Rose Parade Security enhanced with broadband tools

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) joined law enforcement, fire and emergency response personnel in using the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System´s (LA-RICS) private 4G broadband network during the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade, adding new communications capabilities and elevating situational awareness for first responders, the company said.

Motorola Solutions built the network for LA-RICS, and it remains the largest US broadband network dedicated for public safety. During the parade the network provided the latest long term evolution (LTE)-empowered tools for many of the 1,500 responders who protected more than 750,000 onlookers in Pasadena, California, spread over a 5.5-mile parade route.

Building on last year´s successful broadband demonstration during the parade, LA-RICS and Motorola Solutions deployed a wide range of technology for this year´s parade. High-definition camera feeds, broadband-equipped handheld devices and software applications worked together to enable improved information sharing and communication through voice, data, pictures and video.

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