motorola solutions inc (MSI) Key Developments
Motorola Solutions Simplifies Mission-Critical Communications Support with New Service
Apr 21 15
Motorola Solutions' new Managed Core service for ASTRO® 25 communications systems help customers manage the servers, software and applications that make up the core of their mission-critical communications. The ASTRO 25 core helps control voice and data networking across the entire system and is designed to meet mission-critical demands. A systematic approach is required to successfully manage and optimize performance, which helps customers get the most out of their investments. Motorola Solutions experts utilize an innovative suite of tools and standardized processes to identify and promptly act on potential faults, using analytics to help predict and proactively prevent them from occurring. At the heart of the Managed Core service is Motorola Solutions’ Managed Services Network Operations Center (NOC) located in Schaumburg, Illinois, and staffed at all times by experienced technologists to help ensure customer networks are consistently operating at peak performance. The services provided by the NOC allow customers to entrust their network operations and management responsibilities to expert specialists and let them focus on their primary mission.
SThe St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Deploys Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s Intelligence-Led Public Safety Solutions
Apr 16 15
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department now uses Motorola Solutions, Inc.’s Intelligence-Led Public Safety solutions in its real-time crime center to help identify and distribute information to officers before crimes occur, during active incidents and in support of investigations. Giving officers better information can help improve response times, increase citizen engagement and maximize the use of taxpayer dollars for an overall safer community. Motorola Solutions’ Real-Time Intelligence Client helps aggregate and correlate data from multiple sources such as video, sensors, alarms, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management systems. Crime center analysts and officers can then seamlessly send that information out to first responders on the scene, providing actionable intelligence and comprehensive situational awareness where it is needed most. As part of the initial deployment, Motorola Solutions will install two Real-Time Intelligence Client positions, a video wall with eight displays (expandable to 32 displays), existing video management systems integrated with CAD and third-party applications such as gunshot detection solution ShotSpotter. The department plans to staff the real-time crime center with analysts 24 hours a day.
MSI Reportedly Fails In Finding Buyers
Apr 2 15
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) (MSI) is said to be failed in finding buyers. Bloomberg reported citing sources close to the matter as saying that MSI approached private equity funds along with strategic buyers including Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) and Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC), but has failed to find a buyer. The report added that funds are finding it hard to get financing for large deals and the company has proved too large a target for a single private equity buyer. Motorola Solutions shares dropped nearly 4.5% to $63.72 following Bloomberg's report.
Motorola Solutions Secures TETRA Radio Contract in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Apr 1 15
Motorola Solutions (MSI) announced that it has been selected as the provider of 25,000 digital Terrestrial Trunked Radios (TETRA), accessories, training and logistics services by the Central Procurement Office of Schleswig-Holstein AoR (GMSH). Motorola's devices, accessories and services will be used by 1,500 non-police public safety organisations, including all emergency services, public and private fire departments, and civil protection agencies in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The contract includes the delivery of MTP850 FuG TETRA portable radios, MTP850Ex ATEX TETRA portable radios and MTM800 FUG TETRA vehicle mobile radios and accessories. Within the scope of the four-year contract framework, Motorola is responsible for on-site training and guidance, engineering support, software updates and a help desk function.
Motorola Solutions Unveils New Wi-Fi-Enabled APX P25 Portable Radio
Mar 20 15
Motorola Solutions Inc. has unveiled the APX 8000, a new all-band, Wi-Fi-enabled APX Project 25, or P25, portable radio. The APX 8000, which offers the clearest and loudest audio in the industry, features an adaptive audio engine and ultra-loud 1 Watt speaker to bring clarity to every conversation. The latest addition to the award-winning APX portfolio automatically adjusts its noise suppression, microphone boost and speaker equalization based on the user's environment. Equipping first responders with the APX 8000 advances the safety and efficiency of communities. First responders must be ready to communicate at a moment's notice in any situation. All band interoperability on the radios ensures constant, clear voice communication with colleagues from multiple agencies in neighboring counties who many using different bands and systems. APX 8000 ASTRO 25 radios will be able to receive code plug updates in seconds rather than needing preplanned time out of the field. The APX 8000 is Motorola Solutions' first all-band P25 portable radio featuring integrated Wi-Fi for more efficient radio management allowing the radio to receive new settings (codeplug), firmware, and feature updates over the air in seconds, while the user continues to talk without interruption. The radio will automatically access pre-provisioned Wi-Fi networks at secure locations and download pending updates approximately 30,000 times faster than P25 data rates. This means a faster deployment of new radios and critical radio updates, with fewer radios pulled out of service for maintenance. The new adaptive audio engine builds on the adaptive dual-sided operation featured in every APX portable radio, but enhances the experience by providing simpler audio management for radio programmers and better speech clarity for end users. Although the APX 8000 retains its ability to be fully customized, the adaptive audio engine will automatically adjust the audio quality algorithm on-the-fly in order to cancel out background noise and wind as it varies within user's environment. This added intelligence means that APX 8000 radio users will be able to hear and be heard more clearly. The all-band access allows APX 8000 public safety customers to communicate across borders and between systems using a single device that operates in analog and digital P25 mode, conventional or trunked systems, SmartNet and SmartZone legacy systems and across 700/800MHz, VHF and UHF bands. Interoperability improves response times and collaboration between agencies and responders during planned and unplanned events so APX 8000 users will no longer need multiple radios to access each particular system. Agencies won't need to issue new radios when deploying officers to a new region. The APX8000 collaborates with other devices, specifically the Motorola Solutions LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE Handheld via mission-critical Bluetooth. The LEX L10 can remotely control the radio so users can monitor and control information such as radio signal strength, battery life, zone, channel and volume without unholstering their radio. The APX 8000 continues Motorola Solutions' tradition of ruggedness and reliability. It features the aluminum alloy endoskeleton that protects the radio's interior from water intrusion even if the outer housing is breached. A thick tempered glass protects the radio's color display from scratches, impact and pressure. A dual-latch battery design protects the radio from resetting, powering off or ejecting the battery upon impact from drops.