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Motorola Solutions Closes Airbus DS Communications Business Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has wrapped up the purchase of the Airbus DS Communications business from Airbus Group‘s defense and space segment. Chicago-based Motorola said Wednesday it made the acquisition to expand its portfolio of command center and software enterprise platforms. Airbus DS Communications offers the VESTA emergency call-handling software designed to support text-to-911 …

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Motorola Solutions Eyes 911 Software Portfolio Expansion Via Airbus DS Communications Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has agreed to buy Airbus’ communications business through the acquisition of the latter’s Plant Holdings subsidiary for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand 911 software offerings. Airbus DS Communications operates under Plant Holdings and provides command center software platforms that work to field emergency calls, Motorola …

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Harris, Motorola Solutions Land Army Mobile Radio System Modernization Contracts

Harris (NYSE: HRS) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) have each received a potential five-year, $461.2 million contract to help the U.S. Army update its land mobile radio system infrastructure. Both companies will also provide modern technology to replace Army mobile radios, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Army Contracting Command will determine the funds …

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Motorola Solutions Closes Spillman Technologies Buy; Bruce Brda Comments

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has completed its purchase of Spillman Technologies, which will be part of the Illinois-based communications technology provider’s smart public safety solutions business. Bruce Brda, executive vice president of products and services at Motorola Solutions, said Thursday the company made the acquisition with the goal to market …

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Bruce Brda: Motorola Eyes Public Safety Software Portfolio Expansion Through Spillman Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has announced plans to purchase Spillman Technologies for an undisclosed amount in an effort to expand the communications platforms provider’s portfolio of records management systems and computer-assisted dispatch software targeted at public safety agencies. The companies said Monday they expect the deal to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016 in a …

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Silver Lake Invests $1B in Motorola Solutions; Greg Brown Comments

Private equity firm Silver Lake has signed a $1 billion strategic partnership and investment agreement with Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) in a push to accelerate the availability of “smart” public safety communication systems. Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, said Wednesday the company seeks to “combine Silver Lake’s expertise in …

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Motorola Solutions Buys PublicEngines for Intelligence-Led Policing; Bob Schassler Comments

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has further added to its public safety portfolio with the acquisition of PublicEngines, a Utah-based provider of citizen engagement and public safety products for government and law enforcement agencies. “The acquisition of PublicEngines reinforces Motorola Solutions’ commitment to helping our customers implement intelligence-led strategies that deter crime and improve outcomes, ” Bob Schassler, …

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Motorola Adds Public Safety Tech with Emergency CallWorks Buy

Motorola Solutions moved to grow its public safety communications portfolio with the acquisition of call-taking software maker Emergency CallWorks for an undisclosed amount. The purchase is intended to help Motorola’s government and commercial clients leverage a web-based emergency call answering system in their command centers, Motorola Solutions said Thursday. Bob Schassler, executive …

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Bloomberg: Motorola Solutions Mulls Possible Sale

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has sought assistance from financial advisers as it considers a sale of the company, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Alex Sherman and Brian Womack write potential buyers for the communications equipment developer could include private equity groups or other technology firms such as General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Honeywell …

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