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Motorola Leads DHS Compliance Assessment Program with First SDoCs for Multi-band Project 25 APX Family of Radios

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. , May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the publication of the first multi-band (VHF/700/800) Project 25 (P25) portable and mobile radios on the Responders Knowledge Base website (www.rkb.us). The publication of the SDoCs (Supplier's Declaration of Compliance) and STRs (Summary Test Report) comply with the DHS Office of Emergency Communications: Fiscal Year 2010 SAFECOM Guidance for Federal Grant Programs for purchasing Project 25 LMR equipment/systems providing mission critical users with access to those grant funds to purchase Motorola products (http://www.safecomprogram.gov/SAFECOM/grant/default.htm).

The Motorola multi-band APX™ 7000 portable and APX™ 7500  mobile radios SDoCs and STRs document the successful completion of the current DHS CAP suite of Interoperability and Performance Tests.  Specifically this documents the successful interoperability testing of the APX radios with Motorola's P25 system, with Harris Corporation's P25 system, and with an EFJohnson Technologies P25 system.

The Motorola APX radio portfolio is the industry's first Project 25 true multi-band subscriber family combining seamless VHF and 700/800 MHz operation for both FDMA and TDMA operation to have an SDoC and STR posted as part of the DHS CAP Program. The APX radio portfolio incorporates the most recent enhanced full rate P25 vocoder to support existing P25 Phase 1 FDMA operation while leading the way for full P25 Phase 2 TDMA operation with the enhanced half-rate vocoder.

In addition to the improvements in voice clarity gained with the enhanced P25 vocoder, Motorola has uniquely enhanced the overall APX audio experience through a comprehensive design integrating additional noise cancelling circuitry, noise suppression system, microphone and speaker systems to meet the needs of public safety customers.

In addition to the APX family of radios, also published on the DHS RKB website are Motorola's ASTRO® 25 system infrastructure and Motorola's XTS® 5000, XTS® 2500, XTS® 1500, XTL™ 5000, XTL™ 2500, and XTL™ 1500 radios.  

The Motorola ASTRO 25 SDoC and Summary Test Report document the successful trunked interoperability testing of Motorola's ASTRO 25 infrastructure with radios from 10 leading industry subscriber manufacturers: Motorola, EFJohnson Technologies, Harris Corporation, Icom, Kenwood, PowerTrunk, RELM Wireless, Tait Radio Communications, Technisonic and Thales.  

Over the past 24 months, Motorola's support of the DHS CAP program included the hosting of two formal interoperability events on the Motorola ASTRO 25 system infrastructure and the participation in three other P25 infrastructure manufacturer's interoperability events. Additionally, Motorola was in the first batch of DHS recognized labs for DHS CAP testing in May 2009 .

“In addition to the P25 CAP, Motorola continues to provide P25 subscriber manufacturers with opportunities to informally test on Motorola's ASTRO 25 system infrastructure, promoting interoperability within the industry,” said Brenda Herold , corporate vice president, Motorola Global ASTRO Product Solutions. “These opportunities further demonstrate Motorola's unwavering commitment to the advancement of multi-manufacturer interoperability and our support of the DHS CAP. “

For example, earlier this year, Motorola and five other manufacturers demonstrated the successful testing of interoperable communications between the Motorola ISSI.1 Network gateway and ISSI Gateways from the five other manufacturers.

Motorola continues to be a key technical contributor in the P25 standards body, providing technical resources to write the compliance tests outlined by TIA and referenced as part of the DHS CAP Program.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects.  From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile.  Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

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