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.
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.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-01-23
A method and network element are provided that manage bearers in a wireless communication system. The method and network element receives a bearer request associated with a user equipment (UE) and a service data flow (SDF). In response to determining that a value of a first quality of service parameter associated with the SDF is the same as a value of the corresponding first quality of service parameter of a bearer currently allocated to the UE, and that a value of the second quality of service parameter associated with the SDF is different than a value of the corresponding second quality of service parameter of the bearer currently allocated to the UE, the method and network element modifies the value of the second quality of service parameter of the bearer currently allocated to the UE to produce a modified bearer and maps the SDF to the modified bearer.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-04-26
A communication system (100) provides automatic recording of multiple views of an incident scene. The communication system comprises a radio (502) having a camera (506). The radio (502) is responsive to a received incident event trigger to activate the camera (506) and automatically, without manual user input to the radio, record first video of an incident scene in response to the incident event trigger. The radio (502) provides the recorded first video of the incident scene to one or both of a central control station and at least one more radio (104) communicably coupled with the radio (502). The at least one more radio (104) is coupled with the radio (502) in response to receiving an alert subsequent to the radio (502) activating its camera (506), and records second video of the incident scene, providing it to the central control station and/or the radio (502).
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-01-17
A wireless computing device collects and reports minimally necessary real-time personal context of a user. During a first period of time, collecting and storing one or more first personal context information elements associated with the user but not reporting them via wireless transmission. In response to determining that there is an increased probability of an incident occurring near the user, for a second period of time: continuing to collect the first personal context information elements and reporting them all via wireless transmission, and beginning collecting and storing second personal context information elements not collected during the first period of time but not reporting second personal context information elements via wireless transmission.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-02-01
A method, apparatus, and system are provided for mitigating interference between two communication sessions based on a determined geographical proximity of two mobile devices (MDs) to each other. In one embodiment, a geographical proximity is determined of a first MD, engaged in a first communication session, to a second MD, engaged in a second communication session. Based on the determined geographical proximity, one of the two communication sessions is transferred to the other MD so that both communication sessions are resident at, and can be controlled by, a same MD. In other embodiments, wherein a first MD is engaged in two communication sessions, one of the two communication sessions may be transferred to a second MD that is sufficiently geographically distant from the first MD or the first MD may use a geographically distant remote wireless device as an uplink and downlink relay device for one of the communication sessions.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-01-25
A method and device enables transferring a call between devices of a single user. The method comprises pairing, over a master-less communication link, a narrowband communication device operating in a narrowband communication system and a broadband communication device operating in a broadband communication system. A radio identifier is shared between the narrowband communication device and the broadband communication device, enabling call details to be transferred between the narrowband communication device and the broadband communication device. An operational status of either the narrowband communication device or the broadband communication device is then evaluated. When a call associated with particular call details is prior established on both the narrowband communication system and the broadband communication system, the call can be transferred, using the radio identifier and the call details, and based on the operational status, from one to the other of the broadband communication device and the narrowband communication device.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-03-08
A method and apparatus for distinguishing voice signals that are played together over the same speaker (128) employs spectral reshaping of one or more of the audio signals. The spectral reshaping shift modifies the timber of the voice signal while not modifying the pitch of the voice signal. Additional techniques can be used to further distinguish voice signals, such as dynamic gain offset and frequency shifting. After processing one or more signals to spectrally reshape them, they can be played over the same speaker (128). A user hearing the resulting acoustic signal will be more able to distinguish between the multiple voice signals being played.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-04-05
A method and mobile device are provided that manage a relay service in a public safety wireless communication system. When the mobile device determines one or more of: another mobile device has exited or is exiting a public safety vehicle or another first mobile device is not receiving a signal from a wide area network of acceptable signal quality, the mobile device activates a relay service. In response to activating the relay service, the mobile device announces an availability of the relay service at the mobile device, receives a registration of the another mobile device for the relay service, and, in response to receiving the registration, relays communications between the another mobile device and an access node. In another embodiment, a method is provided for negotiating a provision of a relay service among multiple mobile devices, wherein each such mobile device currently is providing a relay service.
Motorola Solutions | Date: 2017-01-11
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for token-based application management. In an embodiment, requests are received from applications for tokens that can be active or inactive. A token-interaction-directive pool is maintained in data storage, each directive having a triggering token, a target token, and one or both of triggering-token actions and target-token actions. Responsive to receiving a token request from an application, any directives having their triggering token equal the requested token and having their target token active are identified. A response plan that includes the actions in the identified directives is generated. Any triggering-token actions in the response plan are communicated to the requesting application, and any target-token actions in the response plan are communicated to each application that is authorized to access the corresponding target token.
Agency: European Commission | 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.