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September 4, 2012

Motorola Solutions Named “Official Mission-Critical Communications Provider” of the 2012 Democratic National Convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4, 2012 – The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today named Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) as the “Official Mission-Critical Communications Provider” of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, taking place Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.

Motorola is equipping the DNCC with mission-critical radios for its staff and volunteers to collaborate and connect with one another instantly. The company also is supplying the convention’s transportation system with radios that feature integrated GPS for vehicle tracking and route mapping from the command center. The radios will assist drivers with location and navigation information at the two major event venues, the Time Warner Cable Arena and the Bank of America Stadium, as well as other facilities in the Charlotte area. Motorola’s Security Services also provided a security assessment of the convention’s wired and wireless network.

In addition, Motorola is providing a number of its newest APX™ series two-way portable radios for the City of Charlotte to use on its interoperable ASTRO® 25 radio system. Motorola also has upgraded the firmware in thousands of Motorola Project 25 (P25) radios used by the city’s police and fire departments. The upgrade provides enhanced features for interoperable communications with the many local, state and federal agencies that are also part of the convention’s security and safety operations.



  • Motorola’s award-winning APX series of P25 mission-critical two-way radios for public safety provide loud and clear audio and optimal, multi-band functionality in one device, allowing first responders the freedom to seamlessly connect between multiple frequencies for better communications with agencies, and improved mobility, officer safety and response time.
  • Businesses and government agencies around the world turn to Motorola’s innovations when they want highly connected teams that have the information they need and in the moments that matter most to them.
  • Motorola meets a wide range of customer needs through its public safety solutions, mobile computing technology, advanced data capture, integrated command and control communications, WLAN solutions and advanced services.
  • Motorola has met the communications needs of the major political parties at their national conventions since 1952.




Steve Kerrigan, CEO, 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
“A state-of-the-art communications system is vital to helping the DNCC successfully deliver on its mission to engage more Americans than ever before in the most open and accessible convention in history. We are pleased Motorola Solutions is once again on our team to provide the radios and other equipment we need for connecting all of our staff and volunteers. Motorola Solutions is a leader in mission-critical communications, and their expertise and experience is essential for the DNCC to host a gathering of this magnitude.”

Karen Tandy, senior vice president, Public Affairs, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
“Motorola Solutions has provided communications support to the Democratic National Convention for the past 60 years. We are proud to continue that tradition in Charlotte, supplying radios to the DNC and our nation’s first responders so they can share real-time information to help ensure the convention runs safely and smoothly.”


Motorola Solutions
Website: 2012 Democratic National Convention
Blog: Fresh Ideas in Public Safety
Twitter: @MotoSolutions, @MotWireless



About the DNCC
The 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee is a not-for-profit organization responsible for planning and executing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the week of September 3, 2012.

About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit


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