TETRA & MOTOTRBO apps developers gain new insights at Motorola Solutions’ radio AppForum 201425-09-2014
The event connected analysts, engineers and application developers committed to enhancing Public Safety and business-critical radio system capabilities.
Motorola Solutions hosted leading digital radio application experts from across Europe and Africa at the Motorola Radio AppForum 2014 in Brussels. This year´s AppForum built on previous AppForum events and - for the first time - was exclusively dedicated to the radio developer community.
The conference provided an ideal platform for developers to discuss the latest solutions and application trends, such as the crucial role that highly reliable, secure and encrypted applications play for today’s Public Safety and industry users of digital radio technology. Apps for Motorola Solutions’ TETRA and MOTOTRBO digital radios enable control room operations and dispatch, telemetry or smart metering in utilities, order management and ticketing. Furthermore, they ensure increased security and effectiveness in the health and safety sector.
During the conference, Motorola provided software engineers and technical app developers with leading technological expertise, interface and application programming interface (API) know-how to continuously improve their applications. With focused track sessions and workshops, application developers gained valuable insight on the Motorola TETRA and MOTOTRBO product portfolio and strategy, as well as the Motorola Solutions Developer Program. Networking with Motorola experts and app developers from across Europe and Africa provided an opportunity to discover future-proof development tools and to generate new business opportunities.
Conference attendees also saw a presentation from analyst firm IHS on the recently published “Critical Communications Broadband, Licensed Mobile Radio and DMR” (digital mobile radio) report, providing developers with the latest insight into opportunities to create more targeted applications.
Elizabeth Mead, Market Analyst, Critical Communications, IHS Technology
“The application of TETRA and DMR solutions – such as MOTOTRBO – is undergoing a significant evolution as users demand even more powerful high-bandwidth solutions. We have analyzed the latest developments and trends from a user perspective and see very interesting opportunities for digital radio applications. By 2018, IHS projects that 53 % of users will have migrated to digital technologies. The use of PMR data networks for apps, as opposed to just voice, is projected to grow. Users are increasingly aware of apps that could enhance organizational efficiencies, which will result in a number of critical data apps – such as ‘man down’ and real-time video and CCTV (closed circuit television) – becoming more common in the market over the next three to five years.”
Gerald Schroth, director, ATS Elektronik GmbH
“For more than 25 years, we have been supplying customers in various industries and fields of applications with innovative communications, telemetry and security solutions. This has been a very successful Motorola Solutions AppForum, providing us with an excellent platform to present our future-proof solutions to technology experts within an influential network. As an authorized Professional Radio Series Application Partner we are able to leverage the expertise of Motorola’s developer’s community to further optimise our offerings in the future.”
Bart Cuperus, chief technical officer, Kolibri Systems
“As a software development company and Motorola-licensed developer and application partner, we provide control room applications such as dispatch and tracking that are especially targeted towards the needs of users in mission-critical operations. Our involvement in the Motorola community enables us to learn about latest trends and developments and benefit from the digital radio expertise of the technology leader in the market.”
Tim Clark, director, Sales Channel Products & Programs, Europe and Africa, Motorola Solutions “Motorola Solutions recognises that the future of digital radio communication relies on the importance of applications that enable users to benefit from data capabilities. Based on our longstanding experience in digital radio solutions, we are able to support developers with best-in-class tools and new opportunities for networking. This year’s AppForum has been focused entirely on our radio developer community and I am excited by the very positive response – I am looking forward to working more closely with our developers into the future to create innovative, value-added solutions for our customers.”