Motorola smart public safety vision displayed in Germany


By Critical Comms Staff
Friday, 27 October, 2017


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A new Motorola Solutions Innovation Centre has opened in Berlin.

The centre will provide insight into the evolution of mission-critical communications, as well as laying out Motorola’s vision of smart public safety.

Public safety organisations are under increasing pressure, with threats becoming more complex and populations growing. Constant scrutiny is leading to even greater demands for accountability.

However, automated technology can trigger a series of actions to make response times faster, while big data can be analysed for trends and patterns that can help identify the most significant and high-priority threats. In addition, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in a public safety setting is transformative — giving agencies the power to watch hours of video footage in seconds or find a person of interest more quickly.

“Society is being transformed by technology, and public safety is too. Next-generation solutions can help public safety enhance workflows, boost efficiency and ultimately improve safety and outcomes,” said Andreas Scheunemann, managing director and site manager Berlin, Motorola Solutions Germany.

“Public safety organisations need not only the technology and tools to meet their evolving needs, but also a partner with specialised knowledge and experience to understand their challenges, find solutions and imagine new ways to get the job done.”

The Innovation Centre showcases technologies including CommandCentral Analytics, used to support decisions on areas to patrol; application of AI working with natural language processing software to help officers interact with backend systems and retrieve critical intelligence; and a future fire incident command concept, demonstrating how the use of mixed reality technology by an incident commander at the scene can improve situational awareness and the safety of firefighters.

The augmented reality fire incident commander concept envisions a future when data about first responders and their environment is automatically collected at the incident scene. Presenting this information in a mixed reality format enables an incident commander to visualise data in simpler, more intuitive ways to make faster decisions.

Motorola Solutions is also presenting a live demonstration of its revolutionary Connected Police Officer. The concept is equipped with advanced technologies such as a body-worn camera, LTE handheld devices, location trackers and sensors for equipment and biometrics. This technology enables police officers to stay connected with the control room and benefit from improved safety and efficiency in the line of duty. The enhanced Connected Police Officer concept also includes new AI-powered capabilities such as voice-based ‘bot’ technology that listens and responds to the police officer in the line of duty.

Also on display are technologies such as integrated TETRA and LTE broadband solutions like Motorola’s WAVE push-to-talk (PTT) platform for enhanced work group communications. This enables public safety and business users to connect disparate networks such as TETRA radio, cellular, Wi-Fi or telephony. Visitors can also learn more about the CommandCentral platform for intelligence-led public safety. CommandCentral brings together big data analytics, cybersecurity, Internet of Things and incident management systems to turn data into actionable intelligence that can enable more proactive policing.

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