Motorola Solutions has completed the rollout of a new mobility managed service to Victoria Police, enabling increased situational awareness, safety and productivity on the front line. Officers across the state have received 9,398 mobile devices loaded with smart applications to give them a technological edge to protect community safety. Mobility managed service Motorola Solutions’ complete, end-to-end managed service enables Victoria Police members to focus on core policing activities rather than managing the technology. The service includes device management, support, repair and replacement services. Motorola Solutions’ end-to-end managed service enables Victoria Police members to focus on core policing activities The technology delivers immediate operational information to police in the field while helping to preserve mission-critical radio communications for when they are needed most. Connecting police and community With the rollout now complete, the solution enables Victoria Police to meet a major goal within its BlueConnect program, “Connecting police and the community through technology.” The holistic managed service will run for a minimum of five years with the potential to extend to 11 years and is valued at more than AUD $50 million. The solution includes a mobile application developed by Gridstone, the application development firm Motorola Solutions acquired in 2016. Data security Motorola Solutions Vice President and Managing Director, Steve Crutchfield said the rollout of the technology was completed two months ahead of schedule. “Victoria Police’s frontline officers now have access to data when and where they need it most and can manage their essential daily tasks more safely and efficiently,” Crutchfield said. Victoria Police are also deploying Motorola Solutions’ cloud-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition “For example, the application can provide vital information to officers before they enter a potentially dangerous situation. In the future, the application will also free up officers’ time, enabling them to complete crime reporting and administrative tasks in the field instead of back at the station,” he said. Cloud ANPR technology Victoria Police are also deploying Motorola Solutions’ high-resolution, cloud-based Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology for 220 of its highway patrol vehicles. Motorola Solutions also manages the networks that provide Victoria Police with mission-critical radio communications and narrowband data services.
A rising star in the world of engineering, a highly successful international sporting event and an innovative mission-critical radio system. Motorola Solutions’ three awards at this week’s 2019 International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA) at Critical Communications World 2019 symbolize the company’s diverse capabilities and investments as a mission-critical communications leader. Motorola’ ICCA 2019 successes: TCCA Young Engineer Of The Year Angelene Koid from Motorola Solutions’ Penang research and development center won this prestigious critical communications industry honor. Judges recognized Koid both for her technical achievements as well as strong leadership skills. Koid’s award comes as Motorola Solutions Penang celebrates its 45th anniversary and its rapidly growing software engineering workforce in Asia Pacific expands to almost 2,000. Best Use Of Mission-Critical Communications During A Major Event Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radios helped ensure the smooth and successful running of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The global, 11-day sporting spectacular brought together 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories and was broadcast to a cumulative international audience of 1.5 billion. “We are pleased that our mission-critical communications were working constantly behind the scenes to deliver a positive experience for all guests and athletes at the Games,” said Motorola Solutions Australia and New Zealand vice president, Steve Crutchfield. Best New Infrastructure Solution Motorola Solutions won this award for its innovative DIMETRA X Core solution. The highly scalable and efficient TETRA system meets the mission-critical communication needs of a wide variety of public safety and enterprise organizations. The system features a software-defined core to reduce system operating costs as well as enhanced cyber security features to protect organizations from ever increasing threats. DIMETRA X Core DIMETRA X Core enables TETRA users to get the most out of their existing networks today while preparing for mobile broadband capabilities tomorrow. “Every day, our team members throughout Asia Pacific are proud to apply their talents to help people be their best in the moments that matter,” said Motorola Solutions Asia Pacific corporate vice president, Mike deVente. He adds, “These awards highlight our commitment to accelerating innovation for our customers, supporting them throughout major events and investing in our future success through talent development.”