Your session has expired.

Your authenticated session has expired due to inactivity. You can close this message and continue as a guest or log in again before proceeding.

Blog

    Specified user is not valid
    Publish
     
      • TETRA INDUSTRY RECOGNISES MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS Author: Richard Bennett

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:09 PM by Paul Jeffs

        AWARD FOR INNOVATION. It’s nice to get recognition in any walk of life, including business and industry, but when it’s from your peers – your customers, partners and suppliers within your own industry it’s particularly special. And that is just what happened to Motorola Solutions at the recent International TETRA Awards in London.

        According to the TETRA Awards the MTP6750 and PICS solution:
        “…stands apart for creating a simple to use image management system that enables public safety organisations to realise the operational benefits of photographic intelligence, in terms of making front line policing more effective, while minimizing the administrative overheads of managing large volumes of images and minimizing the risks of breaching data protection and privacy laws. Judges commended it as a solution with practical value to frontline officers.” (http://www.tetra-awards.com/node/151)

        As well as the innovation award, together with its customer Queensland Gas Cooperation (QGC), Motorola Solutions won the category "Best Use of TETRA in Utilities" for one of the largest TETRA digital radio networks in Australia.

        Taking over two years to complete, this is now one of the largest TETRA wireless networks in Australia. The evolving data capabilities of the digital technology have enabled QGC to use the TETRA network for all of its critical communications in the field. One Judge said “This large TETRA installation featuring intrinsically- safe radios is a critical safety element in a major Australian gas supply network”.

        Motorola was also listed as a finalist in the innovation category for “Making Bluetooth relevant and appropriate for mission and business critical users” and in the Green TETRA Award for the ‘MTS1 Solar and Wind Power’.

        Not a bad haul for a Friday night in London:

        • Best TETRA Innovation - MTP6750 TETRA radio and the Photograph and Intelligence Communication System
        • Best use of TETRA in Utilities - Next-Generation TETRA Radio Network to Provide Project Infrastructure Communications
        • Best TETRA Innovation Finalist - Making Bluetooth relevant and appropriate for mission and business critical users
        • Green TETRA Award Finalist - MTS1 solar and wind power

         

        For more on PICS take a look at iTM Photograph and Intelligence Communication System (PICS).

        To read more about the use of imaging as part of the police officers tool kit you can download the report ‘The Need and Case for Digital Photography in Frontline Policing.’

        Read the press release on the awards here.

        Follow this blog for more on innovation in the future.

        Richard Bennett is Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing EMEA.

        Richard is on LinkedIn at uk.linkedin.com/pub/richard-bennett/1/19b/238

        Follow #SafersmarterFaster and @MotSolsEMEA on Twitter.

        Join the Motorola Solutions Community EMEA at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Motorola-Solutions-Community-6519590/about

      • JOIN US AT SECURITY AND POLICING 2014

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:09 PM by Paul Jeffs

        Join us at Security & Policing from 11 to 13 March 2014 at FIVE Farnborough, UK.

        Security and Policing is the UK’s premier Security and Law Enforcement event. Since its inception over 30 years ago Security & Policing has provided a platform for professionals from the UK and across the world to engage with the very highest level of security expertise. The event is aimed at police, law enforcement and security professionals who are tasked with security, civil protection and National Resilience. Security & Policing showcases world leading products and services, taking advantage of the unique opportunity to bring together people with operational needs with companies that have the relevant solutions, all within a secure environment.


        Peter Goulding, a Motorola Solutions Public Safety expert, will be speaking on day two of the conference (Wednesday) on “Developing Effective Communications between the Control Room and the Field Unit”. Peter will be exploring how cooperation and communication between the control room and the field unit differs significantly during major events from daily operations in terms of processes and technology requirements. He will examine how field operatives require more location based services and regular messaging streaming, the need for pictures and biometric information and the use of multiple communications channels used in parallel.


        We will also be delighted to meet with you at the Motorola Solutions stand (K28) where we will have a wide range of public safety solutions including handheld and mobile public safety radios, mobile computing devices, intelligence and image sharing solutions, secure communication over mobile phones, real-time crime information, as well as solutions for connecting communications networks.


        To find out more visit the Security and Policing Event Website.

        The event is free to attend, but visitors must register here.


        We look forward to seeing you there.Follow #SecPol2014 on Twitter.

        Join the Motorola Solutions Community EMEA at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Motorola-Solutions-Community-6519590/about

      • WHAT EVIDENCE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS? Author: Richard Bennett

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:09 PM by Paul Jeffs

        It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. A picture of a footprint in the mud or snow after a burglary, a battered and bruised face after a domestic incident or of damaged cars at the scene of a traffic accident can all tell a story. And when it comes to giving evidence in court and pictures like these are submitted as evidence there may well be some truth in this.

        And it’s not just about the convictions, photographic evidence can save time and money as well. When the evidence is there for all to see in the form of photographs conviction rates go up and court costs go down.

        Research into domestic abuse cases found that the presence of digital photographic evidence increased the likelihood of receiving a sentence that included custody by five times. In domestic abuse cases 35% of defendants normally plead guilty, but when there is photographic evidence this goes up with 65% of defendants pleading guilty. This can lead to an 84% reduction in court costs for a common assault trial.

        Such is the importance of capturing photographic evidence that a criminal justice research paper proposes that “one way to ensure that evidence of a minor assault has been preserved is to equip patrol officers with digital cameras.”

        But it’s not necessarily as simple as just submitting a photograph as evidence. The difference between a getting a guilty or not guilty verdict could come down to being able to prove when and where the image was taken - and that the image has not been tampered with in any way.

        This is where the MTP6750 camera enabled TETRA radio comes in. The auto-focus 5MP camera on the MTP6750 radio simplifies the task of capturing and storing photographic intelligence. As well as being part of a Police officer’s everyday equipment, using the Integrated Terminal Management System (iTM). and the Photograph and Intelligence Communication System (PICS) every image taken can be given a Digital Fingerprint with the time and date, location, Cell ID, Radio ID and Active Talkgroup ID.This meta-data is auto-generated for each image - enabling secure authentication of the image. Once the radio is docked, images can be automatically uploaded to a secure image database using iTM PICS. The Digital Fingerprint can then be used to authenticate the image when it is submitted as evidence.

        SaferVideo.JPG

         

        Take a look at the TETRA MTP6000 SMARTER VIDEO which shows how vital evidence can be recorded.

        And for more about secure authentication of images take a look at iTM Photograph and Intelligence Communication System (PICS).

        To read more about the use of imaging as part of the police officers tool kit you can download the report ‘The Need and Case for Digital Photography in Frontline Policing.’

        Sources:
        Garcia, C.A.(2003),” Digital photographic evidence and the adjudication of domestic violence cases” Journal of Criminal Justice 31 (2003) 579– 587
        Crown Prosecution Service (2010-2011). “Violence against Women and Girls Crime Report”

         

        Richard Bennett is Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing EMEA.

        Richard is on LinkedIn at uk.linkedin.com/pub/richard-bennett/1/19b/238

        Follow #SafersmarterFaster and @MotSolsEMEA on Twitter.

        Join the Motorola Solutions Community EMEA at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Motorola-Solutions-Community-6519590/about