“An officer may be in a sensitive situation where he or she does not really want to pull out the radio, because it may make himself or herself more visible—for instance, during an undercover operation,” Rodriguez said, noting that LEX F10 connects to the APX radio via Bluetooth technology. “It’s a really good way to create interoperability and really to deliver on this end-to-end promise that we realize we’re responsible for bringing to America as part of an end-to-end solution.

“One of the things we’re realizing is that LMR and LTE are going to co-exist for the foreseeable future. Our focus is on making sure that we enable the interoperation between the two—the collaboration between the two … Having the two [communications systems] working together is the best possible scenario, so we’re building applications that cut across both, and we’re actually working with AT&T to develop the appropriate level of services with FirstNet.”

Rodriguez said the LEX F10 is available immediately and will be showcased in the Motorola Solutions booth at the APCO 2017 show in August.

An FCC online database contains a document about the LEX F10 that includes the logo of Sonim Technologies, a manufacturer of various durable LTE devices that have been certified by AT&T since 2013. When asked about a relationship with Sonim Technologies, Motorola Solutions officials declined comment on the matter, citing company policy. A Sonim Technologies official also declined comment on the matter.

A Motorola Solutions spokesman yesterday informed IWCE’s Urgent Communications that a “corrected form” of the document has been submitted to the FCC and is expected to be posted to the database today.