Motorola creates special smartphones for policing

When Motorola split into two companies in 2011 the market focused primarly on the fortunes of the higher profile Motorola Mobility, while practically ignoring Motorola Solutions.

As Motorola Mobility became acquired by Lenovo, the other Motorola continued to develop high tech solutions for the marketplace.

MSPResizedangleCase in point, a new purpose-designed rugged smartphone called the LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE handheld device.

The LEX L10 was created specifically for police. It mirrors the activity of a police officer and can automatically prioritize what is presented on the screen helping the police officer’s responsiveness, the company said.

Inside the rugged smartphone is a secure platform and user interface that are not similar to consumer-grade smartphones. Motorola Solutions designed the LEX L10 for real-world front-line policing, where day-to-day use scenarios differ vastly from those of the consumer. For example, it features a dedicated push-to-talk (PTT) button and enhanced audio that are loud and clear, the company said.

Motorola Solutions for the LEX L10 smartphone transformed the Android operating system into what the company called the Public Safety Experience or PSX, which provides broadband mobile data to the police that is relevant to them in a critical moment.

MSPResizedfrontManuel Torres, senior vice president and GM of Motorola Solutions, said by smartly mirroring the activity of an officer and automatically prioritizing what is presented on the screen, the LEX L10 helps increase an officer’s responsiveness, while enhancing situational awareness to increase both his and the public’s safety.

The LEX L10 is also equipped with specialized policing applications including WAVE Work Group Communications with instant voice interoperability with any broadband device or land mobile radio system. Users can gain access to dynamic resource mapping with the Intelligent Data Portal, take remote control of a two-way radio, securely stream real time video for situational awareness, or fly a drone, and the options continually expand.

Other features of the LEX L10 smartphone are:

  • dual 1-watt speakers;
  • ergonomic design for one-handed operation;
  • no-slip grip;
  • 4.7-inch touch screen;
  • IP67/MIL 810 G-compliant design;
  • able to withstand a drop onto concrete from more than a metre;
  • can be immersed in a metre of water for up to 30 minutes;
  • a removable battery for extended shift work and high-rate charger for a quick charge of 0 per cent to 80 per cent in 60 minutes;
  • Federal Information Protection Standard (FIPS) 140-2 hardware encryption;
  • a security enhanced Android operating system with secure boot to prevent cyber threats; and
  • supports 4G LTE bands, 3G UMTS bands and quad band GSM.


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