Augmenting Public Safety Capabilities with Artificial Intelligence

  • Real-time artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge – based on intelligent cameras
  • Digital transformation of policing – with body-worn video solutions and powerful analytics
  • Integrated TETRA and LTE broadband solutions – the best of both worlds
  • Live demos at the Motorola Solutions booth D12, PMRExpo 2018, Germany, Nov. 27-29

COLOGNE, Germany – November 26, 2018 – Every day, governments, businesses and individuals rely on effortless and reliable communications. They call it their lifeline. In the extreme moments and the day-to-day, communication plays an increasingly critical role in protecting and connecting the world. From mission-critical services and command centre software through to secure and reliable land mobile radio solutions, Motorola Solutions technology can help to advance the communications lifelines so businesses run smoothly and cities stay safe.

At PMRExpo 2018 (Cologne, Germany, November 27-29, booth D12), Motorola Solutions will unveil mission-critical solutions which help users to tackle today’s challenges with digitised, artificial intelligence-based technology solutions that lead the way into the future.

“Society, economy and public safety are undergoing a digital transformation. We provide public safety organisations and commercial customers with the right intelligence and tools to help them enhance their operational efficiency, responsiveness and safety,” said Iain Clarke, senior vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and North Africa at Motorola Solutions. “From TETRA and DMR to LTE and advanced video surveillance, visitors to our PMRExpo booth can experience one of the most comprehensive mission-critical communications portfolios as well as powerful analytics, which facilitate today’s digital transformation.”

Proactive and eventually preventative security requires advanced video surveillance and analytics technology to help public safety organisations speed up investigations. At PMRExpo 2018, Motorola Solutions will present its next-generation video analytics and network video management solution based on Avigilon Appearance Search™ technology and Avigilon Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technology. Appearance Search™ technology is a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine that sorts through hours of video with ease to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across an entire site. Moreover, operators can initiate a search for a person by selecting certain specific physical descriptions, including clothing colour and gender, to find a person of interest. Avigilon Appearance Search™ technology also incorporates the characteristics of a person’s face, enabling the technology to search for the same person, even if items such as their clothing change over time.

UMD technology is an advanced AI technology that brings a new level of automation to surveillance, by revealing events that may have otherwise been missed. Without any predefined rules or setup, the technology is able to continuously learn what typical activity in a scene looks like, and then detect and flag unusual motion. At PMRExpo, Motorola Solutions will showcase how this future-leading technology is integrated into its CommandCentral software to provide frontline personnel with AI-based intelligence by extracting deeper insights from integrated voice, video and data.

The violence against first responders and the complexity of crime is increasing. To streamline evidence collection and increase the safety on duty, Motorola Solutions’ body-worn camera solutions provide frontline teams with an intuitive user interface solution that combines voice communications and voice recording as well as video and still image capture. The public safety apps suite offers them a Capture Mobile Camera App, which allows users to capture images. The images can securely be uploaded to Motorola Solutions’ CommandCentral Vault digital evidence management solution for storage and later use. Metadata like time, date and location is automatically applied to the captured file.

At PMRExpo, Motorola Solutions will also present its LEX L11 Mission-Critical LTE Device which enables first responders to access secure apps for increased situational awareness over broadband networks. The Motorola Solutions LTE device also offers a broad range of innovative features including a rugged, easy-to-operate design, best-in-class audio quality and performance as well as an advanced end-to-end secure mobile platform. In Cologne, Motorola Solutions will also showcase the latest addition to its portfolio, the new ST7500 Compact TETRA Radio, a state-of-the art frontline device which is suitable for covert operations for the first time in Germany. The Land Mobile Radio (LMR) handheld radio combines a compact and rugged form factor with a small screen that can be used in bright sunlight, an easy-to-use keypad that can be operated even while wearing gloves, a simple user interface as well as loud and clear audio to provide police officers and emergency medical services with reliable mission-critical communications. This compact, easy-to-use and modern communications tool also allows commercial users such as public transport workers and teams in other sectors to focus on their work and not their radio.

Industry experts like Ryan Darrand from IHS Markit see a continued strong demand for LMR solutions, including TETRA and cost-optimised digital solutions such as Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) technology, by public safety and commercial organisations. Within the LMR market, the number of TETRA deployments increased by 16 percent globally in 2017 and TETRA has proven itself the technology of choice for public safety, particularly in the EMEA region. As a technology leader in the field of TETRA and DMR innovations with a strong footprint in research, development and global implementation, Motorola Solutions will present its latest TETRA and DMR radio devices, along with LMR network technology at PMRExpo 2018.

Forward-thinking public safety network providers are planning for an extended period of TETRA coexisting with 3GPP standards-based mobile broadband networks. While TETRA remains the best technology for mission-critical voice services, mobile broadband technologies such as LTE promise cutting-edge, transformative applications that will enhance frontline personnel safety, improve situational awareness and boost productivity. At PMRExpo 2018, Motorola Solutions will demonstrate how users can benefit from integrated TETRA and LTE mobile broadband networks.

Future-ready technologies like Motorola Solutions’ DIMETRA X Core and DIMETRA Express TETRA systems enable public safety organisations and commercial customers to make the most of their existing TETRA network today, while preparing for additional capabilities offered by mobile broadband tomorrow. Motorola Solutions will also showcase its WAVE broadband push-to-talk application, which forms part of its enhanced command centre software suite. The WAVE platform connects disparate networks, enabling public safety and commercial users to communicate between smartphones, radios, computers and landlines. In a world with an increasing number of connected devices, Motorola Solutions is fostering the development of collaborative solutions that promote flexibility, simplify communications and reduce the complexity of operating multiple devices.

“Motorola Solutions is changing the experience for public safety and emergency services by providing them with software that works together through every step of an incident,” adds Iain Clarke. “We are automating tasks and equipping first responders with critical data and intelligence that enables them to focus their time and effort on protecting the communities they serve.”

Visit our PMRExpo 2018 expert sessions:

“Panel discussion: The future of mission-critical communications” with Axel Kukuk, head of sales for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH
November 27, 2018, at 11:00am

“Blackout secure communications: The analysis of a TETRA network!” by Dr. Andree Kang, president. Schnoor Industrieelektronik GmbH & Co. KG
November 27, 2018, 3:15pm

“TETRA – Central element for communication tasks in public transportation” by Klaus Janke, CEO, INIT GmbH
November 27, 2018, at 3:45pm

“Panel discussion: Secure communications and virtualisation” with Axel Kukuk, head of sales for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg, Motorola Solutions Germany GmbH
November 28, 2018, at 3:30pm

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