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      • Safer Cities at Critical Communications World 2015 Author: Tunde Williams

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

        There are just four weeks to go before the most important annual event for the global critical communications community - Critical Communications World. No other event brings together such a varied international audience of users, operators, developers and manufacturers under one roof at one time to consider the challenges that face both public safety and commercial organisations requiring mission and business-critical communications solutions.

        This year the event is being held in Barcelona from 19 to 21 May. Motorola Solutions is a gold sponsor of the event and will be taking a very active part in both the conference and the exhibition. In the conference and pre-conference we will have more than a dozen contributors. Don't miss our conference speakers including Manuel Torres who will be speaking on 'Are We Reaching a Technology Inflection Point in Public Safety?' in the Plenary Session at 10.15 a.m. on 20 May. Manuel is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe Africa, Latin America and Caribbean Region, Motorola Solutions.

        Visit our exhibition stand, A301, where we will be showing how a safer community is the key foundation for a vibrant and successful economy. Our main objective is to help public safety organisations create safer cities so that people are free to create, to learn and to celebrate. This vision of safer cities drives our central purpose of enabling people to be their best in the moments that matter. We will share how our solutions help change the trajectory of a moment during three phases of incident management: pre-incident, mid-incident and post incident.

        In addition to our exhibits, and the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest in public safety communications, we will be offering drop-in consultancy sessions where we can explore with you the opportunities to move your operations into the future. These could include how to migrate your network to LTE, cost-effective lifecycle management of your existing TETRA network or even moving some of your services to the cloud. You can drop-in and register for these sessions during the show or you can pre-register.

        To find out more about our participation at Critical Communications World, to register for a booth tour or request a consultancy session visit our Critical Communications Site here.

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        Tunde Williams is Head of Field and Solutions Marketing for Europe and Africa

        Tunde is on LinkedIn at uk.linkedin.com/pub/olatunde-williams/5/282/67a/

        Follow #CCW2015 and @MotSolsEMEA on Twitter.

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

      • Now even Safer, Tougher and Easier to use Author: Tunde Williams

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

        When an emergency or life-threatening incident occurs, the brain’s scope of awareness narrows. In this state, performing anything complex is almost impossible. Motorola has committed more than 15 years of research focused on understanding user behaviour under high stress situations. The insights from this research have driven key design decisions we’ve taken with the MTP3000 Series handheld TETRA radios. Here the design principle was simple - ensure that product operation is “second nature to the user”. Improving the safety of front line personnel for whom the radio is a lifeline remains our focus – we constantly look to introduce technology advancements that help to enhance safety as well as drive efficiency. As a result of this continued customer focus, we have enhanced the MTP3000 Series and added two new radios to the family to make them even safer, tougher and easier to use than before.

        The two new radios in the family, the MTP3500 and the MTP3550 add features needed by public safety and mission critical users, neatly fitting in to our TETRA radio portfolio between the existing MTP3000 Series radios and the MTP6000 Series.

        The MTP3100 and MTP3150 are the entry level radios in the series, packing in all the TETRA essentials and providing an easy transition for end users from analogue to digital radio.

        The MTP3200 and MTP3250 add features such as GPS, BeiDou or Glonass for location tracking; also included is secure Bluetooth for users who require a feature rich TETRA radio but in an easy to use package.

        The MTP3500 and MTP3550 add man down, vibrate alert and end-to-end encryption to create fully featured TETRA radios.

        At the same time all the radios in the MTP3000 Series have been made even more rugged and are now rated IP65/66/67. They can now also be used in any TETRA region supporting 350-470 MHz and 800 MHz. And for the same reason the radios now support BeiDou or Glonass as well as GPS.

        From a lone worker at a power station, a paramedic responding to an emergency call or a police officer giving chase, the MTP3000 Series bring the assurance of industry leading audio quality, coverage and performance in a tough, user friendly design that meets a wide variety of operational needs and now has a radio that is right for each user.

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        Find out more about the the MTP3550

        Tunde Williams is Head of Field and Solutions Marketing for Europe and Africa

        Tunde is on LinkedIn at uk.linkedin.com/pub/olatunde-williams/5/282/67a/

        Follow #SaferTougherEasier and @MotSolsEMEA on Twitter.

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

      • Join Us at EENA - The Conference all about 112 Emergency Services

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

        EENA Conference 2015, RIN GRAND HOTEL Bucharest, Romania 22- 24th April 2015

        EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.

        The EENA Conference 2015 in Bucharest brings together key stakeholders (emergency services, public authorities and industry representatives), to showcase best practices. The conference will welcome around 400 participants, representing emergency services and public authorities from all over Europe and also from Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, North and South America, along with many supplier organisations, researchers and telecom regulators.

        During the 3-day conference, high-level issues will be discussed during plenary sessions while operations and technical issues will be addressed during the parallel tracks. The 112 Awards Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the conference.

        Motorola Solutions will be contributing to the conference - so don't miss:

        • Wednesday 22nd 14:00-16:00 - William Merkta will be presenting 'Benefits & Risks of Deploying NG112'
        • Thursday 23rd 13:05-13:30 - Peter Goulding will be doing a presentation on WAVE Work Group Communications and RIC (Real Time Intelligence Console)
        • Friday 14:15-14:30 - Mladen Vratonijic will present during the Conclusion and Next-Steps session.

        During the exhibition we will also be delighted to meet with you on stand 7, where we will be showing a range of public safety solutions featuring the Real Time Intelligence Console and WAVE Work Group Communications.

        To find out more visit the EENA website.

        We look forward to seeing you there.

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

      • New challenges for European mission-critical communications Author: Elvan Lindberg

        Published Dec 09 2016, 8:10 PM by Paul Jeffs

        For more than 50 years, global industry analyst and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has been supporting growth strategies for businesses, pinpointing the next mega trend, identifying disruptive technology, best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies. The most recent research into best practices has turned attention towards the challenges currently faced by European mission-critical communications.

        According to Frost and Sullivan’s analysis, Europe’s first responders and mission-critical communications users are keen to take advantage of mobile broadband in their daily operations. However, the analysis also shows that these customers have their own, very particular demands, wanting the bandwidth and all-IP flexibility of LTE while retaining the exceptional coverage, resilience and advanced voice features of their current Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) networks.

        The challenge for users and suppliers is therefore to help find the most appropriate route through a complex maze of migration options. In Europe, where there is a current lack of harmonised, dedicated spectrum for broadband critical communications, users are looking at different ways on how to take advantage of broadband capabilities, adoption models can differ from utilizing private to public mobile networks. Vendors, such as Motorola Solutions, have responded by expanding and transitioning portfolios to integrate professional mobile radio (PMR) voice with broadband data. This is leading to rapid innovation in software applications and solutions that enhance and transform situational awareness and make core functions for public safety more effective, efficient, and safer for personnel. Video streaming, wearable technologies, facial and vehicle number plate recognition and integrated social media are all good examples of the current crop of applications being developed and rolled out across public safety agencies throughout Europe.

        Evaluating strategy innovation and customer impact, Frost & Sullivan recently identified three technology providers, all at the forefront of this transformation of the public safety sector. Sheridan Nye, senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan explained that Motorola Solutions scored ‘consistently higher overall’. Sheridan said: “We believe Motorola Solutions is making the market leading investments in strategy and innovation that are needed to bring the ‘smart public safety’ market to fruition.”

        For this reason Frost & Sullivan has selected Motorola Solutions to receive its Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award, which highlights recent mission critical communications work that has generated a path to converged voice and data for customers, while helping them leverage technology investments and manage the cost of migration. Helping to decide upon the recipient of this award, Frost & Sullivan’s analysts evaluated strategy innovation (rated according to effectiveness; execution; competitive differentiation; and stakeholder integration) and customer impact (rated by price/performance value and brand equity). Frost & Sullivan’s analysts cited Motorola Solutions for its ability to understand the short and long-term needs of its customers, its assessment of the competitive marketplace, and an ability to chart a vision for the future and then transform that vision into a comprehensive, value-driven product and service portfolio. Frost & Sullivan also noted Motorola Solutions’ broadening portfolio and sales strategy with engagements in mobile broadband-PMR integration (WAVE Push-to-Talk (PTT), Heads-up smartglasses and Connected Police Officer concept); collaboration tools (command & control, Intelligent Data Portal, secure applications, Computer Aided Dispatch and evidence collection); and venture capital investments including SceneDoc, and Vocalzoom.

        You can read the full report from Frost & Sullivan here.

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        Elvan Lindberg is Head of Communications, Europe and Africa, Motorola Solutions. Elvan is on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/pub/elvan-lindberg/5/461/994

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