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Motorola Helps First Responders Turn Information into Intelligence

Written by Jennifer Gavigan

    First responders need to stay ahead of the bad guys with mission critical intelligence. They need to stay safe while making smarter decisions through collaboration and better situational awareness. Their work in the field should be enhanced by reliable mobile data applications that won’t fail when they need them most.

    Motorola Solutions, Inc(www.motoral.com) showcased the next generation of policing at APCO 2012 in Minneapolis by introducing the MW810 Mobile Workstation R2.0, which now offers LTE connectivity. Motorola also rolled out a new police patrol vehicle that combines Motorola’s technology with Ford’s pedigree to provide a more intuitive layout of all technology inside the car, voice activated controls, 360-degree video surveillance cameras, mapping technology, and real-time video streaming.

    Motorola equips the latest Ford Interceptor Sedan patrol vehicle with a full set of next-generation communications equipment, including integrated cockpit controls, built-in push-to-talk (PTT), remote siren, light and door lock controls and LTE-enabled data applications running on the new MW810 Mobile Workstation R2.0.

    The MW810 Mobile Workstation supports multiple internal radios for seamless multi-network roaming, providing reliable connectivity — even at highway speeds. The MW810 internal GPS and Dead Reckoning GPS module options ensure reliable and accurate vehicle location verification. Features and benefits of the Motorola MW810: the most advanced fully rugged fixed-mount computer on the road — optimized for wireless communications in the harsh environments of mission critical vehicles. The MW810 provides reliable, secure wireless connectivity and computing power for mission critical applications.

    Fully rugged features include: Durable and reliable so officers have access to vital information even in harsh conditions; Operate with confidence in mobile environments and under stressful conditions; Fixed-mount system for vehicles; Provides reliable connectivity and computing power for vehicle users; Internal GPS and Dead Reckoning GPS module options work with a department’s applications to provide vehicle location; Better coverage and range, increased throughput, higher availability, and better access to information — even at high speed. Expanded wireless networking capabilities including internal cellular modem options.

    Versatile three-piece design allows for flexibility and ease of installation in space-limited vehicles. Individual components can be purchased separately. Additional features include: 12.1-inch screen (high brightness option for better readability in daylight - 1200 NIT); Optional 8.4-inch screen for use in smaller vehicles (800 NIT brightness); Transflective, high contrast display performs extremely well even in difficult lighting conditions; Display design enables shortcuts to the most important user functions. A choice of I/O configurations allows customers to outfit all their vehicle types with the same CPU platform, which simplifies equipment maintenance and life cycle management. The MW810 supports multiple internal radios. Agencies can use multiple wireless modems and their choice of Mobile VPN software for secure, seamless multi-network roaming so officers are never out of touch.

    Exceptional display technology makes viewing and communicating easy. The MW810 display ensures convenient, easy viewing — especially in vehicles — with quick access to critical applications. A high-brightness display has an exceptional touchscreen interface, plus programmable softkey buttons and one-touch emergency key for quick access to critical applications and remote assistance.

    The touch of a button sends a message. Officers can use the display to communicate quickly and with a minimum of effort. Six softkey buttons, backlit for visibility and situated across the bottom of the display, can be assigned to different functions under mobile-application software control. A one-touch emergency key located on the top of the display can be easily reached to send a distress signal — eliminating the need for keyboard or radio use in a crisis situation. On-screen display software and a multi-function knob allow users to easily control basic settings such as volume, brightness, and contrast.

    Bob Schassler, senior vice president, Worldwide Radio Solutions, Motorola Solutions, said, “Motorola Solutions continues to work alongside government officials and first responders who are dedicated to building safer cities. We provide the technology and expertise that enable communications centers to capture, correlate and share critical information so actions in the field become more informed and collaborative, turning ‘ready for anything’ into ‘ready for what’s next.’ ”


Published in Law and Order, Sep 2012

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