| Motorola Solutions is engaged in communications and analytics. Co. manages its business through two segments: Products and Systems Integration, and Software and Services. Thr products and systems integration segment provides a range of devices, including land mobile radio handsets, infrastructure and accessories, as well as video security devices and infrastructure. The segment also includes the implementation and integration of such systems, devices and applications. Co. also sells to commercial and industrial customers who use private radio networks and video security. The Software and Services segment provides a range of solutions for government, public safety and commercial customers. |
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