Tetra | Dmr | Lte | P25 | 2021-04-15

Motorola Solutions Evolves Its Unified Workgroup Communications Portfolio

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

New rugged smart device provides seamless connectivity and workflow efficiency across enterprise and public safety functions and networks.

Motorola Solutions announced Evolve, the latest offering in its integrated communications ecosystem. Evolve provides flexible access to instant voice communication at the push-of-a-button as well as productivity enhancing data applications on a single device. The new solution enables cross-functional teams to connect and collaborate seamlessly across land mobile radio (LMR), broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

When a critical event such as a major supply chain disruption occurs, extended teams on different networks often need to work together to get services running again. Responding teams including frontline officers, road authorities and volunteers all need flexible access to critical information sources to ensure outcomes are managed safely and efficiently. Meanwhile, senior public safety officials who do not carry a radio can use Evolve to securely connect with their teams working on the frontline.

The ultra rugged Evolve features an intuitive, Android™ platform-based user interface with access to open applications, helping organisations to simplify management, automate their workflows and access information on the go. In addition, the new device provides familiar features for two-way radio users including dedicated channel control, PTT and emergency buttons for intuitive use at critical times.

“Whether used for instant voice communication or to enhance workflows with smart applications, Evolve is ideal for tapping into Motorola Solutions’ broader ecosystem of technologies”, said Mark Schmidl, senior vice president at Motorola Solutions.

“Today’s connected workforces are grappling with increasingly complex operational and security challenges. Evolve provides a seamless and intuitive way for enterprise and public safety organisations to securely and dynamically communicate, with the enhanced ability to collaborate with video, images and other content,” Schmidl said.

With this latest addition to its portfolio, Motorola Solutions is extending its market leadership in unified critical communications. Its 3GPP standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk (PTT) solutions are backed by more than 15 years of experience and over 500 deployments worldwide, in markets that include the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia, with more than 3 million end-users.