The FINANCIAL — Motorola solutions, one of the leading providers of innovative communication solutions and advanced mission-critical technologies, on December 1 launched its new Innovation Center in Israel.
The Center is expected to produce innovative solutions for new challenges governments and public safety agencies are facing around the world. In this framework, the Innovation Center researchers will work to enhance collaborations with local industries and academia.
The company has also announced the appointment of Hemi Pecker, previously the head of Cyber administration in the Israel Prime Minister’s office, to head the innovation center. In addition, Motorola Solutions is now hiring dozens of experts and top researches to develop technologies for areas of public safety, intelligence, government, smart cities and critical infrastructure, according to Motorola.
Hemi Pecker brings rich experience in public safety technologies and cyber security for different sectors. In his previous role he managed the cyber development programs for Lockheed Martin in Israel, and prior to that he headed Cyber administration in the Israel Prime Minister’s office and the technology division of the National Security Council (NSC).
Shimon Dick, CEO Motorola Solutions Israel: ”Motorola Solutions recognizes Israel as a hotbed of innovation and is investing here. The innovation center will work on technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence and advanced cyber, and will export innovation that will end up in better products around the world. We are pleased to be joined by Hemi, and I’m confident that the innovation center will bring the company to new heights”
During the launch event, the engineers of Motorola Solutions Israel R&D center showcased future concepts of technologies for smarter public safety. Among the showcased demos: A new communication concept via a vibrating vest for police officers and firefighters; a smart context awareness tool for police officers that enables automatic actions like switching on a body cam when the gun is un-holstered; smart object tagging sent from the field to the command center for continued surveillance; a virtual reality command center, as well as other innovative technologies will assist public safety agencies on their job.
Motorola Solutions in Israel
Motorola Solutions Israel, established in 1964, was the company’s first subsidiary chosen to have an R&D center outside North America. Few companies are considered pioneers in their fields, and even fewer companies can boast such a unique game-changing impact on the entire industry as can Motorola Solutions.
In a time when Israel was still struggling for its existence, Motorola Solutions Israel was a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, and especially in the mobile and wireless industry. Israel’s unique challenges, together with the quality of Motorola Solutions products, led to numerous technological breakthroughs and projects that received global recognition. Each solution, of any scale, is planned and implemented according to insights and actual needs that arise from the field.