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April 13, 2009

Students of King’s College London to Benefit from Motorola Foundation Grant

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Students of King’s College London to Benefit from Motorola Foundation Grant

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) has today granted £20,000 to King’s College London to help support the College’s world class software testing and research centre, CREST (Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing).

Professor Mark Harman, CREST, King’s College London, commented: “This grant will be key to helping our team continue and expand its research, positioning King’s College as one of the foremost facilities for software testing worldwide. We have worked extensively with the team at Motorola on the optimisation of software features for mobile phones and on issues relating to the testing of their products. We look forward to a continued and close collaboration in future.”

The centre currently hosts 25 resident researchers who are led by world-leading expert in software evolution, Professor Mark Harman. Work includes software analysis, testing and search-based software engineering for software optimisation. CREST is part of the Department of Computer Science and is located in a purpose-refurbished lab on the main central London Stand site of King’s College.

As part of a combined academic and industrial drive to develop a game-changing shift in testing, CREST is working to develop cheaper, quicker, ways to assess innovative new software so that cutting-edge products get to consumers faster.

Graeme Hobbs, UK country manager and chairman Motorola Ltd commented: “With an 80-year tradition of innovation, we are focused on delivering for our customers today, whilst keeping a careful eye on what’s next. The work done by the CREST team is pushing the boundaries for software testing and this work will help provide the next generation of user experience to advance the way the world connects.”

The Motorola grant of £20,000 will add to funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the European Union. The grant will specifically help CREST work with other national and international universities and businesses via state-of-the-art display and conferencing facilities. This investment builds on Motorola’s existing involvement as a member on the Industrial Advisory Board for the King’s College Computer Science Department.

About King’s College London

King’s College London is one of the top 25 universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2008) and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 21,000 students from nearly 140 countries. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola Wins TETRA Terminal Tender in Berlin Terminal tender for digital public safety radio communications including the delivery of end terminals, accessories and services

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Motorola Wins TETRA Terminal Tender in Berlin
Terminal tender for digital public safety radio communications including the delivery of end terminals, accessories and services

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), world leader in the development and deployment of TETRA communication solutions, today announced that it has won the terminal tender for delivering digital public safety radio communications in Berlin.

The Federal State of Berlin has confirmed the order of 1000 TETRA digital two-way radios - including accessories. Around 750 digital two-way radios will be distributed to the police, responsible for the “Berlin Mitte” district, and approximately 250 devices will be used by fire departments. A range of services, such as maintenance and training is also included in the order.

“We are delighted that the Federal State of Berlin as well as over 45 customers in the private sector throughout Germany have selected our TETRA systems,” said Alexander Burghardt, MSSI vice president, Central Europe & Russia, EMS, Motorola. “We hope that this success is a platform for us to work with other Federal States throughout the country.”

The compact, lightweight MTP850 handheld radio device and the CM5000 mobile radio unit have been selected by authorities. Both devices ensure safe and reliable voice and data communications in the most difficult environments. They are equipped with a large graphic color display and an integrated WAP browser for secure access to databases. A GPS receiver automatically shows the location of task forces guaranteeing optimum manpower planning.

The CM5000 is equipped with Direct Mode Operation Gateway and repeater functionality and expands the digital radio network’s reach to extend the application in locations with a weak signal. In addition, the CM5000 offers a wide range of installation options and can easily be integrated into vehicles, motocycles and control points of any kind. A special feature is an option to use migration solutions, which support the parallel operation of two analog and two digital TETRA mobile radio devices.

Motorola won the tender process against several other competitors. “After a technical assessment of all the offers, extensive tests of the devices and a precise cost analysis, we decided to choose Motorola,” explained Dr. Charlotta Flodell, project manager for Digital Radio BOS Berlin. “Motorola has a long tradition in wireless technology and is one leading provider of TETRA digital two-way radio solutions. We are confident that Motorola’s TETRA terminals will fulfill the requirements of our public safety task forces.”

The services negotiated in the contract include hands-on training sessions run by Motorola for future users of the new TETRA devices. The company will also be responsible for repair and maintenance of the products. Motorola will cooperate with its Berlin-based public safety distributor Niemann Elektronik to assist with services.

Motorola offers an extensive portfolio of end terminals and accessories to official authorities and organizations entrusted with public safety tasks. Motorola also has reliable local presence at its disposal with its BOS partner program. There will be at least one BOS partner available to customers for questions regarding sales, service and technical implementation in each federal state. Motorola has shipped recently its 1millionth TETRA terminal which marks a major milestone and highlights Motorola’s leadership in this market.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com.

Sestriere Boosts Ski Operation with Motorola Wireless Solution Italian Ski Resort Deploys Fixed Wireless Broadband to Bolster Operations and Provide Platform for Future Applications

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Sestriere Boosts Ski Operation with Motorola Wireless Solution
Italian Ski Resort Deploys Fixed Wireless Broadband to Bolster Operations and Provide Platform for Future Applications

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that the Sestrieres SpA ski resort in Italy has implemented its 400 Series fixed point-to-multipoint (PMP) wireless broadband technology. The solution provides a high-speed platform for a distributed data access system and other key applications such as VoIP and Webcam. The technology will be implemented by Motorola partners BPG Radiocomunicazioni and ICA-NET.

Sestriere is a mountain village situated about 70km west of the provincial capital of Turin, in the most western part of Italy. It attracts thousands of visitors annually and has become one of the foremost resorts of its kind, being the venue for countless alpine skiing and snowboarding events including races during the 2006 Winter Olympics.

The entire ski area, also known as Vialattea, offers more than 400 km of ski runs that are accessed via a network of technologically advanced cableways and ski lifts that demand around-the-clock monitoring and maintenance to ensure the smooth running of this vast operation.

To assist with trouble-shooting and to streamline processes across the resort, Sestrieres SpA, the company operating the Vialattea resort, sought a solution that would bolster communications by providing a sophisticated platform on which to link vital applications such as video-based monitoring, data transfer to and from ‘skipass’ access areas and cost-effective VoIP. Various networking solutions were considered and after optic fibre cabling was eliminated due to the inherent high costs, a number of wireless technologies were evaluated, resulting in Motorola’s solution being chosen.

“Sestriere is one of the most reputable resorts in Europe that covers a vast area and requires quick and seamless communication. The PMP 400 wireless broadband system helps enable staff to quickly and effectively solve issues ensuring the smooth running of the entire resort,” said Henrik Asbjorn, vice president Channel Growth Operations, Motorola Government & Public Safety, EMEA.

The PMP 400 Series fixed wireless broadband system of access points and subscriber modules operates in the 5.4 GHz spectrum and offers throughputs of up to 21Mbps, with a range of up to approximately eight kilometers. Based on Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology, which provides improved near-line of sight (nLOS) coverage, the 400 Series allows service providers and enterprise network owners to extend broadband network coverage into areas where obstructions and foliage have limited system expansion.

Historically, troubleshooting and maintenance of the resort’s facilities involved technicians having to walk, drive or take ski lifts to specific hot spots. The labour- intensive method resulted in unnecessary periods of downtime, while data collection from the skipass access areas was done manually using USB dongles or via GPRS, which was not available across the entire operation. This was exacerbated by adverse weather conditions whereby personnel had to wait days to gain access to specific areas of the resort.

Now a technician can troubleshoot and gain access to system data by remotely logging into the Skilift Control System via the wireless network. It also allows for weather monitoring via webcam and has reduced the cost of telephone calls through the introduction of VoIP.

Future applications include wireless broadband access for ski patrols and medical services, extending the coverage of a planned digital two-way radio system (analogue and mobile phones are currently being used) and to enhance advertising through remote access to onsite billboards.

Vittorio Salusso, director of operations at Sestrieres SpA said: “We expect the wireless network to provide a quick return on investment as it allows us to manage our operation remotely, which has boosted efficiency significantly. And from an expansion point of view, the networking equipment is compact in size, making it easy to install while high scalability and large bandwidth supports many users and new applications.”

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

March 26, 2009

Motorola Research Reveals 64 percent of Companies Neglect WLAN Security

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Motorola Research Reveals 64 percent of Companies Neglect WLAN Security

Less than half of European companies encrypt their wireless LAN data

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today released European research indicating that 64 percent of companies are neglecting their wireless LAN security. The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne, found that over half of large companies use the same security measures for both wired and wireless networks.

Although different types of threats and weaknesses confront wired and wireless LANs, only 47 percent of companies are using WEP or WPA encryption on their wireless networks, and less than a third (30 percent) are using any form of wireless intrusion prevention system.

“Companies would be naive to use the same security mechanisms for wired as well as wireless LANs,” said Amit Sinha, fellow and chief technologist of Motorola Enterprise Wireless LAN. “It’s surprising that companies today are not using wireless encryption standards like WPA2. The cost of a data breach is $200 - $300 per compromised record, an order of magnitude more than the cumulative cost of security technologies to prevent exposure. Prevention is always better than cure.”

IT teams today face many different security problems for wired and wireless networks, and consequently need to be aware of the need to treat these networks differently. 79 percent of organizations, for example, promote good security practise by using IT policies across the organization. However, the research also found that 51 percent of companies have no way of enforcing these policies across their network. Furthermore, with employees becoming increasingly mobile, outdoor networks and wireless hotspots in cafes may present a security ‘back door’ into the network. Indeed, 56 percent of organizations believe that many employees flout security measures by sending corporate data over completely unsecured wireless networks, such as those at wireless hotspots in cafes, rather than using some form of VPN.

“Education is vital to improving wireless network security,” continued Sinha. “Wireless introduced vulnerabilities in the corporate network that traditional security architectures cannot mitigate. A layered approach to securing the airspace that comprises of strong authentication and encryption built on industry standards such as WPA2-Enterprise along with 24×7 wireless monitoring and intrusion prevention is required.”

Furthermore, many IT teams are wasting time on security activities which could easily be automated. With 58 percent of companies spending over two hours every week, and in 24 percent of cases over 8 hours a week searching for ‘rogue’ access points, they may be missing other security threats on the network. Although it is important to spend time looking for fake access points which users may accidentally connect to, sending all their data over the ‘rogue’ AP and being intercepted by a hacker, this task could easily be automated. Solid wireless security involves not only the prevention of unauthorised access to sensitive information but also the ongoing management of the entire environment in order to identify, isolate and prevent weak spots and potential intrusions, which requires constant monitoring and complete visibility of the network.

“Companies may be wasting their time carrying out tasks manually which could be automated,” concluded Sinha. “Several industry regulations such as the payment card industry’s Data Security Standard require strong wireless security measures as well as monitoring of wireless networks at all locations for compliance. Manually validating wireless policy compliance is costly, error-prone and leaves gaps in security. Companies need to invest in robust WLAN infrastructure with 24×7 monitoring for gap-free security and cost-effective regulatory compliance.”

The research was carried out to understand how companies across Europe secure their wireless networks. The survey was undertaken by Vanson Bourne and questioned 400 IT directors at companies with over 1,000 employees across the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain and Nordics.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola Expands On Demand Platform to Enhance Support for Rapidly Growing On Demand Libraries Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages Adaptive Media Management framework to optimize service providers’ streaming, storage, and network resources

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Motorola Expands On Demand Platform to Enhance Support for Rapidly Growing On Demand Libraries Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages Adaptive Media Management framework to optimize service providers’ streaming, storage, and network resources

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today introduced the Motorola B-3 Video Server, creating the broadest, most flexible lineup of solid-state on demand servers in the industry. Designed to address small- to medium-sized streaming sites, the B-3 complements the Motorola B-1, the world’s most widely deployed solid-state on demand server. When joined with the Motorola CPS1000 Content Propagation System, the Motorola on demand platform addresses the rapid growth in on demand usage and content libraries while optimizing operator storage, streaming and network resources.

The Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages industry-standard hardware to create a high-performance, highly scalable, fault tolerant server that delivers premium support for video on demand (VOD), time-shifted TV, on demand ad insertion, network DVR (nDVR), and other advanced services. Available from early Q2 09, the B-3 efficiently scales from several hundred to more than 3,000 streams and can be configured as a standalone server with integrated content library, or as an edge server deployed alongside a B-1 .

As on demand usage and libraries rapidly expand, operators require on demand networks that are flexible enough to cater to changing demands. In response, Motorola integrated Adaptive Media Management throughout its on demand portfolio. The Motorola Adaptive Media Management (AMM) algorithms were developed by analyzing data from 160 B-1 deployments encompassing 900 thousand streams worldwide. CPS1000 utilizes AMM to distribute content and assign streaming resources across the network and to share content libraries between servers. AMM enables the B-1 and B-3 servers to select the optimal storage and streaming technologies. The result is the optimization streaming and network resources, reduction in storage costs, and ability to deliver the level of choice consumers want.

“The new B-3 server expands Motorola’s on demand hardware and software portfolio, organized around the Adaptive Media Management framework,” said Sean Welch, director, on demand video for the Motorola Home and Networks Mobility business. “Adaptive Media Management enables our service provider customers to optimize their streaming, storage and network bandwidth resources, reducing operational and capital expenses even as they face unprecedented growth in on demand libraries and consumer demand for personalized media experiences.”

For more information on Motorola’s on demand portfolio, including hardware and software solutions, please visit the on demand section of Motorola’s website. Motorola will also have its on demand and content management technology on display at The Cable Show, booth #2037, CCBN in Beijing # 3502, and the IPTV World Forum in London #300. For commentary on broadband home solutions, including cable VOD technology, please visit the Motorola blog at www.mediaexperiences2go.com.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola and Virgin Media Explore the Future of Entertainment Delivery at Cable CongressDemonstrations and discussions to explore next generation gateways capable of supporting converged entertainment services

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Motorola and Virgin Media Explore the Future of Entertainment Delivery at Cable CongressDemonstrations and discussions to explore next generation gateways capable of supporting converged entertainment services

Speaking at Cable Congress 2009 during the panel discussion “Universal Service Gateways: Any Service, Any IP Device”, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Virgin Media will explore a simplified and unified approach to delivering advanced home entertainment services and the delivery of a consumer’s personal media experiences – your content, when and where you want to watch it.

As the number of IP connected devices and converged entertainment services in the home grow, so does the complexity of the gateway and the demands on the home network. The next-generation service delivery gateway architecture being discussed by the two companies is proposed to deliver advanced multimedia services, such as:

Multi-room TV – the ability to watch recorded content from any TV or PC in the house
Converged entertainment services across three screens – PC, TV and mobile
Media Mobility – moving your content from device to device and taking it on-the-go
Customizable user interfaces.
Visitors to Motorola’s stand (#25) will experience the company’s next-generation technology showcase, developed in conjunction with Virgin Media, which demonstrates the drive towards a less complex delivery of the personalized viewing experience.

“There is a growing consumer trend towards personalized viewing and Motorola is uniquely positioned to enable service providers to deliver personalized, rich media experiences to their customers,” said Chris Kohler, senior director of engineering, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “Connectivity in the home is a given. Motorola brings the intelligence to render the network invisible, with manageable connected devices that allow the consumer to focus on realizing the tremendous potential of IP-based entertainment services.”

Notes to editors

Motorola speakers at Cable Congress 2009

· 18 March, 13.45, Panel: A View from the Top – the Power to Connect - Geoff Roman, senior vice president, strategy, business development, technology & quality, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility

· 19 March, 16.10, Panel: Universal Service Gateways: Any Service, Any IP Device - Chris Kohler, senior director of engineering, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility alongside Kevin Baughan, director of technical strategy and product development, Virgin Media.

Motorola is a global leader in digital entertainment, video delivery and broadband network technologies that make today’s rich media experiences possible. The company holds number one market share in shipments for cable and IPTV with over 80 million digital entertainment devices and over six million IPTV set-top devices shipped to date and is a leading worldwide provider of CMTS and cable modem solutions, including number one market share for DOCSIS® modems, contributing significantly to the development of the DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS specifications.

About Virgin Media

With almost 10 million customers, Virgin Media is the UK’s first quad-play provider of TV, broadband, phone and mobile.

Virgin Media is the largest residential broadband provider in the country, delivering next-generation internet access with ultrafast speeds of up to 50Mb using its unique fibre-optic cable network. Virgin Media has the UK’s most advanced TV on demand service and is the only TV platform to carry BBC iPlayer. Virgin Media was the first to launch a high definition TV service and offers a high-specification, HD-ready V+ personal video recorder. Virgin Media is the second-largest provider of pay TV and home phone in the UK and the largest virtual mobile network operator.

Virgin Media also owns two content businesses – Virgin Media Television (VMTV) and sit-up. VMTV owns eight entertainment channels, including Virgin1, Living, Bravo and Challenge – and is a 50 per cent joint partner with BBC Worldwide in UKTV which consists of ten channels including Dave, G.O.L.D., Watch and Alibi. sit-up runs retail TV channels bid tv, price-drop tv and speed auction tv. For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com.

Motorola and Zebra® Mobile Printers Introduce Service to Reduce Costs

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Motorola and Zebra® Mobile Printers Introduce Service to Reduce Costs

New service for partners: one-stop shop for maintenance of Zebra mobile printers

9th February 2008 –The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced that its ‘Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage’ service agreement has been extended to include Zebra® mobile printer products. This new service provides a three-day turnaround on the repair or replacement of Zebra® printers, including print heads.

Motorola EMb’s ‘Service from the Start – Bronze with Comprehensive Coverage for Zebra® Mobile Printers’ service offers a repair, maintenance and replacement service for both standard wear and tear of devices and accidental damage. Telephone support for the service is available in all major European languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and English as well as Polish, Czech, Slovakian and Dutch.

“Motorola continues to invest in finding new opportunities for partners to provide value-added services to customers,” said Chris Ranger, VP Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services, EMEA. “By extending our Service from the Start service agreement to include mobile Zebra® printers, we can offer the same dependable turnaround times and standard of service that our customers already receive on their Motorola products. Retailers, transportation and logistics companies, as well as public sector organisations utilize mobile computers and printers in a variety of environments where they are subjected to high levels of wear and tear. With this offering, Motorola is providing partners with another tool to help customers improve productivity and gain a significant competitive edge.”

Under the new agreement, partners can simply ship damaged Zebra® printers to their local Motorola shipping consolidation facility, and Motorola will take care of the rest. Resellers across the EU can also offer a telephone hotline, provided by Motorola to diagnose end users’ hardware problems.

“This is a key offering for the channel,” continued Ranger. “Our partners can now offer consistent service in all EU countries, have a single point of contact for all mobile computers and printers and benefit from larger discounts on volume purchases. Having a fast turnaround on repairs is imperative to channel partners today, as although partners can excel at making a sale, they can often find maintenance and ongoing care a challenge.”

Motorola and Zebra® have been Alliance Partners since 2004. This joint effort will increase synergies for resellers and allow partners to offer a unified mobile computer and printer maintenance solution to customers.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

New Motorola Satellite Receiver Packs HD CloutTranscoder increases HD throughput over current cable methods by up to 50 percent

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New Motorola Satellite Receiver Packs HD CloutTranscoder increases HD throughput over current cable methods by up to 50 percent
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a leader in high definition (HD) video processing technology, today announced the DSR-6300 — the industry’s first commercial receiver/decoder (IRD) to deliver three-channel MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 HD transcoding. The DSR-6300 enables cable operators to increase HD throughput by up to 50 percent while offering satellite operators greater flexibility in packaging HD services to their affiliates. As a result, cable video consumers will benefit from increased HD channel choices.

“The increasing demand for high-quality video requires bandwidth optimization through innovative technologies that deliver efficiencies and smart integration,” said Bob Wilson, general manager for Networked Video Solutions, Motorola. “As we move toward digitization of all content, timely solutions like the DSR-6300 will help our customers directly meet the video explosion with more HD services.”

The DSR-6300 features Motorola’s Emmy® award-winning, high-quality closed-loop statistical multiplexing, which dynamically allocates the optimal bandwidth to each program using Motorola patented video complexity analysis. This process provides appropriate and timely bit rate adjustments to services as video becomes more or less difficult to encode. As a result, up to three HD services can be efficiently delivered to the home in QAM-friendly transport bitrates, significantly increasing the number of services that can be delivered over a standard cable 256-QAM feed. The DSR-6300 simultaneously uses the in-band active format descriptor (AFD) to translate input HD services to an appropriate standard definition (SD) service with proper apect ratio and resolution. This will allow programmers to migrate to HD-only distribution strategies, further freeing up valuable satellite bandwidth for delivering even more HD services.

The DSR-6300 extends Motorola’s transcoding IRD portfolio that includes the DSR-6050, which is deployed by many North American programmers to reduce HD bandwidth requirements up to 75 percent through advanced modulation and MPEG-4 video encoding. The DSR-6050 transcodes MPEG-4 HD content into a MPEG-2 format for legacy cable subscribers with MPEG-2 set-tops. Last year alone, Motorola’s industry-leading MPEG-4 encoding equipment was selected by programmers to deliver more than 60 new HD channels to their affiliates.

Field trials for the DSR-6300 are planned with programmers, with general availability in North America and South America beginning in 3Q09. The DSR-6300 will be featured at The Cable Show, April 1 — 3, 2009, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., at Motorola’s booth (#2037). For more information about Motorola’s extensive digital video delivery portfolio, visit www.motorola.com/deliveringdigitalvideo .

Technical notes

The DSR-6300 Multi-Channel Commercial IRD/Transcoder features:

1RU form factor

Three-channel MPEG-4 HD to MPEG-2 HD, with simultaneous three-channel MPEG-2 SD transcoding with use of AFD

MPEG-2 HD closed-loop Statmux output

Advanced Modulation Support, DVB-S2

ASI/Gig-E output

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola and Mada Communications Launch WiMAX Network in Jordan

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Motorola and Mada Communications Launch WiMAX Network in Jordan

Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and Mada Communications today announced the commercial launch of an end-to-end 802.16e-based WiMAX network in Jordan. The network enables Mada Communications to offer wireless broadband services, including voice and high-speed data, to customers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the region.

The WiMAX network, which was deployed in six months, ensures peak performance delivery of fixed and nomadic voice and data services to residential and enterprise customers. Through Motorola’s wholesale model introduction, Mada Communications is also able to offer these WiMAX services to other Internet Service Providers (ISPs), expanding the potential of the WiMAX network and increasing revenues for the company.

Initially, wireless internet subscribers in Amman, Irbid, Zaraq are able to enjoy an enhanced level of wireless broadband service, while Mada Communications expands its 4G wireless network to the rest of the country. Consequently, consumers will have at their finger tips an array of products for home and business applications.

Mada Communications customers will enjoy up to 10Mb/s speed* on their personal communication devices, a true convergence of voice, video and data services. “This is about empowering our customers to experience a nationwide 4G broadband network that is designed to offer higher speeds, lower cost and greater convenience”, said Charles Hage Managing Director and co-founder of Mada Communications.

“As a worldwide leader in 4G technology design and development, Motorola is proud to see its WiMAX services deployed so successfully with Mada Communications,” said Ali Amer, vice president of sales, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with this innovative operator as it delivers superior service to its customers.”

Motorola supplied equipment from its extensive WiMAX portfolio including WiMAX access points (WAP 400 and WAP 800) as well as indoor and outdoor customer premises equipment and portable plug-in devices such as the indoor CPEi 750, WiFi-enabled CPEi775, outdoor CPEo 400, and the award- winning USB plug-in device — the USBw 100. Motorola also integrated its WiMAX Access Service Network (ASN) Gateway to provide a critical piece of the end-to-end WiMAX network architecture. The gateway connects the WiMAX radio access network to a common IP core, offering a reduced cost and quicker time to market.

About Mada Communications

Mada Communications, a Kuwaiti company established in 1982, is a leading International carrier and broadband wireless provider. Mada Communications is a licensed wireless provider in Kuwait since 1997, and started in 2007 an ambitious plan for expansion in the region and has till date won the WiMAX license in Jordan in addition to the acquisition of WorldPoint Communications, an international carrier with presence in more than 45 countries. Before year end Mada Communications is planning to announce the acquisition of an additional of 2 WiMAX licenses with a plan to become the largest WiMAX operator in the region by end of 2009. Mada Communications’ portfolio includes also Value Added Services for mobile operators after the acquisition of Dizlee in 2007.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola Expands Public Safety Portfolio With New Solutions Supporting Mission Critical CommunicationsInnovative Communications Technologies Increase Productivity and Operational Efficiencies

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Motorola Expands Public Safety Portfolio With New Solutions Supporting Mission Critical CommunicationsInnovative Communications Technologies Increase Productivity and Operational Efficiencies

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced several innovative solutions to provide first responders with seamless connectivity and access to real-time information using mission critical technology that is second nature. The new offerings, unveiled at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) (Motorola Booth #1001), include a single site Project 25 (P25) voice system, a portable radio battery reader and a dual-unit charger for Motorola’s APX™ multi-band portable radio, enhanced mobile computing features and a resource location solution.

Motorola developed these new communications solutions to provide first responders with the latest in mission critical features and capabilities. Motorola’s ASTRO® 25 solutions are part of the MOTOA4™ mission critical portfolio of products that offer seamless connectivity between first responders.

“Motorola puts real-time information into the hands of first responders to provide better information that enables better decisions for better outcomes,” said Bob Schassler, Motorola corporate vice president, Government and Public Safety Products Organization. “Motorola products being announced at IWCE are evidence that we are matching customer needs with innovative new solutions that increase productivity and operational efficiencies, optimize emergency response and enhance situational awareness.”

ASTRO 25 Express Systems deliver P25 interoperability in small package

Motorola is introducing the ASTRO 25 Express system, which is a single-site Project 25 voice system rapidly delivered and deployed with the capability to grow as customers’ needs change. This solution addresses the needs of customers requiring P25 interoperability in a cost-effective way. Universities, ports, prisons and smaller public safety organizations can benefit from this P25-compliant solution.

The ASTRO 25 Express system is a small, single-site, trunked system with the reliability and mission critical capabilities of a larger ASTRO 25 network, but scaled for smaller organizations.

The ASTRO 25 Express system includes:

P25 standards for interoperability
Voice communications for mission critical response;
Single-site, multi-channel availability up to 18 channels;
Flexible expansion to a larger ASTRO 25 network with complete reuse of equipment.
New IMPRES™ battery reader and dual-unit charger for the new APX™ P25 multi-band radio help save time and money

Last August, Motorola launched APX, the industry’s first P25 multi-band subscriber family, enabling instant multi-agency interoperability for mission critical first responders. Motorola’s 4th generation P25 subscriber is multi-band, communicates with current and future networks (FDMA and TDMA) and has integrated GPS. The radios are on schedule to begin shipping in volume by the middle of 2009. In addition, Motorola is launching new complementary accessories for the APX radios.

Motorola’s new IMPRES™ Battery Reader will provide IMPRES battery users with the ability to access charging, reconditioning and key usage data that can affect overall battery performance. With this information, users will be able to keep batteries in peak condition, optimizing talk time and cycle life and reducing the need for battery replacement.

The IMPRES Battery Reader supports all IMPRES batteries, including those used for Motorola’s APX, XTS, MOTOTRBO and HT/PRO series portable radios. The battery reader will be shipping the middle of 2009.

The new APX IMPRES Dual Unit Charger is another Motorola advancement in energy efficiency. This charger provides public safety personnel the convenience of a spare battery that is charged and ready to be used at all times.

The unique, dual-pocket design allows simultaneous charging of primary and secondary batteries. This next generation IMPRES charger provides advanced features, including the ability to turn on/off reconditioning, reduced reconditioning time and improved energy efficiency.

APX IMPRES Dual Unit Charger is compatible with APX IMPRES batteries and will be available with and without informational displays. The charger will be shipping in the middle of 2009.

Powerful, flexible MW810 mobile computing platform gets even better

Motorola’s highly advanced, fully rugged, fixed-mount MW810 Mobile Workstation now offers additional options, including a smaller screen for small vehicles and a screen with a built-in Smart Card reader.

The smaller, but still rugged, 8.4-inch display provides a better fit in smaller vehicles. Also offered, is a 12.1-inch display with the built-in Smart Card reader that provides enhanced security and complies with emerging federal standards.

The MW810 is optimized for wireless communications in the harsh environments of mission-critical vehicles. The workstation readily handles applications like video, license plate recognition and eCitation and provides reliable, secure wireless connectivity and computing power for mission critical applications.

The MW810 is a high-performance, flexible computing platform optimized for seamless connectivity at highway speeds that enables users to access information when they need it most. Other workstation features include an ergonomic design, a powerful CPU, super-bright display options, touch-screen standard and dual-display support.

Motorola MARVLIS™ takes Advance Resource Location to a higher level

Motorola’s new MARVLIS technology provides an Advance Resource Location (ARL) solution that encompasses all field resources and provides a complete ARL snapshot of mobile and portable radios equipped with Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Using the ASTRO 25 location solution and P25 radios, police, fire, EMS and other organizations requiring location information about the deployment of their field units - whether on foot or in a vehicle - will be able to use MARVLIS to dispatch resources quickly and safely. Other potential MARVLIS users include utilities, service/repair, meter reading and delivery services.

The Motorola MARVLIS solution provides unique end-user services to customers, including Demand Monitor, Deployment Planner, Deployment Monitor and Impedance Monitor.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

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