When a large-scale emergency strikes, inter-agency collaboration is key to a coordinated response across cities and provinces. With Motorola Solutions’ cloud-based Critical Connect, Canadian public safety agencies can quickly connect their ASTRO 25 land mobile radio (LMR) systems to communicate with each other. Using Critical Connect, public safety agencies from different areas have the ability to connect securely to each other in minutes, regardless if it is two or 20 agencies at once. They can communicate via voice across their LMR systems or via Motorola Solutions broadband push-to-talk services. Critical Connect for Canada is available within national borders to ensure Canadian data sovereignty. Links government agencies and first responders “During an emergency, such as an ice storm or a forest fire, first responders using ASTRO 25 radio systems anywhere across the country can seamlessly interoperate with each other the moment that they begin to coordinate a response,” said George Krausz, president of Motorola Solutions Canada. “Critical Connect for Canada is designed to securely link government agencies and first responders who help keep us safe.” Critical Connect is available to Canadian agencies as a monthly or yearly subscription.