Motorola Seeks To Maintain Its Validity

Date:Dec 25, 2018


With its technology focused on radio communication, the company has kept innovating for almost a century

In the face of its 90th anniversary and after several corporate transformations, Motorola Solutions maintains its validity in the world of technology by offering ways to communicate to governments, companies and consumers even in the most extreme conditions, said Hernando Alfonso Ayala, channel manager of this company for the northern region of Latin America.

Instead of achieving this with devices that depend on the telecommunications networks deployed by third parties - beyond the control of their clients - they achieve this with new generations of equipment and solutions that are based on the technology that has distinguished this company since its founding in 1928. "The nucleus has always been radio communication," Ayala summarized.

This is due to the fact that, following a formalized transition on January 4, 2011, Motorola was divided into two independent companies: Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility.

Motorola Solutions retained business related to radio communications for consumers, businesses and government, equipment and parts of cameras for police use, as well as all applications and network development for public and private security. In turn, they offer systems integration service, access control, video analysis and electronic surveillance.

The business of cell phones, tablets and mobile devices remained in the independent company Motorola Mobility, which in 2012 was acquired by Google and in 2014 passed to the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo.

Ayala explained that since then, Motorola Solutions has focused on offering equipment and services that support "the critical mission" of its clients, both corporate and government. For a small hotel, this may mean communicating the chef with the servers to ensure smooth service during a banquet. In a multinational company, that mission may be to track high-value assets or maintain communication with their drivers through areas of rugged topography. Meanwhile, in a public agency it may be responding appropriately to a disaster, executing rescues or supervising police work.

He acknowledged that the work of Motorola has had greater public notoriety in times of crisis, but "we are not supporting only disasters, but how radio communication allows other scenarios to be optimized".

In turn, he indicated that radio communication is becoming more sophisticated every day and capable of integrating with other technologies, which include geolocation and artificial intelligence.

"The next step is to start using artificial intelligence to analyze databases, to manage -for example- videos, telemetry, to gather the databases in a national registry, maps, traffic lights, people tracking, so that the Public security has first hand all the information necessary to carry out its work in the shortest time possible, "he listed as part of the possible scenarios.

For this reason, the company prides itself on offering solutions tailored to a wide range of budgets and operational needs, which includes taking into account how fast the client wants to migrate from one technology to another so as not to lose their previous investment, but to get the most out of it. at the same time that it does not remain uncovered to face future problems, he added.

To questions about the advantages of radio communication in the era of high speed internet, to have advanced computers literally in the palm of the hand, Ayala said that Motorola Solutions offers the possibility of having an autonomous network "that never stops".

"If I trust a third party, in my cellular operator, it is not a sin," he clarified. However, he questioned what happens when the electric service is cut, there are breakdowns or it is necessary to safeguard internal communications.

"By having my own system, which works only for my resources, I will be guaranteed to have communication instantly, with the greatest sophistication I want," he said. Ayala indicated that the network is configured with the needs of the client, be it transmit voice alone or add other layers of information such as text messaging, linking to a network of cameras, geolocation or telemetry.

In the corporate structure, Ayala manages its territory from headquarters in the state of Florida. Its responsibility radio includes the Caribbean, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.