Motorola Solutions partners with Skyscape Cloud Services to deliver cloud-based public safety solutions to UK government agencies Faster to market deployment of smart public safety solutions Cloud-based communications interoperability and command collaboration for public safety Low to no CAPEX and planned operational expenses widens opportunities for smaller agencies Basingstoke, England, July 29, 2015 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has partnered with Skyscape Cloud Services to significantly accelerate the cost-effective delivery of smart public safety solutions to UK government agencies via the cloud. Cloud computing solutions use a network of remote servers to store, manage and process data, using shared resources to achieve economies of scale. This agreement is set to advance mission-critical capabilities through cloud-delivered software as a service (SaaS) model, enhancing the abilities of public safety agencies of all sizes. “We see the delivery of cloud-based public safety services as an absolute imperative,” said Andrew Gill, vice president, growth and alliances, Europe & North Africa, Motorola Solutions. “This partnership places us in a leading position to support government policy and initiatives such as Cloud First and the G-Cloud Framework, bringing secure communications interoperability, command and control collaboration, and a wealth of next-generation services to the front line where it is needed most.” The UK government-operated G-Cloud program is an established mechanism for the delivery of cloud-based services. Partnering with Skyscape Cloud Services delivers immediate credibility and unmatched experience to establish a leading presence as a supplier of cloud-based products to government agencies. Motorola Solutions envisions the controlled operational expense of cloud-based delivery, with low to no upfront capital expenditure of multiple products and services such as: WAVE Work Group Communications providing communications interoperability and broadband push-to-talk (PTT), delivering real-time voice and data securely over any network using any device DragonForce for collaborative command and control, shared situational awareness and incident management “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Motorola Solutions, a like-minded organisation that is striving to bring innovative and cost-effective services to the UK public sector,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of Skyscape Cloud Services. “With pressure on public finances set to continue, we look forward to supporting Motorola Solutions in delivering agile services to the public sector market and, ultimately, better value for British citizens and taxpayers.” Skyscape’s extensive partner ecosystem will also be of value in further developing Motorola Solutions’ future offerings, both for use on G-Cloud and in future regional offerings. About Skyscape Cloud Services Skyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay-by-the-hour consumption models. As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and through its large number of channel partners that embed Skyscape’s cloud platform in their solutions. Skyscape’s full range of services are Pan Government Accredited (PGA) up to IL3, hence suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE) and connected to government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres. Skyscape has been named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm, Gartner. To learn more about Skyscape, visit www.skyscapecloud.com or follow on twitter @skyscapecloud Media Contacts: For Motorola Solutions Gary Marshall Mobile: +44 (0)787 204 7918 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For Skyscape Charlotte Martin/Stacey Nardozzi Johnson King, a Finn Partners Company+44 (0)20 7401 7968SkyscapeTeam@johnsonking.co.uk
New facility will bring together five Cobham companies in the Communications and Connectivity sector SINGAPORE – Cobham Communications and Connectivity has today opened a new facility in Singapore, to drive further growth of its business activities across the Asia Pacific market. This new office brings together the Cobham Group’s Antenna Systems, AvComm, SATCOM, Tactical Communications & Surveillance (TCS) and Wireless business units. The region contributes significant revenues annually, making Asia Pacific one of Cobham’s most important and rapidly expanding markets. To mark the opening of its new Singapore headquarters, Cobham Communications and Connectivity Sector President, Fred Cahill, will be joined by the British High Commissioner to Singapore, HE Scott Wightman, and dignitaries from key customers, which include some of the largest public and private sector organisations in the whole of the Asia Pacific region. “The opening of this facility demonstrates our firm commitment to support organisations in the Asia Pacific market with the latest in wireless technological innovation,” said Fred Cahill, Sector President, Cobham Communications and Connectivity sector. “This is a key market for Cobham and an area of huge innovation and potential. To meet the needs of our wide customer base in the area, we will continue to develop new products specifically aimed at the unique challenges felt by our local customers.” Stephen Hire, APAC Sales Director, Cobham Wireless added: “Many of the largest communications companies in the region already utilise the extensive portfolio of products available from the Cobham Group’s Antenna Systems, AvComm, SATCOM, TCS and Wireless businesses. By ensuring the complete portfolio of solutions and full range of expertise is available from one central location, we have greatly improved our ability to drive our footprint further in the region and build on the tremendous growth we have already achieved.” Enquiries: Babel PR: email@example.com, +44 (0) 20 7434 5550
Cambridge, 23rd July 2015 – In April this year Sepura was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade. Earlier today the global leader in critical communications hosted the official presentation ceremony at its head office in Cambridge. Sepura welcomed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Hugh Duberly, who, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, presented Sepura with the beautiful Dartington crystal glass bowl which symbolises the prestigious accolade. The Lord -Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire met and congratulated Sepura employees who were instrumental in this major achievement and was accompanied by the Chairman of the County Council, Councillor Sebastian Kindersley. Sepura is delighted that the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Robert Dryden, and senior representatives of UKTI were also able to join in its celebrations. Last week Gordon Watling, Group CEO and Jonathan Hamill, Vice President Government and Public Safety, were the proud guests at a reception for the winners of the 50th anniversary Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, hosted by The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace. Jonathan Hamill commented after the reception: “Visiting Buckingham Palace and meeting The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family was a memorable experience. The Duke of Edinburgh showed particular interest in the nature of our business and congratulated us on our win. We were very proud to represent Sepura on such an important event in the history of our organisation”. Gordon Watling said: “The Queen’s Award celebrates Sepura's consistent achievements and the growth of international business over the last three years, which we could not have achieved without the hard work of every single employee”. Photo - from left to right: Cllr Robert Dryden, Mayor of Cambridge Jonathan Hamill, Vice President Government and Public Safety, Sepura Sir AH Duberly, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Chairman of County Council
The TCCA represents TETRA, the most successful mission critical communications voice and narrowband data mobile standard in the world. Now available with TEDS supporting wideband data, we support the further development of the standard and promote its increasing adoption by professional users in a growing number of market sectors across all continents. For critical broadband data communications, we are driving the development of common global mobile standards.