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Motorola and Sony Team Up to Offer Ad-hoc Wireless Video Surveillance Solutions for City-wide Deployments


June 15, 2006

Sony’s IPELA® Mesh-enabled security camera Provides Low Cost, Low Profile, Easily Deployable Video Solution to Cities Worldwide

SINGAPORE, - As part of the collaboration efforts with Sony Broadcast and Professional Asia, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that Sony’s IPELA® SNC-RX550, CS50 & RZ50 network cameras will now be compatible with Motorola’s Mesh Enabled Architecture (MEA®) – MotoWi4 MOTOMESHTM – a multi-radio broadband network solution. Unlike Sony’s standard models, these cameras are designed specifically for network compatibility with Motorola’s MEA network.

The compatibility with Motorola’s MEA technology will transform the Sony cameras into routers in the network. The solution is ideal for cities and government agencies looking to improve situational awareness and incident response via cost-effective wireless video monitoring. The mesh-enabled cameras can be configured to operate over licensed 4.9 GHz public safety or unlicensed 2.4 GHz frequencies.

“Integrating Motorola’s mesh technology with Sony’s IPELA IP SNC-series cameras, allow for easy deployment of wireless video monitoring anywhere,” said Rick Asahina, division manager, Business & Communication, Product Marketing Division, Broadcast & Professional Pacific Asia. “These new generation cameras expand the capacity and flexibility of remote monitoring, and wireless networks can be leveraged to lower infrastructure costs.”

Sony’s IP-based technology, combined with Motorola’s mesh networking technology, work synergistically to enable the IPELA network cameras to provide real-time video feeds to both fixed and mobile security personnel - even while travelling at highway speeds.

Mesh Networks’ Multi-Hopping® technology turns every mesh-enabled camera into a router/repeater. The more users there are, the stronger the network becomes. It also allows ad-hoc peer-to-peer networks to form among users and cameras, anytime, anywhere. In addition, through MOTOMESH and MEA-enabled wireless PC modem cards, these network cameras will draw less power than those cameras requiring external modems and access points, helping cities to reduce deployment costs by more than 50 percent.

“The collaboration with Sony to introduce mesh-enabled IP cameras further supports Motorola’s city-wide wireless initiatives,” said James Wong, senior business development manager for Motorola’s Mesh Networks.” By leveraging wireless video support and mesh routing functionality in a single system, participating communities can continue to easily grow networks that meet the needs of all constituents - public safety, public works and public access"

Motorola will be showcasing this new offering at the CommunicAsia 2006 from June 20 – 23, 2006, in Singapore at Singapore Expo, Hall 4.

Sony Broadcast and Professional Asia
Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. In the B2B markets, Sony is well equipped to support you with total business solutions incorporating a wide range of applications dedicated to Education, Retail, Healthcare, Corporate Communications, Digital Photography and Security. The IPELA line of Internet protocol (IP)-based communications products ranges from IP monitoring and recording devices to IP-ready videoconferencing systems.

About Motorola
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