Motorola Collaborates with Top Vendors to Build Industry's Most Comprehensive Wireless Broadband Application Portfolio

Motorola's MOTOwi4(TM) Ready application ecosystem expands to include

wireless video surveillance solutions

Mar 28, 2007, 01:00 ET from Motorola

    ORLANDO, Fla., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc (NYSE:  
 MOT) today announced the launch of the MOTOwi4 Ready application ecosystem,
 Motorola's portfolio of applications for municipal and enterprise wireless
 networks. This program offers application solutions that are ready for use
 on deployments of MOTOwi4 broadband wireless networks. Motorola also
 announced the availability of municipal video solutions for surveillance
 that include mesh-enabled Sony IPELA cameras, video management solutions
 (VMS) and video sharing technologies.
     The MOTOwi4 Ready application ecosystem connects Motorola's wireless
 broadband access technologies -- Mesh, Canopy(R), Point-to-Point and
 eventually WiMAX -- to a comprehensive range of applications. Whether it's
 integrating wireless parking meter reading to increase city revenue,
 incorporating video surveillance to support crime reduction or expanding
 wireless access across the digital divide, the program will provide the
 applications needed and verified for the MOTOwi4 network.
     "Municipalities and service providers are seeking solutions that take a
 comprehensive approach to supporting the business case for municipal
 wireless networks," said Roberta Wiggins, research fellow in Yankee Group's
 Enabling Technologies Service Provider group. "The Motorola MOTOwi4 Ready
 application ecosystem is designed to combine broadband wireless hardware
 with applications that address this need."
     Broad Application Portfolio Plus Experienced Deployment Support
     Motorola also provides customers with access to outdoor network
 experts, well versed in the parameters that impact successful deployments
 who are able to support the design, installation and delivery of the
 network and the chosen applications.
     "Our authorized resellers have made several deployments that integrate
 our IPELA video surveillance cameras directly with Motorola's hardware.
 These seamless solutions help meet customers' needs without the confusion
 of dealing with multiple vendors, essentially giving them one place to get
 everything to achieve their required return on investment," said Yoshi
 Hirano, Sony Electronics' senior marketing manager for security products, a
 MOTOwi4 Ready vendor. "The MOTOwi4 Ready application ecosystem helps us to
 have a much broader presence in front of potential municipal wireless
 customers than we would otherwise. The program also helps us to position
 our cameras with a market leader in wireless broadband technologies."
     The MOTOwi4 Ready application ecosystem expands Motorola's extensive
 experience with application developer programs to include companies
 creating solutions for wireless broadband networks. "It's no secret that
 applications often drive the business case for installations, which is why
 we are putting together the applications and hardware that create the
 solutions customers want," said Jim Welch, vice president, wireless
 broadband products, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "We're excited to work
 with such a large group of industry leading application vendors to create
 one of the largest and most versatile wireless broadband network solutions
     Delivering IP applications across customer segments and technologies,
 the Motorola MOTOwi4 Ready application ecosystem supports Motorola access
 technologies including Mesh, Point-to-Point, Canopy and eventually WiMAX
 solutions for private and public networks. The ecosystem leverages
 Motorola's 75 plus years of experience to create the industry's largest and
 most reliable offering of wireless broadband applications for municipal
 wireless networks. Further information about the Motorola MOTOwi4 Ready
 application ecosystem can be found at:
 Solution providers interested in being considered as a Motorola MOTOwi4
 Ready vendor should visit:
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