|[April 11, 2017]
Motorola Solutions to Launch Suite of Public Safety Mobile Applications
Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI (News - Alert)) today announced it will introduce a suite
of public safety mobile applications for communication and
collaboration. The public safety mobile apps suite adds to the company's
growing portfolio of integrated software solutions.
With the expansion of public safety broadband, interoperable mobile
applications are a highly effective way to provide critical intelligence
to officers in the field and personnel at the command center. Leveraging
years of in-depth customer research, Motorola (News - Alert) Solutions has developed a
suite of public safety mobile applications that work across different
networks and devices, enabling real-time communication and collaboration
that can accelerate time to resolution.
"The need for real-time intelligence has never been more important to
public safety users," said Bruce Brda, executive vice president,
Products & Services, Motorola Solutions. "Apps for messaging, mapping
and other tasks are part of daily life for citizens, but these
capabilities have not yet been developed and deployed for public safety
users. Motorola Solutions' suite of public safety mobile apps is
purpose-built for the needs of our customers and provides an integrated,
interoperable solution for sharing critical information and
The suite includes a core set of apps for public safety communication
and collaboration, to which advanced capabilities such as apps for live
video-streaming, electronic citations, database search and collaborative
"whiteboarding" will be added.
The communication and collaboration suite is an integrated set of mobile
Messaging, which lets first responders securely share text
messages and photos with individuals or talk groups across smartphones
and two-way radios, enabling faster communication and collaboration.
For example, Messaging enables a user to send a photo to a voice talk
Mapping, which enables location-based collaboration by showing
nearby officers and quickly creating "geo-fenced" voice- or text-based
communication groups with officers in the vicinity. It allows an
officer to talk to another officer one block away - even if he doesn't
know the officer's name.
WAVE (News - Alert), the company's push-to-talk (PTT) solution that lets
smartphone users securely communicate with a imple press of a button.
In addition to enabling groups of smartphone users to easily
communicate with one another, WAVE also provides a secure PTT bridge
with the land mobile radios police use today, enabling teams to
communicate using push-to-talk across networks and devices
Telephony, which enables users to make secure, encrypted phone
The public safety mobile apps core suite works across networks and
devices, giving users access to real-time information whether they're
using a radio on a land mobile radio network or a smartphone on a
broadband network. The apps themselves are also designed to work "better
together" and are connected by a capability that enables interactions
between apps without requiring the user to return to the app launcher.
Users can seamlessly move from app to app - for example, an officer can
use Mapping to create a talk group of nearby officers, then quickly
pivot to a voice conversation using WAVE.
As with Motorola Solutions' other broadband solutions, the public safety
mobile apps suite is highly secure. It requires the authentication of
users, devices and infrastructure, and all media is encrypted. The suite
also features convenient single sign-on - requiring users to log in only
once to access all applications - and a common address book that carries
consistent groups and contact lists across apps.
Motorola Solutions' suite of public safety mobile applications, which
will be available this year, will be deployed using a flexible,
cost-efficient "software-as-a-service" model.
The suite is the latest offering in the company's growing portfolio of
integrated software solutions, which are part of Motorola Solutions' new
software enterprise led by Andrew Sinclair. Sinclair joined the company
in March from the Skype (News - Alert) division of Microsoft.
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
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