percent, saving the
    company both time and money.
  *RhoElements provides a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
    that allow you to easily incorporate any function present on any mobile
    device into your applications – regardless of whether that function is
    native to the device or provided through an add-on accessory.
  *RhoMobile applications are OS-agnostic and able to support current and
    future enterprise- and consumer-class operating systems including
    Microsoft Windows® Embedded Handheld, Microsoft Windows® Embedded Compact,
    Microsoft Windows® Phone 7 and 8 Series, Apple® iOS, Android® and
  *RhoConnect connects smartphones with a company's enterprise data systems
    and allows for application data to be synchronized over a Wi-Fi or
    cellular connection for use while offline.
  *The RhoElements 2.2 and RhoConnect 3.4 releases included support for
    building desktop ("Big Windows") and iOS 6 apps, advanced security with
    public-key infrastructure encryption, expanded device capabilities and
    advanced bundled push notification service.


Henry Hummel, vice president and general manager, Service North America,
Johnson Controls

“Our customers have access to the most skilled building-services technicians
in the industry, who are now equipped with the latest mobile devices.
Leveraging new technology helps enhance our ability to create building
environments that are comfortable for occupants, use less energy and run as
efficiently as possible. ”

Jim Welch, senior vice president, sales, Americas, Motorola Solutions

“Johnson Controls is using RhoMobile as a differentiator to lead in the
marketplace. What separates the RhoMobile Suite from other application
software is our support for complex business logic, our application
integration story and the benefits the RhoConnect server delivers to the
enterprise from an application architect’s perspective.”


Website: RhoMobile Suite
Website: Motorola Solutions LaunchPad Developer Community
Twitter: @RhoMobile
Facebook: Motorola Solutions

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality
products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational
efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced
batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for
automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885,
with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth
strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value
to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please

About Motorola Solutions

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products and services for enterprise and government customers. Through
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that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter.
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Motorola Solutions
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Kari Pfisterer
Johnson Controls
+1 414 524 4017
Industry Analyst Relations Contact:
Wan Lin
Motorola Solutions
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