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Motorola (MSI) Unveils LTE-Enabled Superior Body-Worn Cameras

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Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) recently augmented its mobile video portfolio with the launch of LTE-enabled V500 body-worn cameras for improved safety and security of frontline officers. With critical real-time field intelligence to emergency response backed by LTE connectivity, the cameras facilitate security personnel to respond quickly and efficiently to any adverse situation.

The V500 body-worn cameras are designed to capture high-quality video from the wearer’s viewpoint with an intuitive recording function, delivering transparency with an extended battery life of up to 12 hours of operation. The device can be easily activated by the wearer without manual intervention when the equipment is unholstered.

In addition to live streaming facilities for enhanced situational awareness with 128GB storage capacity, it speeds up evidentiary workflows by enabling officers to tag footage from the camera and send it to the backend software immediately. When their shift is over, the remaining footage can be offloaded quickly over a gigabit ethernet connection to free up cameras for the next shift.

Motorola’s VideoManager evidence management software further helps to seamlessly upload and manage the recorded video. The body-worn cameras will enable security officers to record audio and video events with an optional pre- and post-recording capability for capturing every interaction from start to finish. It also seamlessly integrates with radio and in-car video systems, control room solutions and Holster Aware Bluetooth sensors, which can activate video recording and live-streaming if an officer draws a weapon.

Riding on such state-of-the-art products, Motorola expects to record strong demand across video security and services, land mobile radio products and related software while benefiting from a solid foundation. These systems drive the demand for additional device sales and promote software upgrades and infrastructure expansion. The comprehensive suite of services ensures continuity and reduces risks related to critical communications operations.

Motorola intends to fortify its position in the public safety domain by entering into alliances with other players in the ecosystem. It remains poised to benefit from organic growth and acquisition initiatives, disciplined capital deployment and a favorable global macroeconomic environment. Its competitive position and an attractive portfolio for a large addressable market augur well for long-term growth.

The stock has gained 21.3% over the past year against the industry’s decline of 2.6%.

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Zacks Rank & Key Picks

Motorola currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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It holds a leadership position in 100-gigabit Ethernet switching share in port for the high-speed datacenter segment. Arista is increasingly gaining market traction in 200- and 400-gig high-performance switching products and remains well-positioned for healthy growth in data-driven cloud networking business with proactive platforms and predictive operations.

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