Motorola Solutions invests in Rugby innovation hub

Motorola Solutions Rugby innovation hub

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Motorola Solutions, a provider of public safety and enterprise security, has unveiled its modernised Airwave headquarters in Rugby, UK following a £2.1 million investment.

First opened in 2009, the team leading this 24/7 operation focuses on the safety, security and operational efficiency of the mission-critical land mobile radio communications Airwave network that supports more than 300,000 emergency services users across the UK every day. This innovation hub also delivers advanced control room, mobile policing and body worn camera solutions and services for public safety agencies in the country.

“Motorola Solutions’ investment in Rugby’s local economy shows its continued commitment to the region. For the past 14 years, the company has supported hundreds of jobs in fields like engineering and software development, managing and maintaining the Airwave emergency services communications system that provides critical and secure communications for first responders across the country,” said Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby, who opened the modernised site.

Fergus Mayne, Country Manager UK and Ireland at Motorola Solutions added: “For over 50 years, Motorola Solutions has been a trusted partner for public safety in the UK. This investment highlights our commitment to the UK’s emergency services while offering exciting technology – and innovation-focused career opportunities in a state-of-the-art environment and inclusive culture.” 

Motorola Solutions has made significant investments in the UK technology sector, including a number of strategic acquisitions in video security and analytics such as Edesix, IndigoVision, Ava Security and Calipsa. The company says that these technologies, together with the expertise in Rugby, form an ecosystem of integrated solutions that unite voice, video, software and analytics to help public safety and enterprise organisations transform the security and efficiency of their operations to keep people and communities safe.  

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