Motorola supplies 20,000+ licences for MotoLocator in 18 Months

Blue light services in more than ten countries have turned to Motorola to help track the location of people, vehicles and other assets

Motorola, Inc. has supplied blue light services in 12 countries across the world with MotoLocator, a software solution that provides a fast, efficient and flexible way to track people, vehicles and assets though the emergency services mission critical ASTRO and TETRA radio networks.

Blue light services in North Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and across Europe have deployed MotoLocator. The MotoLocator Server gathers location information sent over the radio network from GPS-enabled vehicle and handheld radios, stores that information and makes it available to third party applications such as mapping software. Where radios are not equipped with their own internal GPS transducer, Motorola provides a range of compatible units that connect to the radios, to provide location information for transmission across the customers radio network. MotoLocator also provides a means of sending GPS control messages to the devices to adjust update rates.

MotoLocator delivers the link between GPS-enabled devices and mapping software, said John Gherghetta, corporate vice president and general manager EMEA & Asia Pacific, Motorola Government & Public Safety. Solutions such as MotoLocator demonstrate Motorolas commitment to helping its customers realize the full benefits of technology.

MotoLocator works with many wireless networks and GPS-enabled devices from different manufacturers. The software handles all the complexities of the different network access methods, proprietary GPS protocols and command message formats. MotoLocator is already deployed on customer networks using technologies including ETSI TETRA, ASTRO and DataTAC.

MotoLocator provides options for over-the-air management of the GPS enabled device, including setting the rate at which the device reports its position, based upon a variety of parameters, including time, distance and device triggers (power on, low battery, emergency button press etc). This allows customers to optimize the performance of the GPS devices and network bandwidth, whilst ensuring location updates are delivered in a timely fashion.

In addition to delivering real time location information, MotoLocator can also store a detailed record of resource movements, providing customers with a powerful analysis tool for historical tracking and reporting.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information and entertainment that you want and need.  We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services.  A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.8 billion in 2006.

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