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Raise Safety And Service While Lowering Costs With Mission-Critical Communications Solutions

A Perfect Storm Of Pressing Concerns

Utility companies are heading into a perfect storm. They must keep the power on and the water flowing while keeping their employees and the public safe. While demand is growing and the industry is changing, they are being pressed to cut costs without compromising safety.

And with the rise in cyber attacks and regular threats to network security, the potential for disruption is high. The reality is, utilities must be more responsive to customers, prepare for emergencies and disasters, comply with changing regulations and secure their assets. All while ensuring safety in the field, at facilities, and throughout the community.

Overcome Challenges With Mission-Critical Communications

Utility companies are feeling the heat of another set of challenges. Energy provisioning is being consumerized as customers embrace green technologies, from solar panels to electric cars. Beyond renewables, customers are so comfortable with the online experience, they can switch energy providers with a click.

Environmental mandates to monitor greenhouse gas emissions mount. In less than five years, 20 percent of electric energy must be renewable for U.S. government agencies, the country’s largest consumer. Utilities that don’t comply pay serious fines. Then there’s the frequency and severity of droughts, heat waves, storms and natural disasters.

That’s why mission-critical communications are imperative. Reliable, resilient and secure, an ASTRO® 25 radio network handles the full scope of daily operations and unimaginable disasters. It empowers utilities with greater safety and efficiency, while delivering the continuity of service their customers expect.

ASTRO 25 Mission-Critical Network

The P25 Platform First Responders Trust

ASTRO 25 is the robust, resilient, always available communication network relied on by public safety agencies worldwide. The leading mission-critical platform in over 90 countries and 34 U.S. states, it streamlines interoperability among agencies and neighboring communities.

Because ASTRO 25 is a dedicated system, it helps ensure voice and data is available during emergencies and peak demand. It enables safety-focused applications like geofencing, GPS location tracking and siren alerting. And it minimizes response times with intuitive dispatch solutions and accurate record-keeping of critical communications. ASTRO 25 also paves the way for LMR and LTE convergence with a common platform that reduces complexity and cost.

For daily operations and disaster response, ASTRO 25 provides the interoperability you need to communicate directly with other agencies. If a broken water main requires police to close a road or a power outage needs public safety support, crews can respond more safely and efficiently.

APX™ P25 Portable And Mobile Radios Rely On Serious Safety To Withstand It All

APX P25 two-way radios redefine safety in communication. Every innovative feature and function is designed with input from real users. From its rugged, easy-to-operate design to the loudest, clearest audio, your crews can hear and be heard distinctly above road noise, diesel engines and severe weather. APX stands up to the toughest conditions and most extreme environments to help your personnel and community stay safe.

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Keep Service Levels High With Real-Time Voice And Data

Utilities face a complex balancing act. You must meet growing consumer demand, comply with regulatory requirements, while simultaneously controlling costs. How can you be more responsive to customers, prepare for emergencies and disasters, keep track of assets and ensure safety isn’t compromised?

Next-generation communications adapted for your needs can help your operation respond rapidly, manage assets efficiently and ensure safety is a constant – in the field, at the plant, for the community.

Enhance Safety In Harsh Environments And Dispersed Sites

Utilities are critical infrastructure and are key to enabling disaster response. Technicians must make sure electric and gas lines are secured before first responders step in, and restoring power is a race against the clock to maintain order and empower emergency response.

Our solutions are adapted for your needs. You can connect mobile crews and assets to help respond quickly, manage power delivery effectively, achieve regulatory compliance, and bring your community safety back on the grid.

WAVE™ Work Group Communications Connect Any Worker On Any Device, Anywhere

Leverage the resources you already have to communicate with personnel on their own devices. WAVE extends your radio’s reach to those who may not carry radios. Now the field supervisor away on business or the IT director outside the treatment plant can talk on their smartphones with radio users.

WAVE connects to virtually any device – smartphones, laptops, tablets, landlines and more – on any public or private mobile data network, including Wi-Fi. You get seamless and secure connectivity, affordable Push-To-Talk (PTT), and the freedom to keep service plans and devices.

The Best System For The Worst Occasions

When all else fails, your communications can’t. WAVE allows you to leverage all of your available networks, whether broadband or radio, increasing redundancy. With WAVE’s interoperable platform you can connect all of your work partners onto a single system to communicate and collaborate more efficiently.

Expand communications with the LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE Handheld. It is ideal for those in outdoor environments with its integrated PTT button, loud audio and superior ruggedness. Use the LEX L10 as a companion to APX radios or for personnel who want to monitor radio communications without carrying a radio.

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Utilities Trust Motorola To Transform Operations

From the wastewater plant to the power line, at the office or the substation, Motorola is helping utility companies work more efficiently, productively and safely in the most difficult conditions and demanding environments.

Companies around the globe are transforming the way they operate and interoperate with the world’s leading mission-critical communications platform, ASTRO 25, and our expertly integrated solutions, systems, applications, accessories and services.

We connect different personnel, facilities and equipment together to help your operation run more efficiently and safely, control infrastructure, and reduce risks and costs.

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APX™ P25 Radios

Motorola’s legendary APX™ series of two-way radios combines sophisticated technology with incredible toughness and precise ergonomic controls. The broad portfolio includes everything from affordable single-band mobiles and ultra-rugged radios to sophisticated portables with GPS, Wi-Fi and Mission-Critical Bluetooth functionality. All of Motorola’s APX™ series of radios are certified to the APCO Project 25 (P25) digital two-way radio standard, and offer guaranteed interoperability with other agencies and organizations using P25.

Motorola APX™ P25 Radios

LEX L10

The LEX L10 Mission Critical Handheld redefines the broadband experience for officers in the field. Created specifically for the demands of public safety, this device ensures optimal coverage on both the Verizon 3G/4G Commercial and Public Safety LTE networks. The LEX L10 leverages the core mission critical features of Motorola APX radios. It combines loud and clear audio, exceptional durability and excellent security. 

MOTOTRBO

Two-way radios are the go-to technology for enterprises around the world – connecting people wherever they need clear, instant and reliable communications. MOTOTRBO offers a portfolio of analog and digital two-way radios that enable voice and data communications. It combines the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest digital technology for instant communicating, easy decision-making and seamless coordinating.

MOTOTRBO Radios for the Construction Industry

DMR (MOTOTRBO) Radios

The MOTOTRBO two-way radio portfolio offers you a wide choice of devices, from simple voice-only models to feature-rich voice and data radios. All work together seamlessly to deliver advanced features to enhance your safety, productivity and efficiency.

DMR (MOTOTRBO) Radios


MOTOTRBO Systems

MOTOTRBO Systems for Education

No matter how large or small your enterprise, MOTOTRBO offers a wide range of systems specifically designed for your business – for the days ahead and the years beyond. You get the best of two-way radio with digital technology and enjoy integrated voice and data communication, increased capacity, enhanced features and exceptional voice quality, across the city and around the globe.

MOTOTRBO Systems


MOTOTRBO Applications

MOTOTRBO Applications for Education

MOTOTRBO applications enhance efficiency and accountability for your workers. Fleet management applications allow you to track vehicle data such as current location and current speed, and get alerts when a vehicle reaches a certain waypoint. You can also track events such as engine on/off, door open/close, lights on/off and bucket lift up/down. Work order ticketing applications allow you to dispatch your workers more efficiently. Text-based work tickets reduce errors, and can be used to improve accountability. Personnel safety applications watch over your workers, with products such as Man Down and Lone Worker.

MOTOTRBO Applications


MOTOTRBO Accessories

MOTOTRBO Accessories for Education

MOTOTRBO radios are already best in class, but to help you work at your best, you need enhancements targeted to your specific workplace. Motorola developed a line of accessories with unique features designed to optimize the performance of your radio in your work environment, unleashing the full power of the industry’s most advanced digital radio platform. From discreet Bluetooth earpieces to efficient battery solutions, Motorola’s complete portfolio of accessories optimizes the performance of your MOTOTRBO radio. They are designed to help you perform your best, wherever you work, and unleash the power of the industry’s most advanced digital radio platform.

MOTOTRBO Accessories


WAVE™ Work Group Communications

Stay Connected For A Safer, More Efficient Workforce

Whether you’re a supervisor on the road or a director at a conference, WAVE’s smartphone app keeps you connected to your workforce. Seamless information flow across grid and plant operations results in faster customer service and safer operations.

Use Your Current Devices For A Better Bottom Line

Turn your desktops, laptops and smartphones into push-to-talk devices to increase your communications abilities without increasing costs.  Remote knowledge workers can use the computers and smart devices already in place to communicate directly with the plant personnel using WAVE. By leveraging the existing device and networks you already have in place, you maximize the value of your investments and improve your bottom line.

WAVE Workgroup Communications

WAVE Work Group Communications for the Construction Industry


Raise Safety And Service While Lowering Costs With Unified Communications

When power lines are down from a fast-moving storm, your customers expect a certain level of performance. They want timely response and quick resolutions. There’s never been a better time to bring Unified Communications to meet their expectations and manage an extensive field force. Have one of our representatives contact you for a complimentary analysis of your communications needs.

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