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May 09, 2006

BYU students design prototype communication tools for police of the future

Police walking their beat might have faster access to information about a suspect, a crime scene or directions to a location in the not-too-distant future thanks to a team of Brigham Young University industrial design students.

Commissioned by Motorola to design innovative products that will help officers on foot patrol communicate more smoothly in the field, 26 students presented their ideas to Motorola officials Dec. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the student lounge of the Crabtree Technology Building.

Motorola and BYU's department of industrial design, part of the School of Technology, have a long-standing research and design relationship. A similar student project BYU did for Motorola in the 1990s helped hatch the concept behind Motorola's TalkAbout radio, a high-tech version of the walkie-talkie.

As part of the current project, students looked at high-tech trends to anticipate what cops of the future would need to do their job more efficiently, safely and intelligently, said Richard Fry, professor of industrial design and student advisor.

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Posted by WalkieMan at 03:01 PM

Motorola combining networks

Motorola is combining its network equipment business with its government and corporate unit in a bid to cut costs and win new business.

The network unit sells equipment that runs mobile phone networks, a segment that analysts say has become cutthroat because of too many suppliers. The other business sells wireless gear such as walkie talkies and repeaters to government and large business clients.

Motorola did not give details about how the combination would help with costs, but said it plans to provide information on the reorganization and related expenses at a later date.

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Posted by WalkieMan at 02:57 PM

May 04, 2006

Motorola Makes TV Shows Mobile – From DVR to Mobile Phone and Back Again

Expanding on the Follow Me TV experience of room-to-room media sharing, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) will demonstrate a new technology that can move recorded shows from a Motorola digital video recorder (DVR) set-top directly to a Motorola mobile device like the next-generation RAZR V3x. This new ability to move content can expand Motorola’s existing whole-home video platform to meet the video needs of consumers anywhere and everywhere.

A live demonstration of this exciting new feature will be on display at both the CTIA Wireless 2006 (5-7 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, Stand # 2606) and the 2006 National Show (9-11 April, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Stand #1537).

The explosion of digital video technologies in recent years is leading the demand for ever-greater control over TV at home and on the go. Starting with a Motorola set-top, consumers can now create a multimedia network that sends content not only to other rooms in the home, but to mobile devices with storage-card capacity. In addition, Motorola mobile devices can be used to program a Motorola DVR remotely. No more worries about forgetting to record your favorite show – control your television wherever you are!

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Posted by WalkieMan at 05:57 PM

Motorola Delivers Mobile Multimedia at the Speed of Life with CDMA 1xEV-DO

At CTIA Wirelees 2006 Motorola Inc. is demonstrating its end-to-end CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A solution and some of the advanced multimedia wireless broadband services that will be possible with this next generation technology with over-the-air calls using a prototype CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A handset. CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A lets operators make more efficient use of their network resources by enabling advanced voice services and high-speed multimedia content and programming. These new services can help wireless operators earn incremental revenue, reach new user segments and compete with those services offered by other broadband providers.

At the Motorola booth, CTIA attendees can test their skills on real-time interactive gaming applications, experience video/audio streaming, and make live Voice over IP (VoIP) and inter-technology video telephony calls connected via Canopy® wireless broadband and 1xEV-DO Rev.A networks routed through the Motorola IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) (referred to as Multimedia Domain (MMD) by the 3GPP2). VoIP and video telephony are among the applications that are optimized for commercial service on a CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A network due to the higher bandwidth, lower data latency, and improved quality of service inherent with the technology.

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Posted by WalkieMan at 05:51 PM

April 04, 2006

Motorola HC700 Series Brings Presence to Enterprise Workers with Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile

Motorola, Inc. announced today that its HC700 series rugged mobile computing devices will be the first to support Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005. Leveraging Microsoft’s trusted Windows Mobile software platform and Communicator Mobile, Motorola HC700 series devices are designed to provide enterprise field users with more secure, flexible, real-time communications that enable true seamless mobility.

“In an age where workforces are increasingly mobile and global, it is imperative to seamlessly extend secure, rich, real-time collaboration solutions to help people stay in touch with customers, partners and colleagues,” said Rod Guy, director of Mobile Computing Operations for Motorola. “We will be working closely with Microsoft to empower mobile workforces with real-time communications capabilities on HC700 series products and future devices.”

The first commercial off-the-shelf rugged handheld mobile computing solution from Motorola, the HC700 series is designed to meet the rigorous demands of mobile workforces in a variety of industries, including field force automation, field sales, direct store delivery, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and public safety. The addition of Windows Mobile collaboration capabilities on HC700 devices will deliver added functionality and connectivity to field users.

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