IT Brief Australia - Motorola Solutions snaps up mobility solutions company Gridstone

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Motorola Solutions snaps up mobility solutions company Gridstone

Motorola has acquired a privately held mobility solutions company called Gridstone. The company says this acquisition adds expertise to develop highly customised mobility applications for the region.

Gridstone develops mobile applications across many platforms, with a specialist capability for native applications on Apple’s iOS.

Iain Clarke, corporate vice president of Motorola Solutions for Asia Pacific, says his company’s expertise in developing advanced mobile solutions and services will complement Gridstone’s ability to simplify complex workflow challenges through smart technology.

“In today’s public safety and enterprise environments, technologies that increase mobility are delivering enormous benefit by helping people to work more safely and efficiently,” he says.

“Gridstone develops mobile applications that are well-designed, easy-to-use and proven in helping organisations overcome their most complex workflow management problems,” explains Clarke.

He adds that its applications provide clear and immediate benefits for customers - from reducing manual administration tasks so police officers can spend more time in the field to automating processes to increase efficiency within industrial environments.

“Acquiring Gridstone complements our Convergence Suite of software, which enable seamless communication and enhanced awareness for teams by combining the best of digital radio networks with broadband data capabilities.’’

Gridstone CEO Jon Grant says combining the companies will provide immediate benefits and a strong foundation for growth.

“Motorola Solutions develops technology solutions for vertical markets that are naturally aligned to Gridstone’s. Through our collective strengths and expertise we will instantly enhance the quality and range of services and products we both provide,” he explains.

“We look forward to working with Motorola Solutions and building on our success in Australia with the backing of a global industry leader in the public safety and enterprise markets.”

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