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March 24, 2014

Motorola Solutions Announces Speaker Line-up for IWCE 2014

LAS VEGAS – (IWCE, Motorola Solutions, Booth #5021) – March 24, 2014 Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) will once again share its thought leadership platforms during speaking engagements throughout the week-long event. These experts will participate in a variety of panels addressing key public safety topics. Motorola session details are below; all speaking times are Pacific Standard Time.


Mon., March 24: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm – “ Cybersecurity for Critical Networks and Systems

Gary Shluckbier, Senior Director, Secure Systems, Motorola Solutions
Whether it’s the 9-1-1 system, power plants or transit, critical infrastructure communications must be solidly secured and protected. Discuss how to build the elements of an effective cybersecurity strategy into your plans for your communications infrastructure, examine cyber security strategies for each infrastructure, and explore preparation and monitoring techniques.

Mon., March 24: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm – “Project 25 Foundations and System Technology Updates for 2014
Andy Davis, Senior Resource Manager, Motorola Solutions
Gain deeper understanding and updated awareness of the established P25 standards, the matching equipment capabilities, and the continued evolution of system technologies and interfaces. Direct references to the completed P25 standards as published are emphasized to provide the attendees a full comprehension of the completed P25 phases, not just the updating work in progress.

Wed., March 26: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - “Developing a Mobility Strategy that Makes Sense for Healthcare and EMS
Randy Briley, Director of Healthcare, North America, Motorola Solutions
Healthcare networks need to develop a formal mobility strategy that puts security at the forefront of the plan. Examine the steps to develop a mobility strategy that encompasses the continuum of care, how to align with your strategic plan projects, and why forgetting to consider security risks is a recipe for disaster.

Wed., March 26: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – “NG911 – Location, Architecture and Changing Social Mores
Tom Gross, Director, Command Center Solutions, Motorola Solutions
As public safety personnel still struggle with reliable indoor location services, explore how data to public safety answering points is becoming more of a reality with broadband-enabled, IP-based networks. Review the long-term vision for next-generation emergency services.

Wed., March 26: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – “LMR Data and Applications – Your Competitive Edge
Chris Wilson, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Motorola Solutions
See real world apps on narrowband radio and get more out of digital radio networks for today’s data-enabled operations. Also gain insight into how heads-up display technology like Google Glass and other hands-free devices can be used, and learn how mobile apps can connect LMR and smartphones , tablets, desktops and laptops to share video, voice, text and data.

Wed., March 26: 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – “Utilities and Public Safety Partnership: Cooperation and Prioritization
Mike Koch, Energy & Utility Principal, Motorola Solutions
Now that Congress has passed legislation that potentially enables utilities to leverage the nationwide 700 MHz public safety network, partnerships between utilities and public safety agencies can be greatly advantageous as both bring complementary assets to the table. Beyond the economic efficiencies and useful infrastructure, the greatest benefits are the similar perspectives on reliability and the interoperability capabilities for two critical sectors in emergency situations

Wed., March 26: 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm – “The Importance of Wireless Solutions to Manufacturing
Robert Armstrong, Marketing Director, Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Solutions
Cal Calamari, Global Solutions Lead for Enterprise Networks and Connections, Motorola Solutions
Gain insight on how manufacturers are leveraging wireless solutions to enhance their agility and efficiency. It also details the five questions that manufacturing IT and Operations personnel need to ask about their wireless networks to determine if they are industrial-grade.

Wed., March 26: 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – “Backhaul for FirstNet
Rohit Bhanot, Senior Director, Public Safety Broadband, Motorola Solutions
Examine how cost-efficiency reuse microwave assets on the ground, learn how to build the most cost-effective, high-reliability backhaul solution to meet the capacity needs of LTE, and gain insight on building a FirstNet-ready backhaul network by discussing design, support ,cost, reliability and capacity.

Wed., March 26: 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm - “Cloud Services – What Do They Mean for My Communications Systems?
Lin Lindsey, Director, WAVE Connections, Twisted Pair Solutions, a Motorola Solutions Company
Wireless network evolution is driving toward giving users instant, interactive connectivity to any application—anytime, anywhere. Examine the cost and performance benefits of cloud and hosted services, as well as security and access concerns.

Wed., March 26: 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm – “How BYOD is Revolutionizing the Enterprise Sector
Tom Guthrie, General Manager – Twisted Pair Solutions, a Motorola Solutions Company
More businesses are allowing employees to use their own wireless devices for work. That trend requires that robust communications be available across campuses, accessing multiple types of devices using different operators. Learn how to enable delivery through efficient transport without costly bandwidth upgrades, how to enable mobile big data workflows and how to best utilize the Cloud.

Thurs., March 27: 8:30 am – 9:45 am - “Who Will Manage Your Communications Network in the Future?
-Wayne Anderson, Global Managed Services Offer Management, Motorola Solutions
Many organizations have elected to hire experts to manage their networks so they can focus on their missions while receiving high-quality, high-reliability service that optimize their resources. When should you outsource the management of your network? Is this an option for certain agencies and organizations? What monitoring and managed services are available? What are the tradeoffs between self-management, shared-management and full external management?

Thurs., March 27: 9:45 am – 11:00 am – “Different Flavors of Tablets
Brian Maholic, Business Development – Government Market Solutions, Motorola Solutions
Examine hardware options and rugged tablets, as well as which tasks are better left for cell phones or computers and what apps are available on tablets. In addition, discuss what industries and workers those benefit from tablet usage, and what policies entities should set regarding usage and availability.

Thurs., March 27: 9:45 am – 11:00 am – “The Future of T-Band
Stu Overby, Retired, Motorola Solutions
Public safety and industrial/business are heavy users of the T-Band (470-512 MHz) spectrum available in the top eleven urban areas. Congress passed legislation that requires FCC to auction that spectrum for commercial use by 2021 with public safety clearing out of the band within 2 years after the auction concludes. How do organizations ensure they are well prepared for this transition?

Thurs., March 27: 11:15 am – 12:30 pm - “Are You FirstNet Ready? Preparing for LTE Wireless Communications”
Mark McNulty, MSSSI Vice President, Motorola Solutions
Explore obstacles to transitioning from legacy wireless systems to LTE, review lessons from early conversion deployments and how to avoid the same pitfalls, and examine how new devices and applications will increase First Responders’ capabilities for safety and response. Lastly, discuss how to invest wisely in your public safety communications with so many unknowns still on the horizon. Are you up to the challenge of implementing FirstNet?

Thurs., March 27: 11:15 am – 12:30 pm – “The Evolving Connected Public Safety Officer: The Coolest Gear, the Latest Tech
Karl Meyle, Connected Police Officer Solution Manager, Motorola Solutions
Explore some of the new devices and accessories available to public safety and how these can make the job easier and safer. From public safety apps, tablets and the newest gadgets, get the scoop on the latest transformative advancements that keep public safety connected.

Thurs., March 27: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – “Lunch and Learn: Voice over LTE: When, Where, How?
Mark Poulin, Senior Director, System Architecture, Private Broadband Systems, Motorola Solutions
LTE may be the next option for data, but what about voice? Examine the different possibilities of voice over LTE and LTE pus-to-talk applications for public safety, transportation, utilities and other traditional LMR users, as well as what the brightest minds believe is the most likely timeline.

Thurs., March 27: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – “Interference and Noise Roundtable
David Eierman, Principal Staff Engineer, Spectrum Strategy, Motorola Solutions
RF noise and interference are often silent and over time can kill radio system performance. RF noise builds up over time, not only at radio sites but also where the radio system users operate. Review the basics for identifying sources of both noise and interference, including the types of equipment used, methods to verify that interference is external, and some specific attributes for various forms of interference.

Thurs., March 27: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – “Firefighter Tech: Radio Interference and Accessories
Matthew Busa, Senior Product Planner, Motorola Solutions
Advances in technology and software bring new possibilities to the fire industry which was not possible just a few years ago. Review new technologies and software available to the fire industry and the NFPA’s new guidelines that affect manufacture, design and certification of hand held radios. Also take a futuristic look at where fire service communications will be in 10 years….

Thurs., March 27: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm – “Backhaul and Big Data: Getting Large Files Where They Need to Be
Tom Miller, Lt. Col (Ret) MI State Police; Director, Government Market Strategy, Motorola Solutions
Steve Sebestyen, Business Development, Market Solutions Team, Motorola Solutions
LTE-based communications, high-definition video surveillance systems and a general increase in traffic inter-site traffic are all triggers for new IP-optimized backhaul solutions. In response to soaring demand, everyone is looking for the next big capacity solution – bigger pipes, file compression strategies or most-likely, a
combination of the two.

Thurs., March 27: 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – “Hardening Sites for LTE Migration
Brian Maholic, Business Development – Government Market Solutions, Motorola Solutions
The proposed use of LTE systems for public safety communications opens opportunities throughout our industry, so long as we address the need to “harden” commercial networks. Preparing the commercial infrastructure for use as a public safety resource can include a host of new strategies and unexpected concerns. Examine the needs to be met, novel ideas for making LTE migration practical, the key technologies and tools and the advantages IP-based dispatching systems have in mitigating and addressing situations.

Thurs., March 27: 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – “LMR and LTE: A Multi-Network Architecture for Future Communications
Tom Miller, Lt. Col (Ret) MI State Police; Director, Government Market Strategy, Motorola Solutions
Steve Sebestyen, Business Development, Market Solutions Team, Motorola Solutions
The future of LTE is very bright and some question the current, and even future, investments in LMR systems. However, these are two very distinct and different technologies that provide different capabilities and for the foreseeable future, organizations may need both LTE and LMR. Review how a multi-network architecture will work by looking at the foundational requirements, legacy and future performance capabilities, and advanced devices linked by common interfaces and applications.

Thurs., March 27: 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – “Lessons Learned in International Public Safety Broadband Networks
General Santos Guerra, Commander of Communication & Electronic Warfare Center in Brazilian Army
Beginning with an update on PSCR's efforts on representing FirstNet in 3GPP, global standards development for LTE technology and the progress in domestic and international standards bodies on behalf of public safety, review several case studies on international broadband networks.

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