Transaction will enable Motorola Solutions to expand its computer-aided dispatch and records management systems to a broader base of public safety agencies of every size SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Sept. 26, 2016 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for public safety and commercial customers, today announced that it will acquire Spillman Technologies, a privately held provider of comprehensive law enforcement and public safety software solutions for computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management systems (RMS). Spillman provides public safety software to more than 1,700 agencies throughout the United States. In addition to CAD and RMS, Spillman offers an integrated suite of comprehensive software solutions and next generation cloud-based tools for jail management systems, fire, mobile data, data sharing, field reporting, mapping and geographic information systems.. Motorola Solutions’ acquisition of Spillman is part of its strategy to expand its software portfolio and advance mission-critical intelligence with a fully integrated command center offering that connects public safety customers to real-time data and insights like never before. With a focus on small- and medium-sized public safety agencies, Spillman’s offerings are complementary to Motorola Solutions’ offerings, which are focused on larger public safety agencies. “The Spillman acquisition demonstrates our commitment to expand our smart public safety portfolio and provide agencies of all sizes with a full suite of solutions for the command center, from call processing equipment to CAD to RMS to land mobile radio and LTE dispatching,” said Bruce Brda, executive vice president, Products and Services, Motorola Solutions. “Spillman has a rich history of providing reliable, comprehensive public safety software and professional services that will expand Motorola Solutions’ software capabilities and complement our command center offerings to meet the needs of a broader customer base.” Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spillman also provides its customers with professional services, including account management, training and technical support. “Spillman has proven expertise providing comprehensive public safety software for agencies nationwide,” said Lance Clark, president and chief executive officer, Spillman. “Nearly half of our customers are the result of customer referrals, thanks to our product’s robust integration and data integrity. We are excited about the opportunities that Motorola Solutions and Spillman have together to expand the reach of these solutions to even more U.S. agencies and ensure our customers continue to benefit from the high-quality software and services they’ve come to expect.” The acquisition agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016. Terms were not disclosed. Media Contacts Steve Gorecki Motorola Solutions +1 847-727-6284 firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Huizingh Spillman Technologies +1 801-902-1985 email@example.com
20th September 2016 - Sepura has been chosen to provide 3,200 TETRA hand-portable radios for São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport, Brazil. Sepura will supply the radios - a combination of SC2024s, the company's flagship hand-portables, and STP9200s - as part of a prestigious contract to replace the airport's existing analogue communications system, awarded to solutions partner Alcon Engenharia. The new digital network will provide voice and data services for staff across the airport, including airline personnel, maintenance, cleaning, security and emergency services. A suite of applications will optimise processes such as logistics control, team allocation, positioning, image push and radio registration, promoting efficiency across the site. The airport is consistently ranked as one of the busiest in Latin America, transporting 38,985,000 passengers in 2015 alone. "We're extremely pleased to be working with Alcon on this prestigious contract, providing communication for one of Brazil's most important airports," said Marcelo Bellatini, Business Development Manager for Sepura. "Sepura technology empowers airport personnel with mission-critical voice and data services, promoting safety and efficiency of operations. The SC2024, in particular, offers Class 3 high-power RF transmission, coupled with exceptional receive sensitivity, giving extended operational range and stretching coverage into areas where it was not possible before. "This is coupled with a high-speed second data-bearer option and an extended applications capability that puts real back-office intelligence into the hands of the user." "Sepura continues to be our preferred partner for the implementation of TETRA solution in Brazil," said Gilson Pozzati, Alcon Engenharia's Sales Manager, Airports. "Sepura radios are reliable and resilient - ideal for harsh and noisy airport conditions - while the cutting-edge data services provided by the SC2024 will allow us to optimise operational efficiency across the airport, bringing significant benefits for staff and travellers alike."
Idstein, Germany – September 21, 2016 – Motorola Solutions has introduced its WAVE push-to-talk (PTT) platform at Stuttgart Airport in Southern Germany. The powerful PTT solution extends the airport’s communications beyond TETRA radio to include broadband devices and networks, ensuring greater workforce connectivity, interoperability and collaboration. WAVE connects the integrated Dimetra TETRA system for public safety personnel and workers at the airport with supporting organizations who can join the broadband platform via smartphones, computers, other radios or telephones from virtually any location. The future-proof technology extension follows a long-term communications strategy of the airport authorities. After the consolidation of the control rooms for fire departments and rescue services, the officials were looking for an integrated, secure communications system for all users – from ramp agents and baggage handlers to external workgroups such as cleaning organizations. Motorola Solutions provided this solution based on its WAVE platform combined with a refresh of its Dimetra IP Compact TETRA radio network and its MCC 7500 IP Dispatch Console for integrated control room operations. Airport officials can now easily communicate and dispatch out individual responders or groups in the TETRA network using the WAVE Advanced Desktop Communicator. The employees can even establish a connection with a public provider network to ensure a smooth and seamless communication at any time. Long-term service agreement signed For future-proof system stability and resilience of the communications system, the airport authorities have signed a comprehensive agreement covering software, hardware and implementation as well as maintenance and repair services. “We have been relying on Motorola Solutions’ TETRA digital radio solutions since 2009 and successfully expanded our Dimetra IP Compact system to Baden-Airpark in 2013,” said Matthias Kolb, head of information and communication services at Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH. “Extending our TETRA network to other user groups at the airport was a logical step for us to increase efficiencies and to help us provide the best possible service to our passengers.” “A secure, reliable and interoperable communications system is crucial for airports in order to guarantee safe journeys for all passengers,” said Klaus-Dieter Drossel, sales director for key accounts, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH. “Our WAVE PTT platform and our TETRA technology provide control rooms with unmatched capability to reach across multiple user applications and resources for enhanced response coordination and greater efficiencies.”
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.