April 15, 2014
Motorola Solutions Foundation supports technological innovation program in Indonesia
BANDUNG, Indonesia – Apr. 15, 2014 – Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI), through the charitable arm of the company, Motorola Solutions Foundation, announced that it is contributing to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (Lembaga Pengembangan Inovasi dan Kewirausahaan) of the Bandung Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung), Indonesia, in support of the institution’s efforts to inspire technological innovation among students.
The foundation’s contribution of approximately Rp 360 million (US$31,500) will be used by the institute to fund a video technology development initiative that seeks to build a platform capable of reconciling images received from surveillance cameras and video recorders to perform video analytics. The analytics gathered can then be used to provide critical real-time information on behaviors of people, moving vehicles or objects and assist public safety as well as law enforcement agencies to monitor, identify and respond to a situation effectively.
- The Motorola Solutions Foundation has been committed to empowering communities. Through these contributions, the Motorola Solutions Foundation collaborates with educational institutions and various public safety organizations to foster programs that aim to improve public safety and education towards increasing the quality of life of communities in which it operates in.
- The Bandung Institute of Technology is the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Institute drives the development of innovation and entrepreneurship programs at the Bandung Institute of Technology with the aim of facilitating and cultivating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship’s among its academic communities.
- Video analytics are increasingly used by public safety and security organizations around the world to assist in monitoring and identifying potential safety and security threats. The use of video technology provides law enforcement and public safety agencies with the capability to quickly analyze and detect unusual behaviors or activities from thousands of real-time video feeds obtained from surveillance cameras.
- The video technology development program to be carried-out by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Institute is part of the institute’s larger “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Smart Indonesia” program that aims to enable the use of ICT in improving organizations business processes, as well as, the daily life of people. Additionally, the program also aims to encourage technological innovation among students and researchers.
Oka Prawira Putra, country manager, PT Motorola Solutions Indonesia.
“Motorola Solutions’ contribution to the Bandung Institute of Technology is a demonstration of our commitment to the communities in which we live and work with. It is our way of supporting programs and initiatives that contributes towards the achievement of educational excellence and enhancing public safety, ultimately, leading to an increase in the quality of life for the people of Indonesia.”
Prof. Suhono Harso Supangkat, head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Bandung Institute of Technology
“Working in close partnership with the industries, our institute is actively developing and facilitating programs that encourages technological innovation which can significantly benefit the community. The contribution from Motorola Solutions Foundation will go a long way in enabling such programs. It will act to encourage students and researchers to conduct more research and development on the use of video technology to enable a smart system platform that supports smart city development.”