Motorola palms new handheld
Motorola Inc. announced the introduction of Premier Handheld 2.0 for Pocket PC, a software application that provides law enforcement officers with wireless access to important information through several portable platforms. Premier Handheld 2.0 is part of Motorola’s extensive portfolio of integrated communications and information solutions to address mission-critical public safety and security requirements worldwide.
Premier Handheld 2.0, the latest version of Motorola’s wireless handheld application, uses the Pocket PC operating system. Premier Handheld 2.0 extends the functionality of Premier MDC messaging to portable clients, by putting critical information in the hands of police officers on foot, bike, horseback and motorcycle patrol.
As the portable alternative to a mobile data computer, Premier Handheld 2.0 allows officers to quickly and easily view information from State, National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Center (NLETS) databases. The system also enables officers equipped with a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) device to access and send status updates to the local computer aided dispatch (CAD) system.
This feature reduces radio-dispatching traffic and provides a record for the officer to refer back to.
Premier Handheld 2.0 software also can run queries against the local records management system (RMS), which allows officers to learn if a suspect could be potentially dangerous or if a vehicle is stolen.
Motorola is a leading provider of integrated communications and information solutions with more than 65 years of experience in meeting the mission-critical requirements of public safety, public service, government and enterprise customers worldwide.
The company’s extensive public safety and security portfolio includes: interoperable two-way radio communications solutions with encrypted security capabilities; command and control equipment and software applications, including computer-aided dispatch, 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 systems, and automated records management systems; identification and tracking solutions, including palm/fingerprint and photo-imaging systems, as well as comprehensive information management capabilities for criminal justice and civil needs; and physical security and monitoring solutions, including remote monitoring and diagnostics.
RF rolls out new wireless LAN products
RF Industries has introduced a new line of coaxial connectors, antenna jumpers and antennas for Wireless LAN (802.11a) & Wi-Fi (802.11b) equipment.
Network connectivity is provided for on-the-road professionals by RFI’s new MC, MC switch and MHF (mini-coaxial) connectors. These connectors mate with the popular 2.4 Ghz (Wi-Fi) and other WLAN ISM PCMCIA cards for off-the-shelf compatibility with wireless products from companies such as Apple, Avaya, Buffalo, Dell, IBM, Lucent, Orinoco and Toshiba. RFI’s new connectors link these popular 802.11a and 802.11b cards with an external antenna, helping optimize wireless signal reception on laptops and other mobile hand-held devices.
Intra-office wireless compatibility is provided with a complete line of Reverse Polarity and Reverse Thread BNC, MMCX, SMS and TNC connectors.
These connectors mate with popular 802.11a and 802.11b products, including AP’s bridges, routers and switches manufactured by Alvarion, Apple, Avaya, Buffalo, Cisco, D-link, Enterasys, Hyperlink, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Orinoco/Proxim, Samsung, SMC, Symbol, Toshiba and Zcomax to maximize the signal strength reception of the in-office wireless network.
MAXRAD unveils dish, antenna line
Hanover Park, Ill.-based MAXRAD, Inc. announced the addition of two complete antenna series to its XtremeWave line of broadband wireless access antennas for the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz ISM bands. The new and improved MPR prime focus parabolic reflector antennas and MYP enclosed yagi antennas will replace all previously offered models in those lines.
The XtremeWave MPR series comprises two 2.4 GHz and one 5.8 GHz models offering gains of 21, 25 and 29 dBi respectively. Their new and improved electrical design suppresses unnecessary sidelobes and directs all energy towards their target area of coverage thus minimizing interference and providing outstanding data throughput. They also feature an extremely robust mounting structure in which the mount is bolted to the dish in an eight star pattern, providing a very robust installation and preventing oscillation that could result in signal deterioration. The 24-inch dishes are shipped in a box measuring less than 108-inch girth and width, for reduced shipping and storage costs.
Similarly, the MYP series includes four models with gain ranges from 10 dBi to 15 dBi at 2.4 GHz frequencies. They feature matched principal plane beamwidths with excellent sidelobe suppression and cross-polarization rejection of more than 20 dB. The result is superior signal quality with enhanced gain performance and minimal interference from neighboring radiators. A 30 dB front-to-back ratio permits less physical separation on the tower thus adding mounting flexibility at installation sites where space is limited. These antennas are field adjustable to allow vertical or horizontal polarization for optimal orientation and no co-channel interference.
The XtremeWave MPR parabolic reflector antennas and the MYP enclosed yagi antennas are available through MAXRAD’s network of authorized Value Added Distributors and distributor partners or online through MAXRAD’s Online Distributors Partners.
Project 25 marches on
Motorola Inc. announced a new generation digital mobile radio expanding its portfolio of Project 25 compliant trunked communications solutions. The new high-end mobile radio delivers a wide variety of user features ranging from dual band operation to data communications capability and is part of Motorola’s extensive portfolio of integrated communications and information solutions to address mission-critical safety and security requirements worldwide. This new two-way mobile radio is scheduled to be available for shipment in the first quarter of 2003.
Designed to support both 800 MHz and the new 700 MHz public safety frequency bands, this next generation digital mobile will have the ability to provide greater communications flexibility for users to move from 800 MHz systems to 700 MHz systems in the future. The radio’s initial release will feature existing control head designs from the ASTRO Spectra mobile radio series, so users can transition to the new platform without retraining.
Additional features of this next generation digital mobile include increased memory, encryption capability, dual control head functionality, 512-channel operation and integrated voice and data network capability.
Future additions being planned for this new mobile platform include models for motorcycle applications and support future control head designs for greater upgrade flexibility.
This next generation digital mobile radio platform supports both Motorola’s 3600 ASTRO® trunking and 9600 ASTRO® 25 trunking, as well as Project 25 conventional communications systems. Designed to meet the reliability and performance specifications of the ASTRO® Digital Spectra mobile radio series, the new radios will also accommodate select ASTRO Digital Spectra accessories.