Motorola has stuck a $50 million deal with Victoria Police for a new managed service mobility solution which will see at least 10,000 police officers equipped with Apple iPads and iPhones.
The five year managed service contract – which has the potential to be extended to 11 years, will is designed to remove lower priority traffic from the radio network, freeing it up for essential emergency communications, while reducing duplication of data entry, increasing collaboration and providing officers with real-time information.
Steve Crutchfield, Motorola Solutions vice president and managing director, says the solution will provide Victoria Police with a reliable mobile solution and services to enable frontline officers to access core operational applications from mobile devices.
Motorola says the solution will help increase situational awareness, safety and productivity for frontline officers.
Motorola is part of a consortium of service providers delivering the contract, with Optus providing their carrier network solution, and CompNow supplying the Apple devices, logistics and device repair services.
Motorola's mPol, a mobile application developed by the Collingwood-based mobile application developer, Gridstone, which Motorola acquired in late 2016, is included in the solution.
mPol is already in use at Queensland Police, and Motorola says it will be tailored to meet the specific needs of Victoria Police.
“Many public safety and enterprise businesses today are looking to improve the way they manage their daily workflows through the use of mobile applications that can simplify their most complex work challenges,” Crutchfield says.
“We will provide Victoria Police with a mobility managed service that is highly secure, reliable and helps to free up more time for frontline police to work in their communities where they are needed most.