Motorola unveils new line of communication solutions

New products provide first responders with seamless connectivity, access to real-time information

LAS VEGAS , March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, 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(TM) 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(R) 25 solutions are part of the MOTOA4(TM) 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:

New IMPRES(TM) battery reader and dual-unit charger for the new APX(TM) 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(TM) 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.

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