Schaumburg, Ill. (Manufacturing.net) — Motorola Solutions, Inc. has announced new technology and solutions that will help manufacturers drive more intelligent production within their factories. The company is releasing Connect Plus, its MOTOTRBO two-way radio digital trunking solution, which enables manufacturers to connect more people in more places; and its MC67 rugged mobile device, which features dual wireless WAN connectivity to offer more flexibility for manufacturers to choose from the various wireless connectivity options. The two-way radios and rugged mobile devices can help companies drive down costs, increase efficiencies or reduce errors, according to the company.
The MOTOTRBO Connect Plus provides better coverage with an increased capacity, from 35 to 70 sites, and supports more radio models. Using the Motorola NX Integrate Services Platform, the system — with the NX6524, manufacturers have access to an integrated wireless LAN controller, better security features and flexible options for system management. Additional services like Coverage Mapping, Site Integration, Device Programming and IP Networking can help users get their system set up properly from the beginning.
Motorola’s MC67 rugged mobile computer gives manufacturers the option of 4G HSPA+ or 3.5G EVDO when choosing a network to meet their mobile computing needs. The rugged form factor is built to withstand harsh conditions, submersion in water and numerous drops. The new model is also compatible with all accessories for the MC65, which makes upgrades within customized solutions easier. The computer runs on a dual-core platform and runs Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 (WEHH 6.5) operating system.
Of the announcements, Mike Wills, vice president, North America Manufacturing Sales, Motorola Solutions, said: “Manufacturers are the backbone of a growing economy. And paramount to a manufacturer’s own profitable growth is their ability to operate efficiently across every link in their supply chain. With innovative communications tools including enterprise mobile computers and industrial wireless networks, manufacturers can make sure real-time intelligence is where it’s most needed.”
Learn more at www.motorolasolutions.com.