Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communication products and services for enterprise and government customers, today announced that it has been named a 2013 Tech Innovator by CRN. The annual Tech Innovator Awards recognize the vendors that have launched the most innovative new hardware and software solutions over the past year. Motorola Solutions was selected for the SB1 smart badge in the highly competitive Handhelds – Retail/Specialty category.
The SB1 can be worn by every retail associate and used to scan items to check price and availability, have immediate access to product information, accept tasks, and connect to other employees via a push-to-talk (PTT) feature. The durable smart badge helps retailers affordably equip everyone in their organizations with a wearable mobile device featuring an E Ink® display that provides long battery life and excellent readability in all lighting conditions.
Each year, CRN Test Center Editors review hundreds of products to determine the best of the best. This year, companies were encouraged to submit across 17 hardware and software categories including enterprise management and productivity software; wireless networking; voice and data; enterprise network communications; display technology; handheld devices; PC servers; workstations and desktops; laptops; printing and imaging solutions; security; storage and cloud solutions; and virtualization. Winners were announced at a special presentation during the NexTI Conference on Oct. 28.
“The IT channel landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, and solution providers are always on the lookout for new products that can help them take advantage of evolving market opportunities,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The CRN Tech Innovator awards recognize the vendors who are helping their solution provider partners solve challenges with innovative offerings.”“Motorola Solutions is honored to be recognized as a 2013 Tech Innovator for the SB1 smart badge,” said Girish Rishi, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Solutions. “The SB1 enables an always-connected workforce that can access the people and information needed to maximize productivity and deliver the best customer experience.”