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Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks

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May 1, 2017, 12:36 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment. Kodiak Networks is a privately-owned company that developed PTT-over-cellular (3G, 4G) technology. Kodiak's tech has been adopted by network operators such as AT&T, allowing modern smartphones to include PTT functionality without requiring the old iDEN-based technology used by Nextel a decade ago. Motorola Solutions said the acquisition is a good fit for its networking business and will help improve its own technology offerings. The deal is subject to traditional regulatory and closing conditions.

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May 1, 2017, 2:20 PM

They should have bought ESChat

Too bad Motorola Solutions didn't buy ESChat (www.eschat.com). ESChat's 3G/4G PTT is phenominal.
If I'm not mistaken, Kodiak is the system used by one or more U.S. carriers already. If that's the case, there are going to be contracts and therefore revenue already in place. I've never heard of ESChat. They may have a better system, but Motorola...
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