Motorola Solutions Inc was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware as the successor to an Illinois corporation, Motorola, Inc., organized on September 25, 1928. The Company changed its name from Motorola, Inc., to Motorola Solutions, Inc., on January 4, 2011. The Company is a provider of mission-critical communication infrastructure, devices, software and services. Its communication products and services help government, public safety, and commercial customers improve their operations through increased effectiveness and efficiency of their mobile workforces. The Company operates in two segments including Products and Services. The Products segment offers a portfolio of infrastructure, devices, accessories, and software. The Products segment has two principal product lines including Devices includes two-way portable radios and vehicle-mounted radios, accessories such as speaker microphones, batteries, earpieces, headsets, carry cases and cables, and software features and upgrades; and Systems includes the radio network core and central processing software, base stations, consoles, repeaters, and software applications and features. The customers of the Products segment are government, public safety and first-responder agencies, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers who operate private communications networks and manage a mobile workforce. The Services segment provides service offerings for government, public safety, and commercial communication networks. The Services segment has three principal product lines including Integration services includes the implementation, optimization, and integration of systems, devices, software, and applications; Managed & Support services includes a continuum of service offerings beginning with repair, technical support, and hardware maintenance; and Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN) is a Motorola Solutions proprietary push-to-talk technology. The Company Managed & Support services advanced offerings include network monitoring, software maintenance, and cyber security services; and range from partial or full operation of customer owned networks to operation of Motorola Solutions owned networks. Its services are provided across all radio network technologies, Command Center Consoles, and Smart Public Safety Solution. The Company serves its customers through sales in more than 100 countries. The Company faces competition from large system integrators and manufacturers of private and public wireless network equipment and devices. Its competitors include Harris, Airbus, Kenwood, Hytera, and Sepura. The Company's operations and the products that company manufactures and/or sells are subject to a wide range of product regulatory and safety, consumer, worker safety and environmental laws.
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