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Motorola Expands Public Safety Portfolio With New Solutions Supporting Mission Critical Communications


Innovative Communications Technologies Increase Productivity and Operational Efficiencies, Optimize Emergency Response, Enhance Situational Awareness

LAS VEGAS – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced several innovative solutions to provide first responders with seamless connectivity and access to real-time information using mission critical technology that is second nature. The new offerings, unveiled at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) (Motorola Booth #1001), include a single site Project 25 (P25) voice system, a portable radio battery reader and a dual-unit charger for Motorola’s APX™ multi-band portable radio, enhanced mobile computing features and a resource location solution.

Motorola developed these new communications solutions to provide first responders with the latest in mission critical features and capabilities. Motorola’s ASTRO® 25 solutions are part of the MOTOA4™ mission critical portfolio of products that offer seamless connectivity between first responders.

“Motorola puts real-time information into the hands of first responders to provide better information that enables better decisions for better outcomes,” said Bob Schassler, Motorola corporate vice president, Government and Public Safety Products Organization. “Motorola products being announced at IWCE are evidence that we are matching customer needs with innovative new solutions that increase productivity and operational efficiencies, optimize emergency response and enhance situational awareness.”

ASTRO 25 Express Systems deliver P25 interoperability in small package

Motorola is introducing the ASTRO 25 Express system, which is a single-site Project 25 voice system rapidly delivered and deployed with the capability to grow as customers’ needs change. This solution addresses the needs of customers requiring P25 interoperability in a cost-effective way. Universities, ports, prisons and smaller public safety organizations can benefit from this P25-compliant solution.

The ASTRO 25 Express system is a small, single-site, trunked system with the reliability and mission critical capabilities of a larger ASTRO 25 network, but scaled for smaller organizations.

The ASTRO 25 Express system includes:

* P25 standards for interoperability
* Voice communications for mission critical response;
* Single-site, multi-channel availability up to 18 channels;
* Flexible expansion to a larger ASTRO 25 network with complete reuse of equipment.

New IMPRES™ battery reader and dual-unit charger for the new APX™ P25 multi-band radio help save time and money

Last August, Motorola launched APX, the industry’s first P25 multi-band subscriber family, enabling instant multi-agency interoperability for mission critical first responders. Motorola’s 4th generation P25 subscriber is multi-band, communicates with current and future networks (FDMA and TDMA) and has integrated GPS. The radios are on schedule to begin shipping in volume by the middle of 2009. In addition, Motorola is launching new complementary accessories for the APX radios.

Motorola’s new IMPRES™ Battery Reader will provide IMPRES battery users with the ability to access charging, reconditioning and key usage data that can affect overall battery performance. With this information, users will be able to keep batteries in peak condition, optimizing talk time and cycle life and reducing the need for battery replacement.

The IMPRES Battery Reader supports all IMPRES batteries, including those used for Motorola’s APX, XTS, MOTOTRBO and HT/PRO series portable radios. The battery reader will be shipping the middle of 2009.

The new APX IMPRES Dual Unit Charger is another Motorola advancement in energy efficiency. This charger provides public safety personnel the convenience of a spare battery that is charged and ready to be used at all times.

The unique, dual-pocket design allows simultaneous charging of primary and secondary batteries. This next generation IMPRES charger provides advanced features, including the ability to turn on/off reconditioning, reduced reconditioning time and improved energy efficiency.

APX IMPRES Dual Unit Charger is compatible with APX IMPRES batteries and will be available with and without informational displays. The charger will be shipping in the middle of 2009.

Powerful, flexible MW810 mobile computing platform gets even better

Motorola’s highly advanced, fully rugged, fixed-mount MW810 Mobile Workstation now offers additional options, including a smaller screen for small vehicles and a screen with a built-in Smart Card reader.

The smaller, but still rugged, 8.4-inch display provides a better fit in smaller vehicles. Also offered, is a 12.1-inch display with the built-in Smart Card reader that provides enhanced security and complies with emerging federal standards.

The MW810 is optimized for wireless communications in the harsh environments of mission-critical vehicles. The workstation readily handles applications like video, license plate recognition and eCitation and provides reliable, secure wireless connectivity and computing power for mission critical applications.

The MW810 is a high-performance, flexible computing platform optimized for seamless connectivity at highway speeds that enables users to access information when they need it most. Other workstation features include an ergonomic design, a powerful CPU, super-bright display options, touch-screen standard and dual-display support.

Motorola MARVLIS™ takes Advance Resource Location to a higher level

Motorola’s new MARVLIS technology provides an Advance Resource Location (ARL) solution that encompasses all field resources and provides a complete ARL snapshot of mobile and portable radios equipped with Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Using the ASTRO 25 location solution and P25 radios, police, fire, EMS and other organizations requiring location information about the deployment of their field units - whether on foot or in a vehicle - will be able to use MARVLIS to dispatch resources quickly and safely. Other potential MARVLIS users include utilities, service/repair, meter reading and delivery services.

The Motorola MARVLIS solution provides unique end-user services to customers, including Demand Monitor, Deployment Planner, Deployment Monitor and Impedance Monitor.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit


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