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Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the
HC1 headset mobile computer. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
The first in a new class of Motorola hands-free enterprise mobile computers, the HC1 is designed for field services and the defense, utilities, telecommunications, construction, aerospace and aviation markets. The HC1 can be used for maintenance, repair, operations/overhaul (MRO) and training applications that help to improve inspection time and accuracy, improve efficiency and increase safety. The headset computer provides wireless and hands-free mobile computing leveraging Kopin Corporation’s micro-display and headset computing technology platform – providing the user with a view equivalent to that of a 15-inch laptop-size screen with voice recognition and head gesture control.
KEY FACTSAbout the HC1
In addition to local document access, the HC1, when connected via local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® to a Motorola MC75A, MC65, ES400 smartphone or mobile hotspot, allows the push and pull of data between the headset computer and remote networks. By pairing the HC1 with a WAN device connected to a remote network, mobile workers can receive mobile gateway access to place voice calls and use GPS data.
The remote connectivity of the HC1, combined with the use of an optional camera accessory that can transmit pictures or videos, enables collaboration between a remote expert and a field-based associate on the job site to resolve issues quickly and efficiently – reducing travel costs and downtime, while improving worker productivity.
About the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Motorola Solutions’ HC1 headset mobile computer will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, which runs Jan. 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.
SUPPORTING QUOTEPaul Steinberg, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Motorola Solutions
“The HC1 represents a paradigm shift in hands-free mobile computing. Based on our customer-led research, we built the rugged HC1 for use in harsh surroundings and remote locations. It offers a productive hands-free work environment for technical field workers and will benefit businesses and government and public safety organizations.”