The acquisition of Avtec will substantially strengthen and expand Motorola’s Land Mobile Radio and Broadband framework
Motorola was a pioneer in laying the foundation of initial electronic infrastructure in the United States of America. Found in 1928, the company snowballed into one of the biggest corporations in the world. After the original company strategically separated into two separate business units in 2011, Motorola solutions has been trying to rapidly evolve itself pertaining to technological capabilities. The company started with inheriting the enterprise mobility management division, and the cellular infrastructure group. Here are few of the major events in Motorola solutions’ short history-
- Cellular Infrastructure business sold to Nokia Siemens Network for $975 million
- Enterprise business sold to Zebra Technologies for $3.45 billion in cash
- The company received $1 billion from Silver Lake Partners
- The company acquired Airwave solutions circa 2015
- The company purchased Kodiak Networks in 2017
- Avigilon was sold to Motorola Solutions in January 2019 for $1 billion
And now, the latest acquisition, Avtec, Inc., became a part of the Motorola Solutions Group.
The company, from the time of its formation, has seen several business transitions. However, recent years are bringing the company in good light.
“Avtec’s industry-leading solutions enable business-critical communications across diverse industries,” said John Kedzierski, corporate vice president of Infrastructure and Systems, Motorola Solutions. “Avtec expands our public safety and commercial portfolios, allowing us to offer an end-to-end platform for customers to communicate, coordinate resources and secure their facilities. As part of our portfolio, Avtec will continue to offer dispatch solutions for a number of radio network vendors so its customers and channel partners can maximize their integration options.”
“Motorola Solutions has been a committed partner to Avtec for years,” said Michael Branning, retiring chief executive officer of Avtec. “Under Motorola Solutions, Avtec will continue to evolve the Scout platform and maintain the culture of service our customers and channel partners have come to expect.”
Avtec is an industry leader in providing voice over internet protocol (VoIP) dispatch services. The company’s inventory specializes itself for the land mobile radio (LMR) and broadband networks industry. Avtec’s technology helps connect a larger workforce bi-directionally in domains such as airlines, railroads and energy companies.
Motorola solutions will benefit where it comes to the company not needing to invest in research and development for these capabilities. The move bolsters Motorola Solutions’ existing infrastructure to help cater to more customers with the company’s legacy technology along with new additions from Avtec.