Schaumburg, IL, United States
Schaumburg, IL, United States

Motorola Solutions, Inc. is an American data communications and telecommunications equipment provider that succeeded Motorola Inc., following the spinoff of the mobile phones division into Motorola Mobility in 2011. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.Motorola Solutions is composed of the Government, Public Safety and Enterprise Mobility Solutions divisions of the former Motorola, Inc. Motorola Solutions also previously had a Networks division, which it sold to Nokia Siemens Networks in a transaction that was completed on April 29, 2011. In the former Motorola parent company, it was the second largest division based on revenue. Wikipedia.


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Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-01-18

A method (500) of authentication using a near-field link comprises a first device (118) of a user generating (504) a random number, sending (504) the random number to a second device of the user over a near-field link; and sending (506) the random number to an authenticator device (104). At least one of the first device (118), the second device, or the user of the first (118) and second devices is authenticated (508, 510) upon the authenticator device (104) receiving the same random number from both the first (118) and second devices. Public safety radios (118) and other devices (116) may thereby be provided with a strong authentication method that does not require the user to input a password or other information to complete the authentication process.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: EeB-07-2015 | Award Amount: 6.14M | Year: 2015

As occupant behaviour can be considered as one of the main drivers of the performance gap, TOPAs will focus on reducing the gap from an operational perspective, hence supporting Post Occupancy Evaluation. Quantifying the performance gap is non-trivial, the performance gap is dependent on time and contextual factors, and individual buildings will have a particular performance gap. The delivery of energy efficiency projects through energy performance contracts and ESCOs is widely seen as a way of addressing sub-optimal post installation performance of energy efficiency technologies. Since this model is very attractive from many perspectives and is identified as a central route to delivery of energy efficiency gains in the EPBD, methods and models for the accurate measurement and verification of energy savings are essential to the growth of the ESCO market. The energy audit process is generally done for a fixed duration at a specific point in time. A key outcome is the identification and root cause analysis of energy inefficiencies and as a result a plan is put in place to minimise these inefficiencies. This can be very effective at reducing energy consumption in a building. However, from an implementation perspective, it can be difficult to identify all issues (in some cases conflicting system level goals) and the persistence of savings can be poor and as a consequence inefficiencies re-appear. Continuous energy auditing takes this one-off process and makes it a constant rolling cycle where a detailed overview of the building performance is consistently available making it possible to refine the energy management plan. TOPAs adopts the principle of continuous performance auditing and considers not only energy use but also an understanding of how buildings are used and their climatic state, thus providing a holistic performance audit process through supporting tools and methodologies that minimise the gap between predicted and actual energy use.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: DRS-01-2015 | Award Amount: 6.73M | Year: 2017

In every disaster and crisis, incident time is the enemy, and getting accurate information about the scope, extent, and impact of the disaster is critical to creating and orchestrating an effective disaster response and recovery effort. The main goal of beAWARE is to provide support in all the phases of an emergency incident. More specifically, we propose an integrated solution to support forecasting, early warnings, transmission and routing of the emergency data, aggregated analysis of multimodal data and management the coordination between the first responders and the authorities. Our intention is to rely on platforms, theories and methodologies that are already used for disaster forecasting and management and add the elements that are necessary to make them working efficiently and in harm under the same objective. The overall context for beAWARE lies in the domain of situational awareness and command and control (C2). The first phase concerns the forecast of the extreme condition and the relevant preparations. Once a disaster occurs, an initial assessment needs to be conducted as soon as possible to determine the scope, geographical distribution, and scale of the incident. Situational awareness means being able to accurately determine what has happened, what is happening now, and what will come next, all in order to plan and coordinate the most effective response possible with the resources available. This observation phase will lead to an orientation phase suggesting both an individual as well as collective cognition orientation to data that is sensed and communicated. Once orientation to the data (or the lack of it) occurs then a decision is made, ultimately resulting is the final step, which is act. The crisis management center is always striving or struggling to gain a sense of what is reality to be able to feel that he or she can make a decision that is the best possible given the circumstances.


Communication groups are formed based on mobile station location history. The process includes receiving, at a controller device, a group formation request from a requesting device, the request specifying a location and a time window, identifying one or more mobile stations determined to be within a threshold area relative to the location during the time window, and causing a communication group to be created including the identified one or more mobile stations. A further process includes a requesting device configured to identify a location and time window associated with an event, transmit a group formation request specifying the location and the time window and requesting formation of a communication group comprising mobile stations located within a threshold area relative to the location during the time window, and transmit using a communication group identifier provided to the requesting device.


A mobile radio (MR) transmits short data during an active time division multiple access (TDMA) call in a wireless communication system. The mobile radio receives first communication media (CM) of the active call in a first slot of a first outbound TDMA logical channel (FLC) of an outbound traffic frequency having a slotting ratio n >= 2. The MR transmits short data during at least a portion of a second slot of the FLC, pending short data on an inbound logical data channel of an inbound traffic frequency. The MR then receives second CM of the active call in a third slot of the FLC, and receives missed CM of the active call without specifically identifying the missed CM in any request for retransmission of missed CM, in a first slot of a second outbound TDMA logical channel of the outbound traffic frequency.


A process for adjusting base station transmit power to reduce power consumption in a wireless radio system, the method includes causing, by a radio controller, a message to be transmitted on a control channel in the wireless radio system proposing a transmit power reduction with respect to a traffic channel in the wireless radio system. Subsequently monitoring, by the radio controller, one or both of the control channel and the traffic channel for an indication from a mobile station affected by the proposed power reduction that the proposed power reduction is unacceptable. And modifying, by the radio controller, as a function of the presence or absence of the indication, the transmit power of the traffic channel.


Patent
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2016-05-11

A process carried out by a first mobile radio for joining a sub-talkgroup of a first talkgroup includes receiving, via a provisioning process or via an infrastructure wireless communication interface from an infrastructure radio access network (RAN) while within wireless communication range of the RAN, a talkgroup-specific security token associated with and shared by all group mobile radios in a first talkgroup to which the first mobile radio is subscribed via the RAN. The first mobile radio then detects, via a short-range wireless communication interface, a second mobile radio, and authenticates, the second mobile radio using the talkgroup-specific security token. If the authentication is successful, the first mobile radio adds an identity of the second mobile radio to a sub-talkgroup set of mobile radios of the first talkgroup.


A process carried out by a first mobile radio includes detecting a request to transmit group communication media and, responsively, determining, by the first mobile radio, whether a push-to-talk (PTT) key input is in an activated or de-activated state, selecting, by the first mobile radio and as a function of the determined state of the PTT key, one of a first talkgroup on a first wireless network and a second talkgroup on a second wireless network as a target talkgroup to transmit the communication media to, and transmitting, by the first mobile radio via a corresponding one of a first wireless communication interface to the first wireless network and a second wireless communication interface to the second wireless network, the communication media to the selected target talkgroup.


A method and apparatus associated with one or more wearable devices for a user includes utilizing the one or more wearable devices, for a set of functionality, in a first configuration by the user, wherein the user is in a specific role; communicating data, in a Personal Area Network (PAN), between the one or more wearable devices and between a mobile device associated with the user; and providing information to a recommendation engine, wherein the information is related to the specific role, the set of functionality, and the first configuration.


A method and apparatus for determining a Quality of Service (QoS) level in a mobile communication system comprises an access gateway. The access gateway receives an indication of a change of an active talk group of a first communication device operating on a first network. The access gateway formulates a QoS modification request message to forward to a second network. The message requests modification of the QoS for a second communication device that is receiving broadband service from the second network. The second communication device belongs to the same user as the first communication device. An interface between the network entity and the second network provides the QoS modification request message to the second network. The first communication device may be a portable or mobile radio, and the second communication device may be an LTE communication device. The first network may be a Land Mobile Radio system.

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