Texas-based network-management provider Genesis Group announced an agreement with Motorola to fully license the control-channel protocol for the industry giant's proprietary SmartNet and SmartZone 3600 trunking systems.

The companies will sell enhancements to Genesis' GenWatch3 solution that lets administrators of the trunking systems inhibit radios, deliver call alerts and regroup radios, said Genesis Group President Phil Burks in a statement. The software provides modern replacements for Motorola's discontinued SIMSII, SIP and SystemWatch network management software.

“There are still thousands of SmartNet and SmartZone trunked systems that will be in use for years to come since they continue to reliably work every day,” Burks said.