Interpol honors Motorola for law enforcement support
The international law-enforcement agency Interpol has awarded Motorola’s Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector (CGISS) its inaugural Outstanding Contribution Award for its support of law enforcement and public-safety organizations worldwide, Motorola said today. The ceremony took place during Interpol’s recent General Assembly in Benidorm, Spain.
Several instances of Motorola’s emergency support were cited by Interpol, including the following:
The distribution of equipment – on a rapid-response basis – and deployment of field engineers during Hurricane Isabel, which helped public-safety professionals maintain critical communications infrastructure;
The provisioning of communications hardware used by police at critical checkpoints in the People’s Republic of China as they worked to stem the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS);
The deployment within two days of a state-of-the-art digital communications network in both Germany and Hungary to support public-safety workers dealing with the aftermath of serious flooding;
And the distribution of radios and infrastructure in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks to aid interagency communications.
In other news, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board has selected Motorola to design and install a $19 million 800 MHz regional transit management system consisting of a digital radio infrastructure, computer-aided dispatch and an in-vehicle communications system. It will incorporate a CAD/AVL system, real-time vehicle tracking, data communications, and AVL map and data displays. The system initially will be deployed to 500 buses operated by the San Diego Transit Corporation and the North County Transit District, but is modular and scalable so it eventually will be expanded to accommodate all bus and rail operations in the region, Motorola said.
Also, Motorola has completed the installation of new mobile data software for Basel (Switzerland) Ambulance Service, working in partnership with Zurich, Switserland-based Motcom Communication. The software, which resides on mobile data computers or terminals, enables ambulance workers in the field to access information on vehicles, people and property, Motorola said.