Author: Desmond Dallen

Motorola Solutions and Sierra Wireless Provide Broadband Communications for First Responders on the Road

Motorola Solutions and Sierra Wireless Provide Broadband Communications for First Responders on the Road Motorola Solutions products will work seamlessly with Sierra Wireless’ AirLink® in-vehicle routers for mission-critical LTE data sharing and communications CHICAGO – March 4, 2019 – When first responders are on the road, they need to be able to share data in real time, regardless of where the mission takes them. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) is teaming up with Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) to deliver LTE broadband in-vehicle communications as part of its integrated platform for mission-critical communications. Incorporating Sierra Wireless’ AirLink LTE in-vehicle routers into Motorola Solutions’ offerings will allow police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel to securely share data while en route to or at the scene of an incident. Today, Motorola Solutions is offering the AirLink MG90 and MP70 LTE-A Pro routers that work on any commercial broadband network. They are also FirstNet Ready™ to operate on the network being built by AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). With this technology, first responders will have the ability to create secure Wi-Fi hot spots nearly anywhere. This will allow them to set up mobile workstations for fast access to agency information, including key databases and systems. They can also share pictures and videos of what’s happening with arriving personnel, as well as with specialists...

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Motorola Solutions Announces Critical Connect for Canadian First Responders

  Motorola Solutions Announces Critical Connect for Canadian First Responders Cloud-based solution enables fast inter-agency radio communications  for coordinated response across cities and provinces TORONTO — Jan. 9, 2018 — When a large-scale emergency strikes, inter-agency collaboration is key to a coordinated response across cities and provinces. With Motorola Solutions’ (NYSE:MSI) cloud-based Critical Connect, Canadian public safety agencies can quickly connect their ASTRO® 25 land mobile radio (LMR) systems to communicate with each other. Using Critical Connect, public safety agencies from different areas have the ability to connect securely to each other in minutes, regardless if it is two or 20 agencies at once. They can communicate via voice across their LMR systems or via Motorola Solutions broadband push-to-talk services. Critical Connect for Canada is available within national borders to ensure Canadian data sovereignty. “During an emergency, such as an ice storm or a forest fire, first responders using ASTRO® 25 radio systems anywhere across the country can seamlessly interoperate with each other the moment that they begin to coordinate a response,” said George Krausz, president of Motorola Solutions Canada. “Critical Connect for Canada is designed to securely link government agencies and first responders who help keep us safe.” Critical Connect is available to Canadian agencies as a monthly or yearly subscription. About Motorola Solutions Motorola Solutions is a global leader in mission-critical communications. Our technology platforms in communications,...

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Nokia signs frame agreements worth more than EUR 2 billion with three Chinese operators

  Nokia signs frame agreements worth more than EUR 2 billion with three Chinese operators     Contracts signed with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom at China International Import Expo in Shanghai Agreements cover delivery through to end-2019 of radio and fixed access equipment; IP routing and optical transport equipment; SDN and network functions virtualization products; and services Agreements will increase network speed and capacity and improve reliability across China, introduce new network capabilities as operators evolve toward 5G 7 November 2018 Shanghai, China – Nokia has signed three separate frame agreements worth a combined value of more than EUR 2 billion with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. Under the agreements, Nokia will deploy technologies and services to improve performance in fixed and mobile broadband networks across China to meet ever-growing demand as operators transition towards 5G. Demand for the internet, particularly on a mobile device, continues to rise in China, the world’s most populous country. China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are committed to delivering the highest quality service to their subscribers and will leverage products and services from across Nokia’s end-to-end portfolio, through to the end of 2019, to enhance speed, reliability and capacity in their networks. Mike Wang, president of Nokia Shanghai Bell, said: “We are excited to continue our close collaboration with these important customers in China, to drive new...

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Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G Ericsson, Telia and Einride are creating a significantly more sustainable transport ecosystem by connecting electric, autonomous vehicles; reduction or elimination of harmful emissions 5G is a key enabler of sustainable transport providing the connectivity and reliability needed to safely introduce autonomous trucks onto public roads Ericsson’s Cloud Core for 5G powers the first commercial installation of Einride’s Autonomous Electric Transportation (AET) system Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an all-electric, autonomous transport ecosystem that takes fleet management to the next level. Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Cloud Core for 5G are providing high performance connectivity to Einride’s T-pod – a driverless vehicle operating continuously at DB Schenker’s logistics facilities in Jönköping, Sweden. Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride, says: “Our driving mission is to lead the sustainable transition of road freight transportation. 5G provides the connectivity and reliability we need to safely introduce the T-pod onto public roads, paving the way for a 90 percent reduction in CO2 emissions and the elimination of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.” Ewald Kaiser, Chief Operating Officer, DB Schenker, says: “This pilot is a milestone in the transition to an intelligent transportation system which will be safe, cost-efficient and sustainable. Autonomous, all-electric trucks on public roads is...

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UPDATE – New Cisco Study Predicts Dramatic Change in IT Operations as CIOs Embrace Analytics and Automation

UPDATE – New Cisco Study Predicts Dramatic Change in IT Operations as CIOs Embrace Analytics and Automation   88 Percent of Respondents Identify Investing in IT Operations as Key to Driving Preemptive Practices and an Enhanced Customer Experience SAN JOSE, Calif. , Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Cisco announced the launch of its new IT Operations Readiness Index revealing how data is transforming the way businesses operate their IT. The Index surveyed more than 1,500 senior IT leaders from across the globe to understand where organizations are on their IT operations transformation journey, revealing a four-step model for IT operations maturity, focused on how organizations handle events they face. Joseph Bradley, Cisco’s Global Vice President, IoT, Blockchain, AI, and Incubation Business says: “Gone are the days of IT leaders relying on past monthly reports and hours upon hours of manual operational tasks to deliver results in the face of growing infrastructure complexity. Instead, fueled by data and empowered by automation, IT can operate in real-time, be predictive, and rely on detailed data to have a true seat at the table, delivering strategic value for their organization and for their customers.” Introducing the IT Operations Readiness Index Today IT spends around 78 percent of their budgets simply “running the business” which leaves little room for innovation. However, there’s a way to reallocate budgets to prioritize transformational activities with...

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