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February 24, 2011

Motorola Solutions Includes Bluetooth Link in Its Wireless Scanner Products’ FIPS 140-2 Validation

SCHAUMBURG, Ill – Feb. 24, 2011 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) announced that the DS6878 and MT2000 series of hand-held scanners have been successfully validated to meet the U.S. Government Federal Information Processing Standards FIPS 140-2 requirements. Used across Motorola's award-winning family of Mobile Computers, RFID Readers and Bar Code Scanner products targeted at enterprise and government markets, FIPS 140-2 testing ensures the product successfully implements approved algorithms, separates roles and services and has completed comprehensive security analyses.



  • FIPS 140-2 enables Federal Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agencies to deploy cryptographically secure hand-held scanner solutions. Even the Bluetooth link utilizes the FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module to ensure secure data transmissions.
  • The DS6878 family of cordless 2D imagers offers complete data capture functionality required to help streamline and error-proof everyday processes. This cordless device can capture all common bar codes (1D, 2D and PDF417) on labels as well as on mobile phone displays and patient wristbands. The disinfectant-ready DS6878-HC extends the secure access of sensitive clinical information to a patient’s bedside, the nurse’s station, operating room and beyond with the highest levels of reliability and performance, now enhanced with FIPS 140-2.
  • The MT2000 family of products includes cost-effective mobile terminals for inventory and asset management. These products combine state-of-the-art data capture technology with an easy-to-use keyboard and QVGA user interface to run simple applications.


Jim Mears, Vice President and General Manager, Motorola's Federal Governments Division
“Attaining a FIPS 140-2 certificate for Motorola’s scanner products is an important security milestone that adds significant value to wireless hand-held scanning and imaging solutions. DoD applications and non-DoD Government applications such as Federal, State & Local law enforcement and administrative functions can take advantage of the FIPS 140-2 Federal Government-grade wireless encryption security to help protect sensitive transmitted data.”

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