Motorola launches new Australian public safety product


Motorola Solutions has announced the launch in Australia of WAVE PTX Government, which the company describes as a “flexible communication service,” providing “interoperable voice and multimedia communication” via the use of broadband.

A core feature of the solution is a feature called Critical Connect, which is designed to “connect multiple public safety agencies to secure, real-time voice communication and data via a single communications link.” This functionality enables the device to be interconnected with existing networks, including P25. 
WAVE PTX Government will also include features based on 3GPP standards, such as multimedia messaging, emergency calling and remote monitoring. Motorola has said that future releases will also support real-time video communication. 
Speaking as part of the launch announcement, Motorola Solutions managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Con Balaskas, said: “Public safety agencies need reliable voice and multimedia communication to form a clear picture of what’s happening on the ground during major emergencies.
“WAVE PTX Government enables [those] working with different agencies to communicate easily, regardless of whether they use a two-way radio, smartphone or another device. This type of capability is invaluable for managing major incidents such as the recent early season bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales.”
The solution will be available to Australian agencies via a subscription, allowing them to choose the carrier network they want to operate on. It is hosted within Microsoft’s Azure Australia Central solution, sitting within the facilities of Canberra Data Centres.

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Philip Mason
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