Showing posts with label Motorola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motorola. Show all posts

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Motorola debuts CBRS push-to-talk radio

Motorola Solutions has introduced the first  push-to-talk radio that lets commercial customers use Citizens’ Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

The company also confirmed that its CBRS-based private broadband solution, MOTOTRBO Nitro, will participate in the FCC's initial commercial deployment (ICD) phase. This will follow the FCC’s public notice of approval for the ICD phase of CBRS, which is expected in September.

“This milestone reflects industry commitment to delivering better and faster enterprise communications,” said John Zidar, corporate vice president, North America Commercial, Channel & Carrier, Motorola Solutions. “We are eager to begin commercial deployments of our CBRS portfolio, to give our customers more capacity and coverage for their voice, data and video communications."

With MOTOTRBO Nitro, the network core is hosted in the cloud and the entire network is delivered as a service/ Customers can leverage their CBRS network with any device by using the SLN 1000, the first push-to-talk radio built specifically for CBRS, as a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Motorola Solutions appoints Saptharishi as CTO

Motorola Solutions named Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi as its new chief technology officer.

Saptharishi previously spent five years as CTO for Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company and a leading provider of video and analytics solutions. He earned a doctorate degree in machine learning from Carnegie Mellon University and has also authored numerous scientific publications, articles and patents.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Verizon lists moto x3 5G upgradable smartphone for $480

Verizon will begin selling Motorola's new moto z3 and 5G moto mod smartphones, which will be able to use Verizon's forthcoming 5G mobile service network when it launches in 2019. The moto z3 will connect to Verizon’s mobile 5G service over millimeter wave spectrum.

The moto z3 features all-day battery life, TurboPower charging, dual 12-MP, depth-sensing smart cameras that work with Google Lens and a nearly borderless 6” Super AMOLED display. The moto z3 will be available in the U.S. exclusively through Verizon starting on August 16 at $20 a month for 24 months on Verizon’s device payment plan ($480 retail; 0% APR).

Verizon plans to launch 5G residential broadband service in four markets in the U.S. – including Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and one additional city, to be named – in the second half of 2018, followed by a mobile 5G solution in 2019.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Motorola Mobility Signs R&D Pact with Eight Leading U.S. Universities

Motorola Mobility’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group announced a collaboration agreement with eight top U.S. research universities to streamline new joint research projects and the development of fundamental new technologies.

The signatories include Motorola, California Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, and Virginia Tech.

“The multi-university agreement is really the first of its kind,” said Kaigham J. Gabriel, vice president and deputy director of ATAP. “Such an agreement has the potential to be a national model for how companies and universities work together to speed innovation and US competitiveness, while staying true to their individual missions and cultures.”

“When we started six months ago, people told us we were crazy… that this couldn’t be done. But we found power in the similarity of our goal – to do great work, faster, and with fewer barriers – and a group of committed individuals made it so,” said Regina E. Dugan, senior vice president and director of ATAP.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Martin Cooper Awarded Charles Stark Draper Prize

Martin Cooper, who led the Motorola team that developed the first mobile phone in 1973, was named as one of the recipients of the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the highest honor of the National Academy of Engineering.

Cooper famously placed the first portable, cellular call on April 3, 1973 from outside a press conference in New York City to a landline at Bell Labs in New Jersey.  The call used the Motorola DynaTAC, which weighed 2.2 lbs., had 35 minutes of talk-time and a battery life of 20 minutes.  

"Long before we messaged people in real-time, had instant maps for anywhere, or streamed movies on our smartphones, Martin Cooper and his team laid the foundations of mobile phone technology," said Iqbal Arshad, SVP, Global Product Development, Motorola Mobility."When we look at everything that's been accomplished thanks to the hard work of Martin and his team, we can't think of anyone more deserving of this honor."

Other recipients of the Charles Stark Draper prize this year include Joel S. Engel, Richard H. Frenkiel, Thomas Haug, and Yoshihisa Okumura, all of who were recognized for their contributions to communications.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Motorola Completes Public Safety LTE Interoperability and Drive Testing

Motorola Solutions is the first Public Safety LTE vendor to complete all testing activities associated with Phase 3: Part One, with the Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) located at the Department of Commerce, Boulder Laboratories in Colorado. The testing by Motorola and Ericsson demonstrated the interoperability of the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with three major network vendors.   Some highlights:

  • Phase 3: Part One testing was performed in the 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum which supports broadband for public safety.
  • Motorola was able to support interoperability at both S1-Mobility Management Entity (MME) and S1-User (U) interfaces utilizing its RAN and EPC with the three network vendors. The interconnectivity of both the RAN and EPC demonstrated Motorola’s solution to support open network architecture under 3GPP standards.

Motorola described the testing as a key milestone toward Motorola becoming an authorized supplier to FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, and shows Motorola’s continued support of the work of the PSCR team.

In September 2010, Motorola and Ericsson entered an alliance to provide an LTE-based solution for Next Generation Public Safety broadband communications. Ericsson is providing its LTE access equipment as well as parts of its packet core and related services to deliver broadband multimedia services to public safety.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ARRIS to Acquire Motorola Home from Google for $2.35 B

Google will sell its Motorola Home Business to ARRIS for $2.35 billion in cash and stock.

Motorola Home is a leading global supplier of digital video and IPTV hardware and
software solutions for the cable, telecom, broadcast & satellite markets.  The Motorola Home division, which is based in Horsham, PA, had revenues of approximately $3.4 billion over the past 4 quarters and about 5,000 employees. The company is profitable.

ARRIS reported revenue of approximately $1.3 billion over the past 4 quarters.  It has approximately 2,100 employees and is based in Suwanee, Georgia.

For ARRIS, the acquisition effectively triples its overall revenue, brings an enhanced product portfolio, a larger customer base, and strengthened relationships with cable operators and broadband service providers worldwide. The deal also includes the transfer of certain Motorola patents related to the business.

For Google, the deal helps it dispose of some of the assets of Motorola Mobility, which it acquired last year for about $12.5 billion.  That acquisition also included approximately 24,500 patents and patent applications from Motorola, along with the Motorola mobile handset business.

The acquisition will be on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Google will receive $2.05 billion in cash and approximately $300 million in newly issued ARRIS shares.

“This transformational combination of two complementary businesses will create a leading end-to-end provider of today’s video, data and voice products and tomorrow’s next-generation IP-based broadband products,” said Bob Stanzione, Chairman and CEO of ARRIS.  “Ever-expanding consumer demand for bandwidth will continue to drive growth across cloud and network technologies we provide that enable innovative home entertainment products and services.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

AT&T Prices Motorola's LTE-enabled ATRIX HD Phone at $99.99

AT&T has begun marketing the new Motorola ATRIX HD for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.

The Motorola ATRIX HD offers LTE connectivity and features Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.5-inch HD ColorBoost display, a nano-coating that acts as a splash guard, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, a front-facing 720p HD camera.

The ATRIX HD is the first phone equipped with Motorola's Circle Widget on the home screen, which connects directly with the user's AT&T account and displays data usage since the last bill.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Motorola Solutions Wins $4M Public Safety LTE Contract in Texas

Motorola Solutions was awarded a $4 million contract to expand the Harris County, Texas Public Safety LTE wide area broadband network. Seven LTE sites will be added to the network for a total of 13 LTE sites delivering enhanced video and data capabilities along with expanded interoperability with Harris County’s existing ASTRO 25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system.

The deployment includes Real-Time Video Intelligence (RTVI) software, enabling live fixed or mobile video to be delivered to and from the field, as well as Broadband Push-To-Talk (PTT) software and servers to allow for increased PTT capabilities between LTE and Project 25 (P25) networks.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Motorola Solutions Completes Phase 1 Public Safety LTE Tests

Motorola Solutions completed all sections of the Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) LTE Demonstration Network Test Plan, Phase 1 in Boulder, Colorado.

Motorola supplied LTE infrastructure equipment, user devices and public safety applications to validate proper operation of the system.

Two additional testing phases remain: Phase 2 System and Node Level Testing, and Phase 3 Advanced Features, Conformance, Interoperability and Roaming Testing. Motorola is installing a Public Safety LTE core now and integrating other necessary equipment at the NIST Colorado facility in early 2012 to facilitate optimal Phase 2 and Phase 3 testing.

Motorola previously announced the first commercial release of standards-based LTE technology to public safety, with shipments beginning on Nov. 11, 2011. As Motorola continues to deploy LTE networks nationwide, participation with PSCR in their testing of Public Safety LTE equipment will continue as prescribed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help ensure interoperability between various LTE deployments using the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST) block of spectrum.