Mike Costa of Motorola Solutions describes the capabilities of the company’s new Capture mobile camera application, which is designed to work on the new LEX L11, as well as any Android- or IoS-based smartphones.
Representatives of key public-safety organizations send a letter to Congressional leadership seeking “a significant federal grant program” to help pay to deploy IP-based, next-generation 911 (NG911) technology nationwide be included in the upcoming omnibus funding package being considered by federal lawmakers.
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Motorola Solutions announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avigilon—a Vancouver-based provider of video-surveillance and video-analytics solutions—in an all-cash transaction that is worth about $1 billion.
Ben Ansell, Motorola Solutions’ global product marketing manager for public-safety devices, showcases two of the company’s video cameras: a multipurpose body-worn camera, and the Sr600, an in-car camera that generates 360-degree video at high resolutions.
Joe Friedman, senior staff engineer for Motorola Solutions, demonstrates the company’s new in-car video system that leverages a 360-degree camera to provide 4K video that can be used for a variety of evidentiary, training and situational-awareness purposes.
It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words; if so, then video is worth tens of thousands words. Despite this, deploying body-worn cameras on officer is not a simple decision.
Technology exists to support systems that can deliver high-definition video to first responders in real time—a potentially very valuable application to public safety. But planning for such systems needs to include measures to ensure that the backhaul will be available when needed and has adequate capacity to deliver the low-latency experience that will be needed to help officials make critical decisions.
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