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Motorola's Point-to-Point Wireless Solutions Protect U.S. Borders

December 20, 2006

The Coast Guard will extend its Motorola wi4 deployments beyond the Port of Miami to five other Project Hawkeye locations in the U.S.


ARLINGTON HTS., IL /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola Inc.'s MOTOwi4 fixed solutions are being used by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to provide vital links for communications systems that help protect the U.S. border. The USCG now uses the Motorola PTP 400 Series to provide secure, reliable connections for Project Hawkeye in the Port of Miami, one of the country's busiest seaports.

Project Hawkeye's sensors and long-range cameras with infrared capabilities act as eyes on the coast to prevent threats by sea in support of the Department of Homeland Security. The USCG deployed the Motorola Point-to-Point Wireless Ethernet 400 Series Bridges over 23 miles of the south Florida coastline to interconnect Hawkeye's entire network of sensors, cameras, RADAR, and vessel identification equipment to the USCG central command center, as well as to other ancillary port watch locations. General Dynamics is the Motorola Point-to-Point reseller responsible for the installation and maintenance of the USCG Project Hawkeye deployment at the Port of Miami.

The Motorola-enabled wireless network provides dependable real-time data access for the USCG, including links over water, helping to maintain security for the Port of Miami. Due to the success in Miami, the USCG will standardize on Motorola MOTOwi4 solutions. There are now plans to implement wireless networks at five other Project Hawkeye locations throughout the U.S.

"We needed a solution that could provide us with high bandwidth without compromising reliability," said Lt. Rhett Rothberg of the USCG. "For Hawkeye to be successful, our system must maintain Maritime Domain Awareness at all times using real-time data. Because of the performance and security that Motorola's PTP 400 gives us, we can keep a sharper, more watchful eye over the Port of Miami, even in highly congested paths," added Lt. Rothberg.

"The Port of Miami has unusually high levels of interference," said Phil Bolt, General Manager of Motorola's Point-to-Point Wireless Solutions Group at Motorola's Networks & Enterprise. "The inherent spatial diversity, ability to manage in high interference environments, and overall spectrum management of the Motorola PTP 400 Series sets us apart. Motorola is committed to helping maintain homeland security by offering the high-performance, fixed wireless solutions required to solve these complex issues."

Motorola's point-to-point wireless group delivers secure, reliable connections in some of the nation's most challenging environments and helps to build enhanced wireless broadband networks that are both cost-effective and scalable. Motorola PTP Ethernet bridges are part of Motorola's MOTOwi4 portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that create, complement, and complete IP networks. Delivering IP coverage to virtually all spaces, the MOTOwi4 portfolio includes fixed, mesh, broadband over-powerline, and WiMAX solutions for private and public networks.

For more information on Motorola's wi4 Fixed PTP wireless solutions, please visit the company's Web site.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences, and powerful networks, along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people, and our innovations, please visit our Web site.

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