Motorola Highlights New Products at IWCE 2008

Motorola Highlights New Products at IWCE 2008

Motorola showcases second nature technologies, purpose- built around the needs of public safety and commercial users

LAS VEGAS (IWCE, Booth #1400) – Motorola, Inc. today introduced several new products from its MOTOA4, wireless broadband and professional two-way radio portfolios designed to improve communications for public safety, commercial and business customers.

New products making their debut include the PM1200 Mobile Two-Way Radio, CP110 Portable Two-Way Radio, Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Adapter, and the DigitalPatroller DP-2 In-Vehicle Video System. These purpose-built solutions are the latest two-way radios, the accessories that bring the convenience of Bluetooth to public safety radios, and a mobile digital video recorder (DVR) that features a server-based video data management system.

These Motorola products will be on display at Booth #1400 at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) Feb. 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition, Motorola thought leaders will be presenting in sessions throughout the week, covering wireless networks, spectrum issues and discussing next generation technologies for public safety professionals.

Diverse Product Rollout

The newest additions to the Motorola portfolio of two-way radios include offerings for both the commercial tier – the CP110 Portable Two-Way Radio – and the professional tier – the PM1200 Mobile Two-Way Radio. These two-way radios allow users to enhance employee efficiency and productivity. The CP110 has exceptional audio quality and a durable, rugged design enabling essential communication in loud workplace environments such as construction and property management. The PM1200 provides local public safety, public works, utilities and transportation customers with a high quality, high power, low-band two-way radio communication solution.

“The Motorola CP110 and PM1200 were designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of business users for whom two-way radios are a critical tool for day-to-day efficiency,” said Claudia Rodriguez, Motorola senior business manager, Professional-Commercial Radios. “These new portable and mobile two-way radios offer the functionality and capabilities in high demand by business users who need a cost-effective solution and coverage over a wide area.”

Today, Motorola unveiled its first phase of wireless accessory solutions for two-way radios in the form of the Motorola Bluetooth Adapter. Users can quickly and easily pair this Bluetooth Adapter with the compatible Motorola Bluetooth Headset H300. The Motorola Bluetooth Adapter was designed with busy professionals in mind and has been certified and tested to work with the following Motorola portable two-way radios: PR1500, HT1000, XTS1500, XTS2500, and XTS5000.

“Motorola is keeping innovation in the hands of our customers while meeting their need for wireless communications on the job,” said Nick Candotti, Motorola North America Senior Marketing Manager for Accessories. “For busy professionals on the move, Bluetooth cuts the cords, bringing simplicity and efficiency to many situations.”

DigitalPatroller DP-2, manufactured by Integrian, is Motorola’s new in-vehicle video recording solution designed specifically for public safety, and it provides an important capability for law enforcement. DP-2 starts with a mobile DVR attached to a video camera in the police car. When triggered the DVR begins recording video from the camera and audio from the portable microphone that the officer wears. The audio and video are stored on the hard drives of the DVR. When the car returns to headquarters, video is retrieved and stored in a database.

The database enables recorded video and audio to be called up later by type of incident, location or date. Having the video in digital format also makes it easy to search and easy to share with prosecutors and other agencies. DP-2 is rugged, reliable, and automatic, letting the officer concentrate on the job; it’s Motorola technology that’s second nature.

“DP-2 is more than just a mobile video recorder, it is a complete digital video solution which allows for easy archival, retrieval, and sharing of evidence,” said Girish Rishi, Motorola General Manager, Data Solutions Operations. “DP-2’s video evidence allows police officers to spend more time on patrol, and less time testifying in court against suspects.”

Both the Motorola Bluetooth Adapter and DigitalPatroller DP-2 will be available for demonstration at Booth # 1400. Motorola will also showcase its MOTODRIVEN truck, a mobile pavilion featuring technology-driven products including its ASTRO25, MOTOA4, wireless broadband, MOTOTRBO, and commercial and business radio portfolios in a hands-on, interactive environment.

Motorola Expertise on Display

Motorola subject matter experts will be on hand at IWCE to present the latest in spectrum utilization, future technologies and wireless networks.

Among these sessions, Motorola’s Chuck Jackson, Vice President and Director of System Operations, will take part in a panel of public safety representatives to debate the future of wireless communications. In this session, attendees will hear from both first responders and technology companies like Motorola who produce products that make mission critical work safer and easier.

Motorola and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently co-sponsored a survey of 200 U.S. public-safety officials and learned that the biggest concern is natural disasters as opposed to terrorist attacks or crime. Jackson will review the results of the recent “Future Technologies” survey during “Point/Counterpoint - Public Safety's Wish List and Technology's Reality,” which will be offered at IWCE on Friday, February 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST.

Motorola’s Jackson will also participate in the spectrum utilization panel: “800 MHz Rebanding: Time to Get to Work.” Many of the required contracts have been signed, and schedules have been developed for spectrum rebanding work. Numerous initial licensees have begun this task, and others have completed their work. This panel session will present viewpoints from licensees who have finished their rebanding work on how to avoid problems they encountered. “800 MHz Rebanding: Time to Get to Work,” will be offered Wednesday, February 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST.

Stu Overby, Senior Director of Global Spectrum Strategy at Motorola will address new spectrum on the horizon and the opportunities it offers for the dealer community in a workshop entitled “New Technologies for Dealers.” Topics will include: the digital dividend enabled by the transition from analog to digital television; proposed TV white-space spectrum and how it can bring broadband to enterprise users and rural area consumers; the new 700 MHz spectrum allocations for public safety and commercial uses; opportunities for dealers which will result from this new spectrum availability; and what dealers can do to ensure these new opportunities. This workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST.

Todd Biwer, Motorola North America Business Manager, broadband mesh solutions, and Chris Gabriel, Motorola Technical Instructor, will examine the technologies behind mesh networking in a wireless environment in “Mesh Networks 101.” Wireless mesh networks are emerging as the new technology to extend wireless networks. These networks are flexible, secure, highly scalable and reliable. This training team will review the creation, bandwidth, integration, maintenance and application of these self-healing systems. “Mesh Networks 101” will be offered on Monday, February 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST.

Mike Fabbri, Motorola Director, Data Solutions Operations, will speak on “Deployable Wireless Broadband Networks: Video to Increase Security.” This presentation will address the benefits of deploying video and wireless broadband networks to help ensure group safety at large events such as incident scenes, concerts, or sporting events. In situations like these, wireless video networks can be set up on demand and are drastically improving situational awareness, security measures, and enhancing response capabilities. This presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PST.

Al Ittner, Motorola Senior Manager of Spectrum and Regulatory Strategy, will speak on Federal Communications Commission narrowbanding requirements and deadlines in the VHF and UHF spectrum bands. He will discuss how Motorola is working with the Land Mobile Communications Council and Frequency Advisory Committees to ensure a smooth transition from analog to new spectrally efficient and operationally beneficial digital systems like MOTOTRBO. The narrowbanding panel, “Migrating to 6.25 kHz by 2011,” will take place on Thursday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. PST.

Chuck Jackson, Stu Overby, Todd Biwer, Chris Gabriel, Mike Fabbri and Al Ittner will be available throughout IWCE for interviews with members of the media.