REDMOND, Wash., and CHICAGO — Oct. 4, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. and Motorola Inc. today announced an alliance to provide marketing and development support to deliver next-generation software applications to law enforcement, first responder and criminal justice customers. Motorola will offer mission-critical software applications built on the Microsoft® platform, including the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Windows Server System™.
These integrated applications are designed to provide a complete rapid, seamless incident management solution that enables first responders to quickly and efficiently handle incident information and accurately record, store and retrieve department records. Motorola’s current NetRMS™ Records Management System and Motorola Computer Aided Dispatch Software will immediately take advantage of this agreement. Motorola will develop justice, public safety and public service applications using Visual Studio® .NET 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server System software, including Microsoft SQL Server™, Microsoft BizTalk® Server and Web services built on the .NET Framework.
Microsoft and Motorola will focus on developing technologies for enhanced communications between all levels of government, providing a unified architectural approach to integration and information-sharing that meets the security and interoperability requirements of comprehensive government information systems of all sizes, types and standards. The alliance also includes plans to further refine and enhance current versions of Motorola’s justice, public safety and public service software applications for the Microsoft platform — market-leading solutions in broad use by government agencies today.