Motorola Multi-Net Mobility(TM) Adds Mobile 'Hot Spots,' Remote Configuration to Virtual Private Network

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. , June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its Multi-Net Mobility(TM) solution can now be configured and managed remotely over a wireless data network and now allows wireless devices to access a virtual private network and back-office applications from "hot spots" outside a vehicle.

Motorola Multi-Net Mobility, based on the standard Mobile IP protocol, provides end-to-end data encryption for text, image and video applications while operating across a variety of public and private networks, including Motorola's MOTOMESH(TM), ASTRO(R) 25 Integrated Voice and Data, ASTRO 25 High Performance Data (HPD) networks, or other wireless networks.

Multi-Net Mobility is a Mobile Virtual Private Network (Mobile VPN) solution that maintains secure connectivity while users roam between wireless networks and optimizes network performance. It supports secure, interoperable, mobile data connections to meet the needs of users on the move. Multi-Net Mobility is part of Motorola's MOTOA4(TM) solutions and services portfolio for mission-critical communications.

It was developed to address mobile connectivity and interoperability needs across a variety of customer environments, including public safety and government agencies, public and private utilities, and manufacturing operations. The solution provides optimum performance and flexibility for the demands of field users who often require mobile access to back-office databases, rapid information sharing and multi-media functionality, including video surveillance.

With the addition of the remote configuration solution, Multi-Net Mobility now allows users to perform configuration updates remotely over the wireless data network to keep field personnel operating in the field instead of coming in for configuration updates.

Multi-Net Mobility also offers a Wireless Vehicular Area Network, which creates a "hot spot" of coverage to allow users of portable wireless devices around a vehicle to connect to the Wide Area Network.

"The addition of these features provides users of Multi-Net Mobility with greater flexibility, ease of use and enhanced mobility through broadband solutions," said Girish Rishi , Motorola vice president and general manager, Applications & Data Solutions. "With remote configuration management and "hot spot" coverage, Multi-Net Mobility helps users improve productivity, optimize performance, and share information in real time."

With Multi-Net Mobility, roaming between wireless data networks is continuous and transparent to the user, allowing application sessions to remain open through network interruptions or roaming transitions, and maintaining productivity without sacrificing security. When coverage gaps occur, Multi-Net Mobility will keep applications running and then reconnect them seamlessly, automatically and securely.

"The end-to-end security of Multi-Net Mobility is a key benefit to users," said Rishi. "The mobile virtual private network allows applications such as video monitoring, location tracking, fingerprint identification and database lookup to stay seamlessly connected while roaming securely across multiple wireless networks."

Multi-Net Mobility meets U.S. government and public safety requirements with always-on authentication and encryption, regardless of the network used. That means users can be certain that their data transmissions are secure and protected.

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