E.F. JOHNSON AND MOTOROLA SIGN JOINT LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
BURNSVILLE, Minn., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- E.F. Johnson Company and Motorola's Land Mobile Products Sector have announced that they have signed a joint licensing agreement for digital radio technology used in public safety and other markets worldwide. The agreement gives E.F. Johnson technology rights to Motorola's ASTRO(TM) and APCO Project 25 digital radio products. This includes hardware and software technology for mobile and portable radios, infrastructure and systems, including trunking. In addition, the two companies will make use of this common digital technology to develop future digital products, ensuring interoperability of ASTRO and Digital Multi-Net II. This joint agreement is expected to accelerate overall market growth in public safety and other markets due to the availability of a common digital protocol. This protocol provides spectrum efficiency and enhanced features that give users flexibility in meeting their digital communications needs. "The real beneficiaries of this agreement are the users -- both public safety and others -- who will benefit from having alternatives in their choice of equipment manufacturers and interoperability for this digital technology," said Merle Gilmore, president and general manger of Motorola's Land Mobile Products Sector. "In addition, this agreement is a major milestone in validating the user-driven APCO Project 25 process which Motorola continues to strongly support." Motorola and E.F. Johnson have been actively involved in the ongoing APCO 25 project to create nationwide digital radio standards for public safety organizations. ASTRO technology uses the FDMA (Frequency Division Multiple Access) platform recently selected by APCO for its Project 25 digital standard. APCO is the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, Inc. "This agreement is a strong endorsement of the work being done in the APCO 25 project," said William Weksel, chairman of Burnsville-based E.F. Johnson. "Our current Multi-Net(R) and Multi-Net II customers will benefit from the assurance that their systems will be migrateable to interoperate with these new digital systems." In addition to future digital compatibility, the two manufacturers agreed to cross-license technology used in certain existing analog protocols. This cross-license allows them to develop digital products compatible with each other's analog systems to provide for backward compatability and ease of migration to the new digital technology. E.F. Johnson, founded in 1923, is a privately-held designer and manufacturer of wireless communications products, systems and services. E.F. Johnson's headquarters is in Burnsville, Minn., and its manufacturing facility is in Waseca, Minn. Motorola, based in Schaumburg, Illinois, is one of the world's leading providers of wireless communications, semiconductors, and advanced systems and services. -0- 10/26/94 /CONTACT: Scott J. Papillon, of E.F. Johnson, 612-882-5604/
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